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holy horn with lids like beer
mug/ with phallic tail why did they invent you
before Coleman Hawkins was born ?
This curved shiney tune gut/ hanging lynched like/ J
shaped initial of jazz/ wordless without a reed when
Coleman Hawkins first fondled it/kissed it with Black
sound did COngo blood sucking Belges frown ?
This tenor/alto/bass/baritone/soprano/moan/cry &
shout-a-phone ! sex-oh-phone/tell-it-like-damn-
sho-isa-phone !What tremors ran through Adolphe
Saxe the day Bean grabbed his ax ?
This golden mine of a million marvelous sounds/black
notes with myriad shadows/or empty crooked tube of
technical white poor-formance/calculated keys that
never unlock soul doors/white man made machine saved
from zero by Coleman Hawkins !
This saxophone salvation/modern gri gri hanging from
jazzmen's necks placed there by Coleman Hawkins
a full body & soul sorcerer whose spirit dwells eternally
in every saxophone NOW & all those sound-a-phones
'The Sax Bit' by Ted Joans
Youthful Berkeley leader of the 1960's Free Speech Movement.
Brought the chain of Jubilee celebration to Jamaica.
Valiant defender of the Commons.
Author of High-Heeled Shoes for Dwarfs in Holiness & Cast-Iron Parsons.
Jailed for blasphemy.
REBENLICHTER/TURNIP LANTERN FESTIVAL, Switzerland.
FESTIVAL OF TOTAL SUBMISSION.
MAROONED WITHOUT A COMPASS DAY.
US: FEAST OF THE BALLOT BOX.
"Vote early, Vote often."
— League of Empty Gestures & Self-Abdication
1305 -- Dante Alighieri is sentenced to death by Florence after he ignores the city's efforts to force his return from exile.
"With 'er 'ead held underneath 'er arm"
— Stanley Holloway (1890-1982)
Poet of the medieval street, saint of the ancient underground:
left a paper sealed, being three articles of his last will:
"I owe much; I have nothing; I give the rest to the poor."
"One thing about the music for sure, it rocks with the rhythms of dance. The lyrics say the same thing that poet singers in the student hangouts in the Paris Latin Quarter say today...
Villon is the very archetype, the poet laureate of 500 years of the counterculture. So clearly does he speak for a way of life that his name has become a common noun & adjective in European languages."
— Kenneth Rexroth, Subversive Aspects of Popular Songs
France: The Last Word?: Poet François Villon, recently arrested, tortured & condemned to be hanged ("pendu et étranglé"), has his sentence commuted to banishment today. There is no further record of Villon after that date. Among the many depictions of Villon, Bertolt Brecht's Baal is the main character in the play of the same name, is modeled after Villon, & Ezra Pound's opera Le Testament takes passages from Villon for its libretto, & songsters such as Wolf Biermann wrote "Ballade auf den Dichter Francois Villon", Georges Brassens song "Ballade des dames du temps jadis", puts Villon's poem into music.
"Villon is the very archetype, the poet laureate of 500 years of the counterculture. So clearly does he speak for a way of life that his name has become a common noun & adjective in European languages."
— Kenneth Rexroth, Subversive Aspects of Popular Songs
1558 -- Dramatist Thomas Kyd (The Spanish Tragedy) lives, London.
1572 -- Supernova is observed in the constellation known as Cassiopeia.
1671 -- Colley Cibber — actor, dramatist, poet laureate, & a "hero" of Alexander Pope's Dunciad — lives, London.
1813 -- México: Chilpancingo Congress declares independence from Spain.
1814 -- Musical instrument inventor Adolphe Sax lives.
1833 -- Jonas Lie lives. Novelist considered one of "the four great ones" of the 19th century Norwegian literature, with Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, & Alexander Kielland.
1848 -- Richard Jefferies, lives. English naturalist, novelist, & essayist whose prophetic vision goes unappreciated in his own day.
1850 -- First Hawaiian fire engine.
"They (christians) live in their own countries, but as aliens; they share all duties like citizens & suffer all disabilities like foreigners; every foreign land is their country, & every country is foreign to them."
— Native American "savage" quoted by A.E.R. Dodd, cited by Frederick Turner, Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness, page 92
Condemned to death for his activities, Pottier fled to England & the US. Pottier later returned to France, where he continued writing poetry. He is best known today for writing the Internationale, which Pierre de Geyter [Degeyter] put to music in 1888. The song, adopted by workers worldwide, is anarchist at its core.
Arise ye starvelings from your slumbers,
Arise ye prisoners of want,
For reason in revolt know thunders,
And at last ends the age of cant.
So away with all your superstitions
Servile masses, arise, arise,
We'll change henceforth the old tradition
And spurn the dust to win the prize.
|England: London, from November 6 to the 10th is celebrated a Congrés Corporatiu the International.||
Source: [Congressos Obrers]
Most American historians & legal scholars incorrectly assume that controversies & litigation about free speech began abruptly during World War I. However, there was substantial debate about free speech issues between the Civil War & WWI.
Important free speech controversies, often involving the activities of sex reformers, anarchists & labor unions, preceded the Espionage Act of 1917.
Scores of legal cases presented free speech issues. A significant organization, the Free Speech League, became a principled defender of free expression two decades before the establishment of the ACLU in 1920.
WWI produced a major transformation in American liberalism. Progressives who had viewed constitutional rights as barriers to needed social reforms came to appreciate the value of political dissent during its wartime repression. They subsequently misrepresented the prewar judicial hostility to free speech claims & obscured prior libertarian defenses of free speech based on commitments to individual autonomy.
[More on John Turner]
Belgium: After three months of horrific fighting, the Third Battle of Ypres finally ends when Canadian forces take the village of Passchendaele.
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1917 -- Russia: Bolshevik coup d'etat begins with the capture of the Winter Palace.
1918 -- Germany: Revolt in shipyards in Kiel & Hamburg & the creation of Workers' Councils. In three days, Berlin follows suit, then all Germany, marking the beginning of the Sparticist Revolution, involving anarchists, socialists, communists & people in all walks of life.
1920 -- US: Poet & novelist James Weldon Johnson becomes the first black executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Who heard great "Jordan roll"? Whose starward eye
Saw chariot "swing low"? & who was he
That breathed that comforting, melodic sigh,
"Nobody knows de trouble I see"?
1921 -- James Jones, novelist (From Here to Eternity), lives, Robinson, Illinois. Wrote numerous books based on his military experiences.
From Here to Eternity filmed, 1953, dir. Fred Zinnemann, starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Ernest Borgnine; television film 1979, dir. Buzz Kulik, starring William Devane, Natalie Wood, Roy Thinnes, Peter Boyle, Kim Basinger.
Other novels about the war in the Pacific: Norman Mailer's The Naked & the Dead, Herman Wouk's The 'Caine' Mutiny, Pierre Boulle's Bridge on the River Kwai, J.G. Ballard's Empire of the Sun, James Dickey's The Performance, Tamiki Hara's Glittering Fragments, John Ciardi's The Massive Retaliation, Nobuyuki Saga's The Myth of Hiroshima, Nobuo Ayukawa's Saigon.
1922 -- US: Coal mine explosion, Spangler, Pennsylvania, 77 workers die.
1923 -- Russia: USSR adopts experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks." We prefer the Daily Bleed Calendar, where everyday is a weekend, where half the day is a holiday & the other half is spent eating & recuperating.
1923 -- Poland: Kraków Uprising. Railroaders & workers disarm attacking soldiers, defeat the cavalry & conquer a tank. The uprising was instigated by the railway workers' General Strike.
1924 -- Spain: CNT militants (including Durruti) attempt a revolt in Vera de Bidassoa, as cenetistas attack the Atarazanas barracks in Barcelona. Anarquistas & civil guards clash for two days. A guard is killed, two militants die, four wounded, 19 taken prisoner. Captured, Pablo Martin, Enrique Gil, Julián Santillan, Jose Llacer & Juan Montejo are condemned & executed (except Martin who commits suicide in prison).
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Juan MONTIJO ARANZA et de José LLACER BERTRÁN Vera de Bidassoa Guérilleros anarchistes DURRUTI Attaque du village de Vera exécutions de Juan SANTILLÁN et Enrique GIL, mort en prison de Pablo MARTÍN
1928 -- Nicaragua: José María Moncada, in elections organized & supervised by US Marines, is elected Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President.
RELATED:6 de noviembre de 1928 Managua Retablo del poder colonial
Los niños norteamericanos estudian geografía en mapas donde Nicaragua es una mancha de color sobre la que se lee: Protectorado de los Estados Unidos de América.
Cuando los Estados Unidos decidieron que Nicaragua no podía gobernarse por su cuenta, había cuarenta escuelas públicas en la región de la costa atlántica. Ahora hay seis. La potencia tutelar no ha tendido una vía, ni ha abierto una sola carretera, ni ha fundado ninguna universidad. En cambio, Nicaragua debe ahora mucho más de lo que debía. El país ocupado paga los gastos de su propia ocupación; y los ocupantes siguen ocupando so pretexto de garantizar la cobranza de los gastos que ellos generan.
Las aduanas de Nicaragua están en poder de los banqueros norteamericanos acreedores. Los banqueros han designado al norteamericano Clifford D. Ham interventor de aduanas y recaudador general. Clifford D. Ham es, además, corresponsal de la agencia de noticias United Press. El vice-interventor de aduanas y vice-recaudador general, el norteamericano Irving Lindberg, es corresponsal de la agencia de noticias Associated Press. Así, Ham y Lindberg no sólo usurpan los aranceles de Nicaragua: también usurpan la información. Son ellos quienes informan a la opinión pública internacional sobre las fechorías de Sandino, bandolero criminal y agente bolchevique.
Un coronel norteamericano dirige el ejército de Nicaragua, National Guard o Guardia Nacional, y un capital norteamericano encabeza la policía nicaragüense.
El general norteamericano Frank McCoy preside la Junta Nacional de Elecciones. Cuatrocientos treinta y dos marines presiden las mesas de votación, custodiadas por doce aviones de los Estados Unidos. Los nicaragüenses votan, los norteamericanos eligen. Apenas electo, el nuevo presidente anuncia que los marines seguirán en Nicaragua. Esta inolvidable fiesta cívica ha sido organizada por el general Logan Feland, comandante de las fuerzas de ocupación.
El general Feland, mucho músculo, mucha ceja, cruza sus pies sobre el escritorio. A propósito de Sandino, bosteza y dice:
—Ese pájaro ha de caer algún día.
1931 -- Playwright Mike Nichols lives, Berlin, Germany.
1933 -- Libertarian poet Jehan Rictus dies. "Le poete de la miserie," contemporary of Rimbaud, Charles Cros & Mallarmé. The only real competitor to Jean Richepin at Le Chat Noir.
Anthologie de la poésie
Jehan Rictus Le revenant Soliloque du pauvre
Voui, qu'y z'y pionc'nt dans leur purin
Fait d'or,d'laideurs et d'arrogance:
Vrai, y manqu'nt par trop d'élégance.
Y m'dégoût'nt mes contemporains!
Et c'est affreux et si tell'ment
Malpropre, obscur et délétère,
Qu'on s'figurait qu'les z'éléments
Sont sous le régime parlementaire...
Si qu'y r'viendrait! Si qu'y r'viendrait,
L'Homm' bleu qui marchait su' la mer
Et qu'était la foi en balade...
L'mec qu'était gobé par les femmes
(Au point que c'en était scandaleux)
L'Homme aux beaux yeux, l'Homme aux beaux rêves,
Eul' l'charpentier toujours en grève,
L'artiss, le meneur, l'anarcho,
(Ça s'rait-y paradoxal?
L'gas qu'a porté su'sa dorsale
Eune aut'croix qu'la Légion d'honneur!)
Céline was strongly influenced, particularly in his use of slang, by the Parisian poet Jehan Rictus.
1936 -- Spain: The Republic's government (along with the four new anarcho-syndicalist ministers) flees Madrid for the safety of Valencia. The populace of Madrid's response is the cry of "Long live Madrid without government!"
1942 -- Byelorussia: The Nazis execute 12,000 Jews of the ghetto of Minsk.
1944 -- Hungary: Hannah Senesh, Jewish poet, executed by Nazis in Budapest.
1945 -- Finalnd: Former Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Risto Heikki Ryti is arrested as a war criminal.
1945 -- US: Now Hear This? HUAC begins an investigation of seven US radio commentators.
1952 -- First hydrogen bomb exploded on Eniwetok Atoll by US = Thermonuclear bomb.
1953 -- US: Attorney General Herbert Brownell accuses ex-Pres. Harry Truman of promoting H.D. White even though he was known to be a "Russian spy."
A lie, but White had already been convicted in the court of public opinion. During the 50s school boards banned books such as Catcher in the Rye & Peyton Place because some believed they were written by communists. Ministers & conservatives charged that Rock-n-Roll musicians were part of a communist plot. Next up, that commie agent Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Ike, we suspect. Yup.
1954 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Ike
& Tina TurnerEisenhower breaks windground for the first American atomic power plant, in Shippingport, Pennsylvania (operational in 1957). The Russians already have theirs online (June 1954).
Thanks to Bleedster Wally, 2003, who corrected the place & led to clarification of events. He also referenced p. 366, Poisoned Power by Goffman & Tamplin (Rodale Press, 1971).
1957 -- Russia: Moscow conference of all the Communist parties in power, Nov. 6—20. Talk by Mao on Communist unity under Soviet leadership. It is at this meeting he declares,
“The wind from the East is prevailing over the wind from the West.”[Source: K.S. Karol]
[What he fails to tell anyone is the toxic nature of the wind....]
1958 -- Italy: Lo stato bacchettone interviene contro la ballerrina turca Nana Kaish Nur, rea di aver eseguito una danza, ritenuta oscena, in occasione di una festa di compleanno organizzata nel ristorante romano "Rugantino." Il ristorante viene chiuso e la ballerina denunciata.
Source: [Crimini e Misfatti]
1958 -- US: Benched? NY Met manager Rudolf Bing drops soprano Maria Callas. Those Amazin Mets fans are appalled.
1961 -- US: Devastating fire breaks out in the elegant Bel Air-Brentwood section of Hollywood Hills. In the next three days, it destroys 447 homes, including those of Zsa Zsa Gabor & former Beloved & Respected Comrade used car salesman Dick M Nixon.
1962 -- US: Trust Me? The (dis)Honorable Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Dick Nixon tells the press he won't be available to kick around any more ... he's decided to sell used cars.
"& as I leave the press, all I can say is this: for 16 years, ever since the Hiss case, you've had a lot of fun — a lot of fun — that you had an opportunity to attack me & I think I've given as good as I've taken...
But as I leave I want you to know — just think how much you're going to be missing. You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference ...... "
"I hope that what I have said today will at least make television, radio & the press first recognize the great responsibility they have to report all the news, &, second, recognize that they have a right & a responsibility, if they're against a candidate, to give him the shaft, but also recognize if they give him the shaft, put one lonely reporter on the campaign who will report what the candidate says now & then."
Turning to his ashen faced press secretary, Herb Klein, he said,
"I gave it to them right in the ass...
1963 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader John F. Kennedy praises Henry Cabot Lodge for his "fine job" in overthrowing Diem (assassinated after the US gave it's stamp of approval).
1964 -- Bolivia: Coup d'etat overthrows Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Víctor Paz Estenssoro.
1965 -- Bill Graham's first: San Francisco Mime Troupe Appeal party at Graham's Calliope Ballroom, 924 Howard Street. The Jefferson Airplane, the Fugs, Warlocks, Committee, Lawrence Ferlinghetti entertained the benefit to raise money for San Francisco Mime Troupe, busted for performing in a park without a permit.
'When patterns are broken, new worlds can emerge'
— Tuli Kupferberg, "one of the leading Anarchist theorists of our time," as quoted in Reader's Digest (4/87)
I don't know what was more of a sign that the 60s were over... Lawrence Welk owning the Country Joe & the Fish catalog (Welk Music Group bought Vanguard) or one of the Fugs being quoted in Reader's Digest...
1967 -- Rhodesia: Parliament institutes racial segregation in public facilities.
1968 -- US: San Francisco State Strike called by students, Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President & Resident Rightwing Goofball (B&RCLP&RG) S.I. Hayakawa stations several hundred police on campus.
1969 -- Outer Space: Sci Fi Week begins in Philadelphia, in conjunction with Philcon 1969.
1970 -- France: Henri Jeanson (1900-1970) dies. Journaliste, pamphlétaire, dialoguiste de cinéma et pacifiste libertaire. Part of a young group of an anarchiste bent, drawn together by their passion for art & literature, which includes Robert Desnos, Rirette Maitrejean, Armand Salacrou, & George Limbour. Wrote for Solidarité Internationale Antifasciste, signatory to Louis Lecoin's "Paix immédiate."
1971 -- US: Onondaga Nation, NY, protests intrusion of interstate highway.
1971 -- US explodes 5-megaton bomb in nuclear weapons test despite a petition to US Supreme Court.
1971 -- Global Warming?: Internationalizing the struggle: attacks in solidarity with the Stoke Newington Six (soon to be 8) & imprisoned Italian anarchists occur at Lloyds Bank in Amsterdam, the Italian consulate in Basle, & the British embassies in Rome & Barcelona.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
1973 -- Singer Gram Parsons' manager Phil Kaufman fined $300 for stealing Parsons' body from the Los Angeles International Airport. After taking the body, he had it cremated instead of taking it to the funeral. Kaufman claimed it was Parsons' wish to be cremated.
1975 -- England: The Sex Pistols play their first show at St. Martin's School of Art in London.
1976 -- US: It is disclosed that RCA, ITT & Western Union have made international telegraph traffic available to US National Security Agency (NSA) since 1947.
1984 -- US: Trust Me?: Reagan's rightwing regime falsely accuses Nicaragua of importing Soviet MIGs. Not bad intelligence for a country that is spending 179 Gazillion Buckaroonies a day for "intelligence" services & spy satellites.
1985 -- Uruguay: Congress accuses 46 military men of violating human rights.
1986 -- US: Iran-Contra scandal begins to break in US. Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Acting President Ronnie Reagan says "The speculation [that the US has sold arms to Iran] has no foundation." (A lie.)
1987 -- US: In a PBS AIDS special hosted by Beloved & Respected Comrade Bad Acting Ronnie Reagan, singer Ruben Blades uses a banana to demonstrate how to put on a condom.
The International Banana Association protests, claiming the "unsavory" combination will damage the industry.
1989 -- US: CIA reports to the Bush administration that Iraq has used US loan guarantees for nuclear, chemical & biological weapons development. Who — say who? — finances/fuels terror? weapons of mass destruction WMD
1989 -- US: Marshals & the FCC seize pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn.
1989 -- US: Peter Wood sets a world auto speed record for a blind driver, 205 kph.
1990 -- Saudi Arabia: Ruuunnnnnnnn!!!!!!!? 50 women commit civil disobedience by driving cars, Riyadh. A veiled threat to the powers that be?
1996 -- Spain: Parliament honors veterans of the International Brigades.
1996 -- US: Mario Savio, Berkeley Free Speech Movement activist, dies, Sebastopol, California.
1996 -- Italy: Carabinieri raid home of Italino Rossi, editor of the anarchist weekly Umanita Nova, of the Italian anarchist Federation (FAI), looking for weapons (typewriters?!) connected with attacks on electric pylons in Tuscany.
1998 -- US: Your Vote Uncounts? Congress flips voters the bird, cancels Democracy!
Voters made choices, machines counted ballots, but the results of Washington DC's medical marijuana initiative, I-59, must remain secret & unknown to comply with rules passed by Congress, the Board of Elections & Ethics decided. To avoid crossing Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Congress (B&RCLC), election workers used white-out to hide the results on computer printouts. Results cannot be revealed because Congress barred them from spending money to carry out any ballot initiative legalizing drugs or reduce penalties for their use, possession or sale.
1998 -- US: A virus cripples 6,000 US Defense Department computers.
Source: [Calendar Riots]
2006 -- The Daily Bleed completes the database circle... again...again...again...
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Begun as a casual affair in 1997 — just over 8 years ago — with a typical editing day requiring 1-2 hours, it became a 4-7 hour a day effort for BleedMeister, who is joined by HemoMeister, (another 3-5 hours): from a handful of entries with no graphics or links, it grew to an average of 40-50 entries per day, saturated with links & images.
Originally drawing on a resource of a couple on-line calendars to supplement James Koehnline's fabulous Jubilee Saints Calendar (published yearly by Autonomedia Press), the Daily Bleed incorporates three databases donated to it, 15 printed calendars, & over 2,000 events from 4x6 note cards (most compiled by Sylvie Kashdan & Robby Barnes of Charlatan Stew) used for the 1982 Antiauthoritarian Cucumber Salad (Chop up the State!) & the 1984 Orwell Antiauthoritarian Calendar (both printed by Auntie Dave & friends on basement presses & published by Left Bank Books), & entries selected from 15 online timelines & calendars.
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2009 -- US: Yellow Rose of Texass? Veteran Dan M. Ross sends an e-mail to Marvel’s Florist in Killeen, Texass, ordering a $59.95 yellow rose bouquet for Hasan to be sent to a hospital in Fort Hood with a note reading: “Major Nidal Hasan. Koran 2: 190 - 3. In God’s eye, & those who submit, you are a hero!” & instructing the flower shop employees to “play stupid” if anyone were to question them.
2053 -- Outer Space: Aliens begin showing up today on the moon, in Rudy Rucker's novel Freeware.
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