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Guy Debord, Enrico Baj, Stuart Christie, Ricardo Flores Magón, Anarchist Futball Association, Hans Henrik Jaeger, Asger Jorn, Rafael Torres Escartín, Situationist, anarchist, anarchiste, anarquista on this day in recovered history, September 3
Earth has not any thing to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning: silent, bare

— William Wordsworth,
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

Harry Partch


American avant-garde microtonal composer, radical.

Baffin Land, Canada: FEAST OF ATQKSAK


1390 -- Slim-Fast?: Geoffrey Chaucer robbed of 20 pounds belonging to the King at the "foul oak" in Kent.

1516 -- Thomas More's Eutopia sent to the printer.

1651 -- England: More Fouled Oak? Cromwell defeats Charles at Worcester, forcing him to flee to France. During his escape, Charles hides in an oak tree — the Royal Oak.
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1752 -- England: Parliament canceled for 10 days in constitutional crisis.

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1783 -- The Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War, is signed.

1811 -- Utopianist John Humphreys Noyes lives, Brattleboro, Vermont.

Uncle Sam Piggy Bank, animated
1813 -- US: "Uncle Sam" image used for the first time, in Troy, New York, Post.

1833 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Canada: Rioting breaks out between soldiers & civilians in Montreal.

1838 -- US: Frederick Douglass, famous African-American abolitionist, escapes from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland to freedom in the north.

Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor. Eventually arrives in New York City, taking the name Douglass, after the hero of Sir Walter Scott's poem "Lady of the Lake."

1849 -- Sarah Orne Jewett lives, South Berwick, Minnesota. Her stories & sketches of New England life include Deephaven & The Country of the Pointed Firs.

1859 -- US: After closure of the Umpqua Subagency, 690 captive Indians are marched over the Coast Range to a coastal Oregon reservation.

1859 -- France: Socialist leader Jean Jaurès lives. Opposed the more revolutionary Jules Guesde's refusal of socialist participation in bourgeois governments.

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French socialist, humanitarian, pacifist idealist, historian.

1860 -- William Walker, a US citizen who once set himself up as dictator of Nicaragua, invades Honduras with his own private army.

Leo Tolstoi
1864 -- Leo Tolstoy, Russian author, royalty, mystical anarchist, is seized with terror in a country inn & imagines he is confronting death, an incident that furnishes the basis for Notes of a Madman.

1866 -- Switzerland: Du 3 au 8 septembre, premier congrès de l'A.I.T. à Genève.ère2.htm

Ferdinand Porsche
1875 -- Ferdinand Porsche, German engineer & war criminal, lives, Maffersdorf in Bohemia.

In addition to his cars, Porsche designed & built tanks, airplane engines, farm equipment & trucks for the military during WWII. His factories were staffed predominantly with prisoners of war & German soldiers court-martialed & sentenced to work there & he was jailed by the Allies until 1947.

1883 -- Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev dies, politically exiled, Bouigval, France.

"Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do."

Wm Blake Illus

1883 -- US: Pikers? Last spike driven on Northern Pacific transcontinental railroad, Gold Creek, Montana. The first spike driven in at Carletin, Minnesota in 1870 was pulled out & brought to the ceremony, & hammered by NP president Henry Villard & former Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Ulysses S. Grant — who also spiked his Pepsi...

1886 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Switzerland: The First International meets in Geneva.

1897 -- EG, anarchist feministUS: Emma Goldman begins lecture tour, September through December. September 3-8, she lectures in Providence, R.I.; speaks at two open-air meetings — attended by thousands — when the mayor warns Goldman that she will be arrested if she speaks in the open-air again.

Despite the prohibition, Emma Goldman continues to lecture.
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1902 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Writer Sarah Orne Jewett is thrown from a carriage & suffers severe head & back injuries that virtually end her career.

1902 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Start of Sherlock Holmes' "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client."

1907 -- Naturalist, author, Loren Eisley lives.

1908 -- Source=Robert Braunwart James M. Barrie play "What Every Woman Knows" premiers, London.

Liberty in Balance
1909 -- US: Hizzoner of Burlington, Vermont prevents Emma Goldman from speaking anywhere in "his" city. EG, anarchist feminist

Accompanied by Ben Reitman, Emma is attempting to exercise her supposed free speech rights in a short lecture tour of Massachusetts, Vermont, & Rhode Island.

"Free thought, necessarily involving freedom of speech & press, I may tersely define thus: no opinion a law — no opinion a crime."

Alexander Berkman
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1911 -- US: Six miners killed in a cage accident in the Butte Superior mine. Another in a growing list of mine worker deaths, which sounds like a casualty report from the battlefront of a distant war.

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Sabo Kat
1915 -- Australia: Sterling work from the syndicalist Industrial Workers of the World — Wobbly Tom Barker is arrested for his anti-war poster,

"Workers, follow your masters: stay at home."

Anti-recruiting efforts finally get him 12 months hard labor, but he is quickly released within three months, following a series of fires in stores & factories. (Is there a connection?)

"For every day Barker is in jail, it will cost the capitalists £10,000."

Tom Barker, organized for the IWW in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, the US, the UK, Russia, Germany & upon the High Seas.

Source: [Calendar Riots]

1915 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Haiti: US declares martial law in Haiti.

1918 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Soldiers stop civilians in NY & NJ at bayonet point to see draft papers.

1919 -- US: The Socialist Party of America, the most successful left party in US history, splits to form the Communist Party of America & many splinter groups.
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1919 -- American poet, playwright, & translator Edwin Honig lives.

1920 -- Joseph Lane (1851-1920), British anarchist, dies. One of the little-known founders of the libertarian socialist movement in Britain. Author of An Antistatist, Communist Manifesto (1887). A decade after Lane's death Max Nettlau, who had known him in the Socialist League, wrote in his history of anarchism:

I consider him to be the best head English socialism possessed in the years from 1879 to 1889, & I regret that his activity came to an end — not through his fault — in the first months of 1889; a man like him has been lacking from that time to this.

1920 -- Italy: In Spezia nearly all the factories are occupied, under workers' control.
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1921 --

It seems unbelievable that even today, after everything that has happened & is happening in Russia, there are people who still imagine that the difference between socialists & anarchists is only that of wanting revolution gradually or quickly.

Errico Malatesta, Umanita Nova, September 3, 1921

1921 -- US: A cease fire ends the Battle of Blair Mountain, an episode in the West Virginia miners fight with mine operators, guards, police, & federal troops who are suppressing all efforts at organizing unions. Tomorrow Federal troops march up Hewitt Creek in Logan County.

Cop car
1921 -- Italy: Death of a local anarchist in Piombino sets off clashes between radicals & fascists, & government raids on the left radicals.

So, in Piombino, following the death of a local anarchist on September 3rd in a firefight with Royal Guards & Fascists, authorities launch a series of raids during the night, arresting & detaining some 200 comrades. The fascists immediately seize their opportunity & attack & burn the Socialist Party offices. However, their advance was checked by an anarchist patrol, who were soon reinforced by groups of workers. &, as in Sarzanza a few months earlier, the fascists had no choice but to surrender to the police in order to escape a severe dose of working class justice.

1923 -- Source=Robert Braunwart England: John Strachey becomes the first radio book critic in the UK, on the BBC.

1926 -- Source=Robert Braunwart China: US marines begin fighting in the Yangtze Valley (-Oct. 21, 1927).

Man Ray photo
1927 -- Man Ray, surrealist, chess player/designer, anarchist, filmmaker & photographer, in this month signs the surrealist manifesto, "Hands Off Love," devoted to Charlie Chaplin, in La Révolution surréaliste.

1928 -- Source=Robert Braunwart México: General Benito Garcia orders 10 randomly chosen people shot as "Cristeros," Colima. Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Calles has undertaken anticlerical reforms, & the Cristeros take up arms against the government under the slogan "Viva Cristo Rey."

1931 -- US: The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western begins electric train service between Montclair, New Jersey, & Hoboken, NY in an effort to cut down on smoke in the metro area. The early coaches were called "wickerliners" after their comfy seats.

1931 -- Spain: In Barcelona the CNT launches a General Strike. Police actions against workers result in several deaths. anarquistas, syndicalists del anarquista, anarchist

1932 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Government agrees to withdraw its military from Haiti.

1935 -- US: Ticket to Ride? First automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph). Piloted his last "Blue Bird" over the Bonneville Flats in Utah at a speed of 301.129 miles per hour. In 15 speed records set since his own mark of 146.163 in 1924, Campbell set ten.

1936 -- Source=Robert Braunwart México: Library of Congress is inaugurated.

1937 -- Source=Robert Braunwart England: British Labour Party declares that war is not inevitable.

1939 -- Britain & France declare war on Germany. They are joined by Australia, New Zealand & India.

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1940 --
Wind & Embraces

Eduardo Galeano lives to recall. Uruguayan journalist, writer & novelist of wind & embraces. His best-known works include Memoria del fuego (1982-1986, Memory of Fire) & Las venas abiertas de América Latina (1971, The Open Veins of Latin America), which have been translated into some 20 languages.

Galeano's works combine documentary, fiction, journalism, political analysis, & history. An author of recollections:

"I'm a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America above all & above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia."

1944 -- Source=Robert Braunwart México: Matador El Negro refuses to kill a bull at El Toreo — the police haul him off to jail.

1949 --
James Agee's "Comedy’s Greatest Era," a study of silent film comedians, published in Life magazine.

1950 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Bertrand Russell publishes "If We Are to Survive This Dark Time —" in New York Times Magazine.

1953 -- France: Publication in Les Lèvres nues #6 of Guy Debord's article 'Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography,' the first of a series of important Lettrist articles to appear in the Belgian journal. [I don't have the exact day — ed.]

1954 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Espionage & Sabotage Act authorizes the death penalty for peacetime sabotage; also Congress passes a bill to revoke the citizenship of persons convicted of conspiracy to overthrow the government.

1956 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Labor Day postage stamp is issued, the first US stamp honoring workers. What did they do to deserve it?

1957 -- US: Elizabeth Eckford is blocked from becoming first black student at Little Rock, Arkansas, Central High School.

1962 --
ee cummings
e. e. cummings, poet, dies in new hampshire, aged sixty seven.

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Crisp, innovative, American modernist poet, radical.

Black Flag
1962 -- CNT Congress of August/September is ratified by the FAI (Federación Anarquista Iberica), on or about today, approving a secret DI (Interior Defense) section to organize, & co-ordinate actions of the Spanish Resistance against the fascist regime.
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1963 -- Louis MacNeice, dies in London. One of the "new poets" of the 1930s, a group of poets of social protest.

1965 -- US: National Origins quota system of immigration is abolished.

1965 -- Dominican Republic: 132 noches: Héctor García Godoy es presidente provisional tras la firma del «Acta de Reconciliación».

1965 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Texass deputy sheriffs report a glowing UFO, Brazoria County; meanwhile over tuh New Hampshire a flying saucer is allegedly sighted — the "Incident at Exeter." Incidentally, outside the US, Pope Paul VI issues encyclical "Mysterium Fidei" (on the eucharist).

1966 -- US: During this month Chelsea Girls by Andy Warhol opens at 41st Street Theatre — called the first "commercial" run of an underground film.

1968 -- Spain: The parish priest of Gamiz (Vizcaya) refuses to celebrate a mass in the presence of the Spanish flag.

1969 -- Vietnam: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Vietnamese communist Nguyen Tat Thanh, 79, dies of natural causes in Hanoi.

1970 -- US: Representatives from 27 African nations, the Caribbean nations, four South American countries, Australia, & the US meet in Atlanta, Georgia, for the first Congress of African People.

1970 -- Everyone's a Critic?: At the Palermo Pop '70 Festival in Italy, Arthur Brown (of the Crazy World of...) is arrested & put in solitary confinement for four days after he set fire to his helmet & stripped naked during his stage performance. The audience threw all sorts of things at him. While in solitary, he was given a note signed by over 200 locals telling him to get out of Italy & stay out.

1971 -- John Lennon leaves the UK for NYC, never to return. Inspires a song by the Kingston Trio which asks, "Did he ever return?, No, he never returned, he is lost forever..."

FBI: Turn Yourself In!
1971 -- US: Jeepers Creepers? Watergate Comedy Team, auditioning for TVs "Laugh-In," breaks into Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office. Meanwhile, Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Dick m Nixon's FBI begins an investigation of Nixon's State Department for leaks. Investigators are a dime-a-dozen, but Good Plumbers are damn hard to come by.

The office of Dr. Lewis Fielding, Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, burgled by White House "Plumbers." Fielding said Ellsberg's file was stolen. Plumbers deny they found anything. That's just how good they were.

"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."

— Mark Twain (1835-1910)

1974 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Former Nixon attorney John Dean enters prison for Watergate crimes. Now he's a criminal attorney.

1974 -- Microtonal composer, hobo Harry Partch dies, San Diego, California.

1976 -- Outer Space: Paradise Found? Viking 2 soft lands in Utopia (Utopia Planitia) & returns photos (47.968ø N 225.71ø W).

1981 -- Poland: Revolting? Prison revolts, 150 escape.

1982 -- Source=Robert Braunwart The US [Music] Festival opens for three days, San Bernardino, Calif. 400,000 fans hear Fleetwood Mac, the Police, the Cars, the Talking Heads & the Grateful Dead, among other bands.

1983 -- Source=Robert Braunwart The Vatican criticizes Liberation Theology in the Third World.

1987 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Burundi: Military coup overthrows Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza.

1991 -- Filmmaker, propagandist Frank Capra dies.

Poultry Packing Fire, Sue Coe illustration; source
1991 -- US: Twenty five workers die in a fire at the Imperial Food processing plant, Hamlet, North Carolina. 19 were single mothers.

A nonunion plant, it had not been inspected by federal or state agencies in 11 years. Despite three minor fires earlier this year, despite obvious danger, fire exits remained locked. One of the worst disasters of its kind, reminiscent of the NY Triangle Shirt Factory fire in early 1900s.

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1991 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Wanda Holloway is convicted of trying to kill her neighbor to improve her daughter's chance to make the high-school cheerleading squad, Texass.

1992 -- David Bowie appears on the cover of Architectural Digest, the first human to do so in four years. He tells the magazine that, "my ambition is to make music so uncompromising that I will have no audience left."
David Bowie: Friend or Foe?

1993 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Brazil: Five military police arrested for the massacre of 21 in a Rio slum.

1996 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Iraq: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader US President Clinton attacks with cruise missiles.

1997 -- Turkey: Kurdish Peace Train demonstration broken up by police in Istanbul.

Jacob Lawrence Orosco
1997 -- US: Jacob Lawrence Orosco (1980-1997) dies. Gay teen driven to suicide by bigots. A founding member of the East High Gay/Straight Alliance in Salt Lake City, Utah. "The Silence is Deafening"...

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1999 -- US: "Theft Bust Shuts Down Pirate Radio Station" — APB News
Source: [Pirate Radio Kiosk]

2001 -- Source=Robert Braunwart South Africa: US & Israel walk out on the UN's conference on racism.

2001 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Australia: Government says it used the bones of 21,830 dead Australians in a nuclear radiation study without the consent of relatives, 1957-78.

2002 -- Source=Robert Braunwart China: News reports China has blocked access to Internet search engine Google (-Sept. 12).

2003 -- Thousands log on to blow up virtual Bush... We wait with bated breath for the FBI to arrest these thousands, especially the FedGov employees booming him to bits....

This online game, pitting defecating peace doves (the player) against American President George Dubya Bush, is attracting thousands of plays a day, including American government departments.

Launched last week by the South African student website "GET A LIFE."

"We're able to monitor where hits are coming from," says Andy Hadfield of gAL. He adds "The game is very popular in Germany, England, South Africa & France."

"It's also clear that some hits are coming from American government departments including intelligence agencies; we haven't recorded anything yet though from the White House."

You win when Bush explodes into a nuclear mushroom, & lose if Rumsfeld's missiles hit your poopy dove once too often:

3000 --

How many of you are there?

A few more than the original guerrilla nucleus in the Sierra Madre, but with fewer weapons.

A few less than the delegates in London in 1864 who founded the International Workingmen’s Association, but with a more coherent program.

As unyielding as the Greeks at Thermopylae (“Passerby, go tell them at Lacedaemon...”), but with a brighter future.


Video Games
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