Our Daily Bleed...
"Unscrew the locks from the doors!
Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!"
— Allen Ginsberg (via Walt Whitman)
Méxican Muralist, did a nice painting of Zapata.
Pataphysician, forerunner of Dada & surrealism.
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY.
Marquesas, Polynesia: FEAST OF PAPA-IEA, God of Kava Drinking.
1100 -- Clement III, first antipope, dies.
1474 -- Ludovico Ariosto lives. Italian poet, remembered primarily for his Orlando Furioso, the most celebrated narrative poem of the Italian high Renaissance.
1522 -- The Victoria is the first ship ever to encircle the globe. It reached port without its captain, Magellan, who died en route in the Philippines.
One of Ferdinand Magellan's five ships returns to Spain, thus completing the first successful circumnavigation of the world. Magellan, a Portuguese navigator employed by Spain, set out from Seville three years ago with 265 men. Only 15 survived the journey. Magellan himself was killed in the Philippines, stomped by angry natives for cheating at poker. He'd played the same straight three times. Thusly did the Magellan Straits get their name.
1565 -- Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese & Knights of St. John.
1760 -- Canada: The Capitulation of Montreal. British give Indians right to remain on lands they occupy, recognizing previous French agreements.
1763 -- Stepan Glotlov lands on Kodiak Island, Alaska, attempts to persuade natives to pay tribute to Imperial government. They refuse & attack the Russians.
1784 -- Shaker Mother Ann Lee dies.
1797 -- México: San Fernando Mission, California established near a village of Anchois Indians that has since been replaced by strip malls.
1830 -- Frédéric Mistral lives, Maillane, France. French poet, leader of the 19th-century revival of Provençal language & literature. Shares the Nobel Prize in 1904 with José Echegaray for his contributions in literature & philology.
1837 -- Poet Joaquin Miller lives. Born Cincinnatus Hiner Miller, the name Joaquin was adapted from the legendary California bandit, Joaquin Murietta, whose legend in California is often equated with the legend of Robin Hood.
Another scene, another sound —
Sharp shots are fretting through the air,
Red knives are flashing everywhere,
And here & there the yellow flood
Is purpled with warm smoking blood....
1858 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Abe Lincoln makes a speech about when you can fool people.
Pataphysician, proto-Surrealist poet & playwright Alfred Jarry (Ubu Roi) lives, Laval in Brittany, France.
1873 -- Italy: Santo Geronimo Caserio (Sante Jeronimo) lives (1873-1894). Italian anarchist who killed Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader French President Sadi Carnot in an act of revenge (for the execution of Auguste Vaillant). Caserio was executed on August 16, 1894.
See the Italian song, L'interrogatorio di Sante Caserio
Switzerland: Geneva tea lloc 6è Congrés of fracció Marxist of l'AIT, from the 8th to the 13th. This follows upon the conclusion of the Congrés of fracció Bakuninista of l'AIT, held from 1st to the 7th.
[Source: Congressos Obrers]
The Belgian Federal Council, because of various arrests, proposed to invite the Jurassian Federation to convene the general congress — hence the Geneva Congress held in September, 1873.
1878 -- France: Charles Henri Jean, aka Charles d'Avray, lives (1878-1960). Poète et chansonnier anarchiste; à Sèvres décédé le 7 Novembre 1960 à Paris XXe, il est enterré au cimetière du Père-Lachaise.
En 1950 dans Histoire du Mouvement Anarchiste en France, Jean Maitron, grand historien du mouvement ouvrier français, écrivait:
Charles d'Avray se rallia à l'Anarchisme au moment de l'Affaire Dreyfus et décida de se servir de la chanson "afin de mieux faire connaître l'Idéal anarchiste"...
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1883 -- US: Sitting Bull, main chief of the Sioux tribes, delivers a speech insulting & making fools of US authorities to great applause.
Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyotake), whose position was being bypassed by US authorities because he firmly stood against the robbery of the native peoples, spoke at the celebration of the driving of the last spike in the Northern Pacific railroad joining with the transcontinental system. He delivered the speech in his Sioux language, departing from a speech originally prepared with an army translator.
Denouncing the US government, settlers & army, the listeners thought he was delivering a speech of welcome & praise. While giving the speech Sitting Bull paused for applause periodically, bowed, smiled & continued insulting & making asses of the audience & US authorities as the translator delivered the original address.
1886 -- Siegfried Sassoon, poet, lives, London.
1895 -- France: Congrès national du POF tenu à Romilly.
"Tea for Texass,
Tea for Thelma,
Tea for Ice-Tea, gonna be the death of me..."
— Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933)
1901 -- US: Kansas anarchists, proving they are not quite easy in their minds, hold a jubilation meeting in Chicopee coal mine.
Anarchists are reported celebrating the assassination of McKinley, at both Chicopee & Frontenac, small towns 100 miles east of Wichita.
Another celebration is also reportedly held at Guffey's Hollow near McKeesport, Pa.: "While all the world is waiting with bowed head & heaving breast for the latest news from the bedside of the beloved President...
"Guffey's Hollow is the home of one of the largest, if not the largest, regularly organized groups, of anarchists in the United States. More than 200 Italian coal miners are drinking in the doctrines of anarchy here..."
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1901 -- Francisco Ferrer, Spanish anarchist educator & bane of the ruling powers (who had him murdered in 1909), opens the libertarian Escuela Moderna in Barcelona, Spain.
Other Modern Schools are founded in the US, whose alumni include Man Ray & Alfred Levitt.
Modern Schools were also founded in Britain, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan &, on the greatest scale, in the USA.
Image: Flavio Costantini, "Murder of Ferrer"
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1902 -- Italy: Repressione a Candela (Foggia) di una manifestazione contro il fiscalismo e gli abusi amministrativi : in totale cinque morti e dieci feriti dalle due parti.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1909 -- US: Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) strikers at the Pressed Steel Car Plant in McKees Rock, Pennsylvania, force management to improve shop conditions, hike wages by 15%, & drop a "pool system."
This follows a hard won battle; police attacked pickets & a July battle prompted the Wobblies to take charge, & on August 23rd 11 people were killed when a deputy opened fire on strikers on a streetcar.
1909 -- US: Unable to secure a lecture hall in Worcester, Massachusetts, Emma Goldman is invited to speak on the private property of Reverend Eliot White.
1911 -- Euell Gibbons, stalker of the Vicious Wild Asparagus, lives, Clarksville, Texass.
1911 -- Spain: Opening of the founding congress of the Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo (C.N.T.) in Barcelona. Nearly 100 delegates take two days to draw up the framework for this anarcho-syndicalist organization.
See Robert Kern, Red Years, Black Years: A Political History of Spanish Anarchism, 1911-1937, p25. SEE BLEEDWORK FOR FULL ENTRY placeholder Casi un año más tarde, los días 8 al 10 de septiembre / SEPTEMBER de 1911 la CNT celebraba en Barcelona su primer congreso, pero inmediatamente la CNT entra en su primera clandestinidad, el 16 de septiembre / SEPTEMBER de 1911 cuando debía celebrar un Miting en el teatro de la Marina, - donde tiene previsto solidarizarse con la huelga General que en aquellos momentos se estaba viviendo en Bilbao- prohibiéndose el acto y a la organización convocante, la CNT, por orden del Gobernador Portela Valladares, fueron detenidos sus principales militantes (3), y otros deberán partir hacía el exilio en Francia.
1912 -- México: Supposed inauguration of the Escuela Racionalista (Rationalist School).
Source: [Casa Obrero Mundial]
1913 -- Brazil: Second National Labor Congress, Río de Janeiro, September 8-13th.
Anarchist workers & anarcho-syndicalists hold 12 sessions at Centro Cosmopolita, debating 24 items with the presence of 117 delegates from eight states, including two state federacies, five local federacies, 52 unions & four libertarian periodicals.
-- 8 a 13 de setembro de 1913 septiembre list of anarchist congresses 2º Congreso de Trabajadores Brasileños (COB), Anarquista, Brasil anarcho-syndicalists, anarco-syndicalistas; source re edgard, www.manelaisa.com/texto/Articulos/PagArticulos4.htm
8 a 13 de setembro
Segundo Congresso, Confederação Operário Brasileiro (COB; Brazilian Labor Confederation) Centro Cosmopolita-- rua do Senado, 215. Ao todo os trabalhadores anarquistas e anarco-sindicalistas realizaram 12 sessões, debateram 24 temas com a presença de 117 delegados de 8 estados, sendo dois federações estaduais, cinco federações locais, 52 sindicatos e quatro jornais libertários. Edgard LeuenrothLevenroth, alt sp., but rarely, secretary.
Source: [Movimento Anarquista no Brasil]
1915 -- D. H. Lawrence watches a zeppelin raid on London:
"So it is the end — our world is gone, & we are like dust in the air."
1916 -- England: Death of Walter Roberts, first of 73 British WWI conscientious objectors (COs) to die as a result of their prison treatment.
1921 -- US: Margaret Gorman becomes the first Miss America.
1923 -- Spain: "Los Solidarios" members are discovered hiding out in an attic, setting off a two day daring escapade, out a window, fleeing by train & a long shoot-out. Some members make it to Basque country but Eusebio Brau & Torres Escartín, involved in the shootout, do not. PLACEHOLDER, NEED to do: convert translate following material anarchist, anarquistas & put in bleedref
hidden in the Attic, the sergeant accompanied by two numbers wants to verify the veracity of the information reason why he goes is this address, but he does not dare to conduct battle awaiting reinforcements, which makes possible that the members of "los Solidarios" can flee by a window. Narrow the police wall in the ovetense capital & on the following day the 9 of September/SEPTEMBER Eusebios Brau & Torres Escartín who had taken the train of Llanes, is seen by the Civil Guard. In spite of all Escartín & Brau they manage to jump of the train in march & undertake the fled one, settling down a shooting in which lengthy Brau & Torres Escartín will die. The others arrived at the Basque Country connecting with Zulueta & acquiring the armament, that now had to lead until Barcelona
El 8 de septiembre / SEPTEMBER el sargento de la Guardia Civil, Antonio Rodríguez recibe una delación sobre "los Solidarios" que los sitúa escondidos en la Buhardilla, el sargento acompañado de dos números quiere comprobar la veracidad de la información por lo que acude ha dicho domicilio, pero no se atreve a entrar en acción en espera de refuerzos, lo que posibilita que los miembros de "los Solidarios" puedan huir por una ventana.
El cerco policial se estrecho en la capital ovetense y al día siguiente 9 de septiembre / SEPTEMBER Eusebio Brau y Torres Escartín que habían cogido el tren de Llanes, son visto por la guardia civil . A pesar de todo Escartín y Brau logran saltar del tren en marcha y emprenden la huida, estableciéndose un tiroteo en el que morirá Brau y detenido Torres Escartín. Los demás llegaron al País Vasco conectando con Zulueta y adquiriendo el armamento, que ahora debían conducir hasta Barcelona.c //The 8 of September/SEPTEMBER the sergeant of the Civil Guard, Antonio Rodriguez receives a denunciation on "los Solidarios" that locates them hidden in the Attic, the sergeant accompanied by two numbers wants to verify the veracity of the information reason why he goes is this address, but he does not dare to conduct battle awaiting reinforcements, which makes possible that the members of "los Solidarios" can flee by a window. Narrow the police wall in the ovetense capital & on the following day the 9 of September/SEPTEMBER Eusebios Brau & Torres Escartín who had taken the train of Llanes, is seen by the Civil Guard. In spite of all Escartín & Brau they manage to jump of the train in march & undertake the fled one, settling down a shooting in which lengthy Brau & Torres Escartín will die. The others arrived at the Basque Country connecting with Zulueta & acquiring the armament, that now had to lead until Barcelona
1925 -- Film comic Peter Sellers (Dr. Strangelove) lives.
1926 -- Germany: Admitted to the League of Nations.
"Although the regionalism of Germany is difficult for Americans to fully appreciate, try to imagine NY's Ed Koch somehow getting elected Governor of Texass. Texicans turn up their noses at first but are elated when Koch rolls over Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico & Kansas....
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1930 -- Transparent cellophane tape on sale for first time.
1935 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Louisiana Senator Huey P. Long is shot to death in the corridor of the state capitol in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by Dr. Carl Austin Weiss, Jr., who is gunned down, in turn, by Long's bodyguards.
1940 -- Jack Prelutsky, poet, lives.
Source: 1992 peace calendar
1941 -- Norway: Workers strike against diversion of milk to military use by the Nazis.
1941 -- Russia: Hitler's 900 daze siege of Leningrad begins.
1943 -- Italy: Il capo del governo Pietro Badoglio non vuole annunciare l'avvenuta stipulazione dell'armistizio per paura di ritorsioni da parte dell'esercito tedesco. Ambiguità e doppio gioco continuano a imperare sovrani all'interno dello stato italiano. Nel pomeriggio (ore 16,30) Radio New York diffonde la notizia. Alle 19,45 Badoglio trova il coraggio di annunciare alla radio l'avvenuta firma dell'armistizio, dando solo vaghe indicazioni.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1944 -- Netherlands: The first German V-2 rockets are launched, landing at Chiswick in London, killing three people.
1945 -- Ron Pigpen McKernan, keyboardist, lives.
1947 -- Novelist/short story writer Ann Beattie lives, Washington, DC.
1949 -- México: Muralist José Clemente Orozco dies, México City.
1954 -- Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) established by the US & seven other nations — three of which are actually in Southeast Asia! (Pakistan, Thailand & the Philippines.)
1954 -- US: With a 3-2 count, baseball's Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls the next 14 pitches, then walks.
1961 -- David Evans, guitar player, lives. Edgy keyboardist of the Irish rock band U2.
1962 -- The novelty song "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett enters the Hot 100 at #85. He recorded it with sound effects: the creaky door opening is a nail being pulled from a piece of wood, the boiling cauldron is Pickett blowing bubbles into a cup of water with a straw & the chains are him moving chains up & down. He also did all the voices. The song makes it to Number One on October 20.
1965 -- US: Strike of Filipino & Mexican farmworkers against grape growers in Delano, California marks the beginning of a successful five-year strike by United Farm Workers throughout California.
United Farm Workers
1966 -- Outer Space: Star Trek appears on TV for the first time, as the first episode, Man Trap, airs on NBC.
1968 -- US: Huey Newton (head of the Black Panther Party) convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the killing an Oakland policeman.
1969 -- Alexandra David-Neel dies, just short of her 101st birthday. David-Neel was a prolific author, inveterate explorer & traveler, pioneer feminist, & an authority on Tibet.
Daily Bleed Saint, December 12. First woman explorer of Tibet & its mysteries. Successively & simultaneously anarchist, singer, feminist, explorer, writer, lecturer, photographer, buddhist, architect, mail artist, sanskrit grammarian & Centenarian.
"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys & whose emission was like that of horses. So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed & your young breasts fondled."
— Ezekiel 23:20-21
1970 -- England: The London home of Attorney General, Sir Peter Rawlinson, in Chelsea, is bombed. Again this goes unreported.
1971 -- US: Beginning of the Attica Prison revolt. Interracial uprising in NY lasting four days, with cooperation between prisoners of different racial & ethnic backgrounds, which is finally brutally suppressed by the state, with 41 left dead. The prisoners were unreasonably demanding improvements in their living & working conditions.
"A guy who rigs aluminum prices can get himself introduced by Georgie Jessel at $100 dollars a plate but stealing a can of beer can get you iced."
— Ishmael Reed, YELLOW BACK RADIO BROKE-DOWN
1974 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader US President Gerald Ford pardons "The Trickster" — Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Dick M "I am Not a Crook" — for any crimes he "committed or may have committed" while President.
"My conscience tells me it is my duty, not merely to proclaim domestic tranquillity but to use every means that I have to insure it. I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might & that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference."
1974 -- US: Evel Knieval attempts to jumps Snake River Canyon on a rocket motorcycle.
1976 -- China: Card-carrying Communist Mao Tse Tung dies. Or again tomorrow depending on international timeline. Painted the country red.
1976 -- England: Hull Prison Revolt. For four days in September 1976 [I can't find exact dates — ed.] prisoners take over three of the four wings of Hull prison.
Included Jake Prescott (in prison for his activities with the anarchist Angry Brigade). Their protests include conditions in prison workshops, where furniture is made for prisons in Iran. Thusly, rioting prisoners on the roof shout,
"Fuck the Shah of Iran!
Fuck the Shah of Iran!"
1977 -- Blacklisted film comedian Zero Mostel dies.
1978 -- Iran: 3,000 unarmed demonstrators killed by Shah's troops, Tehran.
1985 -- US: Theodore Streleski is freed from a California prison after serving seven years for beating a Stanford professor to death with a hammer. Explaining his lack of remorse, he says,
"I say Stanford treats students criminally. If I express remorse, I cut the ground out from under that argument. I would not only be a murderer but a dirty lying dog. I am a murderer. I am not a dirty lying dog."
1988 -- US: Four white supremacists plead guilty to plotting bombings, robberies & the murder of Morris Dees, Boise, Idaho.
1988 -- US: AC/DC? Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Dan Quayle declares that Republicans "understand the importance of bondage between parent & child."
1994 -- Germany: Festivities mark departure of US & NATO soldiers from Berlin.
2001 -- US:
"When the Layabouts play, people dance!!"
Dem anarchist lousy goodfernuthin Layabouts fail to Dally in the Ally, Motor City Michigan.
The event that never was...
"Scheduled to play...It rained on our parade.
We practiced so hard, only to be rained out ..."
2003 -- Canada: Exhibition: 8 September to 17 October 2003, based on "Terminations of View: A Series of Proposals" by Bernie Miller & Alan Tregebov.
2006 -- Canada: Victoria Anarchist Book Fair, kick off show tonight, bookfair September 9-10. Two shows on Saturday & Sunday as part of the celebrations! Including Hip Hop, Folk, Punk, & Metal. In case you like to read...
I have an exercise I learned from a Mafia Don in Ohio: see everybody on the street before they see you. It's quite interesting actually because, if you see everyone before they see you, they won't see you.
& then you'll find that somebody beat you.
— William S. Burroughs
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