Our Daily Bleed...
"To those who have hunger, give bread.
to those who have bread,
give a hunger for Justice.
— Latin American table prayer
Palestinian activist, scholar, literary critic
WORLD VEGAN DAY. Time to gobble up all that candy from last nite!
NATIONAL RAISIN BREAD MONTH.
ONE NATION UNDER GOD MONTH.
PEANUT BUTTER LOVER'S MONTH.
ALL SAINTS/ALL HALLOWS DAY.
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."
OLD CELTIC NEW YEAR. New Year's 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.
INVENTION OF SEX DAY.
NATIONAL FRENCH FRIED CLAM DAY.
NATIONAL DOUBLETALK DAY.
Mexico: DAY OF THE DEAD.
And very important to remember...
NOVEMBER is . . .
Slaughter Month, National Moral Indignation, National Pepper Month, Real Jewelry Month
1st Week 2nd Week 3rd Week Last Week
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
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
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.").
"I know nothing but woman & her disfranchised."
"I would no more teach children military training than I would teach them arson, robbery, or assassination."
— Eugene Debs
Daily Bleed Patron Saint, 2004
Dada's "Cut with the kitchen knife" collage prodigy.
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.
Daily Bleed Alternate Patron Saint 2005-2008
Founder of Pataphysics, forerunner of Surrealists.
Hugo Pratt & Corto Maltese Tribute Site
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.
1919 -- US: Over 400,000 miners across the country go on strike.
1919 -- US: 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.
1920 -- Eugene O'Neill play "The Emperor Jones" premiers, NY.
1920 -- 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.
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.
1928 -- 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.
1935 -- Palestine: Activist, literary scholar Edward Said lives, Jerusalem.
1938 -- 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).
1947 -- Man O' War dies.
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 -- 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.
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
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.
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.
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 dimestomp on a diem.
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: LÃder 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.
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.
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.
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 -- 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.
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.
1993 -- All Serbian men liable for conscription forbidden to leave the country.
1993 -- Spain: Death of Georges Navel, French anarchiste
& combatant in Spanish Revolution of 1936.
(See 30 October 1904).
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....
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.
Oh! voilà du joli, Père Ubu, vous estes un fort grand voyou.
Que ne vous assom'je, Mère Ubu!
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