Our Daily Bleed...
California rolls into
Sleepy summer, & the air
Is full of the bitter sweet
Smoke of the grass fires burning
On the San Francisco hills.
FESTIVAL OF BIG TALK.
FESTIVAL OF SHADOW ECONOMIES.
US: NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING FOR AMERICAN INDIANS.
IT HAS BEEN SAID DAY:
"All bleeding eventually stops"
— HerrDr.Prof. Vladimir, Texassican
"So this is the little lady who made the big war."
Kropotkin's first major contribution was in the area of popular expropriation. In November & December 1882, he published a series of articles on the subject, arguing that a libertarian communist revolution would not succeed unless everything that could be used to exploit the people was immediately expropriated & socialized for the benefit of all.
1883 -- US: Black emancipationist Sojourner Truth dies, Battle Creek, Michigan. Poet, freedom fighter, feminist, abolitionist & former slave.
Freed slave, emancipationist, feminist, social activist. Daily Bleed Patron Saint 1998
1883 -- US: Supreme Court declares 1875 Civil Rights Act unconstitutional.
1895 -- France: Arthur Arnould (1833-1895) dies. Journalist, novelist, anarchiste member of First International & the Paris Commune, friend of Michael Bakunin. Arnould wrote L'Etat et la Révolution (1877), a history of the Paris Commune, & numerous novels as A. Matthey. See the Anarchist Encyclopedia page, http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/Encyclopedia/ArnouldArthur.htm
1909 -- Eugène Ionesco lives. Romanian-born French dramatist whose one-act anti-play The Bald Soprano (1950) inspired the Theater of the Absurd (see also: Samuel Beckett, Alfred Jarry). Since the 1970s his writing has mainly been non-theatrical.
1910 -- France: Une honte ! (Edition spéciale de Vérités du 26 novembre 1910).
1911 -- Death of Paul Lafargue (Karl Marx's bum of a son-in-law). Went to Spain in a foolish effort to counter the Bakuninist ideas spread there by Giuseppe Fanelli. No anarchist he, but he's not all bad — after all, he wrote The Right to Be Lazy in 1893 while in prison. Translated & published by Charles Kerr publishing coop in Chicago, 1907 (updated version expanded & edited by Bernard Marszalek, 2011).
PAUL LAFARGUE 1997 PATRON SAINT 29 MARCH
Karl Marx's bum of a son-in-law, the lay-about author.
"Hélas! Les loisirs que le poète païen annonçait ne sont pas venus; la passion aveugle, perverse et homicide du travail transforme la machine libératrice en instrument d'asservissement des hommes libres : sa productivité les appauvrit."
1911 -- US: The anarchist-feminist Emma Goldman lectures, in New York City, on "Mary Wollstonecraft the Pioneer of Modern Womanhood."
1912 -- US: Emma Goldman speaks at a meeting organized by Almeda Sperry in New Kensington, Pa., followed by meetings over the next four days in Pittsburgh, New Castle, & McKees Rocks.
1914 -- US: Emma Goldman lectures on "The War & 'Our Lord,'" in Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by William Buwalda of the Analyser Club. From the 29th to December 6, in St. Louis, Emma delivers eight English & two Yiddish lectures to receptive audiences.
1914 -- England: Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbor, 788 die.
1920 -- Russia: Red Army led by "Snowball" (Trotsky's name in Orwell's Animal Farm) & Kamenov murders Makhnovist anarchist delegation under a flag of truce & attacks agrarian commune federation.
1922 -- Dust Buster?: Howard Carter opens the tomb of Tutankhamen.
The tomb of The Boy King, Tutankhamen, was discovered in Egypt by Lord Carnarvon of England & Howard Carter of the United States. The find was called, "The greatest archaeological discovery of all time." People in America, desiring brevity in identifying great things before they forget, shortened the name to "Tut." Critics of the grave-robbers cluck, tut-tut.
1924 -- Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed.
1930 -- Argentina: Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, co-founder of Servicio Paz y Justica, recipient of the Pope John XXIII Peace Memorial while in prison, lives. Winner of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize.
1938 -- Luisa Valenzuela lives, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Novelist & short story writer best known for combining a powerful critique of Argentinian dictatorship with an examination of patriarchal forms of social organization, & power structures inhering in human sexuality & gender relationships.
1941 -- Japanese carrier force leaves its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor, never to be seen again.
1945 -- England: "Save Europe from Starvation" rally, London.
1956 -- Famed swing-era band leader & trombonist Tommy Dorsey dies, the result of an accident in his Greenwich, Connecticut home.
1956 -- USSR: Single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal. In his excitement he jumps for joy & loses his medal as it sinks to the bottom.
1966 -- UnEasy Rider?: Peter Fonda is among 100 arrested in Los Angeles during protest of a 10 P.M. curfew in Sunset Blvd. entertainment district.
1968 -- US: O.J. Simpson is named football's Heisman Trophy winner for 1968.
A running back for the University of Southern California, amassing 3,187 yards in 18 games & 33 touchdowns in two seasons. Plays professional football with the Buffalo Bills & San Francisco 49ers, then a sportscaster & actor. More recently obsessed with tracking down the killer of his wife, presumably linked to the greens, which he now haunts.
1968 -- Cream gives its last concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The crowd chants "God save the Cream." Clapton & drummer Ginger Baker continue to work together in Blind Faith.
1968 -- Uncle?: U.N. passes Resolution Against Capital Punishment. Guess who ignores it?
1968 -- US: Robert R. Smith, President of San Francisco State College, resigns. S.I. Hayakawa named acting president.
1968 -- Vietnam: After stalling for months, the South Vietnamese government agrees to join in the Paris peace talks.
[Source: WholeWorld is Watching]
1969 -- US: Crap Shoot — Military draft lottery established.
1973 -- Albert DiSalvo, Boston Strangler, stabbed.
1973 -- México: Spanish-Mexican anarquista Miguel Giménez Igualada (1888-1973) dies. CNT member, anarcho-syndicalist & then deeply influenced by the individualist Max Stirner. Author, publisher & editor during the Spanish Revolution & afterward. With the defeat of the revolution he took refuge in France, Argentina, Uruguay & Mexico. Among his books are Lobos en España (1946), Un atentado, los caminos del hombre (1961), Anarquismo (1968), El niño y la escuela, Salmos, Stirner (1968), Trilogía de oratoria (1968).
1976 -- Sex Pistols release their debut single "Anarchy In The UK."
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1983 -- England: Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million.
1991 -- US: Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students.
1991 -- US: Red Plots? Custer Battlefield Nat'l Monument in Montana is renamed Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Reservations may be required. & the parking lot, of course, is mostly occupied by Winnebagos & Jeep Cherokees. Damn militants.
1993 -- Israeli troops shoot to death Palestinian guerrilla leader Khaled Mustafa Zer in the Arab Jerusalem suburb of Sur Bahir.
1994 -- US: Hole in One?
A Wilmington, N.C., neurosurgeon's license was suspended after he left a patient's brain exposed for 25 minutes while he got lunch. The state medical board said neurosurgeon Raymond Sattler, 50, forgot the names of surgical equipment & told a nurse to drill holes in a patient's head & work on the outer brain even though she was not trained to do so.
— Washington Post, A16, 26 Nov 1994
2000 -- US: Florida...
Prepared To Meet Thy Chipmaker??? Only 35 shopping days left until Big Dooom Y2K . . .
2005 -- The British government suppresses further details of the 2004 Bush/Blair memo, wherein Beloved & Respected Comrade Bombardeer President George Bush expressed his desire to bomb al-Jazeera TV in Qatar (also the location of the United States Central Command conducting the war on Iraq), because of its unvarnished reporting on the war on Iraq. US bombs previously hit al-Jazeera "accidentally" in Afghanistan & Iraq.
2008 -- India: Mumbai terrorist attack begins, lasting three days, killing 166 people & wounding at least 300. David Coleman Headley — CIA, DEA agent & FBI-protected — & Pakistan's ISI are involved in planning the coordinated attacks.
"Thanks for a nation of finks. Thanks for a nation where nobody is allowed to mind their own business."
— Billy Burroughs, exterminator, suspect reprobate, "Thanksgiving"
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