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Our Daily Bleed...

i sweat
& bleed
for stinking crumbs

time has come
& gone
australopithecus evolves
so elegantly
bic shavers
& mennen deodorants


— Ken Mitchell, "Evolutions"



Indian anti-colonialist, freedom fighter, communalist.

Egypt: NIGHT OF THE DROP. A night of deliberation & prognostication caused by the mysterious rise of the Nile River.

james joyce, illustration by Flavio Costantini, anarchicho

Dublin, Ireland: BLOOMSDAY.
Illustration by Flavio Costantini

South Africa: SOWETO DAY.



ARE OUR UNIONS REFORMABLE? Our friend Mike Delacour has been active with the PEOPLE'S PARK 45th Anniversary events in Berkeley, California. A symposium, called “WHAT IS TO BE DONE” NOW? took place at The Art House (2905 Shattuck, between Russell and Ashby) in Berkeley on Saturday, 26 April 2014. There was an Open Free Speech Mike. Admission was free, and direct participation was allowed and encouraged. Mike Delacour reported that a number of interesting rants and discussions took place, including : “Are more People's Parks the solution? Is Revolution possible? What kind of organizations do workers need to build now? Are our unions reformable? How should we deal with Climate Change? What should we do about the homeless?” _____________________________________ ALL THE PAST HAS FAILED On Sunday, 13 April 2014, our friend Mary Halpin of Warrensburg, Missouri participated in a protest vigil at Overland Park, Kansas in opposition to the killings there of three people by an old leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Mary Halpin said “In the struggle to undo the effects and consequences of bigotry, racism, and anti-semitism, ALL the past has failed! Now is the time for new creativity, new thinking, and re-thinking, and new acting to fashion a better future!” _____________________________________ MILITARY COLONIZATION Our friend the playwright Margaretta D'Arcy was released from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, 22 March 2014. Margaretta was incarcerated for an act of nonviolent civil disobedience against the U.S. military. Margaretta complained of the “improper use of Shannon Airport by the U.S. military, who have colonized an Irish airport. Since 2003, over 2 million U.S. soldiers and their weapons and thousands of U.S. military aircraft and cargo planes have transited Shannon Airport on their way to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and elsewhere. The Government of ‘neutral’ Ireland has improperly facilitated these movements of troops and weaponry through Shannon, and failed to inspect any of these military cargos. They've also never inspected any of the C.I.A. planes implicated in illegal rendition flights.”'Arcy _____________________________________ THE MOA STRIKE AND LOCKOUT Our friend Séamas Cain has written an article concerning the end of the strike/lockout of musicians of the Minnesota Orchestral Association [MOA]. It was the longest work stoppage in U.S. orchestra history. Titled “Locked out musicians return,” this article was published on page three of the March-April 2014 issue of NEWS & LETTERS ... Also, see Cain's “Why read and write for News & Letters?” on page six of the same issue. _____________________________________ REFUSE UNSAFE WORK !! Tim Bartley, in the current issue of the journal “Social Forces” (Volume 92, Issue Number 3, for March-April 2014) has written a positive and very favorable review of our friend Jeff Hilgert's book “Hazard Or Hardship : Crafting Global Norms On The Right To Refuse Unsafe Work.” Tim Bartley wrote “Even in places with flexible labor markets, this particular way of de-commodifying labor has sometimes been respected ... This story of a path-not-taken is a very compelling aspect of ‘Hazard Or Hardship’ ... If only all scholars of global scripts and standards were this attentive to alternative models that have been pushed to the wayside! Instead, far too many sociological analyses focus on the institutionalization of the ‘winning’ global model without attending to this prior competition. The book left me wondering what other conceptions of labor regulation are being obscured in the ILO's current ‘core labor rights’ agenda and what other alternatives might be found in the detritus of global norms. In addition, Hilgert's narrative of the ideological attacks against health-and-safety regulation contain some fascinating and memorable details ... the book that Hilgert has given us is valuable and informative in its own right. It speaks to an important set of issues in a resolute voice. It has influenced my own understanding of health-and-safety regulation, and I believe it will be similarly helpful for other scholars of domestic and global labor standards.” Workers in Australia, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland north and south, Mannin, the Philippines, Québec, Scotland, South Africa, Uganda, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the U.S., have expressed interest in Jeff's ideas for new approaches and new strategies for labor action. _____________________________________ JUSTICE & SOLIDARITY FOR TOM GILLIAM !! “FREEDOM” in London, England : published our report of the attack against our friend Tom Gilliam “Dissent and Reprisal” in its web-journal for Wednesday, 2 April 2014 ... _____________________________________ JUSTICE & SOLIDARITY FOR TOM GILLIAM !! “MUTE MAGAZINE” in London, England : published our report of the attack against our friend Tom Gilliam “Dissent and Reprisal” in its web-journal for Wednesday, 2 April 2014 ... Web-site : _____________________________________ THANK YOU !! We thank the Autonomous Students Network, cockaygne's NEWS FROM NOWHERE on Twitter, the Edinburgh University Anarchist Society, “THE FIFTH ESTATE,” “FREEDOM,” “MUTE MAGAZINE,” the RA Forum,, and others for their efforts to circulate the report “Dissent and Reprisal” to as many activists as possible. _____________________________________ SOLIDARITY MESSAGE !! To Tom Gilliam: Dear comrade, we have received the information about the very dangerous “incident” and whats happened with you and want to express our solidarity with you in this difficult situation! In Solidarity, on behalf of the NSF-IWA Arbeidsutvalget, H. Gren — Secretary THE NORWEGIAN SYNDICALIST FEDERATION, Oslo, Norway _____________________________________ THE PASSION OF PUSSY RIOT Our friend Masha Gessen has written a book titled “Words Will Break Cement : The Passion Of Pussy Riot,” published in 2014 by Riverhead Books at New York, New York. The book chronicles and documents the Pussy Riot anarchists in Russia, and their acts of political confrontation in Moscow as they were punished for their defiance ... We also recommend “Pussy Riot! : A Punk Prayer For Freedom,” published in 2013 by The Feminist Press at the City University of New York ... _____________________________________ THE LINE BETWEEN FREEDOM AND SECURITY THE WASHINGTON POST has reported that our friend John Dennis Apel is the focus of a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. After twenty years of organizing protests against the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, in opposition to the expansion of warfare and weaponry “into the higher frontier of space,” Apel has been banned from the Base — even from a location designated by the U.S. military itself as a place for protests. The Supreme Court will decide if the U.S. military has gone too far in its never-ending zeal to restrict or prevent criticism and protest. _____________________________________ A WORKING LIFE Our friend Steve Dalachinsky has published a book with Autonomedia and Unbearable Books in Brooklyn, New York. Titled “A Superintendent's Eyes,” the book is a one-of-a-kind neo-noir document of a working life in the rickety world of Lower Manhattan at the turn of our new century. Séamas Cain says that Dalachinsky is “the Jack Kerouac of the Inter-net age!” _____________________________________ PRECARIOUS COMMUNISM We also recommend the book “Precarious Communism” by our friend Richard Gilman-Opalsky, just published by Autonomedia. John Asimakopoulos says that “Gilman-Opalsky lays bare ideological specters of the past that continue to haunt the present. This book is a must read for anyone interested in what autonomy, dignity, and association mean today, and in understanding the insurrectionary hope of people everywhere.” _____________________________________ MIKHAIL ALEXANDROVICH BAKUNIN Our friends of the Circolo Carlo Vanza, based at Locarno in Switzerland, will be holding a Mail Art Exhibition to mark the bicentennial of the birth on 30 May 1814 of Mikhail A. Bakunin. Mail Art pieces may be mailed to the Circolo Carlo Vanza at their address ... Mail Art was invented by Bern Porter, John Cage, and other anarchists as a new type of creativity for the anti-commodity FLUXUS movement in the arts. It is very appropriate that Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin himself should be the focus of such an exhibition today. _____________________________________ THE GRASS-ROOTS MOVEMENT : SPONTANEOUS AND PARTICIPATORY Several of us, who were members of SNCC in the early 1960s, have been saddened in recent years by the increasing obsession with describing the movement(s) of those days in terms of “leaders” and even a cult of “leadership.” Our distinct memories are that most of the real work of THE MOVEMENT was done by rank-and-file activists, and with great difficulties. The “leaders” kept running as fast as they could to get to the front of the parade. Now our friends at THE LABADIE COLLECTION have digitized the complete set of Selma Project Newsletters and made them available to the public via the HathiTrust Digital Library. These newsletters document the grass-roots struggle for civil rights in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi from 1965 through 1974, and can be accessed at ... Julie Herrada, the curator of THE LABADIE COLLECTION, an archive of anarchist and radical history, told us that “this newsletter is of interest to anyone researching primary sources of on-the-ground activism of the civil rights era.” Then Julie Herrada told us “It’s extremely difficult to track down activists from 50 years ago who own the rights to these little-known publications. The people described in these Newsletters were so courageous. We are thrilled to be able to make their stories accessible to everyone.” Herrada was able to contact the original publisher — Francis X. Walter, 81, now living in Tennessee. He assigned a Creative Commons license to make the newsletters available to the public. THE LABADIE COLLECTION had the wherewithal to digitize the whole collection. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Walter was a member of a support organization for civil rights activists working in small towns in the rural Black Belt across central and southern Alabama, southern Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle. Walter started the Selma Project Newsletter in December 1965 in the wake of the murder of Jonathan Daniels, a white seminarian killed while defending a black teenage girl from a shotgun-wielding “special deputy” who was later acquitted of manslaughter. Julie Herrada and THE LABADIE COLLECTION deserve thanks and praise for their efforts to preserve and make available the records and documents of the grass-roots movement. _____________________________________ THE DEATH OF CELIA OTTER Celia Otter died on 1 January 2014. We remember Celia as a thoughtful active woman who always spoke her mind. Throughout her life, graciously, intelligently, she insisted on speaking-truth-to-power! She had been a life-long peace activist, anarchist, anti-vivisectionist and humanitarian. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Celia Otter was active in the Ban-the-Bomb Movement in Britain, taking part in the civil disobedient campaigns against nuclear weapons. Celia had been arrested at Holy Lock during the direct actions there and was also arrested and imprisoned during other protests and sit-downs of the Committee of 100. Indeed, Celia and her husband Laurens Otter spent their “honeymoon” in separate prisons : Celia was confined in Holloway Prison and Laurens was confined in Oxford Prison (in the old castle). Celia Otter was a founding member of the Committee of 100, the Anarchist Federation of Britain [AFB], and the Northern Anarchist Network [NAN]. She was also a member of the Syndicalist Workers' Federation [SWF], then the affiliate of the AIT-IWA, the Syndicalist International. Also, Celia was one of the founders of the Animal Liberation Movement in Britain. For many years Celia Otter worked as head teacher for a school of maladjusted children. She was known throughout Shropshire as the only “head” who refused to exclude ANY child from the school. For the anarcho-syndicalist Brian Bamford's eulogy for Celia Otter, go to ... Our friend the feminist Rachel Whitaker spoke at the funeral for Celia Otter. For Brian Bamford's description of the funeral, go to ... For additional information, see the book “Serious Politics Begins With The Bomb” by Laurens Otter, published in 1985 by Wrekin Libertarians. Copies are available from the SAN, at the address given below. _____________________________________ For a multi-dimensional freedom, THE SYNDICALIST ACTION NETWORK [SAN] 323 Fourth Street, Cloquet, Minnesota, U.S.A., 55720 - 2051 Phone : +218.879.8628 E-mail :

1567 -- Mary Queen of Scots thrown into Lochleven Castle prison.

1641 -- Death of John Suckling.

1671 -- Russia: Cossack rebel leader Stenka Razin tortured, executed in Moscow.

1716 -- The first volume of Alexander Pope's translation of the lliad appears. Classical scholar Richard Bentley: "It is a pretty poem, Mr. Pope, but you must not call it Homer."

1763 -- Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827) lives. Also called Kobayashi Yataro. Eighteenth-century Japanese poet, master of haiku. Some sources indicate he was born May 5, 1763.

Orange spray bottle
1784 -- Holland forbids orange clothes.

What took them so long?

— Bleedster Michael John Thompson, June 2002, Antiquarian Bookseller, President, Canadian Booksellers Association

Anita Bryant & the Canadian Orange Lobby.

— @untieOrangeMeister

1817 -- Lord Byron play "Manfred" is published.
Source: [Robert Braunwart]
[Hereafter attributed with symbol: Source=Robert Braunwart]

1827 --

Elie Reclus lives. Ethnographer & journalist; participated in the Commune of Paris in 1871. Member of the great generational anarchist family, including Élisée Reclus (Daily Bleed Patron Saint, March 15), & Paul Reclus.

Of related interest is John Clark's review of a book on Eliée Reclus,

1836 -- Source=Robert Braunwart England: The London Working Men's Association is formed, beginning of the Chartist movement.

1848 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Germany: The arsenal at Berlin is captured by rebellious citizens.

1850 -- US: Steamer Griffith burns on Lake Erie, killing 300.

1857 -- US: Soccer Match? Corrupt NY Municipal Police Force stages a pitched battle with the NY Metropolitan Police Force, sent by the State Legislature to replace it, on the steps of City Hall. The result: a bloody victory for the Municipals.

Street Fightin' Man? An attempt is made to arrest Mayor Wood in NY for an assault on the Street Commissioner.

1866 -- Source=Robert Braunwart German Confederation declares war on Prussia (Seven Weeks' War). We have no idea how long this war lasted.

1869 -- France: In the small mining town of Ricamarie troops are called in to suppress a workers' strike. They open fire on demonstrators protesting the arrest of 40 workers, killing 14 (including a 17-month-old girl in her mothers arms) & wound about 60 (including 10 children).

1870 -- France: Louis Segaud lives, Châteauroux.


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1871 -- New Age Hippies?: Ancient Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine founded in New York.

1872 -- Norman Macleod, the influential editor of Good Words, dies.

1873 -- US: Uppity Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting.

1873 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Grant issues Executive Order withdrawing the Wallowa Valley, in NE Oregon, from settlement by whites. It doesn't stick.

1882 -- US: Where Do Frogs Come From? 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque, Iowa. Small still-living frogs are found in some of those hailstones. Claes Oldenburg makes a zillion dollars hawking bumbershoots to the locals:
Crusoe umbrella
Claes Oldenburg
Claes Oldenburg  umbrella, sculpture in park

1890 -- Film comedian Stan Laurel lives.

1894 -- US: Dave Beck lives. Seattle, Washington-based head of a corrupt Teamsters Union.

1894 -- anarchist diamond Italy: In Rome the anarchicho Paolo Lega attempts to shoot Francesco Crispi, président du conseil Italien. The bullet lodges in Crispi's car rather than Crispi; Lega is arrested & gets 20-years in prison for his poor aim.
Source: l'Ephéméride anarchiste

1898 -- Italy: Il capo del governo Di Rudinì presenta cinque proposte di legge che vorrebbero sancire il divieto di sciopero e di associazione per i dipendenti pubblici, limitazioni alla libertà di stampa, di associazione e di insegnamento, la militarizzazione dei ferrovieri e dei lavoratori delle poste, un aggravamento delle disposizioni sul domicilio coatto. Il tentativo repressivo non riesce e il governo deve rassegnare le dimissioni.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]

James Joyce meets Nora Barnacle
1904 -- James Joyce meets Nora Barnacle, a chambermaid at Finn's Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, & takes her for a walk. This is the day of Leopold Bloom's fictional odyssey through Dublin in Ulysses — Bloomsday.

1907 -- Tapio (Felix) Hiisivaara lives (1907-1971). Finnish writer, journalist, & translator who specialized in such authors as Fredric Brown, Carter Brown, Mickey Spillane, Ross MacDonald, Eric Ambler & Leon Uris.

1907 -- Helvi Hämäläinen lives (190 -1998). Finnish writer, won the 1988 Finlandia Prize for Literature for her collection of poems Sukupolvini Unta (‘Dreams of My Generation’).

1913 -- Red Hot Pepper! Red Emma Goldman, anarchist feministUS: Emma Goldman begins (June 16-July 9) lectures on anarchism & modern drama in Los Angeles.

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Nathan & Mencken photo by Penn
1917 -- Irving Penn, photographer, lives.

Irving Pen photos

1917 -- EG, anarchist feministEmma Goldman & Alexander Berkman plead not guilty on conspiracy charges; bail set at $25,000 each. Emma is disappointed by Ben Reitman's failure to return to New York to support their pending trial.

Debs pin
1918 -- US: Eugene Debs delivers his famous Canton, Ohio Speech.

America was at war with Germany & radicals were being hounded & jailed, often illegally, when Debs gave this anti-war speech.

It was a bold & especially provocative act, given that Debs had just come from visiting three people (Ruthenberg, Baker, & Wagenknecht, mentioned in the speech) who were incarcerated under the Espionage Act for their opposition to the war. The speech was given to about 1,200 members of the Ohio Socialist Party & was later used against Debs to make the case that he had violated the Act.

1920 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Haiti: US Marines begin fighting in Haiti (-Nov. 25, 1924).

1923 -- Fancy Footwork?: National Institute of Social Dancing picks Prince of Wales as world's best.

General Strike, image by Eric Drooker
1923 -- Argentina: In Buenos Aires the anarchist Kurt Gustav Wilckens is shot in his cell by a prison guard, a rightwing fanatic.

He dies tomorrow &, despite government attempts to cover up the crime, a nation-wide General Strike is called in protest.

Estudios masthead
1923 -- Spain: During this month the review Generación Consciente first appears, in Alcoi (Catalonia).

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1925 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Bloomsday is first celebrated (see 1904 above).

1925 -- India: Liberationist, lawyer Chittaranjan Das dies, Darjeeling.

Ronald Creagh, disguised as Dali
1929 -- Ronald Creagh (May 1968-2023) lives. French historian of the American anarchist movement. Professor at l'université de Montpellier, author of Histoire de l'anarchisme aux USA (1981), Laboratoires de l'utopie, les communautés libertaires aux Etats Unis (1983), Sacco et Vanzetti (1984), etc. Also moderates the Internet "Research on Anarchism" discussion list.

1931 --
Madrid, Spain. June 16-21st    4art. Congrés de l' AIT(r). El secretariat de l'AIT (r) s'establí, per poc temps, a Barcelona, n'hi formaven part Eusebio Carbó i Valeriano Orobón.

1933 -- US: Senate passes the National Industrial Recovery Act by a margin of five votes.
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1935 -- Italy: E' istituito il sabato fascista, mezza giornata che dovrà essere dedicata all'addestramento militare, politico, sportivo. Si contrappone, disprezzandolo, al week-end inglese dedicato alla lettura e al giardinaggio. Gli italiani smargiassi non rideranno più durante e alla fine della seconda guerra mondiale.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]

1935 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Beginning date of Beryl Markham's memoir West With the Night.

Mt Olympus
1936 -- US: Olympic National Park created, Washington State (or the 29th?). Just an hour away from Auntie Dave's...but whom has no car that can go more than 10 miles before overheating & boiling over.

1937 -- Spain: Members of the POUM Executive Committee & foreign activists are rounded up. POUM is outlawed & its militants persecuted by the counter-revolutionary Stalinists & the Republic's police.

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1938 -- Joyce Carol Oates lives, Lockport, New York. Teacher, critic, short story writer, prolific novelist. Her work depicts violence & evil in modern society.

1938 -- St. Louis Browns walk Boston Red Sox Jimmy Foxx six times in a row.

1939 -- England: A rain of tiny frogs in Trowbridge, Wilts.
Source: [Calendar Riots]

1942 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Jean Genet play "L'Appolon de Bellac" premiers, Rio de Janeiro.

1942 -- France: French Annales school historian Marc Bloch killed by Nazis, near Lyon.

Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2009-10
French Annales medieval historian, martyred by the Nazi terror.

1946 -- US: Jack Johnson, first black heavyweight champion, dies in a car accident. Unforgivably black.

1948 -- Chinese bandits host the first skyjacking.
Source: [Calendar Riots]

1953 -- US: Jack Hall of the ILWU & six others (the "Hawai‘i Seven") are convicted under the Smith Act for being communists. These convictions are later overturned by a federal appeals court.

Many fists in one, Heartfield collage
1958 -- Former Hungarian reform leader Imre Nagy hung for his role in the 1956 uprising by Soviet occupation forces in Hungary.

"In the society they were glimpsing through the dust & the smoke of the battle in the streets, there would be no Prime Minister, no government of professional politicians, & no officials or bosses ordering them around..."

"For years to come all important questions for revolutionaries will boil down to simple queries: Are you for or against the programme of the Hungarian Revolution? Are you for or against workers' management of production? Are you for or against the rule of the Workers' Councils?"

"All workers, socialists, even communists, must at last understand that a bureaucratic state has nothing to do with Socialism."

— Nemzetör, 15 January, 1957

1959 -- Can't Stop Speeding Bullets?: George Reeves actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind), shoots himself.

1960 -- During this month Avon publishes Beatster Jack Kerouac's novel Tristessa; also Hollywood's movie version of The Subterraneans is released. During this Spring, his poem "Rimbaud" appears in Leroi Jones' magazine Yugen. Jones' Totem Press also publishes Kerouac's Scripture of the Golden Eternity & New Directions publishes a limited edition of Visions of Cody.

1960 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Japan: Students riot to protest a treaty with the US; Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Ike Eisenhower's state visit is postponed.

1961 -- Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to the US.

1963 -- Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes first space woman.

1963 --


Buddhist demonstrations have been ongoing, occurring May through August of this year.

Today a second Buddhist monk immolates himself in Saigon.

1964 -- US: Armed white men surround the Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi, &, after beating several blacks, burn the church to the ground.

Laughingly touted as the "City of Brotherly Love."

1965 -- US: Speak-Out against Vietnam War, Pentagon.

1966 -- Holland: The 'revolution' eats its young: Dutch Provos denounce "non-political" rioters in the mainstream newspapers & appeal for calm on local radio. Nevertheless, young blousson-noirs from the suburbs — inflamed by the Provo's initial rhetoric — launch into their third night of riotous provocation against the police.
Source: [Calendar Riots]

1967 -- US: First & last Monterey International Pop Festival begins in Monterey, California. In three days 50,000 witness the first major appearances of Seattle's Jimi Hendrix, The Who & Janis Joplin. Also appearing are The Byrds, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane & Buffalo Springfield, Otis Redding, Mamas & Papas, & Ravi Shankar.

monterey pop festival poster; source

1967 -- US: For second year in a row, blacks riot in Atlanta.

Anarchik has cops hopping thru the hoop; source
1968 -- Source=Robert Braunwart France: Paris police clear the Sorbonne of some 200 occupying students.

1969 -- Marie Mayoux (1878-1969) dies (aka Joséphine Bourgon). French teacher, militant syndicalist, pacifist & anarchiste.

Elsa; source
1970 -- Elsa Triolet dies. French writer, wife of Louis Aragon & a sister of Lilya Brik. The first to translate Mayakovsky's poetry to French. Triolet & Aragon participated in the French anti-fascist resistance movement.

Daily Bleed Patron Saint December 14, 1997; June 16, 2006-2008
Russian Bohemian, Futurist, bon-vivant, French Surrealist muse.

Get This!
1972 -- Germany: Police capture Ulrike Meinhof, last member of Red Brigades — best known for her role in the Baader-Meinhof gang. In 1976, like three other members, she dies in her prison cell, police claiming they are all "suicides."

1972 -- US: Women & children encircle Congress demanding an end to Vietnam War, Washington DC.

1972 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Clifford Irving, author of a bogus biography of billionaire bug & germ collector Howard Hughes, is sentenced by a NY court to two years for grand larceny.

1973 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Benjamin Britten opera "Death in Venice" premiers, Aldeburgh, England.

1974 -- Homer Simpson & Marge Bouvier wed.

1975 -- Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

1976 -- US ambassador killed in Lebanon "civil war."

1976 -- South Africa: Student uprising in Soweto, South Africa's biggest black "township": 10,000 students demonstrate (protesting requirement to learn Afrikaans language in their schools, rather than English). Spreads to seven other black townships: 128 die; 1,112 injured. By year's end, thousands die in demonstrations throughout the country including 700 black children.

1978 -- Panama treaties ratified for US government to return sovereignty over Panama Canal. US "interests" in Panama apparently find drug running more lucrative.

1980 -- US: Supreme Court rules new forms of life created in labs can be patented.

1981 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Acting President Reagan holds his third press conference, where he proves he can answer questions:

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1983 -- US:

The CWRIC issues its formal recommendations to Congress concerning redress for Japanese Americans interned during World War II.

They include the call for $20,000 individual payments for those who spent time in the concentration camps & are still alive.

1985 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Beginning date of Stephen King horror(ible) novel The Stand.

1986 -- South Africa: Despite arrests, millions stay home in a black trade union strike on the 10th anniversary of the Soweto uprising.

1987 -- US: Paper workers strike mill near Portland, Maine.

1989 -- Four golfers shoot a hole-in-one on the same hole at the US Open — all on the 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price) Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since the US Open began, today four more.

1991 -- Otis Nixon steals NL baseball record — six stolen bases in one day.

1991 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Hungary: Satiated? Last Soviet troops leave after 46 years of dining on the fine cuisine.

1991 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Madagascar: A General Strike begins.

1992 -- Source=Robert Braunwart India: Millions of workers strike to protest government reforms.

1992 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Acting President Ronnie Reagan's Sec. of Defense Weinberger is indicted in Iran-contra affair. Trying to best Nixon's Guinness World Book of Records for the most crooks in an American Administration.

1992 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Michael Berenbaum publishes Holocaust history, The World Must Know. Rightwingers excepted, of course.

1993 -- Source=Robert Braunwart México: 400 nude prostitutes protest police abuse, Matamoros, Tamps.

1995 -- Seattle's Pearl Jam begins a tour without using Ticketmaster. The band accuses the ticket giant of monopolizing the concert ticket industry & determines to use a mail-order ticket service instead.

1997 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Italy (?): An inquiry into alleged torture by Italian soldiers in Somalia begins.

2000 -- England: After an incredible 552-day, 24-hr-a-day continuous occupation (possibly the longest ever protest occupation of its kind) local villagers organised as Residents Against McDonald's (RAM) move their caravans off the site as they celebrate an historic victory.
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2000 -- Incoming?? US: Inacom Corp., once the world's largest computer dealer, sends most of its 5,100 employees an e-mail instructing them to call a toll-free phone number; when they call, a recorded message announces they have been fired.

2000 -- US: Anarchists, eco-activists Jeff Luers & Craig Marshall arrested in Eugene, Oregon for arson.

2002 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Washington Post reports Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader "Texass Two Step" Bush has authorized the CIA to overthrow Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by deception or force. Lies & deceit no longer confined to the White House. (Wait until the world hears about the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) Saddam is preparing to unleash on pacifist America!)

2003 -- anarchist diamond Greece: Antiauthoritarian FESTIVAL, Theological Department of Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki AGAINST THE SUMMIT OF THE E.U. Sponsored by the antiauthoritarian Movement of Salonika. Begins today, with additional marches on the 20th towards the "Red Zone" in Porto Karras of Chalkidiki & in the center of Thessaloniki on Saturday June 21.

2009 -- Out(ed) Damn Spot! Study says nearly every species of animal engages in homosexual behavior.

2012 -- Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi personally accepts the Nobel Peace Prize, 21 years after she was awarded the prize in absentia.

George Seldes
2999 --
GEORGE SELDES Daily Bleed Patron Saint in 1998
Iconoclastic American radical journalist, media critic.

3000 --

"And you, are you so forgetful of your past, is there no echo in your soul of your poets' songs, your dreamers' dreams, your rebels' calls?"

— Emma Goldman

Saul Steinberg illustration
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