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GIL J. WOLMAN
French lettrist & situationist theorist.
Wobbly martyr of American Zerowork movement.
NEW YEARS DAY: in the ancient Sumerian calendar; celebrated with a festival to the Goddesses Ishatar & Astarte.
Libya: EXPULSION OF FASCIST SETTLERS DAY.
Nottinghamshire, England: 700-year old, 3-day GOOSE FAIR opens.
-3761 -- [BCE] -- Epoch (starting point) for Jewish chronology.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
1571 -- Future novelist Miguel de Cervantes is wounded three times while fighting in the naval Battle of Lepanto.
1719 -- Pirated installment of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe appears, the first novel to be serialized.
1737 -- India: 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft & kill 300,000, Bengal.
1849 -- Edgar Allan Poe dies in Baltimore at age 40, saying "Lord, help my poor soul."
‘Quoth the Raven,“Nevermore”’
1849 -- James Whitcomb Riley, poet, lives. "My work did itself. I'm only the willer bark through which the whistle comes."
1864 -- France: Victor Barrucand lives, à Poitiers. Poète, musicien, journaliste et écrivain; d'abord militant anarchiste puis fédéraliste et enfin humaniste bourgeois, défenseur des droits des musulmans algériens.
1879 -- Sweden: Joe Hill lives! in Gàule. Labor martyr executed by state of Utah, the famous Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) labor songster/organizer. Workman, popular singer, poet, anarchist trade union militant.
I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night
Alive as you & me
Says I, 'But Joe, you're ten years dead,'
'I never died,' says he.
"Joe Hill ain't dead,' he says to me.
'Joe Hill ain't never died,
Where workingmen are out on strike
Joe Hill is at their side.'"
— From the song, "Joe Hill," by Alfred Hayes & Earl Robinson
Inspired many attempts to portray Hill's life in different media over the years: biographies, novels, songs, plays, & movies have been written. "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night" is a folk song of enduring quality & has even spun off similar songs.
Joe Hill became a martyr upon his execution. Efforts by Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Woodrow Wilson, the government of Sweden, & many prominent Americans to get him a new trial failed. On the eve of his execution, Hill telegraphed Big Bill Haywood, head of the IWW:
"With regard to intellectual creation the revolution must from the very beginning establish & assure an anarchist regime of individual liberty."
— Leon Trotsky & André Breton "At last the Soviet government, with an iron broom, has rid Russia of Anarchism."
— Leon Trotsky
Heir apparent to Lenin's throne, Trotsky lost the power struggle when Stalin outsmarted him. Exiled & later assassinated by one of Uncle Joe's agents. Known as the "Red Butcher" for his orders to kill Mahknovist anarchists in the Ukraine & the Kronstadt sailors in 1917 & others.
The Makhnovists rejected the Bolshevik corruption of the Soviets & instead proposed "the free & completely independent soviet system of working people without authorities & their arbitrary laws."
— Peter Arshinov, History of the Makhnovist Movement
|Mexico:||Death threats received by Ricardo & Jesus Flores Magón, who are jailed. This period also marks the first forced suspension of their publication "Regeneración".
anarquía Octubre Amenazas de muerte a Ricardo y Jesús Flores Magón, que están encarcelados. Fin de la primera época de
See "Regeneración y Otros órganos de la Prensa Magonista,"
Nicolas Thomassin supported Jean Baptiste Clement for legislative election in 1884, lost his job & became a news vendor for "Le père Peinard" & "La révolte." He founded the anarchist groups "Les sans Patrie" & "Les deshérités de Nouzon" in 1891 — which resulted in police harassment & numerous arrests. In 1916, Thomassin was still listed as a subscriber to "Cubilot ," published by the libertarian colony of Aiglemont.
H. G. Wells was torn between two visions...one of salvation & one of doom. He was so obsessed with the future he invented a time machine to take him there.
Francesc Capistrón "Xiquet," president of the Sindicato de Vaqueros, & Victoriano Abarca of the Barcelona Sindicato del Metal de la CNT, are cut down by pistoleros del Libre (goon squads supported by big business & the Catholic Church). Also today cenetista Pedro Antonio Carranza is arrested & held for nearly three months before learning he is in jail for "injurias a la Guardia Civil" (insulting the hated Civil Guard).
|Nicolas Lazarevitch & Alexis Maslov are arrested for belonging to a criminal workers' organization. Both were active this past summer in Moscow with an anarcho-syndicalist group publishing "Dynamo". Maslov is sent to the camp at Urda & Lazarevitch is imprisoned for nearly three years (Lubianka, Butyrki, Souzdal, & Vladimir prison), before a campaign gains his deportation in 1926.|
"Humanity is estranged from its authentic possibilities."
— R.D. Laing, introduction to Politics of Experience
"In the context of our present pervasive madness, sanity, freedom, all our frames of reference are ambiguous & equivocal."
"Making petrified conditions dance by singing them their own tune . . . . .
Don't call us, do it yourself!"
B U R E A U O F P U B L I C S E C R E T S
Involved with the review "L'action d'art," an organizer with the CGTU, involved in "Libertaire" & "La revue anarchiste." Broke with anarchism to become a "true Communist."
[Details / context]
American labor activist, writer, poet, printer, anarchist, dies. Deeply influenced by Josiah Warren, Benjamin Tucker, & Proudhon. The largest labor & radical library (The Labadie Collection) in the US is named in his honor.
— Imamu Amiri Baraka
In 1958 Baraka founded Totem Press. In Harlem he established the Black Arts Repertory Theatre. Co-editor with Beat poet Diane Di Prima of Floating Bear. His poems reflect an interest in music, & he wrote Black Music (1968), Blues People & The Music: Reflections on Jazz & Blues (1987). After 1974 his political ideology had him advocating the overthrow of capitalist system, black or white.
|Simão Rodovich, discovering the fascists are armed with machine guns to counter the antifascists, gets into an enormous shoot out that leaves six people dead.|
Achieved his greatest success with novels based upon historical events, including The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (1972), based on a revolt of Aborigines in 1900, & Schindler's List (1982), about a German industrialist who saved the Jews assigned to work in his factory during WWII. Both were made into films.
Lesbian novelist of new identities & new realities; Daily Bleed Patron Saint 1998.
"Six poets at the Six Gallery. Kenneth Rexroth, M.C. Remarkable collection of angels all gathered at once in the same spot. Wine, music, dancing girls, serious poetry, free satori. Small collection for wine & postcards. Charming event."
— from postcard printed by Allen Ginsberg to publicize 1955 Six Gallery Reading
Much legend surrounds this event, which took place on October 7, 1955, though the date is sometimes given as October 13
On-stage, the poets were seated in a semicircle behind the podium. Kenneth Rexroth, dressed in a bow tie & a cutaway pinstripe suit, opened the evening with a few brief introductory remarks. Taking notice of the mixture of literary & political interests represented by those in attendance as well as by those on-stage, Rexroth compared the climate of San Francisco to that of Barcelona at the time of the Spanish anarchists, where culture survived despite an oppressive national political environment.
Also in attendance was Will Petersen
1957 -- England: Fire in the Windscale plutonium production reactor north of Liverpool, spread radioactive material throughout the countryside.
A radioactive cloud was released, the public was told it would go out to sea, but temperature inversion caused the cloud to cover a good part of Britain. Possibly one of closest events to a 'china syndrome' ever. In 1983, the government said 39 people probably died of cancer as a result. All the facts may yet be undisclosed.
1958 -- Spencer Tracy movie "The Old Man & the Sea" premiers.
1959 -- Outer Space: Far side of Moon seen for first time, compliments of USSR's Luna 3.
1960 -- France: Hands off Alexander Trocchi, English-language tract protesting Alexander Trocchi's arrest in the US, signed by Guy Debord, Jacqueline de Jong & Asger Jorn, Paris.
Encontro dos Libertários Espanhóis Exilados; Rubino de Oliveira, 85, 7 e 8 de outubro de 1961. Estiveram presentes anarquistas brasileiros e exilados da CNT e da FFLL.
São Paulo, Brazil
October 7-8, 1961
Gathering of exiled Spanish libertarians & Brazilian anarchists, at the Centro de Cultura Social. Spanish exiles include members of the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) & the FFLL.
Source: [Movimento Anarquista no Brasil]
1963 -- US: Government awards $750,000 to Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation as payment for land previously stolen.
1964 -- US: LBJ adviser Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Walter Jenkins is arrested for sex in a Washington DC YMCA men's room.
1964 -- Canada: FLQ members Gabriel Hudon & Raymond Villeneuve are sentenced to 12 years each for terrorism, Georges Schoeters gets 10, Quebec.
1965 -- Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups. Auntie Dave, that sexist pig, in an unguarded moment, reveals in an interview with himself, that he prefers pin-ups to push-ups.
1966 -- Jim Kweskin Jug Band, Big Brother, & Electric Train at the Avalon Ballroom in Frisco, California.
1967 -- Japan: Nationwide demonstrations & riots begin against Viet Nam War & government policies.
1969 -- US: Haymarket statue (memorial to cops slain who fired on workers in 1886) in Chicago bombed. (or yesterday?)
"Every anarchist hole was entered & the assassins in some instances were dragged from their beds."
1969 -- US: PAT? Black football players at the University of Wyoming are kicked off the team for protesting against them Mormons from Utah state's segregated Brigham Young University.
1970 -- Australia: Draft Resistor's Union underground network becomes operational.
1970 -- BOAC Air terminal at Victoria, booby trap hand grenade found.
1974 -- US: Willie? Washington, D.C. police stop the car of Representative Wilbur Mills, chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, at the Tidal Basin, finding him "intoxicated, scratched, & bleeding." While questioning him, Annabel Battistella, a stripper who known as "Fanne Fox, the Argentine Firecracker," jumps out of his car & leaps into the water.
1975 -- No Joint?: John Lennon wins his lengthy 3-year fight to stay in the US when the US Court of Appeals in NY rules that his 1968 arrest in Britain for possession of marijuana was contrary to US ideas of due process & is invalid as a means of banishing him from America. (or 1974?)
1979 -- US: 2,500 anti-nuke demonstrators attempt to occupy two nuclear plants under construction at Seabrook, New Hampshire.
1984 -- Philippines: More Shoes Than Imelda?: 20,000 march against Marcos dictatorship, Manila.
In 1986 Imelda Marcos revealed the reason there were so many shoes (thousands) in her closets:
"Everybody kept their shoes there.
The maids ... everybody."
1985 -- US: People for Ethical Treatment of Animals erects giant rabbit banner near the Capitol to protest testing of cosmetics on rabbits.
1987 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Religious Whacko Pat Robertson acknowledges a Wall Street Journal report that he's been less than candid about his wedding date, & that his first child was born only 10 weeks after his marriage. Complains the candidate, "I have never had this kind of precision demanded of me before."
1989 -- US: Housing Now! march in Washington DC draws 200,000.
There are lots more people in the House. I don't know how many exactly — I never counted but at least a couple hundred.
— future American President Dano Quayle, explaining the difference between the House & the Senate.
1989 -- England: Anarchist Book Fair, London. Held annually, & still going strong in 2012.
1990 -- US: Justice Department reports US prison population doubled in the last 10 years. Worst in the Western World, last we heard, over 3% of the population in jail or in the corrections system. By 2006 it has reputedly added 16,000 to its secret prisons around the globe.
1990 -- Palestine: Israeli security forces raid Gaza City mosque & steal Islamic writings.
1991 -- US: Reagan official Elliott Abrams pleads guilty to Iran-contra crimes.
1991 -- US: Jackson Browne, James Taylor & Bruce Cockburn headline a NY concert to protest the James Bay Two hydroelectric project in northern Quebec.
1993 -- Guatemala: A mass grave of 150 women & children murdered by the US-supported & trained Guatemalan army is opened.
US government documents released in 1999 describe in chilling detail, often in cold bureaucratic language, how American advisers & their Cold War obsession spurred on the killings & hid the horrible secrets.
In the 1980s, the Guatemalan army escalated its slaughter of political dissidents & their suspected supporters to unprecedented levels.
1993 -- US: Demonstration & book burning are held to protest the donation of two gay-themed books to 42 Kansas City, Mo. high schools.
1995 -- China: Painting "Chairman Mao Goes to Anyuan" is auctioned for $662,810. Who needs Andy Warhol?
1998 -- Russia: Hundreds of thousands of Russians demonstrate against Beloved & Respected Comrade Boris Yeltsin.
1999 -- Novelist Carlos Fuentes receives the Belisario Dominguez award from the Mexican Senate.
2001 -- US: Missles unleased on Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden & the ruling Taliban.
2002 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader George Dubya says Iraq "possesses & produces chemical & biological weapons,", in Cincinnati. This was not a lie, only a slip of the tongue, having meant the US, not Iraq.
2002 -- Palestine: An Israeli missile kills 10 Palestinians in a crowd, Gaza Strip.
2010 -- Perúvian-Spanish writer Mario Vargas Llosa wins the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature.
"The world at once present & absent which the spectacle makes visible is the world of the commodity dominating all that is lived.
The world of the commodity is thus shown for what it is, because its movement is identical to the estrangement of men among themselves & in relation to their global product."
— Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle
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