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Our Daily Bleed: Edward Said, Gustave Landauer, Leo Tolstoy, Etienne de La Boetie, Charles Ange Laisant, Ben Reitman & Emma Goldman, Mollie Steimer, Senya Fleshin, Freie Arbeiter Stimme, S. Yanofsky, Mark Mratchny, Georges Navel, anarchist, radical, syndicalist, Situationist, anarchiste, anarquista, What Happened on this day, in recovered history November 1
"To those who have hunger, give bread.

to those who have bread,

give a hunger for Justice.

— Latin American table prayer

Edward Said

Palestinian activist, scholar, literary critic

WORLD VEGAN DAY. Time to gobble up all that candy from last nite!




A catch-all holiday to make up for any obscure saints you may have missed as an excuse to celebrate during the year.

November, the month of blue devils & suicides: "No sun — no moon! No morn — no noon, no dawn — no dusk, no proper time of day."


England: Tradition of SOUL-CAKING, door-to-door begging for cakes in remembrance of the dead.
Originally soulers were the poor & the cakes an exchange for prayers for the departed...Bonfires & incessant ringing of church bells.






Grateful Dead jester


And very important to remember...

NOVEMBER is . . .
Slaughter Month, National Moral Indignation, National Pepper Month, Real Jewelry Month
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American Art Week
National Card & Letter Writing Week
French Conversation Week
National Fig Week
National Notary Public Week

Red Flannel Days (Michigan) National Eating Disorders Week
National Split Pea Soup Week
National Rediologic Technology Week
Book Week
National Culinary Week
Operating Room Nurse Week
National Children's Book Week
Make Up Your Own Week Week
National Cookie Week
National Game & Puzzle Week
National Leftover Awareness Week

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79 -- Pompei buried by Mt. Vesuvius. & just who is this fellow Pompei? You should ask.

1530 -- Etienne de La Boetie lives, Sarlat. French adviser at the Parliament of Bordeaux. Pals with Montaigne who later glorifies their friendship ("Because of him, there is me.").

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1532 -- François Rabelais is appointed physician to the Grand Hotel-Dieu de Notre Dame de Pitie du Pontdu-Rhone in Lyon.

1604 -- William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" first presented. There's always room for Othello. Considered the best of English writers, bard none.

1636 -- French poet & critic Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux lives. Grew up with a single passion, "the hatred of stupid books."

1797 -- US: First African Free School established in New York.

1821 -- Lord Byron moves to Casa Lanfranchi in Pisa, rented for him by Percy Shelley.
Source: [Robert Braunwart] [Hereafter attributed with symbol: Source=Robert Braunwart]

1835 -- US: First General Strike for 10 hour working day, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1836 -- US: Seminole Indian resistance to forced removal from Florida begins. Led by Osceola, they begin attacks to protest/prevent removal. The unpopular war ended in August 1842, with the Indians force marched to Oklahoma. 1,500 US soldiers lost their lives in the 8-year war.

1841 -- France: Charles Ange Laisant lives (1841-1920), Basse-Indre (Loire-Atlantique). French Conseiller Général in Nantes, Député in Paris (18ème) who later became an anarchiste under the influence of his son. Wrote educational texts for children, in mathematics, physics, etc, as well as radical (La barbarie moderne [1912]). Friend & correspondent with Francisco Ferrer.
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1861 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader General George McClellan made general in chief of Union armies.

1866 -- US: First Civil Rights Act passed over veto of Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Andrew Johnson.

1870 -- Australian poet, library cataloger & a drunk, Christopher Brennan lives. Influence on many Australian writers of his generation & those who succeeded him. A no-hoper, regarded as one of Australia’s most distinguished minds even as he lay in the gutter.

1871 -- Stephen Crane lives, Newark, New Jersey. American poet, novelist (The Red Badge of Courage), war correspondent.

Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2005-2008
Superb writer of American antiwar fiction,
chronicles of the underclass,
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Susan B. Anthony
1872 -- Susan B. Anthony & sisters arrested for registering to vote.

"I know nothing but woman & her disfranchised."

1875 -- After meeting Anthony Trollope, Henry James writes: "He is the dullest Briton of them all."

Black Light bulb
1879 -- Thomas Alva Edison gets a patent for electric light.

1880 -- Sholem Asch lives, Poland. One of the most widely translated Yiddish novelists (A Passage in the Night; The Nazarene) & playwrights (The God of Vengeance).

1889 -- England: Philip Noel-Baker, disarmament advocate, lives.

"I would no more teach children military training than I would teach them arson, robbery, or assassination."

Eugene Debs

1889 -- Hannah Höch lives (1889-1978), Gotha, Germany. Artist, photomontagist, Dadaist. Became involved in the Berlin Dada circle through Hausmann.

Daily Bleed Patron Saint, 2004
Dada's "Cut with the kitchen knife" collage prodigy.

1890 -- US: Mississippi enacts legislation requiring every would-be voter to pass a literacy test. A large percentage of the state's black electorate is thus effectively disenfranchised.

1895 -- David Jones lives. British poet, engraver, water colorist & book illustrator.

1896 -- Boys Suddenly Enjoy Studying In the Library?: First bare women breast (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic magazine.

Equality Colony
1897 -- US: Socialist Brotherhood of the Cooperative Commonwealth, called Equality Colony, founded (now Blanchard, Washington).

By 1900, 500 people had planted crops & built cabins, apartment houses, barns, & a sawmill at their new colony of Equality, Washington, north of Seattle & Everett, near the Skagit River.

1904 -- Source=Robert Braunwart George Bernard Shaw play "John Bull's Other Island" premiers, London.

Jarry by Picasso
1907 -- Pataphysician, proto-surrealist Alfred Jarry dies (a suicide?) of alcoholism & tuberculosis in Paris. Poet/playwright Alfred Jarry (Ubu Roi).

Daily Bleed Alternate Patron Saint 2005-2008
Founder of Pataphysics, forerunner of Surrealists.

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1910 -- US: The first edition of Crisis magazine is published by the NAACP with W.E.B. Du Bois as its editor.

1910 -- Emma Goldman, anarchist feministUS: At a public meeting in NY City, anarchists Dr. Ben Reitman & Emma Goldman question Anthony Comstock about his promotion of laws denying the use of mails for "obscene" materials (birth control information was classified "obscene").
anarchist books

1910 -- Switzerland: "l'Ecole Ferrer" school founded in Lausanne by the anarchiste pediatrist Jean Wintsch & Émile Durand, inspired by "l'Escuela moderna" of Francisco Ferrer.

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1913 --

Corto Maltese
existentialist adventurer
Hugo Pratt & Corto Maltese Tribute Site

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Corto Maltese, tied to a crate & cast adrift in mid-ocean yesterday by his mutinous crew, is rescued by Raspoutine.

Corto was working for the mysterious crime boss "the Monk" in the South Pacific.

1918 -- US: Malbone Tunnel disaster. Ninety-seven killed, 255 injured when a train, operated by an inexperienced scab motorman (replacing a striking worker), crashes in New York City.

Miner, photo by Goerge Harvan
1919 -- US: Over 400,000 miners across the country go on strike.

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1919 -- Red Hot Pepper! Red Emma Goldman, anarchist feministUS: Emma Goldman & Alexander Berkman send out a 3,000-piece solicitation to raise support for political prisoners, the fight against deportation of aliens, & to announce their proposed lecture tour scheduled to begin at the end of the month.

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1920 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Eugene O'Neill play "The Emperor Jones" premiers, NY.

1920 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Russia: Workers' control over factories is established.

1922 -- Russia: Mollie Steimer & photographer Senya Fleshin arrested & imprisoned for propagating anarchism — that is, "aiding criminal elements"; released & deported in 1923 only after they begin a hunger strike. See Paul Avrich's Anarchist Portraits.

Alfonso Henriques de Lima Barreto, anarchist sympathizer
1922 -- Brazil: Alfonso Henriques de Lima Barreto (1881-1922) dies, Rio de Janeiro. Important Brazilian novelist, wrote for the labor press, social critic, & an anarquista sympathizer. Author of the classic Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma, (9th edition, 1971; novel of the 1910 Sailors’ "Revolt Against the Lash"), A Nova California Contos.

Lima Barreto wrote for the anarchist press, in A Plebe, A Voz do Trabalhador & A Lanterna.

See Carmem Lúcia Negreiros de Figueiredo, Lima Barreto e o Fim do Sonho Republicano (Rio de Janeiro, 1995).
anarchismo, anarchici, anarquista, sindicalista / Brasil

1925 -- England: November 1-9, Emma Goldman lectures on drama in Birmingham, Bath, & Birkenhead, & in Manchester delivers her first lecture on Eugene O'Neill. Red Hot Pepper! Red Emma Goldman, anarchist feminist

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1928 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Author's Day is celebrated for the first time.

1930 -- Author Ernie Hemingway suffers a broken arm when he crashes his car while returning from a 10-day hunting trip with John Dos Passos.

1930 -- US: Jesse Daniel Ames founds Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, Atlanta, Georgia.

1932 -- Russia: November. As famine continues to ravage the Soviet people, Nadezhda, Stalin's wife, accuses her husband of murder.

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Edward Said
1935 -- Palestine: Activist, literary scholar Edward Said lives, Jerusalem.

1938 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Beginning date of Malcolm Lowry novel Under the Volcano.

1939 -- Bugs?: First animal conceived by artificial insemination (bunny) displayed. Like bunnies need help with procreation....

1939 -- US: Fortieth anniversary of the New York Yiddish anarchist weekly, the "Freie Arbeiter Stimme" (Free Voice of Labor).

Contributors were diverse, including Thomas Bell, Harry Kelly, Anatol' Konse, Max Nomad, Rudolf Rocker, Augustin Souchy, Max Nettlau & Christian Cornelissen.

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Portuguese Man o war
1947 -- Man O' War dies.

Portuguese Man o war

1947 -- US: Goosed in the ...? Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose," a large wooden airplane, for the first & last time. Bugs in the Goose Down probably got to him.

1948 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Reverend Harrison tells the Atlanta KKK, "In God's sight it is no sin to kill a nigger, for a nigger is no more than a dog." The KKK burns crosses at Tuskegee Institute & the county courthouse.

1950 -- US: Two Puerto Rican Nationalists attempt to assassinate Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Truman.

In 1954 other Nationalists (Lolita Lebron, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Irvin Flores & Andres Figueroa), also unhappy with democratic-freedom-loving-American occupation of their island country, open fire in the House of Representatives, wounding five Congressmen. They are sentenced to 50 years imprisonment, but are later pardoned.

Atomic mushroom
1951 -- US: First atomic explosion witnessed by troops (as an experiment), New Mexico. (or yesterday?).

"The best defense against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes off..."

British Army Journal 1949

Says here your country is next!

Go ahead, make yourself at home!
1952 -- First Hydrogen Bomb explodes at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
(Or yesterday, depending which side of the dateline you're hiding on...)

1952 -- "La Luminosa Torre," by André Breton, appears in Le Libertaire. Published by the Federación Anarquista Francesa, the surrealists previously published articles here, including a manifesto, May 22, 1947, "Freedom is a Vietnamese word," signed by Bonnefoy, Bousquet, Breton, Péret, Tanguy & 10 others.

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1954 -- Algeria: Revolt Against French colonial rule begins, a bloody 7½ year war which results in Algerian independence.

1955 -- John Gilbert Graham dynamite-bombs a plane — killing his mother & 43 other passengers.

1961 -- US: Pushed through by the Kennedys, Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) bans segregation on interstate buses & their facilities — protest demonstrations throughout the south.

1961 -- US: Women Strike for Peace founded to protest atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons. 50,000 women join in protests across the US against resumption of atmospheric nuclear tests, leading to WSP.

Vietnamese Money
1963 -- South Vietnam: Assassin Pay Per Diem? Military junta, getting an ok from the US (champions of democracy & "anti-terrorism"), assassinates Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader US-installed President Ngo Dinh Diem. Diem forgot who was buttering his bread. 16,000 US troops are in Vietnam at this time.

Moral of the story?: America can stop on a dime stomp on a diem.

J. Edgar Hoover, America's Greatest Cross-Dresser
1965 -- US: Philosopher King J. Edgar Hoover opines that war demonstrators "represent a minority, for the most part composed of halfway citizens who are neither morally, mentally, nor emotionally mature."

1966 -- Korea: Remember Your Rental Car Company? Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Lyndon "Hey! Hey! LBJ!" Johnson tells cheering US troops that his great-great-grandfather died at the Alamo" — an absolute lie.

1968 -- US: #@&!?!!!:? Film rating system using G, Mature, R & X is adopted, along with most the rest of the alphabet, more or less.

1968 -- US: Líder Querido Y Respetado Del Camarada El presidente "¡Hey! ¡ Hey! LBJ!" Johnson ordena el cese de los bombardeos sobre Vietnam del Norte.

1969 -- US: San Francisco American Indian Center burns down, precipitating the 18-month Native American occupation of Alcatraz Island.

anarchist cirlce A; source
1969 -- Italy: Two-day Congress of the FAI (Italian Anarchist Federation), in Carrara (November 1-2). Not surprisingly, differences develop between anarchists & International Situationists. apparently (see the account in the last part of Veritable Split in the International) some FAI members were enthused by the SI & were kicked out by the orthodox majority, who paranoically fantasized a situationist plot to undermine the FAI.

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Ezra Pound
1972 -- Ezra Pound, American modernist poet, fascist sympathizer who produced radio broadcasts for Mussolini during WWII, dies, Venice, Italy. US arrested him & committed him to an insane asylum following WWII.

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1972 -- On writing biography, Rebecca West confesses in Vogue:

"Just how difficult it is to write biography can be reckoned by anyone who sits down & considers just how many people know the truth about his or her love affairs."

1973 -- US: Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals reverses the Chicago conspiracy convictions of Rennie Davis, Dave Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, & Jerry Rubin.

1979 -- US: My Welfare Payment is How Much? Federal government announces $1.5 billion loan-guarantee plan to aid the nation's third largest automaker, Chrysler Corporation, which reported a loss of $460.6 million for the third quarter. (A pittance compared to the corporate pork-barrel following the terrorist attacks of September 2001).

1980 -- Source=Robert Braunwart El Salvador: US-trained & supported army disappears 62 young people aged 14-22.

1986 -- Switzerland: Rhine River disaster: 30 tons of mercury & pesticides wash into the river during a fight against a fire at Sandoz AG warehouse in Basel; several days later, Ciba-Geigy admits it "accidentally" released 900 pounds of pesticide into the river hours before.

1986 -- Japan: Going Out in a Blaze? After their leader dies, seven women members of the Friends of Truth cult commit suicide on a Tokyo beach by dousing themselves with kerosene & self-immolating.

1990 -- Ahead of Their Time?: 43 nations agree to ban dumping industrial wastes at sea by 1995.

George Bush, Little Hitler; source
1990 -- Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader "Big Shrub" Bush likens Saddam to Hitler. The names & faces change, the game remains the same.
Big echo: "Shrublet" Dubya Bush repeats Daddy's mantra on November 22, 2002 in Prague, comparing the challenge of the Iraqi President to the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938, which led to World War II.

Justa keepin those goal posts moving!

1993 -- All Serbian men liable for conscription forbidden to leave the country.

anarchist circle A
1993 -- Spain: Death of Georges Navel, French anarchiste
& combatant in Spanish Revolution of 1936.
(See 30 October 1904).

Squat: Economy decline
1996 -- Germany: Squatters are fed up. A trolley car in Friedrichshain goes up in flames,
as does a business belonging to the owner of the evicted Palisadenstrasse 49.

All is quiet for half a year....

Pinochet, animated
1998 -- Chile: Over 2,000 people gather in Santiago's public cemetery on Day of Dead to pay tribute to Pinochet's victims, while thousands more watch the march & cheer them on. Carrying flowers, the mourners chant:

"The blood of the victims is not negotiable!"

2002 -- US: The People's Holiday — In A Celebration of Art & Action - 3pm-11pm; Second Anniversary of the 1999 WTO Ministerial in Seattle.

2011 -- Perúvian photographer Carlos Bendezú dies.

3000 --

Pere Ubu

Oh! voilà du joli, Père Ubu, vous estes un fort grand voyou.
Que ne vous assom'je, Mère Ubu!

quote, source

Ubu poster; source resource page,
mostly in German & French
with a few English texts:
Pataphysik, Symbolismus und Surrealismus (no longer online since 2003); other online resources:
In English or

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