Our Daily Bleed...
We shall not cease from exploration & the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... & know the place for the first time.
— T.S. Eliot
Anarcho-adventure writer, revolutionary, true identity muddy,
most likely Ret Marut of Munich Soviet fame.
FESTIVAL OF MASKED MASTURBATION.
UNIVERSAL DOLE DAY.
AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY
(Welcome! Mat?) FUN ON MATT'S BIRTHDAY.
Whole world quits working for one day of sheer unadulterated feasting, cavorting, mayhem.
The phrase "free white person" remains intact until 1873 when "persons of African nativity or descent" was added. This act is used to deny citizenship to Japanese & other Asian immigrants until the mid-20th Century.
Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2004-5
American utopianist, his tract Looking Backward (1888) prophesied a socialist paradise in the year 2000. Bullseye!
"I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat."
1871 -- France: Paris Commune elects members.
1871 -- France: Insurrectionary movement in Creusot, in sympathy with Saint Etienne & Paris, where a Commune is proclaimed.
1872 -- Émile Armand (pseudonym of Ernest-Lucien Juin; 1872-1962), individualist, free love activist, lives. Wrote l'Initiation individualiste anarchiste" (1923) & La révolution sexuelle et la camaraderie amoureuse (1934).
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1874 -- American poet Robert Frost lives, Frisco, California. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize four times, Frost became the most read poet in America.
"Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation."
When betrayed by the Bolsheviks, Doubinsky went to Bulgaria, where he was arrested & tortured for his anarchist activities....
"Git outta here you ol' faggot coot!!"?
Walt was an unwashed iconoclast, a rebel who loved to offend polite society, an in-your-face sensualist homosexual back when nobody had the nerve to come out in public.
He was so offensive, even Ralph Waldo Emerson balked at inviting him over for dinner — though it was Emerson's endorsement of Leaves of Grass which made Whitman a famous poet.
"I think his fate is rather like Humpty Dumpty's,
quite as tragic & quite as impossible to put right."
Martin Gudell's grandson relayed to the Daily Bleed this anecdote:
"After he fled France (during WWII) he came to the US since there was no place safe for him & his wife in Europe.
He did not have documentation that he was born in the US [apparently born in Rochester, NY], but he managed to convince the immigration officers that he was a citizen by singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." He told me he remembered learning the song in kindergarten.
Imagine a thirty-something year old anarchist singing "Twinkle Twinkle" to bureaucrats!
Meanwhile Minneapolis is the scene of the first so-called "Slacker Raid," a dragnet of men without draft cards.
During WWI, the raids seize more than 40,000 non-registrants across the country. (On July 15th, 1919, the War Department announces it has classified more than 337,000 American men as "draft dodgers" from the War That Ended All Wars waged by Beloved & Respected Comrade Liberal Woodrow Wilson.)
On April 24, 1923 in Sliven (Bulgaria), the anarchists Nicolai Dragnev, the brothers Panayot & Ilia Kratounkov are all shot by the army under the pretext of an "escape attempt."
About 30 are murdered here (
Todor Darzev, Pani Botchkov, Dimitar Vassilev, Cyrille Kehaiov, Spiro Obretenov, Pétar Kassapina, Rousko Nanine, Pétar Glavtchev, etc.), including others executed at the Yambol barracks tomorrow. Still others are executed on April 24, & with the coup d'etat of June 9th, the remaining activists are forced underground.
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You too can support a prison literature program, nurture some reader or writer; AuntieDave's favorite is Seattle's own Books to Prisoners [which he helped found in the late 1970s]:
Master of hard-boiled school of crime fiction. His best known character is the tough but honest private detective Philip Marlowe (from the violent tempered 15th century writer Christopher Marlowe). Wrote for Black Mask, which also published Dashiell Hammett.
Chandler also ridiculed classical puzzle writers for their lack of realism. His most famous target, in his The Simple Art of Murder (1944) was A.A. Milne's The Red House Mystery.
His unfinished novel Poodle Spring was completed by Robert B. Parker, who also did a sequel to The Big Sleep.
See also "hard-boiled" writers Jonathan Latimer, Horace McCoy, Chester Himes. Norman Mailer's hard-boiled detective novel Tough Guys Don't Dance (1984) owes much to Chandler's style.
1959 -- Brazil: Anarchist Congress convenes at Nossa Chácara in São Paulo (March 26-29th). Large gathering of militants from all parts of the country, including Spanish & Italian exiles. Ten items are debated & approved, including the refounding of Centros de Cultura Social & reviving the publishing house Editora Mundo Livre, in Rio De Janeiro. anarchismo, anarchici, anarquista, sindicalistas, Brasil, Brazilian Anarchist Congress 1959 Congresso Anarquista do Brasil - Realizado de 26 a 29 de março de 1959 em Nossa Chácara, no Itaim, São Paulo, com grande presença de militantes de todo o país, exilados espanhóis e alguns italianos. Foi aprovada a reativação dos Centros de Cultura Social e fundada a Editora Mundo Livre, do Rio de Janeiro. Ao todo foram debatidos e aprovados 10 temas.
1966 -- US: Over 50,000 march in Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade in New York City.
1967 -- US: New York City Central Park Love-In, 10,000 show up.
1967 -- US: Easter Sunday Hippie Uprising on Haight Street. With Digger provocation & spontaneous group action fueling the situation, hundreds of hippies take over Haight Street & tie up traffic for three hours in Frisco, California.
1968 -- US: Yippies submit application for demonstrations to Chicago Parks Department.
1968 -- Serrat es sustituido por Massiel en Eurovisión. Sudáfrica presenta tres leyes de apartheid.
1969 -- John & Yoko Ono-Lennon start seven day bed-in against the Vietnam War.wonsaponatime therewas two Ballons called Jock & Yono. They were strictly love-bound to happen in a million years. They werer together man. Unfortunatimetable they both seemed to have previous experience — which kept calling them one way or another.(you know howitis). But they battled on against overwhelming oddities, includo some of there beast friends ... Being in love they cloong even the more together man — but some of the posionessmonster of outrated buslodedshithrowers did stick slightly & occasionaly had to resort to the drycleaners. Luckily this did not kill them & the werent banned from the olympic games. They lived hopefully ever after, & who could blame them.
1969 -- México: Anarchist novelist B. Traven dies. Wrote one of the great travel ship novels, The Death Ship. Makes the Titanic blush...
Hal Croves, the man purporting to be B. Traven's "literary agent" & widely believed to be Traven himself, dies in México City:
"I am but the product of an era with the heartfelt wish to disappear again back into the continuum, with the same anonymity with which I must today shout out my words before you ..."
See the Anarchist Encyclopedia page,
1970 -- US: Atomic Energy Commission explodes nuclear weapons in Pahute Mesa, Nevada. Now known as Palute Messa.
1972 -- US: Dita Beard tells Senate Judiciary Committee members visiting her hospital room she was under the influence of "barbiturates, alcohol & hysteria" when she allegedly revealed the contents of her ITT memo. Later in the session, she was suddenly overcome by a "seizure" & stopped testifying (see 29 February; 17 March).
1973 -- Lyricist Noel Coward dies.
1975 -- Biological Weapons Convention takes effect. Yup, you betcha. Tune in again, Fall 2001. (Is the US a signatory?)
1978 -- Switzerland: 500 fast against construction of nuclear reactors.
1979 -- US: Camp David Accords signed by Israel & Egypt.
1980 -- Seven years after Pink Floyd released "The Dark Side of the Moon," it breaks the record for the longest-charting pop album, previously held by Carole King's "Tapestry."
1986 -- US: Supreme Court upholds a ruling that an Oklahoma law permitting the dismissal of teachers for speaking out on gay rights is unconstitutional.
1990 -- Space tomato seeds planted at Johnson Space Center, Earthbound seeds planted at the same time. After two weeks, space seeds had 85 percent germination rate, Earth seeds 62 percent rate. So there. (Look out Chicago!)
1993 -- Outer Space: Soviet cosmonaut Serge Krikalev returns to the planet's surface after over 300 days in orbit. While he was away, the USSR dissolved. The homeless are everywhere.
1995 -- Burundi: More than 3,000 people flee ethnic violence in this Africa country.
1996 -- Germany: During the Squatter's Movement, which comes under heavy government attack for the next two years, The Palisadenstrasse 49 is evicted.
1998 -- US: Microradio movement news accounts on the struggle to free the airwaves: FCC busts KMAD, 90.5FM, in Jersey City; FCC VISITS STEAL THIS RADIO 88.7, in the Big Apple.
Source: [Pirate Radio Kiosk]
2000 -- Alex Comfort dies. British physician, sexologist, anarchist, poet, novelist, etc."You have only to speak for once — they will melt like the dust:
you have only to spit in their faces — they will go
howling like devils to swindle somebody else
but if you choose to obey, we shall not blame you
for every lesson is new. We will make room for you
in the cold hall were every cause is just.
Perhaps you'll go with us to frosty windows
putting the same choice as the years go round
or sit debating 'When will they disobey?'
wrapped in our coats against the imaprtial cold."
All this I think the buried me would say,
clutching their white ribs & their rusted helmets
nationless bones, under the still ground.
— Alex Comfort (1920-2000),
excerpt from "The Soldiers"
2005 -- Antonio Téllez (1921-2005) dies. Anarchist, guerrilla, historian. Author of, among other works, Sabaté, guérilla urbaine en Espagne 1945-1960, (translated into English by Stuart Christie).
2010 -- High Seas: The ROKS Cheonan, a South Korean Navy ship carrying 104 personnel, sinks off the country's west coast, killing 46. In May, an independent investigation blames North Korea, which denies the allegations.
A Supermarket in California
— Allen Ginsberg
What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the side streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon.
In my hungry fatigue, & shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!
What peaches & what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes! — & you, Garcia Lorca, what were you doing down by the watermelons?
I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber, poking among the meats in the refrigerator & eyeing the grocery boys.
I heard you asking questions of each: Who killed the pork chops? What price bananas?...
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