Our Daily Bleed...
The wind blows hard among the pines
toward the beginning
of an endless past.
Listen: you've heard everything.
— Shinkichi Takahashi
WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN
American anti-war activist, radical peace worker, cleric.
FESTIVAL OF NON-LINEARITY.
DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP DAY.
INTERNATIONAL MOTHERS' PEACE DAY (established by Julia Ward Howe).
England: SHEEPSHEARING FESTIVALS. Dancing, singing, feasting, spinning & weaving contests.
Devonshire: RAM ROASTING FAIR.
Keep in mind, this is:
Cancer in the Sun Month, Gay Pride Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, Gay & Lesbian Book Month.
The first week is: National Bathroom Reading Week, Brain Tumor Awareness Week. 2nd week is: National Carp Week, Graffiti Week 3rd week is: National Fink Week, Captive Nation Week 4th week is: National Camping Week
Moveable Holidays include:
1st Sunday: Day of the Rice God (Japan)
1st Friday: Donut Day (Salvation Army)
1st Saturday: International Horseradish Festival (Collinsville, Illinois)
3rd Saturday: National Hollerin' Contest (Spivey's Corner, North Carolina)
Saturday before Whitsunday: Lazybones Day (Luilak)
Last Sunday: Gay/Lesbian Pride Parade (San Francisco)
Last Thursday: Watermelon Thump & World Champion Seed Spitting Contest
June Indeterminate Holidays include:
Late June: Bawming the Thorn Day (UK)
Sometime in June: Chicken Clucking Contest
Other patriot chiefs such as King Phillip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Sitting Bull, et al, will suffer similar fates, as the pattern is set.
Such acts are defended by creeps like cultist/novelist Ayn Rand for their "civilizing" qualities.
In the end, between 30 & 100 Mexicans are killed. The results are severe & immediate, including a concerted drive to break the Partido Liberal Mexicano (PLM) by the governments of México & United States because a contingent of PLM supporters had helped to agitate the striking workers.
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Soon arrested, the paper was continued by other Mexican revolutionary anarquistas, Praxedis G. Guerrero, Manuel Sarabia & Lazano Gutierrez de Lara — until January 1908 when US authorities bust Gutierrez de Lara & Sarabia.
Although anarchists Emma Goldman & Alexander Berkman attempt to claim full responsibility for the event, Becker & Kramer are later found guilty of conspiracy to advise people against military registration.
Looting & burning by whites begins in the wee hours following shootings by whites last night.
Today the black community of Greenwood is destroyed by a white mob, who murder many & burn down nearly the entire area, destroying over 1,000 homes & businesses in a 35 block area.
No one is ever charged with any wrongdoing, no reparations ever made & accounts of the riot are literally cut out of the newspaper archives as Tulsa (read "white" Tulsa) tries to erase accounts & memories of the glorious events...
Hundreds of blacks & 21 whites are killed in a race riot in Tulsa; White supremacists bomb blacks with Molotov cocktails from small planes (the worst case of terrorism on US soil before Sept. 11, 2001).
1922 -- Povel Ramel lives. Prolific Swedish composer, singer, actor, writer.
1924 -- US: Congress agrees to give citizenship to some Native Americans.
1924 -- US: William Sloane Coffin, Jr., lives, NYC. Yale chaplain, antiwar leader.
1924 -- Fascist Austrian Chancellor Ignaz Seipel is wounded by an assassin.
1925 -- US: Lou Gehrig plays the first of 2,130 consecutive baseball games — setting a major league record unbroken until Cal Ripken, Jr. does in the summer of 1995.
1925 -- Shanghai: General Strike begins.
Part of ongoing labor insurgency throughout all China's industrial cities.
Source: [K.S. Karol]
1925 -- Italy: Ginetta Sagan lives, Milano. Italian Resistance fighter, cofounder of AI USA.
1926 -- Actress, sex goddess Norma Jean Baker lives, Los Angeles. Also on this day, in 1995, the post office releases a 32-cent Marilyn Monroe stamp — first cleavage on a US stamp.
"I want to grow old without face-lifts...I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know yourself."
1929 -- China: At a meeting in Peking of the KAFC it is decided to divert all resources outside Korea itself to Manchuria & most KAFC members moved to the anarchist zone in northern Manchuria.
Over 2 million Koreans were living in Manchuria, & the Korean Anarchist Federation was active & influential among them.
Unfortunately, between Japanese attacks from the south & Russian supported attacks by the Stalinists from the north, coupled with assassination & kidnapping teams sent by the Stalinists into the anarchist zone in early 1931, many leading anarchists were soon dead & the war on two fronts devastated the region.
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1931 -- Dr. Seuss animated cartoons "'Neath the Bababa Tree" & "Put on the Spout" released.
1931 -- The first issue of The Science Fiction News is published.
1932 -- Gay rights organizer Henry Gerber publishes an article in Modern Thinker magazine attacking the view that homosexuality is a neurosis.
1932 -- Naguib Surur (1932-1978) lives. Egyptian playwright, poet, actor, critic.
1932 -- US: June. RFC President Charles G. Dawes resigns to re-enter private business. A few weeks after his taking over Central Republic Bank in Chicago, the RFC suddenly loans the Central Republic Bank $90 million.
"Wonder upon wonder & the end is not yet! Day by day & month by month dreams are coming true — the impossible is being achieved — the rare luxuries of yesterday are being turned into everyday necessities of homes!
Thumb through the advertising pages of any modern magazine — here you will find the market where miracles are made-to-order for your ease, for your amusement, for your well-being!
Without so much as rising from your chair you may obtain more Joy from Life than all the wealth of the world could have brought the generation ago!
It's good to be alive in a world where the unexpected awaits behind every unturned page — 1932 has established a new high in human comfort & pleasure . . . .
It's a made-to-order world for you & me!"
— Homemaker's magazine, June 1932
Source: [Vanessa Collection]
1932 -- US: June. 1,000 WWI veterans arrive in Washington, DC.
In the days & weeks that follow, new contingents arrive until about 15,000 veterans & some families have joined them. They establish a rough camp on the marshy land across the Anacostia River.
1932 -- Christopher Lasch lives, Omaha, Nebraska, American social critic (Culture of Narcissism).
1932 -- Author Colette opens her beauty salon in Paris, France. It's a beauty!
1935 -- US: Wagner Act passes; "Labor's Magna Carta."
1935 -- Poet, translator, author, editor Clayton Eshleman lives, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1938 -- Italy: Il blocco dei prezzi deciso nel 1936 viene prorogato per altri due anni. L'autonomia dei produttori e il libero scambio sono praticamente soppressi da tempo.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1939 -- US: Read The Bleed Lately?: In 1938 Audrey McMahon, head of the WPA's New York City Federal Art Project, suggests that it's Poster Division design & print a calendar for distribution to Members of Congress & administration officials, hoping to impress them with the quality of project work.
The strategy backfires when one Congressman takes the floor of the House today, brandishing a copy of the calendar as he gave a speech attacking its production as a waste of taxpayers' money.
1939 -- US: House rejects Dr. Francis Townsend's old-age pension plan.
1946 -- Maya Deren silent movie "Ritual in Transfigured Time" is released, NY.
1946 -- US: Negro pro baseball debuts in Seattle, at Sicks' Stadium; the Seattle Steelheads split a doubleheader against the San Diego Tigers (West Coast Negro Baseball League).
1952 -- Laurie arrives in Trebizond in Rose Macaulay novel The Towers of Trebizond (approximate).
1954 -- US: Atomic Energy Commission yanks the security clearance of J. Robert Oppenheimer, former Director of the Atomic Energy Research Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico, which developed the first atomic bomb.
Oppenheimer had been accused of possible pro-Communist sympathies during the McCarthy period, mainly as a result of the incriminating, alarmist, & largely fabricated testimony of Edward Teller.
Vietnam: CIA establishes a military mission in Saigon; CIA agent Edward Lansdale arrives in Saigon to conduct paramilitary operations against the Vietminh. During this month Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Bao Dai selects B&RCL Ngo Dinh Diem as prime minister of his government.
1954 -- US: A secret CIA memo proposes "simulated Guatemalan aggression against Honduras," fake kidnappings & desecration of churches to topple democratically-elected President Arbenz.
1958 -- US: 700 protest at White House against nuclear testing.
1960 -- Willem Elsschot, Flemish novelist/poet, dies in Antwerp, Belgium. His masterpiece, Het dwaallicht ("Will-o'-the-wisp"), concerns a businessman who fails because of his honesty & sympathy for his customers.
1963 -- US: 531, including NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins, arrested at a peaceful civil rights march in Jackson, Mississippi.
1963 -- US: Supreme Court bans formal prayers & religious exercises from public schools.
1963 -- US: Supreme Court strikes down a Washington state law requiring loyalty oaths for state employees. Ends an ugly chapter that began with the Canwell Committee in the 40s.
"The University of Washington (UW) in Seattle began a national trend by being the first school to fire tenured professors for their political affiliation with the Communist Party (CP), or for their refusal to cooperate with hearings. This set a precedent for the national purge to follow, including McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee which convened a few years later. In all, 80 hearings were held on campuses throughout the country.
— John Ruhland, Recollection Books customer
"Tibbetts then stated ... that certain professors on the campus are not teaching their subjects but instead teaching communism in their classes."
Photographs & documents of the Canwell Committee & those accused, visit the UW exhibit site:
The Cold War & Red Scare in Washington State,
Guide to the Literature on American Communism & Anticommunism,
1964 -- Cuba: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Castro accuses the US of using bacteriological weapons against Cuba; executes three "CIA spies."
1965 -- Nigel Short lives, Leigh, 1993 world chess challenger.
1966 -- US: June 1-2, White House Conference on Civil Rights with Roy Wilkins of NAACP; Whitney Young Jr of National Urban League; Floyd McKissick & James Farmer of CORE; Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC; Stokely Carmichael of SNCC ("We feel that integration is irrelevant. We have got to go after political power.").
1967 -- First nonstop transatlantic flight by a helicopter.
1967 -- US: How Many Soldiers Does It Take To...?: At Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, six soldiers electrocuted while erecting a flagpole at a Little League baseball game.
1967 -- US: Vietnam Veterans Against War (VVAW) is formed.
Daily Bleed Saint 2006-2008
Saw, heard, & spoke more wisdom than most people ever will.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
To keep our faces toward change & behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
— Helen Keller, Let Us Have Faith (1940)
Immigrant workers are received as comrades. In early June the General Assembly of Worker-Student Action Committees pass a resolution "For Abolition of the Status of Foreigners in France."
Invoking the international composition of the leadership of the Paris Commune, the resolution calls for an end to residence cards, work cards, & deportations.
In opposition to government deportations of foreign activists & the sealing of French borders to young radicals from Germany & Italy who were attempting to get to Paris an Action Committee in Paris urged Europeans to spread the revolution throughout Europe.
1. June - The Pentecost long weekend is welcomed with the return of fuel to gas stations & truly huge traffic jams throughout Paris & France. The minimum wage is raised to three francs an hour.
On Tuesday, after the weekend, most of the strikes were gradually abandoned & workers returned to their jobs. Clemency is accorded to OAS members & Georges Bidault returns to France while Raoul Salan is released from prison. On TV, President de Gaulle claims he had considered retiring on 29. May.
1968 -- US:
US: Columbia University. The 1968 worker/student rebellion that shut down most of France & eventually ended General De Gaulle's political career (the General had called the rebels "shit in the bed"; a poster not shown here had the General in profile with the legend, "Le Chien-Lit C'est Encore Lui," or words to that effect). Many posters were distributed at Columbia by French students, citing the Columbia rebellion as an inspiration.
1968 -- I was born in New York City on October 19, 1955.
When I was about a year old, my family moved to Newark, New Jersey, where I spent my childhood.
It was pretty uneventful until June 1, 1968, when I came home from a Little League game & found that my dad had suddenly abandoned my mom, my sister Lucy, & me.
It was pretty traumatic, as you can imagine, but we all survived.
1969 -- John & Yoko record "Give Peace a Chance," Montreal (with friends Tom & Dick Smothers, Derek Taylor, Murray the K & Timothy Leary).
1973 -- Marshall McLuhan is appointed to the Papal Commission for Social Communication.
1977 -- Russia: USSR charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason.
1978 -- US: Intel introduces the 8086 computer chip (5 MHz !!). Just like the one we use here to bring you the Daily Bleed each & every day...
1979 -- Seattle Supersonics beat Bullets for NBA championship, 4 games to 1. BleedMeisterDave is safely working behind the bar at the Comet Tavern.
1980 -- South Africa: In one of the most successful guerrilla actions against apartheid, two petroleum plants & the nation's largest oil refinery are bombed.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
1980 -- US: Cuban refugees riot & try to escape from a holding center, Arkansas.
1981 -- US: Domingo & Viernes, two Filipino longshoreman labor organizers, assassinated in Seattle, Washington; the killings are later found to have been ordered by the US-backed Marcos dictatorship.
1982 -- West Germany: The Revolutionary Cells Terrorist Group explodes bombs at four US military bases.
1984 -- Netherlands: Dutch cabinet votes to postpone its decision on accepting Cruise missiles until November 1, 1985.
1984 -- Nicaragua: Contra terrorists, US flunkies called "freedom fighters" by Bad Acting President Ronnie Reagan & his shameless Republicans, slaughter civilians & loot Ocotal.
1985 -- Canada: Vancouver unemployed demand free bus service. This way they can more easily visit Michael John Thompson's Antiquated Books & permanently "borrow" books more easily.
1988 -- Brazil: Government recognizes Indian right to remain in their territories.Brasil
As they say in Brazil, if shit was worth anything, the poor would be born without asses.
— Eduardo Galeano
1991 -- Philippines: Mount Pinatubo erupts for first time in 600 years.
1992 -- Brazil: United Nations Earth Summit begins in Rio de Janeiro. US government under Bush obstructs passage of most proposed agreements.
1993 -- Serbia: Police brutally repress mass demonstration against the regime. Just doing their job, whether under a Communist or fascist regime. One must maintain a certain "order" to commit the coming atrocities & genocide of Slobodan Miloševic's government. In Belgrade during the early 1990s demonstrators’ placards, urged,“Slobo, Save Serbia—Kill Yourself.”
1993 -- Yugoslavia: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Dobrica Cosic is removed by Yugoslav (Serbia & Montenegro) parliament; B&RCL Serbian Pres. Slobodan Miloševic assumes control; opposition leader Vuk Draskovic is beaten by Serbian police & two artillery shells explode at a Sarajevo soccer match, killing 11.
1995 -- Bosnian Serbs take a civilian UN official hostage & also bombard the protected city of Goradze.
2001 -- US: University of Washington teaching assistants begin a 2-week strike.
2004 -- Songster Etienne Roda-Gil dies. Legendary French novelist, screenwriter (L'Amour Braque ), & songwriter responsible for dozens of chart hits for everyone from Vanessa Paradis (Joe le Taxi) to Mort Shuman, & Julio Iglesias, scoring hits through the most openly commercial channels while avowing political ideas which often bordered on the anarchist side of leftwing. Roda-Gil often participated in demonstrations of the Confédération nationale du travail.
black army of our partisans
Who battled in the Ukraine
against the Reds & the Whites
black army of our partisans
who wanted to drive away all tyrants
forever from the Ukraine.
— La Makhnovtchina, excerpt, hymn by Etienne Roda-Gil
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