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Vanguard Korean surrealist poet, street rebel.
GRECIAN NEW YEAR 2307.
BYZANTINE NEW YEAR 7504.
Kisar Island, Indonesia: FEAST OF URU-WADU, the Primal Couple.
Nicaragua: BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO DAY. Commemorates 1856 battle between US "filibuster" William Walker, then president & self-styled emperor of Nicaragua who hoped to join Nicaragua to the US as a slave state, & a band of natives armed with sticks, stones, & few rifles. Walker lost.
England: NUTTING DAY: Day off for all to gather nuts (traditional & moveable since it depends on when the nuts are ripe). According to custom, young women who go nutting are in danger of premature pregnancy, nuts being associated with fertility; more likely, nutting days afford occasions for outdoor lovemaking.
1321 -- Mere hours after finishing the Paradiso, Dante, 56, dies today (or yesterday, exact day remains unknown) in Ravenna of malaria.
"Yo, Dan, just give a look at this repulsive creature
Fraud, the wall-buster; He's the prime polluter."
— Carolyn Kizer, "In Hell with Virg & Dan,"
[Her version of Dante's Canto VXII, was rejected
from the Ecco Press's volume of contemporary poets' translations
of The Inferno for "not fitting in."
[Fits the Bleed just dandy, thank you!]
The Congress of the future republic: a nomadic, travelling Congress...It's deputies sleep on the ground & eat the ration of soldiers.
thought crimesKorean surrealist poet & social rebel Yi Sang lives, Seoul. Arrested on charges of "thought crimes" while visiting Japan, he died in prison in 1937 at the age of 27.
Nouveau roman includes Alain Robbe-Grillet, Claude Simon, Marguerite Duras, & Nathalie Sarraute.
Daily Bleed Saint, 2003
Vanguard modern dancer, international cultural icon.
"To dance is to live."
Labor union organizers appear in Gastonia, Carolina. The textile mill workers there eagerly flock to the union, but when the mil owners refuse to recognize the union, a strike breaks out in June of this year.
Prominent on the union picket lines is Ella May Wiggins, a 29-year-old mother of nine children who had been working the night shift at one of the mills. When some of her children come down with whooping cough, Ella May asks the mill foreman to put her on the day shift so she can care for her sick babies. The foreman refuses & Ella May is forced to quit her job.
With no money for medicine, four of her children die. From this point on, she becomes a militant in the strike movement. Her songs, with the older melancholy of mountain ballads, help cheer on fellow picketers.
1930 -- Germany: Nelle elezioni in Germania i nazional socialisti passano da 12 a 107 deputati e i comunisti da 15 a 77 deputati. Il successo di questi due partiti è celebrato dal 'Foglio d'ordini' del partito nazionale fascista con queste parole : "Le generazioni del XX secolo sono affascinate da soli due nuovi sistemi politici esistenti nel mondo : il fascismo e il bolscevismo." Varianti omologhe, si potrebbe aggiungere, di un unico sistema politico : lo statismo.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1931 -- Author Ivan Klima lives.
Klíma was visiting London, his "favourite foreign city," in August 1968 when Soviet tanks rolled into Prague. As a quarter of a million Czechoslovaks, including fellow writers Milan Kundera & Josef Skvorecky, fled into exile, he explained his return home by saying "most of London's street names have no associations for me."
His writings were banned for 20 years.
1939 -- Tunisia: Nicolò (Nicolantonio) Converti (1855-1939) dies, in Tunis. Medical doctor, anarchist, anti-fascist. Eulogized by the anarchist Sapelli, the entire anti-fascist community of Tunisia turned out as one to salute him.
1940 -- US: First peacetime draft in America is initiated.
1948 -- Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater.
1950 -- John Steptoe, illustrator, lives.
1955 -- Little Richard records "Tutti Frutti."
The Vice President is expected to make a full recovery.
"His mind is quotation marks
with nothing inside them."
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy."
—Tom Waits, among many others.
Way too late! Dr. Egon Muniz won the Nobel Prize (Medicine) in 1936 for this wonderful discovery. You could look it up.
I have a paper I edited lying around somewhere documenting the particularly sexist & racist application of this procedure in the US — through the decades, the operation was performed on twice as many women as men, even though the "diagnosis" for which it was supposed to be the cure "evolved" from obsessive-compulsive, through schiz & manic-depressive.
I would go along with Tom Waits...
— Bleedster Ruhama V.
Sorry! It should have read: First political prefrontal lobotomy performed, which if you consider US history from that point on ... really explains a lot.
— HemoMeister Rick (who is to blame for both errors in the Daily Bleed)
1959 -- Outer Space: Soviet probe Lunik II became the first human-made object ever to touch the lunar surface.
1959 -- US: Landrum-Griffin Act passed, further limiting trade union activities in the nation.
1963 -- No Yer ABCs?: Due to pressure from folksingers boycotting television's "hootenanny" program, ABC invites Pete Seeger to appear on the show — only if he'll sign an oath of loyalty to the US. He doesn't & ABC extends its blacklist/ban on the outspoken leftist musician.
1966 -- US: Ronnie Reagan says "If you've seen one [tree] you've seen them all." This is the same clown some other clowns in Los Angeles try to rename a national forest after. (The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors sought to rename Angeles National Forest the "Reagan National Forest" in 1986.)
1968 -- Vietnam: Four hundred Viet Cong killed in 24-hour battle.
1968 -- US: Forty oversea officials of the United States Information Agency are required to attend a concert in Washington D.C. by Blood, Sweat & Tears. It's part of the USIA's program to acquaint its overseas staff with cultural developments in the homeland.
1970 -- US: Queens fireman Gary Muhrucke of the Millrose Athletic Association wins the first NY City Marathon, completing the 26 mile, 385-yard course in two hours, 31 minutes, & 38 seconds. The original Marathon consisted of four laps around Central Park, but is later changed to run from Staten Island to Central Park.
1971 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Dick M Nixon tells creepy Haldeman:
"What about the rich Jews? The IRS is full of Jews, Bob... Go after 'em like a son-of-a-bitch!"
1972 -- US: On Strike? Senate approves US-Soviet "freeze" of offensive nuclear arsenals.
1973 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Dick M Nixon signs into law a measure lifting pro football's blackout. The greatest accomplishment of the Nixon reign of terror, enacted against the objections of the CIA-FBI who argued Ameerica's enemies would use the top-secret information gleaned to topple the American Way of Life.
England: Dafydd Ladd & Michael Tristram arrested in Bristol, charged with three attacks on Portuguese vice-consulates in Bristol & Cardiff (Wales), & outside the British Army Officers Club at Aldershot, claimed by a group calling itself "Freedom Fighters for All," but manifestly part of the same spontaneous wave of actions during this period. In February 1974 Ladd is sentenced to seven years, Tristram to six.
1979 -- US: Theodore Coombs completes 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to New York City & back to Yates Center, Kansas.
1982 -- At 49, "literary outlaw," critic, poet, novelist John Gardner (Nickel Mountain; Sunlight Dialogues) dies in a motorcycle crash in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.
1982 -- US: Wisconsin becomes first state to support nuclear freeze referendum.
1982 -- Cindy Nicholas of Canada makes her 19th swim of the English Channel.
1983 -- US: House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner. Later studies indicate Russian charges the US was using the passenger liner as a spy plane are probably true.
1985 -- Israel: US TOW antitank missiles sent to Iran by Israel in Iran-Contra Deal. Part of the Ronnie Reagan regime's illegal activities involving his "shadow" government; publicly & sanctimoniously he was denouncing other governments for having any relations with this axis of evil.
Julian Beck dies. Cofounder of the infamous Living Theatre, along with his partner Judith Malina.
Beck wrote & directed many plays throughout the course of his life. Julian led massive political demonstrations in NY in the 60s. All were involving peace. Julian Beck was a lifelong poet & anarchist.
"I CALL FOR A THEATRE IN WHICH THE ACTORS ARE LIKE VICTIMS BURNING AT THE STAKE, SIGNALLING THROUGH THE FLAMES." — Antonin Artaud
Julian published several books including: Poetry: Songs of the Revolution 1-35 (1963); 21 Songs of the Revolution (1969); Songs of the Revolution 36-89 (1974). See also his book, The Life of the Theatre (City Lights Books, 1972).
1986 -- US: Sitting on a couch in the White House living quarters, the Reagans, in their first joint address, urge a "national crusade" against the "cancer of drugs." Afterward, the President — who will cut funding for anti-drug programs as soon as the election is over — squeezes his wife's hand reassuringly.
1990 -- US: Pentagon announces $20 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia.
1991 -- US & Soviet Union sign an agreement calling for an end to all outside military assistance to warring factions in Afghanistan.
In 1978, Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in support of a Marxist coup, but were met with unanticipated resistance from the conservative Muslim opposition. Afghan tribesmen, calling themselves "holy warriors," fought a fierce & bloody guerrilla war against the Soviets. The anti-Soviet factions, bolstered by military arms aid from the US & other sources, eventually forced Soviet withdrawal in 1989.
1991 -- South African government, African National Congress & Inkatha Freedom Party sign the National Peace Accord, leading to multi-racial elections & the end of South Africa's apartheid system in 1994.
2001 -- US: Berkeley Critical Mass bike ride.
“If you want free speech you can go down to a street corner & shout.”
— Jim Olson, owner of Humboldt Internet, September 26, 2001
On September 14, 2001, three days after the WTC attack, the owner of the humboldt1.com ISP summarily deleted the original American Terrorism website. When informed that he was suppressing online free speech, he offered the helpful advice above.
Launched: May, 2000 — Torpedoed: September 14, 2001 R.I.P.
Toppled from Topcities.com: February 15, 2002
Axed by Angelfire.com: December 13, 2001
Stifled by Tripod.com: October 18, 2001
Axed in 2005 or 2006
The University of California, long known as an august defender of Free Speech (see Free Speech Movement), began attacking & attempting to censor the Burn! site at its San Diego campus for providing informational links to terrorist sites (know your enemy!). The Burn! site also provides many other graphic, historical & informational pages which the University has tried to censor in previous years. In the summer of 2003, while students are away, all of these sites are permanently shut down.
“Lycos [Tripod & Angelfire, free (sic) web page servers]... reserves the right to
terminate any user’s access to the Lycos Network...for
any reason or for no reason at all, in Lycos’ sole
discretion, without prior notice, or any notice.”
Illustration by Peter Kuper
Someone has gone to much effort to save & republish the materials presented at American State Terrorism website, http://911review.org/Wiki/AmericanStateTerrorism.shtml
A raft lands in BolognaBiennale d'Arte & Anarchia 2001
In Bologna, Italy.
Involves Rino De Michele, a very active anarchist,
anti-commercial mail art / installation / collage artist,
involved with ApARTe° magazine, the founding of this event
& many similar cultural activities.
2003 -- US:
Revolutionary Soccer Tournament Cup Bay Area, Game 2!
An Anti-Imperialist Soccer Match... Because Imperialism is Off-Sides! Communists Vs. Anarchists!
"Language is a virus..."
"We must find out what words are
& how they function.
They become images when written down,
but images of words repeated in the mind
& not of the image of the thing itself."
— Billy Burroughs
anti-CopyRite 1997-3000, more or less
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