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Daily Bleed: October 21: Ramón Jaume Mateu, Clement Duval, Jules Leauthier, Benoît Chevenet, Pierre Meyrveis & Edmond Marpaux, Armondo Borghi, Virgilia d'Andrea, Serge Livrozet, Ursula Le Guin, Germinal Esgleas, Anton Ciliga, Emma Goldman, Guy Debord; anarchico, anarchist, anarquista, anarchiste, What Happened on this day, in recovered history October 21

"Let there be joy in baseball again, like in the days when Babe Ruth chased an enemy sportswriter down the streets of Boston & ended up getting drunk with him on the waterfront & came back the next day munching on hotdogs & boomed homeruns to the glory of God."

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— Jack Kerouac, Escapade, July, 1959





OCTOBER 21

ANTE CILIGA
Croatian born Left-Communist, anti-Stalinist theorist.

Alternate Saint, from today's Jubilee Saints Calendar:

IBN AL-ARABI
Great 13th-century Andalusian Sufi shaykh prophet of the creative imagination.


BABBLING DAY.
"At last," says Jerry Silverman one year ago, "a day especially for BiblioSpamaroonies."

FESTIVAL OF PARLOR SHAMANISM.

Bush wave, animated


"I think we ought to close Halloween down. Do you want your children to dress up as witches? The Druids used to dress up like this when they were doing human sacrifice... [Your children] are acting out Satanic rituals & participating in it, & don't even realize it."

— Pat Robertson, famed religious whacko, "The 666 Club," 10/29/82

http://www.reocities.com/CapitolHill/7027/quotes.html




1421 -- Annihilation of Adamites, a millenialist, militant sect trying to establish god's kingdom on earth — where the chosen would never work & love would be free, in Bohemia.

Adamites called their church Paradise; condemned marriage & stripped naked while engaged in common worship. Similar groups appeared in Europe several times in later ages, & in Washington, DC (see below, 1967). In the 13th century they were revived in the Netherlands by the Brethren & Sisters of the Free Spirit, &, in the 14th by the Beghards in Germany. The Beghards became the Picards of Bohemia, took possession of an island in the river Nezarka, & practiced communism. Nearly exterminated in 1421. A brief revival took place in Bohemia after 1781 but these communistic Neo-Adamites were suppressed by force in 1849.


http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01135b.htm



1556 -- Beastie Boy?: Pietro Aretino, nearly expelled in 1538 for bestiality, dies in Venice. Wrote The Courtesan.


lightning
1663 -- US: Jesus Smokes 'em? John Harlow fined 50 lbs of tobacco for missing church in Warwick, Va.

Secondhand smoke is not a problem. If children don't like to be in a smoky room, they'll leave. (As for infants,) ... at some point, they crawl.

— Charles Harper, chairman, RJR Tobacco Company




1687 -- Poet Edmund Waller ("On a Girdle") lives, Coleshill, Hertfordshire. Joseph Addison noted he "has the best & worst verses of any among our great English poets."


1772 -- Romantic poet/critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge lives, Ottery St. Mary, Devon.

Before we take to sea we walk on land,

Before we create we must understand.




Jackie Chan, Martial Law
1789 -- Martial Law imposed in France.

(Inspiration for American TV series.
Sammo Hung is no Jackie Chan, but hey, for a fat guy...)





1792 -- Source=Robert Braunwart New Old World: William Broughton navigates up the Columbia River in Chatham & claims the area for Britain. (See also the 29th.)


1796 -- France: First parachute jump, from a balloon, Paris. (Don't know the result, probably don't want to know.)

O, gentlemen, the time of life is short!...

— Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I




1805 -- Battle of Trafalgar, where Nelson defeats Spain & France, establishes British naval supremacy (ie, terrorism, colonies, plunder) for the next century, then dies. With his last breath he sputters: "Blimey."

... & if we live, we live to tread on kings.

— Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I




1835 -- US: Blasphemy? Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison narrowly escapes death after being attacked by a Boston mob infuriated by his pronouncement that "all men are created equal." Apparently white guys aren't made that way in Boston.


1837 -- US: That's White of You?: At Fort Payton, Florida, 75 Seminole chiefs are captured & imprisoned by US during peace talks under a flag of truce.

Osceola masterminded successful battles against five baffled US generals intent on stealing their lands & sending the Seminoles to the paradise of Oklahoma. He & other chiefs are taken prisoner when US troops falsely claim they wanted a truce to talk peace — still today one of the blackest marks in American military history.

By 1858 most of the Seminole (meaning "wild people" or "runaway") tribe were either killed, surrendered, or were moved to the West, but 200 to 300 remained hidden in the Florida swamps. Today, more than 2,000 Seminoles live on six reservations in Florida. There was never a peace treaty signed & the Seminole have always been an independent nation.


http://www.indigenouspeople.net/osceola.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osceola



1865 -- George William Gordon, Jamaican national hero, wrongly arrested, sentenced to death.


1879 -- US: Nice Bulbs? Thomas Edison perfects the carbonized cotton filament light bulb.



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1888 -- Nice Knockers?: Spiritualist Margaret Fox confesses spirit rappings were a put-on.



anarchist
1894 -- French Guyana: Tonite a prison revolt breaks out in the French prison colony on the island of Saint-Joseph, organized by the quite large group of French anarchistes imprisoned there.

In September a guard killed the anarchiste convict François Briens, & tonite the guard is killed in revenge & three others stabbed. The revolt was quickly put down, & on the 22nd 11 convicts are killed.

Initial plans may have included the famed burglar Clément Duval, but he did not directly take part in it. He did, however, jot down the names of the anarchists among the dead...

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Guyane; Guiana


1904 -- Egypt: Isabelle Eberhardt dies in a flash flood in the desert at the age of 27. Swiss explorer & writer who lived & travelled extensively in North Africa dressed as man, using the name "Si Mahmoud Essadi." Daughter of the Armenian-born Alexandre Trophimowsky, an anarchist, ex-priest, & convert to Islam, Isabelle was an extremely liberated individual, rejecting conventional European morality in favor of her own path & that of Islam.

Daily Bleed Patron Saint, February 17
Feminist adventurer, she traveled the Islamic world dressed as a man.

Eberhardt died in 1904, in a flash flood in the Egyptian desert at the age of 27. Among her books, see The Oblivion Seeker & Departures: Selected Stories.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabelle_Eberhardt




1909 -- US: In a Free Speech fight, Emma Goldman loses in the "City of Brotherly Love."

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1910 -- France: Paul-Eugène Trouiller (or Troullier) sent to jail for carrying an illegal weapon.

Chat Noir black cat dingbat

Gardener, day laborer, jailbird, travelling singer...police deemed him a dangerous anarchist...
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1916 -- Austro-Hungarian Prime Minister Count Karl von Sturkh assassinated by anti-war socialist Friedrich Adler.
Source: [Calendar Riots]


1917 -- Jazz bop great Dizzy Gillespie lives, Cheraw, South Carolina, to praise "Salt Peanuts" & bend his trumpet. With Charlie Parker & Theolonius Monk, a founder of the revolutionary bebop movement.

Dizzy poster


http://www.dizzygillespie.com/


1918 -- Tap-Tap-Tap?: Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 minute.

"She looks like she just got laid," I said.

The E.R. team looked at me & then at mother & caught their breath. Her flowered housedress lay cut in half at her sides, her legs were splayed, her head was lolling off the gurney with her tongue dangling out, & she had a smile, something I had never seen on her face...



Hitler typewriter
http://web.archive.org...bostonreview.net/BR19.6/milkman.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/97nov/type.htm

This next week will be spent on the beach & on a range, firing 30 & 50 cal. machine guns & 37 & 40 mm cannon. The 50 fires around 600 shots a minute when it gets excited & has adjustments that can bring it down to a lackadaisical poop a second. The 37 mm throws a pretty good shell over a hundred times per minute. So there'll be a lot of pretty tracers to watch this week.


— Alfred de Grazia: August 1942, War Correspondence


anarchosyndicalist star
1920 -- Italy: About 25 delegates of the Unione Sindicale Italiana (USI, a syndicalist union 300,000 strong), meeting at Bologna, are all arrested in a body.

With the tide of fascism on the rise, this is part of a government crackdown against the union & numerous anarchist organizations & publications, resulting in the jailings of hundreds of activists. Among the jailed are Armando Borghi (General Secretary of the USI, his wife Virgilia d'Andrea, Errico Malatesta, & the editorial staff of newspaper Umanita Nova.

[Source: Max Nettlau, Errico Malatesta.]




1920 -- Spain: Cenetista Ramón Jaume Mateu is attacked by "Pistoleros del Libre" (rightwing assassins supported by anti-labor business & the Catholic Church). Attacks such as these against militant workers are common during this period in Spain.
http://www.veuobrera.org/00finest/920morts.htm
http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/sources.htm#BarcelonaCronica
El 21 de octubre los pistoleros del Libre atentan contra el cenetista Ramón Jaume Mateu; La CNT en la revolución española. Editorial Ruedo Ibérico. París, 1971


Passion of Sacco & Vanzetti excerpt, from Ben Shahn
1921 -- Massive demonstrations all over Europe in support of the anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti. In Paris 10,000 police & 18,000 soldiers attempt to control the crowds.

'The prosecution left a trail' of doctored eyewitness accounts, altered testimony & false ballistics reports. That trail appears to exonerate the victims while convicting the executioners.





Ursula LeGuin, anarchist
1929 -- Ursula Le Guin lives, Berkeley, California. Science fiction/fantasy novelist, anarchist, daughter of famed anthropologist Kroeber. Her books include The Dispossessed & The Left Hand of Darkness. One of the best modern science fiction & fantasy authors, a Grandmaster noted for her exemplary style & for her exploration of Taoist, anarchist, feminist, psychological & sociological themes.

Le Guin examines contemporary problems by recasting them in imagined worlds — for example, the possibility for a perfect anarchic society, in The Dispossessed, (1974); & life in an androgynous world, in The Left Hand of Darkness, (1969). She also wrote a wonderful fantasy series for children, the Earthsea trilogy, & has received many awards, including the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award for juvenile fiction (1968) & the National Book Award (1973) for the children's book The Farthest Shore. Her other works include poetry, stories (collected in The Wind's Twelve Quarters, 1975), essays on science fiction, & the novels Malafrena (1979) & The Compass Rose (1982).

"You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit or it is nowhere."

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed
http://www.ursulakleguin.com/




jail inmates
1933 -- US: Scottsboro Trial date set for November 27 in Decatur by Judge W. W. Callahan, Ku Kluxer. (Since April, Decatur has been scene of Negro terrorization: one lynched, two murdered, one railroaded to death sentence on faked rape charge.)
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam012.html



1936 -- Spain: Fascist siege of Madrid begins (Spanish Revolution & Civil War).
Source: [Robert Braunwart] [Hereafter attributed with symbol: Source=Robert Braunwart]


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1939 -- France: Serge Livrozet lives, Toulon. A French burglar sent to prison numerous times who became an anarchiste & writer who, after meeting Biker Michel Foucault, formed the "Comités d'Action des Prisonniers." Livrozet wrote a dozen books involving the world of prison life. (Le sang à la tête; La rage des murs; L'outrage en plus, etc.)

Poeme de Serge Livrozet

"Sur ces murs froids, le temps sale a passé
Et des hommes, des fous
Ont signé de leurs noms
Cette vie disparue
Riri de Saint-Ouen, Jojo de Nanterre
Et chaque homme violé qui a foulé ce parterre...
Je les vois tous
Lécher le mur crasseux de la vie
Ils ne sont pas toujours mes frères
ils sont mes "précédents"
Ils sont passés par où
La vie ne passe plus
Ils ont compté les heures
Là où le temps ne compte plus."




1948 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Thomas Mann completes "The Genesis of a Novel."


1949 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Ten top US Communists are sentenced to five years in jail for advocating the overthrow of the US government.


Looking Back After 20 Years, cover; source: www.akpress.org
1949 -- Spain: The anarchist Miguel Garcia is arrested. Tried & sentenced to death along with eight other companions, five of whom were executed. Garcia spent 38 days in the condemned cell until his sentence was commuted to 30 years imprisonment.
Source: Miguel Garcia, Spanish Political Prisoners (Simian, no date)

Garcia was one of the survivors of the libertarian resistance which refused, either at the end of the Spanish Civil War, or World War Two, to give up the fight for freedom. Theirs was a rearguard action, attempting to defend the workers' movement against Franco's murderous repression.





1949 -- "El Cubano"

anarchist diamond dingbat; new entry, remove 2008Spain: Julio Rodríguez, aka "El Cubano", a fighter with Catalan guerrilla groups, shot down in a clash with the fascist police in Barcelona.

Police also shoot down an unarmed Victor Espallargas & Jose Luis Barrao. October 1949 proved to be a tragic month for the urban action groups in Catalonia. Within a few days many of the comrades, & some of the most battle-hardened comrades at that, lost their lives. The list includes Luciano Alpuente (Enrique Madurga Herrero), José Sabaté (El Quico‘s older brother), Julio Rodríguez Fernández (El Cubano), Juan Serrano (aka Antonio García García), Arquímedes Serrano Ovejas, & Francisco Martínez Márquez. Many others are captured & subsequently executed, like José Pérez Pedrero (Tragapanes), Pedro Adrover Font (El Yayo), José Pons Argilés, Santiago Amir Gruañas & Ginés Urrea Piña.


http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/wsts2g
http://anarquismo.jimdo.com/anarquistas-ro-ro/



1950 -- China: Chinese forces occupy Tibet.


Politics & Prejudices logo
1954 -- US: No Pinko Shorts? Arch Hindman, Executive Secretary of the Indiana State Athletic Commission, rules boxers & wrestlers must swear, under oath, that they are not Communists before being licensed to fight in Indiana. Jesse Ventura banned?

Oafs of the ropes, these "artistes of the epithet" are stunned by the imposition of a new language barrier.




1954 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Dorothy Parker/Arnaud d'Usseau play "Ladies of the Corridor" opens, NY.


1961 -- Bob Dylan records his first album, "Bob Dylan," for Columbia Records. The albums presents the 20-year old singer accompanied by his guitar & harmonica. The recording is done in a day & productions costs run $400. Filling out his income-tax form, Dylan gives his name as Blind Boy Grunt.
http://www.bobdylan.com/


1963 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Bobby Kennedy authorizes wiretaps on Martin Luther King's SCLC offices.


1964 -- Attic cave, Cambridge, Mass:

Things have changed a lot for me here now. I'm getting closer & closer to the wall...

— Mel Lyman, Incredible String Band member


http://www.trussel.com/lyman/mirror.htm


1964 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader "Hey, Hey" LBJ says

"We are not about to send American boys to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves" (i.e., in Vietnam).




Eye of the pyramid
1965 -- US: Of All The Gall? Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Lyndon Johnson shows off his gall bladder scar for newsmen.



1966 -- Wales: 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfs a school in South Wales.

"A corporation cannot be ethical; its only responsibility is to turn a profit!"

— Milton Friedman, "free market" economist




1966 -- Grateful Dead, Lightnin' Hopkins & Loading Zone at the Fillmore, with dancing & strobe light show, San Francisco.


1967 -- US: Yippies, Diggers, anarchists & other high priests meet in Washington DC, October 21-23, for "Exorcism of the Pentagon" to rid the world of the global evil spirit virus infecting all who work there. Psychedelic face paint & flowers stuck in barrels of guns scare the shit out of US goblins & results in 647 arrested. 50,000 people demonstrate against the war in Washington, DC.

Radicals flex their muscles, exorcise evil spirits from the Pentagon, causing it to visibly levitate; redefines 'high rise'. Mammoth demonstration, where many ignore organizer's instructions, attempting to enter the building & confronting soldiers guarding it.

October 21-22: A demonstration at the Pentagon organized by the National Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam (MOBE) draws 150,000. Afterwards, MOBE begins to talk about antiwar protests during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, where Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Johnson is expected to be nominated for a second term.




1967 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Joan Baez is arrested at the Oakland draft induction center.


1967 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Canada: Demonstrators in major cities protest the US war in Vietnam.


1967 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: The United Auto Workers (UAW) union issues a statement supporting LBJ's policy in Vietnam.



Kerouac
1969 -- Beat writer Jack Kerouac, On the Road no more, dies, age 47, of abdominal bleeding caused by drinking, St. Petersburg, Florida.

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1971 -- Shiga Naoya dies in Tokyo. Master shishosetsu ("I novel") stylist.


1972 -- Source=Robert Braunwart John Cage's "Birdcage - 73', 20.958" for a Composer" premiers, Germany.


1973 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Senator Church reveals CIA intercepted 28 million pieces of mail, 1953-73. Now you know why your mail is always so slow.


1976 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Saul Bellow wins the Nobel Prize for literature; For the first time, all Nobel Prize winners are citizens of the same country, the US.


CNT cartoon; source: flag.blackened.net/liberty
1981 -- Germinal Esgleas dies. Spanish anarchist militant & companion of Federica Montseny. Collaborator on Revista Blanca, with Joan Montseny (Federico Urales). Secretary-general of the AIT, 1958-1963). During exile (in France) he was imprisoned by the fascist Vichy government.
"¿Que es el anarcosindicalismo?," por Germinal Esgleas (Secretario General de la A.I.T., 1958-1963), from De la enciclopedia anarquista — Edicion espanola.):
http://www.guerracivil.org/otroslinks.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Revista_Blanca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederaci%C3%B3n_Nacional_del_Trabajo



1981 -- Australia: Pacific Sky sails without uranium after seven-day dockers' strike, Darwin.


1983 -- US: In first public action of the new Seattle Nonviolent Action Group (SNAG), 12 people blockade Boeing Cruise Missile plant in nearby Kent all day. None are arrested.


Truffaut montage; source:
1984 -- Last Blow?: French filmmaker Francois Truffaut dies.

http://iihm.imag.fr/truffaut/



Uncle George Wants You! (To forget...)
1988 -- Quiet Time?:

"George Bush says he hears the quiet people others don't.

I have a friend in Los Angeles who hears the quiet people others don't, & he has to take a lot of medication for it."

— Albert Brooks





1989 -- US: Buck Helm found alive after being buried for four days, in Frisco earthquake.



oh, no!
1992 -- Ante (or Anton) Ciliga, philosopher/Left Communist, anarchist sympathizer, dies. An early enthusiast of the Russian Revolution, Ciliga was quickly disillusioned.

Ciliga opposed the Bolsheviks during the suppression of Kronstadt & was sent to the Stalinist Gulag. With the outbreak of WWII, Ciliga was sent to Croatian prison camps where he managed to escape. He remained a militant activist to his last days, including the recent Balkan upheavals, while in his 90s. Ciliga is the author of Crise d'Etat dans la Yougoslavie de Tito (1974), L'insurrection de Cronstadt et la destinée de la révolution russe (1983), Où va-tu Europe.


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1992 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Madonna's book Sex is released.


1994 -- ANARCHY IN THE UK 94 - London festival

TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

The biggest anarchist festival with over 500 events throughout London, October 21- 30th.

Stop press: Levitation of parliament Oct 23rd
Stop the City: Street Action against the Criminal Justice Bill Oct 27th

Anarchy in the UK, bookfair poster; source: www.spunk.org Participants:
Freedom Bookshop * Freedom press * I.W.W. * Peace News * Jeff Nuttall * Donald Rooum * Exploding Cinema * Richard Parry * Laurens Otter * 56a Info Shop * Arthur Moyse * Penny Rimbaud * Wildcat Comics * Kate Sharpley Library * Cliff Harper * Phoenix Press * New Anarchist Review * Rebel Press * Earth First * Profane Existence * Martin Everett * 121 Centre* London Greenpeace * Green Anarchist * Libertarian Education * Chumbawamba * A.K. Distribution * Extreme Books (Oregon) * Stewart Home

MEETlNGS:
Squatting * Animal Liberation * Green Politics * Comedy Club * Poetry Events * Anarchist History * Film & Video * Football * Riot GRRRLS * Computer networks * Sex * Drugs * Situationism * Surrealism * Cyber-punk * Sex Pistols * The Secret State * Occupations * Visions of Poesy * Shopping without money * Durutti * Marxism * Emma Goldman * Angry Brigade * Pirate radio * Sabotage * Merry pranksters * Chumbawamba * All night debates * Zines * Class War * Anarchy!!!!!

POETRY:
Contributions from wandering Riff-Raff poets Dennis Gould, Jeff Cloves & Pat V.T. West. Readings by Davey Garland, Jake Laver, Bar the Shouting + 'Eco-Bards' Evening.

'Visions of Poesy':
First ever anthology of anarchist poetry & song launched during the festival, edited by Cliff Harper, et al. Dedicated to the spirit of revolt.

Contributors include:
Julian Beck (Living Theatre) ~ Boffo/Chumbawamba (songs) John Cage ~ Alex Comfort ~ Lynn Cornelison ~ Adam Cornford ~ Crass/Penny Rimbaud (poems) ~ Diane Di Prima ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti ~ Douglas Fetterling ~ Allen Ginsberg ~ Joe Hill (IWW songs) ~ Terry Jones (of Monty Python) ~ Tuli Kupferberg (The Fugs) ~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~ Denise Levertov ~ Judith Malina (Living Theatre) ~ Adrian Mitchell ~ Arthur Moyse ~ Gene Nelson (IWW songs) ~ Kenneth Patchen ~ Marge Piercy ~ Herbert Read ~ Kenneth Rexroth ~ Sex Pistols (Anarchy in the UK!) ~ Michelle Shocked (songs) ~ Alan Sillitoe ~ Gary Snyder * Muriel Spark * T-Bone Slim (IWW Songs) ~George Woodcock

Anarchist bookfair poster; source: www.spunk.org


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Artis the Spoonman; source dropd.com/issue/16/FolkFest/
1994 -- Seattle Spoonster, Artis the Spoonman, plays the Fillmore.

Artis the Spoonman & Jim Page; source: web.stargate.net/soundgarden


All my friends are Indians
All my friends are brown & red, Spoonman
All my friends are skeletons
They beat the rhythm with their bones, Spoonman

Feel the rhythm with your hands
Steal the rhythm while you can, Spoonman


— Soundgarden



1995 -- José Ignacio Cabrujas, writer, dies at 58. Venezuelan writer, actor, journalist & screenwriter. Considered a founder of the telenovela genre.
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Ignacio_Cabrujas


1996 -- Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist, dies at 71.


Wolfman
1996 -- Eric Halsall, 76, sheepdog trial commentator, dies.

"Johnny, quit wolfing down your food!"

http://www.bordercolliemuseum.org/
http://web.archive.org...wingsofmercury/wolf.html




2000 -- Netherlands: Second Anarchistische Boekenmarkt held in Utrecht. Inspired by the annual Anarchist Bookfair in London. Some 30 bookshops, activist groups, & presses participate, & the famed "The Ex" play in the ACU.


2006 -- England: 26th Anarchist Bookfair, London. The largest & most important regular gathering of anarchists in the world. 80 stalls through four rooms.
http://www.anarchistbookfair.org.uk/



2010 -- Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas, who has has staged more than 20 hunger strikes, is awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament. Fariñas held a 135-day hunger strike earlier this year that left him near death but compelled the Cuban government to agree to release 52 political prisoners.

Another fast between 1995 & 1997 brought attention to his allegations of corruption at the hospital where he worked. A six-month hunger strike in 2006 failed to force the government to allow freer access to the internet. Reporters Without Borders awarded its cyber-freedom prize to Fariñas in 2006.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillermo_Fari%C3%B1as


3000 --





"They were Bad Boys, Subterraneans, Dharma Bums, White Negroes, living in disreputable neighborhoods, eschewing real jobs, dressing to make a statement, engaging in "free love," doing drugs, boogying to a different drummer, taking as their heroes dubious characters like Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, Baudelaire & Oscar Wilde, & their own outlaw demimonde as their literary country...

American science fiction [became] sole surviving heir through destiny & circumstance to Twain & Miller & Burroughs & Ginsberg & Kerouac, to Huck Finn & Billy the Kid & the Dharma Bums, to America's own secret song of itself."

— Norman Spinrad, "Science Fiction & the Beats"



Spinrad's full article at:
https://www.sff.net/people/normanspinrad/beats.htm

Links to Kerouac, Gillespie, Spinrad, LeGuin at our links page at Recollection Books: http://recollectionbooks.com/links.html




Eat the Rich!; source: sunsite.berkeley.edu/T-Shirts
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