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Named & nameless, all live in us;        
One & all, they lead us yet:        
Every pain to count for nothing,        
Every sorrow to forget.        

     — William Morris



Harriet Tubman button
Conducted over 300 slaves on the Underground Railroad.

Thai New Year: THAI ONE ON.


Stavelot, Belgium: CARNIVAL, with a parade led by the "Black Mossis," draped completely in white cloth, with their distinctive masks & long red noses.

Barbed wire
1410 -- Wire invented. Now we're connected.

1582 -- England: Two of Britain’s best-known magicians, the astrologer Dr John Dee & necromancer Edward Kelley, meet. Dee, when spying abroad for Queen Elizabeth I, signed his letters “007” — perhaps a prototype for Ian Fleming’s James Bond?

1739 -- Horace Walpole & Thomas Gray depart together for the Grand Tour.

"The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those who feel."

1772 -- Friedrich von Schlegel (1772-1829) lives. German writer, contemporary of Goethe, Schiller & Novalis, a pioneer in comparative Indo-European linguistics & comparative philology, critic, & philosopher who influenced early German Romantic Movement.

1783 -- US: Revolutionary War officers consider refusing to disband until certain "grievances" with Congress are settled, thus bringing the infant US to the verge of civil war.

1791 -- Got Piles?: John Stone patents the pile driver.

See Archie Green, Wobblies, Pile Butts, & Other Heroes: Laborlore Explorations. (University of Illinois, 1993). Through the lens of a labor folklorist, an examination of John Henry as expressed in visual art.

1812 -- First two cantos of Lord Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage are published, causing a national sensation & immediately establishing the author as a public figure:

"I awoke one morning & found myself famous."

1817 -- England: The Blanketeers: Impoverished & hungry handloom weavers & spinners assemble in St. Peter's Field, Manchester, each equipped with a blanket for their march to London to present a petition to the Prince Regent. After intimidation from the authorities, only a few reach Macclesfield, & no organized marchers get further than Derby.

1849 -- US: Lincoln Logs? Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only US president to do so. (A device for "buoying vessels over shoals.")

1875 -- Australia: Eleanor May Moores, pacifist activist, lives.

1876 -- First coherent message transmitted by telephone.

"Would you like your rugs shampooed today?"

1883 -- England: Founding of the Women's Co-operative Guild, England.

1893 -- US: Failed the Grade? New Mexico State University cancels it's first graduation ceremony — its only graduate, Sam Steele, was robbed & killed last night. 007

1898 -- Prominent leaders of the Puerto Rican section of the Cuban Revolutionary Party, Dr. Julio J. Henna & Robert H. Todd, began to correspond with United States President McKinley & Senate in hopes that they would consider including Puerto Rico in whatever intervention is planned for Cuba. Henna & Todd also provided the US government with information about the Spanish military presence on the island.

1906 --

France: Catastrophe de Courrières (Pas-de-Calais). Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 workers in Courrieres, France.

Over 1,000 die in the worst mining disaster of the 20th century. 45,000 miners go on strike for 55 days against the disastrous working conditions, which the army suppresses.

1908 -- Philip Rahv lives, Ukraine. American radical writer, liberal anti-Stalinist, Partisan Review cofounder.

1912 -- Emma Goldman, anarchist feministUS: Red Emma has speaking engagements, March 10-April 13, in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Omaha, Kansas City, & Lawrence, Kansas.

1913 -- US: Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman dies, New York City.

Tubman was closely associated with abolitionist John Brown, & well acquainted with others, including Frederick Douglass, Jermain Loguen, & Gerrit Smith.

She worked closely with Brown, & reportedly missed the raid on Harper's Ferry only because of illness.

1914 -- England: Serious Cleavage? Mary Richardson slashes Velasquez's "Rokeby Venus" in London's National Gallery with a meat cleaver in order "to destroy the most beautiful woman in mythological history" as a response to continued harassment of the suffragettes.
Source: 'Calendar Riots'

1916 -- Emma Goldman, anarchist feministUS: Mass meeting held in San Francisco to protest Emma Goldman's Feb. 11 arrest.

1916 -- Manuel "Manny" Greenhill lives (1916-1996), NY. Longtime folk music manager. Spent several years as a union activist, before establishing Folklore Productions in 1958.

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Boris Vian playing trumpet
1920 -- Boris Vian lives. Vehemently anti-militarist & a pacifist, best known as an extremely gifted writer & jazz musician. He wrote the novel, J'irai cracher sur vos tombes (I'll Spit On Your Graves) &, in the mid-1950s, at the time of the Algerian crisis, he wrote popular songs (including "Le déserteur", a French classic chanson). Also by Vian: L'Ecume des jours, L'Herbe rouge, L'Arrache-coeur. Vian made his antimitilitarism (& scorn for existentialism) plain when he wrote,

"War is a social phenomenon of capital interest because all those who engage in it may earn a pure & complete objectification & thus reach the corpse state ... but war does not provide a solution because often one is not killed."

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Kronstadt 1921
1921 -- Russia: Attack on Kronstadt, in revolt against Bolshevik absolutism in their demands for Free Soviets. alt: Cronstadt uprising, anarchism

Radiotelegramme to the Workers of all Countries, from the Provisional Revolutionary Committee of Kronstadt:

"Three days ago, the Communists opened fire upon us, & spilled our blood. As we fight for a just cause, we took up the challenge. The garrison & the working population of Kronstadt, which shook the infamous yoke of the Communists, has decided to fight until the end."

Salvador Segui Rubinat
1923 -- Spain: Salvador Segui Rubinat, "El noi del sucre," assassinated.
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Born in 1890, Segui, "El noi del sucre," was an anarcho-syndicalist in the very large & popular CNT in Catalonia. He was assassinated today along with another trade unionist, Francesc Comes (murders financed by the governor of Catalonia). Fundacion Salvador Segui now exist in Barcelona, Valencia & Madrid.

1926 -- Viking Press publishes Sylvia Townsend Warner's Lolly Willowes, or the Loving Huntsman.

The first selection of the newly formed Book-of-the-Month Club, it is unpopular with the club's 4,750 members. She publishes more popular works, including 144 short stories that appear in The New Yorker, novels, poetry, French translations, &, following her original vocation as musicologist, contributions to the 10-volume Tudor Church Music & Grove's Dictionary of Music.

Two Spanish anarchists
1937 --

"i wanted nothing & don't want anything to do with order, rank
orders & commands. i am as i am, a peasant who learned to read
in prison, who experienced pain & death close by, who was an
anarchist without knowing it, & today, now that i know, i am even
more anarchist than yesterday, when i killed to be free."

From Nosotros, — anarchist daily — March 1937

1938 -- Spain: Nationalists begin major offensive in Aragón; the Lincoln Brigades retreat south out of Belchite & are overrun by rebel offensive, with many taken prisoner; the beginning of the Great Retreats.

FAI/CNT poster
1939 -- Armand Guerra dies. Spanish filmmaker & anarchist. Fought fascism with a camera.

As a 20-year old anarchist in France Guerra helps found a film co-operative. (Two of his films were recently found: The Old Docker & The Commune.)

Guerra's film "Carne de Fieras" was unreleased, & thought lost forever, until the negative was discovered & the film released in 1993.

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1942 -- US: Workers in Local 101 win recognition from Brooklyn Union Gas Co.

1945 -- Japan: US kills 100,000 civilians & leaves 1.5 million people homeless. These are primarily women, children & the aged, an act of terror by the US government purposely targeted to demoralize Japan. This war crime — & many more like it — is not found in American school textbooks.

The most destructive raid of World War II occurs, with more dead than in Hiroshima & Nagasaki combined.

334 B-29s drop nearly 2,000 tons of incendiaries on Tokyo, destroying large portions of non-military targets in the Japanese capital.

Early in the morning, the B-29s dropped their bombs of napalm & magnesium incendiaries over the packed residential districts along the Sumida River in eastern Tokyo.

Many women in the 16 square miles destroyed wore what were called 'air-raid turbans' around their heads & the heat would ignite those turbans like a wick on a candle...

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1945 -- Bulgaria: 90 members of the Bulgarian Anarchist Federation meet (or attempt to meet?) in an extraordinary session, seeking ways of resisting the new communist regime (which has closed all meeting places & prohibited the anarchist newspapers), are stopped by the communist militia & sent in concentration camps, where they are tortured & compelled to do forced labor.

1948 -- US: Zelda Fitzgerald & eight other women killed in sanitarium fire in Asheville, North Carolina. Trapped on the third story, she dies at 48.

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1951 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Ike Eisenhower states willingness to launch a first-strike nuclear attack.

1952 -- On March 10, 1952, when Batista's hordes stage a 'coup d'etat' to seize Cuba...

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Libertarian Association of Cuba

. . .The ALC was from the very beginning in the midst of the battle against The Batista regime. On March 10, 1952, when Batistats hordes staged their 'coup d'etat' to seize Cuba, the ALC proposed the full fighting solidarity of all revolutionary organizations to reorganize armed resistance & repulse the Batista troops. But the cowardice & demoralization of the Socorras government — "It is too late. We must avoid bloodshed" — gave Batista an easy victory. Later the blood flowed in torrents. Not for an instant did the ALC relax in the struggle to topple Batista.

1958 -- US: A B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on the town of Mars Bluffs, South Carolina. A 50-foot wide crater was dug, & six injured by conventional explosives incorporated in the weapon, but there was no atomic blast.

Ugo Fedeli
1964 -- Italy: Ugo Fedeli (1898-1964) dies. Librarian, writer, anarchist.

Italian anarchist militant, participant in the early 'Platformist' meetings. Accused by the government of participating in the Teatro Diana bombing (March 1921), Fedeli fled to Uruguay to escape the fascists in the 1920s. Deported back to Italy by the Terra dictatorship, circa 1933; imprisoned until 1943; secretary of the Federazione Anarchica Italiana (FAI), ca. 1945-1952. Became a librarian in 1951. Author of many publications on anarchism, particularly bibliographical & biographical studies.

1966 -- Holland: Provos smoke bomb the Dutch Royal wedding.

1966 -- Italy: La polizia di stato arresta a Milano 8 persone per aver diffuso manifesti in cui si rivendica l'uscita dell'Italia dalla Nato e ci si pronuncia a favore dell'obiezione di coscienza.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]

1968 -- US: César Chávez breaks his fast at a mass in Delano's public park with 4,000 supporters at his side, including ambitious politico Senator Robert Kennedy.

Statue de Charles Fourier; source Ephéméride Anarchiste
1969 --

France March 10 1969


commando of situationists 'returns' a statue of Charles Fourier to its plinth, left vacant since its removal by the Nazis.

Stephen Mac Say
1972 -- Stephen Mac Say (1884-1972) dies. French anarchiste, professor, bee-keeper. Wrote L'école laïque contre l'enfant; De Fourier à Godin; Les bêtes proches de l'homme; Propos sans égards. See October, 15, 1884.

1972 -- anarchist diamond dingbat; new entry, remove 2008England: South African Airways, London, firebombed.

1974 -- The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same?:

Pennsylvania Crime Commission finds police corruption in Philadelphia "ongoing, widespread, systematic, & occurring at all levels of the Police Department."

It also accuses Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo of trying to block its investigation.

Claes Oldenburg, Philadelphia

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Claes Oldenburg

"The streets are safe — it is only people who make them unsafe."

       — former Police Chief & Mayor Frank Rizzo

1974 -- Philippines: A Japanese soldier is found hiding out on the island of Lubang , believing World War II was still going. You mean it's over?

Weenie dog dressed up as a clown
1975 -- Read'em & Weep?: Dog spectacles patented in England.

1976 -- US: Jailbreak by John Sherman, a George Jackson Brigade member, from Walla Walla prison in Washington State. He was aided by Mark Cook, the only black member of the Brigade (the only Brigade member still in prison). Sherman’s guard was shot in the chest as he reached for his gun.

Punk rock is my life!
1977 -- After EMI nullified contracts with the Sex Pistols, A&M Records signs the band, in front of Buckingham Palace. The group has been banned from airplay & virtually every UK concert venue. Nine days later, A&M terminates the deal because of the reputation for attracting violence which the media has pinned on them.

1982 -- Outer Space: The dreaded "Jupiter Effect" occurs, remember?

(Well, no, I don't either...)

1985 -- Port Watson: "No one who loves freedom can hear of Sonsorol without longing, without envy, without nostalgia for something unknown but deeply desired... ANARCHIST

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'Don't despair: Port Watson exists within you, & you can make it real.'"

1985 -- Esotericist & mystic writer Israel Regardie dies.

1987 -- United Nations recognizes conscientious objection to military service as a human right.

1988 -- Andy Gibb, youngest of the bros. Gibb who is best remembered for his solo hit "I Just Want To Be Your Everything," dies penniless of a heart virus, Oxfordshire, England.

1988 -- Tibet: In Lhasa, demonstrations against the Communist regime are put down by Chinese troops.

1990 -- England: Poll tax riots in Brixton & Swindon — during the latter, good sense & ingenuity are displayed as cop radios are jammed.
Source: 'Calendar Riots'

1998 -- anarchist diamondUS: Libertarian Book Club memorial for Abe Bluestein. Bluestein & Selma Cohen went to Spain in 1937 to aid the anarquistas; they & Emma Goldman helped Frank Brand (aka Enrico Arrigoni) escape from prison in Spain.

Defend Free Speech Radio poster
1999 -- US: Microradio movement news accounts on the struggle to free the airwaves: The Texan pirates who are ruling the waves (Independent, London).
[Source: Pirate Radio Kiosk]

2003 -- England: During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the Dixie Chicks performed in concert in London on March 10, 2003, at the Shepherd's Bush Empire (sic) theatre. During the intro to their song "Travelin' Soldier", Natalie Maines, a Texass native, said: “We do not want this war, this violence, & we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texass."

2005 -- Maurice Brinton

England: Maurice Brinton (1923-2005) dies. Brinton, the pen name of the distinguished neuro-surgeon Chris Pallis (Neurologist who defined brainstem death) was a Communist, then a Trotskyite before becoming a libertarian socialist in the early 1960s. He was an influential writer & historian on the left, & translator & mainstay in the London Solidarity group. He died today, aged 81, after suffering from Parkinson's disease for many years. Author of For Workers' Power, The Bolsheviks & Workers' Control, The Irrational in Politics & many magazine articles.

2009 -- US: Seymour Hersh reveals Cheney-Bush Assassination Squads while noting "Central Intelligence Agency was very deeply involved in domestic activities against people they thought to be enemies of the state."

The Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently of CIA or any other military authority. They do not report to anybody but Cheney. Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been secretly going into countries, finding people on a list & executing them.

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"We got preachers dealin' in politics & diamond mines
& their speech is growing increasingly unkind
They say they are Christ's disciples
But they don't look like Jesus to me
& it feels like I'm livin' in the wasteland of the free

We got politicians runnin' races on corporate cash
Now don't tell me they don't turn around & kiss them people's ass
Now you may call me old-fashioned
But that don't fit my picture of a true democracy
& it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free

We got CEO's makin' 200 times the workers' pay
But they'll fight like hell against raisin' the minimum wage
& if you don't like it Mister
They'll ship your job to some third world country 'cross the sea
& it feels like I'm livin' in the wasteland of the free

Living in the wasteland of the free
Where the poor have now become the enemy
Let's blame our troubles on the weak ones
Sounds like some kind of Hitler remedy
Living in the wasteland of the free

We got little kids with guns fightin' inner city wars
So, what do we do, we put these little kids behind prison doors
& we call ourselves the advanced civilization
But that sounds like crap to me
& it feels like I'm livin' in the wasteland of the free

We got high school kids runnin' 'round in Calvin Klein & Guess
Who cannot pass a 6th grade reading test
But if you ask them, they can tell you
The name of every crotch on MTV
& it feels like I'm livin' in the wasteland of the free

We kill for oil then we throw a party when we win
Some guy refuses to fight & we call that the sin
But he's standin' up for what he believes in
& that seems pretty damned American to me
& it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free.

While we sit gloating in our greatness
Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea
& it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free."

— Songster Iris DeMent, Wasteland of the Free
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I bombardamenti effettuati dagli USA dalla fine della Seconda Guerra Mondiale
  • Cina 1945-46
  • Corea 1950-53
  • Cina 1950-53
  • Guatemala 1954
  • Indonesia 1958
  • Cuba 1959-60
  • Guatemala 1960
  • Congo 1964
  • Perú 1965
  • Laos 1964-73
  • Vietnam 1961-73
  • Cambogia 1969-70
  • Guatemala 1967-69
  • Grenada 1983
  • Libia 1986
  • Salvador 1980s
  • Nicaragua 1980s
  • Panama 1989
  • Iraq 1991-99
  • Sudan 1998
  • Afganistan 1998
  • Jugoslavia 1999
tratto dal libro di William BlumKilling Hope; US military & C.I.A. interventions since World War II

per una scheda approfondita e accurata degli interventi USA nel mondo vedi
Why we Must invade Iraq Right Now!!! (animated):

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