Our Daily Bleed...
we kept the faith
while the four directions of the world
decayed into real estate...
& buy as much as we can
of the little mementos
of the history we threw away
— Bleedster Troy Skeels, excerpt, The Song of the Tourist
NGUYEN AN NINH
Vietnamese libertarian communist,
journalist, prisoner, poet.
Massachusetts: LIBERTY TREE DAY.
Chicago: BUD BILLIKEN DAY, a Black children's holiday.
Sardinia: FESTIVAL AT SASSARI, which originated following a 16th century plague. A great procession of people carrying enormous lighted candles, each with many long ribbons attached & held by others, with ballet-like movements to flute & drums, & ending at the MADONNA OF THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST.
Founder of the (FORA (in Argentina), the review Criminologia moderna &, with Luigi Fabbri, the journal Il pensiero. Wrote poetry & plays & author of the famous song Addio Lugano bella.
Died at age 46.
"It was in the black mirror of anarchism that surrealism first recognized itself."
He met with Giuseppe Fanelli in 1868, & helped create the Barcelona section of the AIT, of which he was an influential member & its representative at numerous AIT congresses (International Workingman's Association, a section within the First International).
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The protests do not remain quiet in the next few years, as economic depression leads to violent anti-Chinese riots by unemployed white workers across California. Chinese workers suffer beatings & shootings, & are herded to railroad stations & loaded on trains. They bitterly refer to the violence & expulsion as the "driving out."
One of the founders of Mujeres Libres (MM.LL), companion of the sculptor Baltasar Lobo, wrote for the libertarian press, & in France was protected from authorities by Pablo Picasso & became his secretary.
August 14-20th, 1904
Source: [Congressos Obrers]
Felix the Cat debuts
in a comic strip in the Sunday funnies.
An editor of Freedom newspaper from 1947-1960 & editor of the monthly Anarchy from 1961 to 1970.
Ward has written widely on town planning & related subjects, author of a dozen works dealing with the social environment. These include Housing: An Anarchist Approach, Tenants Take Over, Art & the Built Environment. Anarchy in Action is probably his most important book.
Just found your Website on birthdays of notable people . . .
Not so sure I'm all that mild-mannered . . .
Since 1965 have lived in New York City,
where no mild-mannered individual would survive for long."
The trivia, the nickel-and-dime of memory
Is hardest to accept, burning a hole
In decorum's pocket . . .
1956 -- US: Hick-Up? DJ Bob Rickman creates the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Elvis Presley. Much of the national coverage of the singer has been critical, as evidenced by the many headlines which refer to him as a hillbilly.
1958 -- Gladys Presley, mom of Elvis, dies at 46.
1963 -- US: Broken by McCarthyism, left playwright Clifford Odets dies, Los Angeles.
Daily Bleed Patron Saint, 2004 CLIFFORD ODETS
Almost single-handedly brought Jewish radical theater
to a wide audience, American & world-wide.
1966 -- London's Catholic Herald calls John Lennon's apology for his remark about the Beatles being more popular than Lenny Bruce, "arrogant." However the publication admits, as Lennon asserted, it's probably true.
If you can't say "Fuck," you can't say, "Fuck the government."
— Lenny Bruce
1967 -- US: Former SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) leader H. Rap Brown is indicted in Cambridge, Massachusetts for inciting to riot. "Violence is as American as cherry pie..."
— H. Rap Brown
1968 -- South Africa: In Capetown 400 students occupy the University to protest government opposition to the nomination of a black professor.
1968 -- US: ACLU suit seeking an injunction requiring issuance of permit in Chicago for way big demonstration is withdrawn after hearing amid concerns that court might instead enjoin demonstrators.
Hem Day (1902-1969) dies. Belgian scholar, secondhand bookseller, pacifist, anarchist, & writer (aka Marcel &/or Henri Dieu).
1970 -- US: White House aide Tom Huston writes Roger Barth, a top IRS official, to see how Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Dick M Nixon's plan to have the agency move against leftist ideological movements was coming along.
1974 -- Doo-Doo Wop?: Paul Anka's "You're Having My Baby," is gold despite its denouncement by feminists. The objection is the use of the word 'my' as in "my baby," not "our baby." Number One by the end of the summer.
1980 -- Poland: After two months of labor turmoil, 16,000 Polish workers seize the Lenin Shipyard, Gdansk.
1984 -- English novelist, playwright, social critic & broadcaster J.B. Priestly dies. Involved with radical, libertarian ideas & in inspiring the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Early members included Priestley, Bertrand Russell, Fenner Brockway, Victor Gollancz, Canon John Collins and Michael Foot.
1994 -- Alice Childress dies in New York. Remembered for her acting, play writing, & the adolescent novel, A Hero Ain't Nothing But a Sandwich. Other novels include A Short Walk (1979), Rainbow Jordan (1981), Many Closets (1987), & Those Other People (1989).
1998 -- US: Microradio movement news accounts on the struggle to free the airwaves: August 14, 1998 Radio Free Oxon Hill — Washington Post
Source: [Pirate Radio Kiosk]
2000 -- US: Democratic Convention, Los Angeles, Ca., 14th-17th.
2001 -- US: On Strike? Earl Anthony ("Voted Bowler of the Millennium") strikes out big time.
2001 -- Italy: Busted? Blacklisted/G8 protesters & performers remain detained in Italy.
"A state must never lose the monopoly on the use of force."
— Italian Interior Minister Claudio Scajola
Any Americans reading this own a black bra? (Yes, you too, Billy Bob!) If so, don't wear it on a trip to northern Italy, where possession of women's black undergarments is punishable by beating & imprisonment. & if you are beaten & jailed by Italian polizia for said offense (especially girly men, rotto portando un reggiseno nero), don't expect the US government to help you....
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2002 -- "Free Parking, a performance-work" by Séamas Cain (written in conjunction with the Art Installation) premiers (-August 31) at the Art Gallery of the Centre of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Will the city-authorities build a car-park for an art museum — or an art museum for a car-park?!
"Text & counter-Text, we cannot understand the Past — unless we catch the Future in the Present! Let us begin!"
[Source: Charlatan Stew]
2002 -- Maverick painter Larry Rivers dies, Southhanmpton, Long Island, NY.
2003 -- US: Largest power blackout in history hits huge swatch of the Northeast.
2008 -- US: What To Do With Those Pesky Emu Chicks?: For your reading pleasure the Post Office today offers this badly needed gem:
Mailability of Day-old Emu Chicks
We revised 601.9.3.2 to permit the mailing of day-old emu chicks. We published this revision in the August 14, 2008, Postal Bulletin.
& you wondered why the Post Office is threatening in 2011 to layoff some 120,000 & whack the health benefits of the 10 remaining workers what still be slogging thru rain, sleet, snow & global warming....
2010 -- US: Fifth Annual Providence Anarchist Bookfair at FOO FEST!
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