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|French man of letters Guillaume Apollinaire lives, in Rome of Polish parents.
Poet, playwright, art critic who championed the Cubists & invented the term surrealism in the preface to his play The Breasts of Tiresias (1917).
— Apollinaire, les Mamelles de Tirésias, Préface.
"Guillaume Guillaume how I envy your fame your accomplishment for
American letters your Zone with its long crazy line of bullshit about death
come out of the grave & talk thru the door of my mind"
— Allen Ginsberg, At Apollinaire's Grave
1883 -- Indonesia: Krakatoa erupts, with increasingly large explosions, kills 36,000.
Krakatoa, a volcanic island in Indonesia, erupts. The three day eruption destroys 2/3 of the island, killing 36,419 (many others were missing) in the greatest eruption in modern history. Ash & cinders rained down over a 300,000 square mile area, & fine dust was pushed up to 50 miles into the stratosphere, reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the entire planet to 87% of normal for the following year.
1893 Jack London, 17, returns to San Francisco after spending eight months on a seal-hunting expedition aboard the Sophia Sutherland.
1899 -- France: René Lochu lives (1899-1989). Militant anarchiste, syndicaliste et pacifiste. Author, Libertaires mes compagnons de Brest et d'ailleurs (1983; foreword by Léo Ferré). Among his many friends are May Picqueray, Louis Lecoin & Aristide Lapeyre.
1900 -- Hale Woodruff lives, Cairo, Illinois. Studies art in the US, Paris & fresco painting with Diego Rivera in Mexico. Starts the influential Atlanta University shows for African-American artists in the 1940's.
1904 Christopher Isherwood lives, Disely, Cheshire. Three years in Berlin (c.1931-34) inspire a number of stories about Berlin, the author & Sally Bowles, source for the play I Am a Camera, which in turn becomes the musical & film Cabaret.
"Dancing on a volcano"
Wrote three prose-verse plays in collaboration with W.H. Auden, a school friend. Traveled with Auden in China in 1938. In 1946 he became a US citizen & Hollywood script writer. Did the film script with Terry Southern for The Loved One (1965), based on Evelyn Waugh's book.
A revival of the Tony Award-winning musical based on Christopher Isherwood's stories & the play I Am a Camera, set in the decadent Berlin of the late 1920s & early 1930s.
1905 -- US: George Washington dies in Centralia, Washington. An African American settler of a vast land claim at the junction of the Shockumchuck & Chehalis rivers in 1851, he endured schemes of white settlers to take his land & the Indian Wars of 1853 to found the town of Centerville (later Centralia) in 1875.
Same place the Centralia Massacre occurs after WWI, when American Legionnaires & other flag-wavers attack & shoot up the IWW labor hall. Among other fine patriotic acts, they capture war veteran Wesley Everest, beat, torture, castrate & hang him. For many years the city attempts to live this ugly event down by making it a taboo subject.
Nederlands: Amsterdam, del 26 al 31. 1er. Congrés Internacional Anarquista / International Anarchist Congress
Held at Plancius Hall, attended by 300 delegates. This congress is variously reported as occurring on the 25th & 26 (Preliminary events were held on the 24th (a reception) & meetings on the 25th, with the actual formal working sessions beginning today).
1910 -- American philosopher William James dies.
1913 -- Ireland: The 1913 Lock-Out in Dublin continues.
This morning in Dublin, the first day of Horse Show week, Murphy got a shock.
At ten o'clock the tram drivers took out their union badges, pinned them in their buttonholes & walked off, leaving the trams stranded in the middle of the road.
The strike was on. The demands were reinstatement of the parcels staff, & equality of hours & wages with the tramway workers of Belfast.
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|1914||Argentine novelist & short-story writer Julio Cortázar lives, Brussels, Belgium.
Educated in Argentina, Cortazar's first collection of short-stories, Bestiario, is published when he moves to Paris, in 1951, where he lives the rest of his life. His masterpiece, Rayuela (1963, Hopscotch), is an open-ended novel where the reader selects the conclusion based upon the plan the author prescribes.
A famous labor organizer of the early 20th Century, Fannie helped organize the garment workers, then coal miners.
William Z. Foster, leader of the Great Steel Strike of 1919, called Sellins "one of the best of our whole corps of organizers . . .
"She took the initiative & in the midst of terror went out to her work."
The operators openly threatened to "get her." Their opportunity came today.
An account in the September 20, 1919, New Majority describes the scene:
The mine official snatched a club & felled the woman to the ground.
This was not on company ground, but just outside the fence of a friend of Mrs. Sellins.
She rose & tried to drag herself toward the gate
[The official] shouted: "Kill that — !
Three shots were fired, each taking effect.
She fell to the ground, & [the official] cried: "Give her another!"
One of the deputies, standing over the motionless & silent body, held his gun down &, without averting his face, fired into the body that did not move.
The eight-hour day, which should have been replaced long ago by a four or five hour day, now exists only on paper. In many countries the refusal to work overtime is an immediate cause for dismissal. Everywhere the introduction of so-called "basepay" (norm in Russia) which is deliberately kept low, & rewards & bonuses based on productivity, etc., not only forces the worker to accept, "of his own accord," working days of ten to twelve hours but in fact abolishes daily or hourly wages by imposing anew the vilest of all types of labor~piece~work. Since its inception the workers movement has endeavored to put an end to this oldest of all forms of exploitation, which physically exhausts the worker & dulls him intellectually.
— G. Munis, Unions Against Revolution
Secretary of the Fédération communiste anarchiste, director of libertaire, cofounder of the journal Le Réveil anarchiste ouvrier. Eugène Jacquemin was a member of the SFIO until his death today following an illness.
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"Today's Candidate, Tomorrow's Bacon."
Abbie Hoffman calls Deputy Mayor Stahl to protest a decision to forcibly drive people out of park. Tom Hayden is arrested in the afternoon for the squad car incident. Hoffman & Jerry Rubin allegedly urge demonstrators to hold Lincoln Park. Rennie Davis urges demonstrators "Don't let the pigs take the hill (high ground near a statue in the park)." About 3,000 demonstrators gather in for chanting, singing songs, & talking are again attacked by police with clubs & tear gas after 11 p.m. curfew.
Beloved & Respected Piggie Hizzoner Richard Daley opens the Democratic National Convention. While the convention moves haltingly toward nominating the old Beloved & Respected Cold War Warrior Liberal Hubert Humphrey for president, the city's police attempt to enforce an 11 o'clock curfew. On that Monday night demonstrations are widespread, but generally peaceful. The next two days, however, bring increasing tension & violence to the situation.
[This is the first & last time BleedMeister votes in a national election. The shame of voting for a "lesser evil" still ... Ahhhhh, youth!]
Source: [WholeWorld is Watching]
"This is just a hippie concentration camp."
Mitchell bursts into tears.
|Remember, Information is not knowledge; Knowledge is not Wisdom;
Wisdom is not truth; Truth is not beauty; Beauty is not love;
Love is not music; Music is the best.
Between 1950 & 1965 there were about 30 people involved in the Melbourne movement.
Although the Italian group had contact with the Spanish & Bulgarian anarchists in exile, it was only a few years previous that a link was made with the local "Australian" anarchist movement.
When I was young & wanted to see the sights,
They told me: 'Cast an eye over the Roman Camp
If you care to.
But plan to spend most of your day at the Aquarium —
Because, after all, the Aquarium —
Well, I mean to say, the Aquarium —
Till you've seen the Aquarium you ain't seen nothing.'
So I cast an eye over
The Roman Camp —
And that old Roman Camp,
That old, old Roman Camp
So that now, near closing-time,
I find that I still know nothing —
And am not even sorry that I know nothing —
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