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Marxist theorist of indigenous Latin American liberation.

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1381 -- England: Wat Tyler's peasant rebels capture London Bridge & the Tower of London. They kill the English Chancellor & Treasurer.
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1777 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: The Stars & Stripes is adopted as the US flag. The first flag is made of hemp (i.e., marijuana). It replaces the Grand Union flag.

1794 -- John Gibson Lockhart, lawyer, novelist & critic, lives, Cambusnethan in Lanarkshire. He marries Sir Walter Scott's daughter, & writes his father-in-law's biography.

1801 -- England: Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary War benedict, dies in London. Inspires egg dish.

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1811 -- US: Birth of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Printed in 1851, a landmark book depicting slavery. She journeyed to Europe & became friends with George Eliot, Elisabeth Barrett Browning & Lady Byron. British public opinion turned against her when her charges against Lord Byron's love affairs became public.

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1816 -- England: Society for Promotion of Permanent & Universal Peace founded, London. The Peace Society, founded by William Allenis, is the first British pacifist association.

1826 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Turkey: Insurrection of the Janissaries, Constantinople (Auspicious Incident).

1827 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Philadelphia journeymen house carpenters demand a 10-hour working day (they finally get it in 1860).

1834 -- US: Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr., Springfield, Vermont.

1838 -- US: Steamship Pulaski blows up off the North Carolina coast, killing 140.

Grateful Dead Bear Flag
1846 -- US?: Bear Flag Revolt: California Republic declared by settlers.

1848 -- Cuba: Antonio Maceo lives (1848-1896). Known as the "Titan of Bronze," Maceo is one of the outstanding guerrilla leaders in 19th-century Latin America.
Daily Bleed Patron Saint December 7, 2007.
Exemplary first Cuban revolutionist, independentista.

1855 -- US: Robert M. "Fighting Bob" LaFollette lives. Pursued public policies to improve the lot of farmers, workers, children, & women.

Bernard Lazare, French anarchiste
1865 -- France: Bernard Lazare lives. Author, journalist, anarchiste, defender of Dreyfus. Collaborated on the journals Les entretiens politiques et littéraires & Temps nouveaux.

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Jules-César Rozental
1872 -- Libertarian Jules-César Rozental lives (or 1878?), Irkutsk, Siberia. Militant anarchist fighter. Author of Chants inachevés (poèmes), ("Unfinished Song", posthumously published in Bulgarian in 1904).

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Burning flag
1877 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: First Flag Day declared by the federal government (100th anniversary of the flag).
"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."

— Howard Zinn

John Prine, Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore,
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1883 -- Poet/translator Edward FitzGerald (The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam) dies, Merton, Norfolk.

1884 -- Source=Robert Braunwart American poet Emily Dickinson suffers a nervous collapse.

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1893 -- Native American imprisoned behind Stars & StripesUS: Flag Day first officially observed. Flags are important....difficult to have wars without them. We quoted before, & it bears quoting again:

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."

— Howard Zinn

José Carlos Mariátegui
1894 -- Perú: José Carlos Mariátegui lives, Maquegua. Wrote La escena contemporánea (The Contemporary Scene). His Seven Interpretive Essays on Peruvian Reality (1928, tr. 1988) is a masterpiece of social analysis. See J. M. Baines, Revolution in Peru (1972).

1896 -- Jean Le Gall lives. French anarchiste.

1900 -- France: French intelligence notes the presence of Hippolyte Havel & Emma Goldman at a women's congress in Paris.
For Havel, see the Daily Bleed, March 13, 1950 Red Hot Pepper! Red Emma Goldman, anarchist feminist

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Aiglemont, anarchiste colony
1903 -- France: Anarchiste Fortuné Henry, en costume de ville, des outils sur l’épaule et accompagné de sa chienne Néra, arrive à Aiglemont. De là, celui qu’on appellera dans la région "l’houme libre," gagne les bois du Gesly et s’installe sur une parcelle qu’il vient d’acheter.

1905 -- (Old Style) Mutiny begins on the Russian battleship Potemkin after sailors are shot for complaining about being served maggot-ridden meat. Tomorrow, the Potemkin arrives at Odessa where they take the body of a dead comrade ashore amid an outpouring of popular sympathy. Civilians join mutineers in revolutionary actions that include burning granaries, quays & ships in harbor. Part of the 1905 Russian Revolution in which thousands participate, & the soviet (councilist) form first appears. The mutiny is the basis for a great film by Sergei Eisenstein, with music scored by Dmitri Shostakovich. — see also 17 June.
Source: [Calendar Riots]

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1908 -- Kathleen Raine, British nature poet, lives. Involved in a tempestuous relationship with Gavin Maxwell. Much of her poetry is inspired by the landscapes of Wester Ross. She was an expert on Coleridge, Blake, & Yeats.

1911 -- anarchist diamond; anarquistaSource=Robert Braunwart US: Los Angeles police arrest the anarchists Ricardo Flores Magón & his brother Enrique for violation of the US neutrality law.
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1914 -- Ruthven Todd, poet/novelist lives, Edinburgh, Scotland. Involved with the surrealists at the time of the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition.

1914 -- Emma Goldman, anarchistUS: Emma Goldman lectures (June 14-July 10) in Frisco, California. Her reception is disappointing compared to her experience in Los Angeles. She speaks on "The Intellectual Proletarians," "The Superman in Relation to the Social Revolution," "The Mothers' Strike," & "Anti-Militarism: The Reply to War."

Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist
1914 -- Italy: A General Strike is broken by the treason of the Socialists & their trade union, bringing an ignominous end to "The Red Week of Ancône."

Errico Malatesta, escaping the police, is forced again to flee into exile, to London.

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1914 -- Brazil: First session of the anarchist conference in São Paulo. Five sessions were convened in total, preparing for an anarchist Congress in London, which was canceled due to WWI (the Great War Which Ended All Wars, remember?).
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1916 -- Georg Henrik von Wright lives. Finnish philosopher/logician, influential cultural critic/essayist. Associated with Vienna School of logical positivists (Rudolf Carnap, Otto Neurath, Karl Popper, et al). Wrote analytical & applied logic, literary essays (Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky), popular books on philosophy & scientific knowledge & defended humanist ideals. An executor of Wittgenstein's literary estate.

1917 -- US: Red Hot Pepper! Red Emma Goldman, anarchist feministEmma Goldman ignores rumors of a death threat, speaks at an anti-conscription meeting chaired by her pal Alexander Berkman, who also speaks. Police raid & arrest all men of draft age who cannot show proof of registration.

1919 -- Russia: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Trotsky, chief of the Red Army (aka The "Red Butcher" of Kronstadt), drafts an order banning the Makhnovist (anarchist) Congress, accusing them of opposing Soviet power in the Ukraine. Trotsky calls for the arrest of the delegates.
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1919 -- Canada: First nonstop flight across the Atlantic (Alcock & Brown) leaves Newfoundland.

1921 -- US: In West Virginia, still under martial law, Davis & Brockus lead state police & vigilantes in a raid on the Lick Creek tent colony, in retaliation for further sniping incidents. 47 strikers arrested & locked in the Williamson jail.
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IWW We Never Forget
1924 -- US: San Pedro, Calif. IWW labor hall raided, children scalded, hall demolished.

1924 -- Italy: Presentano le dimissioni il sottosegretario agli Interni Aldo Finzi e il capo dell'ufficio stampa della presidenza del consiglio Cesare Rossi, in relazione al caso Matteotti.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]

1926 -- American impressionist painter Mary Casset dies.

1928 -- Argentina: Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Cuban guerrilla, lives (1928-1967). Argentine doctor, who rejected both capitalism & orthodox communism.

Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2003, CHE GUEVARA
Hero of the Cuban revolution, iconic hero of 60's culture.

1933 -- Novelist Jerzy Kosinski lives, Lodz, Poland.

1935 -- Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends.

1938 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Dorothy Lathrop wins the 1st Caldecott Medal (for kid's book authors).

Not Summer Camp
1940 -- Poland: A German Nazi extermination camp opens at Auschwitz — 3,000,000 die here.

Casablanca poster
1940 -- France: Marching on a road of bones, German forces occupy Paris.

1941 -- African American novelist & social critic John Edgar Wideman lives.

1941 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Russia: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Uncle Stalin begins mass deportation of Balts to polar & desert regions.

1942 -- US: First bazooka rocket gun produced, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

1942 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Anne Frank makes the first entry in her diary.

Use that Flag Stamp, you're going to jail for desecrating the flag!; Tom Tomorrow cartoon
1943 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Supreme Court overturns a West Virginia mandatory school flag-salute law.

A victory for Jehovah's Witnesses, who refuse to salute any flag. (West Virginia State Board Of Education V. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624; Argued March 11). This reverses a decision made in 1940, on the same issue, in which the court ruled it was legal to force Jehovah's Witnesses to salute the flag (Minersville School District v. Gobitis).

1944 -- Canada: Co-operative Commonwealth Federation wins majority in Saskatchewan elections, forming first socialist government in North America.

1946 -- A Flicker of Hope?: The valves & tubes of John Logie Baird, inventor of television, finally burn out.
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Farmer Wounded, Tied; Relic 400 years old
HARRISONVILLE, Mo., Jun 14 1948

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1951 -- US: Red Army? Beloved & Respected Senator "Tail Gun" Joe McCarthy attacks General George Marshall, author of the Marshall Plan, for "always & invariably serving the world policy of the Kremlin."

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1951 -- US: Unveiling of UNIVAC I, first commercial computer. First UNIVAC computer installed in Census Bureau.

Breakfast of Champions
1954 -- US: Indefensible?: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sticks it between "one nation" & "indivisible."

(See "Witch Hunt" Joe entry above [1951]).

We, of course, have our own idea where he should stick it....

1955 -- US: Judge & Jury? Killers hired by Judge Joseph Peel, who was being investigated for corruption, drag Judge Charles Chillingworth & wife from their home, wrap them in chains, & drown them at sea, Manalapan, Florida.

1959 -- Pull My Daisy, a film by Alfred Leslie & Robert Frank starring Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky & Gregory Corso, with music by David Amram & narration by Jack Kerouac is completed. Filming, based on part of a play Kerouac wrote, began in January & screens in November at the Frisco Film Festival.

1964 -- Russia: Women Against the Bomb delegation calls for complete nuclear disarmament during visit to Moscow.

Prankster's bus
1964 --
US: Merry Pranksters Tour America in School Bus (14 June 1964 - August 1964). Ken Kesey in American flag Top Hat

During the Spring of 1964, the Merry Pranksters think up the idea of purchasing & outfitting a 1939 IHC school bus (christened "Furthur") & driving across the country to New York. There they attend a publication party for Kesey's new novel, Sometimes a Great Notion, check out the World's Fair, & pay a visit to Timothy Leary & his associates at the Millbrook estate of William Hitchcock.

They arrive in New York City in mid-July 1964 & are introduced to Jack Kerouac at a fateful party.

Martin Buber, by Warhol
1965 -- Jewish mystic, philosopher Martin Buber dies.

1966 -- Netherlands: 2nd day of three day confrontation between Amsterdam police & demonstrating construction workers with Provo supporters, Dam Square.

1968 -- US: Diaper Rash?: Child-care expert Dr. Benjamin Spock & three (or four?) others convicted of conspiring to counsel draft evasion. Target of political attacks & outright repression by the Nixon administration. Refused to support George McGovern (backed by most liberal antiwar activists) in '72, & ran as the candidate of the People's Party.

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1968 -- Salvatore Quasimodo (1901-1968) dies in Naples. Italian poet, critic, & translator, anti-fascist, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1959. See August 20

Rirette Maitrejean, anarchiste
1968 -- Rirette Maitrejean dies. French individualist anarchiste. Companion to Mauricius (Maurice Vandamme), & Victor Serge (Kibaltchiche), arrested with Serge & tried Feb 3-27, 1913 for her involvement with the Bonnot Gang (acquitted). A writer for many anarchist publications, such as La Revue Anarchiste, La défense de l'homme & La liberté (founded by Louis Lecoin) in 1959, but gradually went blind toward the end of her life.
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L'ordre regne, poster from May '68 uprising
1968 -- Paris '68: At the théâtre de l'Odéon, police évacue les derniers "enragés" qui s'y trouvaient encore.

Run comrade, the old world is behind you.

— Paris wall graffiti

Abolish Adventure grafitti

1971 -- US: 50 activists, including poet/musician & future American Indian Movement (AIM) leader John Trudell, occupy deserted missile site near Richmond, California.

1972 -- US: EPA bans DDT. YP, UBTCHA.

1974 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: A naked man dangles from a small plane that circles the restaurant level of Seattle's Space Needle — a flying streaker.

1976 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Trial of the Black Panther begins in Mars-Jones story "Bathpool Park."

1979 -- Rolling Stone reports that after 10 years, Little Feat have broken up. In two weeks, Little Feat leader/guitarist/singer Lowell George dies of a heart attack.

1982 -- US: 1,653 arrested at US, USSR, French & Chinese Missions to United Nations, New York City, in "Blockade the Bombmakers" nuclear disarmament sit-ins.

1982 -- Argentina: Sheepishly, de government surrenders to Britain on Falkland Islands, ending a 74-day war over an island populated by sheep.

1982 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Turkey: Thousands of ethnic Turks arrive in Turkey from Bulgaria telling of repression by the Bulgarian government.

1983 -- Italy: Viene arrestato Alberto Teardo, ex presidente della Regione Liguria. L'accusa è quella di associazione di tipo mafioso, corruzione e concussione. I socialisti si pongono in prima fila tra i corrotti di stato.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]

1987 -- High Seas: USS Stark's officers found negligent for 37 sailors killed when the ship — in the Persian Gulf to protect Iraq's ally Kuwait's oil tankers from Iranian attack — is hit by an Iraqi Exocet missile.

1988 -- US: American-Soviet peace walk to San Francisco leaves Washington, DC.

1990 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Romania: Five die in 2 days as pro- & anti-government demonstrators clash, Bucharest.

1991 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: A gunman takes hostages & demands liquor, marijuana & 666 jelly donuts, Tallahassee, Florida.

1992 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Brazil: Earth Summit concludes in Rio de Janeiro; during the 12 days it met:
  • At least 600 plant & animal species became extinct
  • The world's population grew by 3.3 million
  • 200,000 hectares of arable land turned to desert
  • 475,000 hectares of tropical rain forest were destroyed

  • 1992 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Greenpeace protesters occupy a US nuclear-weapons test site, Nevada.

    1994 -- Source=Robert Braunwart The UN says it has eliminated Iraq's chemical-weapons stockpiles. Yep-a-doodle. Sounds like a good excuse to go to war & recolonize.

    1996 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: The FBI discloses that the White House has obtained bureau background reports on at least 408 people without justification.

    Anarky Cover, from Batman Comics
    1997 -- Source=Robert Braunwart A copy of the first "Batman" comic book (1939) is auctioned for $68,500.

    "It's a political statement — or, rather, an anti-political statement. The symbol for anarchy!"

    — Batman, explaining the circle-A graffiti, in Detective Comics #608

    "Do I look like a guy with a plan." — The Joker

    1998 -- US: In NYC Antoine Reid, a squeegee man, is shot by off-duty officer Michael Meyer after soaping Meyer's car window. Reid later filed a $100 million suit against the city & the police dept.

    McLibel: Two worlds collide!
    2000 -- England: McVictory?: Local residents in Hinchley Wood, Surrey, move caravans onto the parking lot of their well-loved local pub ['The Hinchley Wood'] which was leased by McDonald's — to occupy the site & stop it from being turned into a new store.

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    2000 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Amnesty International reports summary executions in 38 countries, political prisoners in 61 & torture in 132. Our governments hard at work.

    2001 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Algeria: Hundreds of thousands join a protest organized by Berbers.

    2002 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Pakistan: Suicide bomber kills 11 at the US consulate in Karachi.

    2002 -- anarchist diamond; anarquistaFrance: Jacky Toublet (1940-2002) dies. French anarcho-syndicalist, militant, son of Julien Toublet, director of the weekly Le Monde Libertaire.

    Resistor with molotov cocktail faced off with a cop
    2006 -- México: State police attack teacher's strike demonstrators (some 50,000) occupying streets & the central square of downtown Oaxaca. They also destroy Radio Plantón, but students & teachers take over Radio Universidad, at the Independent University Benito Juárez.

    Vicente Marti; source
    2006 -- Spain: Vicente Marti (1926-2006) dies. Militant anarchist, born to a family of anarcho-syndicalists.

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    2009 -- US: A New Theme? Newspapers report yesterday's bankruptcy filing by theme-park operator Six Flags. $1.8 billion in debt leaves the tattered flags drooping a bit.

    2011 -- A new diary by Che Guevara of his time fighting in the Cuban Revolution between 1956 & 1958 is published.

    2012 -- England: Mental health problems are no longer to be a bar to becoming an MP in the United Kingdom. Confirms what the citizenry has known for centuries.

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    "Three-fourths of philosophy & literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering."

    Gary Snyder, Zen Anarchist Poet


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