Our Daily Bleed...
[...] of homespun of oatmeal gray
without a blazon is the flag
that I hold up & do not wag.
— Paul Goodman, excerpt, "Little Te Deum"
Radical French decadent symbolist poet.
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FESTIVAL OF REALITY FABRICATION.
1282 -- Sicily: Vespers Massacre: Sicilians launch a successful revolt against the French occupation with a riot at a Palermo church, killing 2000 on the first day.
1327 -- England: Chartering of the Most Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
1536 -- Strangulation of Ibrahim, Grand Vizier of Turkey.
1746 -- Spanish painter Francisco Goya lives.
Politically persecuted painter of the disasters of war.
1763 -- After dining with Lord Eglinton, James Boswell observes in his London Journal: "We drank tea. We talked on human happiness. I said I wondered if any man ever passed a whole day pleasantly."
1820 -- English writer Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty, lives, Norwich.
1844 -- Poet Paul Verlaine (Bonheur; Elegies) lives, Metz, France. Opened the way for free verse.
1849 -- The first issue of the weekly periodical Household Words appears, edited by Charles Dickens; it includes the first installment of a novel, Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell.
1853 -- Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh lives, Groot Zundert, Brabant, Netherlands.Van Gogh painted furiously & "The Starry Night" vibrates with rockets of burning yellow while planets gyrate like cartwheels. The hills quake & heave, yet the cosmic gold fireworks that swirl against the blue sky are somehow restful.
1853 -- Patent granted to Hyman Lipman for a pencil with an ERASER!
1855 -- US: Bands of proslavery "Ruffians" from Missouri cross the Kansas border to intimidate "free-soil" voters, & to cast illegal ballots themselves. The result: the election of legislators that strongly supported slavery in the territory.
1855 -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, writes "My Lost Youth."
1857 -- In Podhajce, Galicia, Austria (now Pidhaytsi, Ukraine), Gabriela Zapolska, lives. She first pursues an acting career in Paris &, being unsuccessful, turns to writing novels & plays.
1867 -- US: Alaska purchased from Russia for $7,200,000.
1869 -- Lithuania: Anarchist writer/activist & feminist Emma Goldman lives, Kaunas.
1870 -- US: Black men win the right to vote. Poll taxes & ridiculous literacy tests to subvert the 15th Amendment of the US Constitution soon follow — enacted by the same great patriots who wave flags, gush about a free democratic society & the holy Constitution.
1880 -- Around the corner from 7 Eccles Street, Sean O'Casey lives, in the working-class ghettos of Dublin that he would later make famous. Irish playwright renowned for realistic dramas of the Dublin slums in war & revolution, in which tragedy & comedy are juxtaposed.
1883 -- France:
1886 -- Granddaughter of Charles Darwin, Frances Cornford, lives, Cambridge, England, about which many of her short poems are penned. Her first book of poems was published in 1910.
"Scientific American" Gives Up On Darwin
Nicolas Faucier lives, in Orleans. French anarchiste, trade unionist & pacifist. Ran the bookshop "La librairie sociale," & with Louis Lecoin formed the "Comité pour l'Espagne libre," (later the SIA [solidarité internationale antifasciste]) & did a many stints in prison for his anti-war activities & only an escape during WWII saved him from the German camps. See the Anarchist Encyclopedia page, http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/Encyclopedia/FaucierNicolas.htm
1915 -- Spain: Francisco Sabaté (El Quico), anarquista guérilla extraordinaire, lives, in Barcelona.
See the Anarchist Encyclopedia page, http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/Encyclopedia/SabateFrancisco.htmSabater Llopart
1915 -- US: Red Emma Goldman invited by the students of the Union Theological Seminary in New York to speak on "The Message of Anarchism," but the administration cancels the engagement. The quality of "freedom" in America is a fragile thing, particularly among bureaucrats, who are rather prone to mangling it beyond recognition if given the chance.
1919 -- India: Closure of shops in protest against Rowlatt Bills begins, New Delhi.
1925 -- Anthroposophist Rudolph Steiner dies, Dornach, Switzerland.
1928 -- Carl Solomon lives, Bronx, New York.
— From 'Howl (for Carl Solomon)' by Allen Ginsberg
"... who threw potato salad at CCNY lecturers on Dadaism & subsequently presented themselves on the granite steps of the madhouse with shaven heads & harlequin speech of suicide, demanding instantaneous lobotomy ..."
Over the next five years, at least 476 workers, mostly migrant blacks from the South, die from silicosis. Some of the dead are buried in a mass grave to hide the actual number of casualties. Fifty years later, one study places the death toll as high as 764, making it the worst industrial disaster in US history.
[See Martin Cherniack, Hawks Nest Incident: America's Worst Industrial Disaster, & Tim McKinney, Elkem Metals: Ninety Years of Progress in the Kanawha Valley.]
Descended from the Chief Seattle family. The Tulalip comes from fishing people & their legends are linked to salmon. Salmon to the Tulalip are like corn to the Iroquois, or buffalo to the Sioux. She became a political activist for threatened Native Fishing Rights. Arrested with others others for a 1965 "fish-in" on the Nisqually River, they were all found not guilty in 1969.
After being imprisoned for several weeks in Genoa, he is transferred to solitary confinement in an outdoor wire cage near Pisa. Meanwhile the US government is rehabbing Nazi's (especially police & spies) all over Europe & helping others escape to South America & the US with new identities.
"Go swallow a bottle of Coke & let it fizz out your ears."
— William Carlos Williams, to fellow poet Ezra Pound
But the victory will prove to be only one battle in a long war. By 1974, the union is threatened not only by growers but by more powerful unions. The mob-controlled International Brotherhood of Teamsters will muscle its way into the fields & sign sweetheart contracts with growers who haven't signed with United Farm Workers. The combined wealth & political power of the Teamsters & the growers nearly destroys the UFW.
1972 -- Ireland: Great Britain imposes direct rule on Northern Ireland.
1972 -- Scotland: Bomb containing 13 sticks of gelignite planted on railway line near Stranraer, Glasgow, used by the Army to transport men & equipment to ferry for N. Ireland.
Source: Chronology in Albert Meltzer's I Couldn't Paint Golden Angels
1978 -- Philippines: 10,000 demonstrate against Marcos.
1979 -- Airey Neave has the INLA take a look under the bonnet of his car & see what they can fix for him.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
1980 -- Henry Poulaille dies.
French author, anarchiste, director of éditions Grasset, where he published proletarian authors, & the journal "Le nouvel âge littéraire," promoting worker literature & gained him the enmity of the Communist Party. See the Anarchist Encyclopedia page,
During his lifetime, van Gogh sold one painting.
Inspires a resurgence in sunflower seed sales.
1989 -- Gladys Knight performs solo for the first time since grammar school without The Pips during a gig at Bally's in Las Vegas. Pips down.
1991 -- NY Times editorial today claims:
"America's victory in the Persian Gulf war...provided special vindication for the US Army, which brilliantly exploited its firepower & mobility & in the process erased memories of its grievous difficulties in Vietnam."
Black poet June Jordan, like many other Americans, thinks otherwise:
"I suggest to you it's a hit the same way that crack is, & it doesn't last long."
1996 -- US: First annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Festival held.
In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Bound Together Bookstore Collective presents the First Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair, Frisco, California.
1996 -- US: 500 march in Sunnyside, Washington in a United Farm Workers-sponsored commemoration of Cesar Chavez.
2001 -- US: Seattle raconteur & Blue Mooner Ross Lavroff (1936-2001), "voice" of the historic 1975 Apollo-Soyuz docking among other assignments as an interpreter, dies.
Ukraine-born interpreter who served numerous US government & international agencies. A long-time houseboat resident on Lake Union & a regular at the Blue Moon Tavern, where he delighted in entertaining Soviet guests & annoying the KGB.
"You know the world is going crazy
when the best rapper is a white guy,
the best golfer is a black guy,
France is accusing the US of arrogance,
& Germany doesn't want to go to war."
— Alexandre de Oliveira Kappaun,
Central European University, Department of Gender Studies
If we feel the least degradation in being amorous, or merry or hungry, or sleepy, we are so far bad animals & miserable men.
— William Morris
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