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This bent metal serpent/
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
to be

'The Sax Bit' by Ted Joans


Youthful Berkeley leader of the 1960's Free Speech Movement.

Alternate Saint:

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.




coffee cup with animated circle A; source


1305 -- Dante Alighieri is sentenced to death by Florence after he ignores the city's efforts to force his return from exile.

1463 --

"With 'er 'ead held underneath 'er arm"

      — Stanley Holloway (1890-1982)

villon painting


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 Songsçois_Villon

1558 -- Dramatist Thomas Kyd (The Spanish Tragedy) lives, London.

Souped up Nova
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.

Jet-powered fire truck; source
1850 -- First Hawaiian fire engine.

1868 -- US: Lakota treaty signed at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Meant to keep settlers out of Indian territory, white settlers were violating provisions of the treaty before the ink was dry.

"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

1878 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Henrik Ibsen play "Samfundets Stítter" premiers in Oslo.

1878 -- Source=Robert Braunwart The Abraham Lincoln attacks a mysterious whale (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea).

Robert Musil, novelist
1880 -- German novelist Robert Musil lives, Klagenfurt, Austria. Mystic novelist of existential "man without qualities."

1883 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Guy de Maupassant story "Le Vengeur" (The Avenger) is published.

1884 -- Author/abolitionist William Wells Brown dies in Chelsea, Mass. An escaped slave, Brown's autobiography sold 10,000 copies, a record in his day. He also wrote the first known travelogue by an African-American & authored the 1853 work Clotel; Or The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States, the first fictional work published by an African-American.

1885 -- US: Mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close, sold to the highest bidder, "as is" (in mint condition, as some feeble used book sellers would have it).

Die Autonomie
1886 -- England: First issue of Die Autonomie, a German language anarchist weekly published in London & edited by JosephJosef Peukert. The Autonomy group opposed Johann Most's "Freiheit" group, advocating instead the ideas of Kropotkin.
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1887 -- Eugene Pottier (1816-1887), poet & revolutionist, dies. Participant in the Revolution of 1848, & elected to Paris Commune.

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1888 --
England: London, from November 6 to the 10th is celebrated a Congrés Corporatiu the International.     

Source: [Congressos Obrers]

Liquid protest newsclip
1896 -- England: Raymond Postgate lives. Social historian, socialist & a mystery writer whose best-known crime novel is Verdict of Twelve (1940). Also a founder of the Good Food Club (editor The Good Food Guide). Wrote numerous labor histories as well as books on wine. Postgate's sister was socialist Margaret Cole (1893-1980), who also wrote several mystery novels with her husband G.D.H. Cole (1889-1959).

Linza?: Moon gargoyle
1897 -- Transylvania (?): Dr. Seward & the Harkers kill Dracula ... in Bram Stoker's famed Gothic novel. A tough, brutish, nasty job, but the stakes are high & the pay is good.
Nancy Joyce Peters on Backyard Bombs, ...Horror Films on TV

1899 -- Source=Robert Braunwart "Sherlock Holmes" with William Gillette opens, Garrick Theatre, NYC.

1901 -- The illustrator of Mother Goose (1881) & many other children's book, Kate (Catherine) Greenaway dies in London. Her work helped create a revolution in book illustration & was praised by art critics throughout the world.

1903 -- Emma Goldman, anarchist feministUS: In an effort to mobilize broad support from American citizens for John Turner, Emma Goldman acts under the pseudonym E. G. Smith to form a permanent New York City chapter of the newly formed Free Speech League (founded in 1902 by Theodore Schroeder).

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1903 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Government surprisingly recognizes the "independent" country of Panama which it has beneficently carved out of Colombia.

1906 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Ted Roosevelt orders three companies of Black troops be given dishonorable discharges relating to rioting in Brownsville, Texass.

1913 -- South Africa: Gandhi leads Great March into Transvaal. Gets arrested for leading this march of Indian miners.

María Bruguera Pérez, anarquista
1915 -- Spain: María Bruguera Pérez lives (1915-1992). Militant anarquista, antifascist, with Mujeres Libres.

1917 -- Battle field tour text; source

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.

Berlin uprising 1918
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.

Novelist James Weldon Johnson; source
1920 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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.

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Illustration: Injured coal miner on stretcher
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.
Source: Piero/

Mother Dead Child 10 May 37, Picasso
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.

Le Chat Noir Cat
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.

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Spanish Civil War arrow
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!"

anarchist CNT/FAI poster

1942 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Byelorussia: The Nazis execute 12,000 Jews of the ghetto of Minsk.

1944 -- Hungary: Hannah Senesh, Jewish poet, executed by Nazis in Budapest.

1945 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Finland: Former Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Risto Heikki Ryti is arrested as a war criminal.

1945 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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."

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1954 -- I LIKE TINAUS: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader President Ike & Tina Turner Eisenhower breaks wind ground 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).

— BleedMeister

Mao reading letter aloud: What about Worker's Self-Mangement?
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.”

[What he fails to tell anyone is the toxic nature of the wind....]

[Source: K.S. Karol]

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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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.

Dick Nixon as Marilyn Monroe
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.

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1963 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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.

Denied!, poster; source
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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Outer Space: Sci Fi Week begins in Philadelphia, in conjunction with Philcon 1969.

Henri Jeanson, anarchiste; source
1970 -- anarchist diamond dingbatFrance: 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.

Sex Pistols
1975 -- England: The Sex Pistols play their first show at St. Martin's School of Art in London.

1976 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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.)

Carmen Miranda
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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Marshals & the FCC seize pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn.

1989 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: Peter Wood sets a world auto speed record for a blind driver, 205 kph.

1990 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Saudi Arabia: Ruuunnnnnnnn!!!!!!!? 50 women commit civil disobedience by driving cars, Riyadh. A veiled threat to the powers that be?

1996 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Spain: Parliament honors veterans of the International Brigades.

1996 -- US: Mario Savio, Berkeley Free Speech Movement activist, dies, Sebastopol, California.

1996 -- anarchist diamond; anarquistaItaly: 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.

Bush as Napoleon
1998 -- US: Your Vote Uncounts? Congress flips voters the bird, cancels Democracy!

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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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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 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Outer Space: Aliens begin showing up today on the moon, in Rudy Rucker's novel Freeware.

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