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Our Daily Bleed: Peter Kropotkin, Raoul Vaneigem, Paolo Lega, Auguste Vaillant, Dalton Trumbo, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Maurice Joyeux; anarchico, anarchiste, anarquista, anarsizm, anarþizme, Anarþist, Anarquismo, Anarchismus, anarchia, anarchisme, anarchizm, anarkisme, libertarians, What Happened on this day, in recovered history December 9

"Any person who has had the following dream. You are in a subway station of a major city. At the far end you see a coffee machine. You put in two coins. The Holy Grail drops down. Then blood pours into the chalice."

"The person who borrowed my Martin Beck thriller, read it in a sauna which melted the glue off the spine so the pages drifted to the floor, stapled them together & returned the book, thinking I wouldn't notice."

      — Michael Ondaatje, Elimination Dance


"The Red Prince," Russian anarchist theorist.

Patzcuaro, Mexico: FIESTA OF THE MOTHER OF HEALTH. Fishermens' Fiesta, with much dancing, clowning & fireworks.

& this reminder, lest things are going too well in your life, this is:

Joe Camel
656 -- Source=Robert Braunwart 'Ali's forces win the Battle of the Camel
in the first Muslim civil war.

Float like a butterfly sting like a bee!

1292 -- Sa'di, great Persian poet (Orchard; Rose Garden) dies.

1460 -- Madcap medieval rhymester John Skelton lives.

Once, when being upbraided by Cardinal Wolsey he quipped,

"I pray, your grace, to let me lie down & wallow,
for I can kneel no longer."

Source: [Calendar Riots]

1531 -- México: Virgin of Guadalupe appears to an Indian boy.

1570 -- Geuzen under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein.

1608 -- British "Paradise Lost": epic writer John Milton lives, Bread Street, Cheapside, London. The "Prince of Poets" also wrote First Defense of the English People, justifying the execution of Charles I.

On his birthday in 1631 he wrote: "How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,/ Stoltn on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!"

After completing his First Defense of the English People, he went blind at 43. Alfred, Lord Tennyson later apostrophizes the author of Paradise Lost: "O mighty-mouth'd inventor of harmonies, /O skill'd to sing of Time or Eternity,/God-gifted organ-voice of England, / Milton, a name to resound for ages."

1640 -- New Old World: Settler Hugh Bewitt is banished from colony of Massachusetts when he declares himself to be free of original sin. Much like the Old World.

1777 -- England: Reverend Benjamin Russen executed at Tyburn, for rape.

1801 -- German writer Johann Gottfried Seume starts his tour on foot from Saxony, crosses the Alps & walks through Italy to Sicily. His return trip takes him through Switzerland & even to Paris. The whole trip takes only eight months & results in Spaziergang nach Syrakus im Jahre (A Stroll to Syracuse).

1828 -- Joseph Dietzgen, socialist, lives, near Cologne, Germany. Important socialist theorist whose writings exerted considerable influence on the workers' movement. Wrote The Nature of Human Brain-Work (1869).

"While the anarchists may have mad & brainless individuals in their ranks, the socialists have an abundance of cowards. For this reason I care as much for one as the other."

Piotr Kropotkin
1842 -- Russia: Prince Peter Kropotkin, important geographer & anarchist communist, lives, Moscow. "The prince who became a revolutionist."

Russian revolutionist, anarchist, landmark geographer.
The Prince who shunned material wealth.


In the Encyclopedia Britannica (for which he wrote the "anarchy" definition in the famed 11th edition) Kropotkin describes himself:

"Although he achieved renown in a number of different fields, ranging from geography & zoology to sociology & history, he shunned material success for the life of a revolutionist."

Fat rabbit in rocking chair
1848 -- Folklorist Joel Chandler Harris lives, Putnam County, Georgia. Discovers Tar Baby syndrome. Creator of Uncle Remus & Brer Rabbit.

1854 -- Alfred Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade published six weeks after the Battle of Balaclava.

1868 -- anarchist diamond dingbatItaly: Paolo Lega lives (1868-??). In 1894 the young anarchist attempts to shoot Francesco Crispi, président du conseil Italien. The bullet lodged in Crispi's car rather than Crispi; Lega was arrested & did 20-years in prison for his poor aim.
Source: Ephéméride anarchiste

1869 -- US: Knights of Labor founded in Philadelphia, as a secret society open to all members of the producing classes except "parasites" including stockbrokers, gamblers, & lawyers. Founded by Uriah Stevens & five other garment workers. Stevens, a tailor who once studied for the Baptist ministry, leads the order.

1889 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: The Press expedition arrives in Port Angeles to begin exploring the Olympic Mountains (Washington State).

1889 -- Source=Robert Braunwart US: First issue of Golden Argosy magazine is published.

1892 -- Source=Robert Braunwart George Bernard Shaw play "Widowers' Houses" premiers, London.

Auguste Vaillant, French anarchiste
1893 -- France: Auguste Vaillant throws a small bomb into the Chamber of Deputies. A symbolic gesture, meant to wound rather than kill, Vaillant is condemned to death, & guillotined February 5, 1894. The deputies use the event to suppress the anarchists & their presses.

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1970 -- SI dingbat

1970 ... circular

Regarding Vaneigem, circular by the French section of the Situationist International, Paris. | [Situationist Resources]

1977 -- Brazilian novelist, short story writer & journalist Clarice Lispector dies.

1981 --

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US: Black Philadelphia journalist & activist Mumia Abu-Jamal is arrested & charged with the killing of a Philadelphia policeman.

"If Mumia Abu-Jamal has nothing important to say, why are so many powerful people trying to shut him up?"

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See Terry Bisson's Newsday article:; also Thoughts on the New Media Attacks on Mumia, &

— John Edgar Wideman, author, Philadelphia Fire

Mumia, All Things Censored book cover

"There are many trials . . . in which the victim was already condemned to death before the trial took place, & it took place only to cover up the real meaning: the accused was to be put to death . . . the trial is just a mask for murder."

      — Katherine Anne Porter, The Never-Ending Wrong

Among the irregularities: Evidence disappears, witnesses are intimidated by police, police officers change their testimony to fit the official line, & the prosecutor will eventually be the judge considering Mumia's appeal of his death sentence. Phillie's Police Guild mounts an unprecedented media campaign to assure his execution.

1983 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader & Well-Fed Attorney General Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens

"...because the food is free & that's easier than paying for it...I think that they have money."

Of the 26 million people served through Second Harvest, the national food banking network:

62% are women
37% are children under age 18
39% of households have at least one adult who is working
Nearly 60% have no car
More than 24% have no facilities for cooking, such as a stove or oven
Over a third had to choose between food & rent

1985 -- US: 248 US soldiers & eight crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash.

1987 -- Palestine: Start of Intifada for Palestinian Independence.

1989 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Yevgeny Pasternak accepts the Nobel medal his father was forced by the Russian government to refuse.

1991 -- After a long legal battle, Bob Marley's $11.5 million estate is awarded to his wife Rita & her children. Ziggy Marley's daughter is born on this day & he names her Justice in honor of the verdict.

Maurice Joyeux
1991 -- France: Maurice Joyeux, an outstanding French proponent of anarchism, dies.

Following WWII helped in rebuilding the Fédération Anarchiste & publishing Libertaire. In 1981, he is the first guest of Radio Libertaire (radio libre de la FA, à Paris). He leaves, in addition to various theoretical works, two books of memoirs, Sous les plis du drapeau noir, & Souvenirs d'un anarchiste.

1992 -- Somalia: US Marines wade ashore in Somalia at 2 A.M. (on live evening network television in the US) in "Operation Restore Hope." American forces retreat in disarray & disgrace within the year.

1992 -- Egyptian writer / novelist Yahya Haqqi dies. Father of short story & novel in Egypt & one of the great pioneers of contemporary short story writing in the Arab world. Editor of the banned Egyptian magazine Al-Majalla from 1961 to 1971.

Literate smut
1994 -- US: Wee Willy Clinton fires Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders after her masturbation comments are criticized by a bunch of jerk-offs.
May is "National Masturbation Month," & May 7 is "National Masturbation Day."

Some pundits suggest we all form a circle & celebrate this seminal event.

1994 -- Source=Robert Braunwart France: Greenpeace members are arrested at a French nuclear reprocessing plant.

Titanic balloon in park
1995 -- US: Four activists are arrested for leafleting, holding a banner & "ruining peoples' day" at the public commissioning ceremony for a new aircraft carrier. Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia.

1999 -- Mars: Please call home!

2001 -- Source=Robert Braunwart Beginning date of the movie "2010"

2002 -- Stan Rice dies of cancer, age 60. Poet, painter & husband of novelist Anne Rice.

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2009 -- US: The government agrees to pay $3.4 billion to settle Cobell v. Salazar, a class-action lawsuit brought by Native American representatives claiming it has incorrectly accounted for Native American trust assets.

2010 -- Thousands of WikiLeaks supporters launch further & more intense denial-of-service attack against companies who have blacklisted the website.

2012 -- Decoded? Hey Auntie Dave yesterday the guy who invented the bar code reached expiration date. They dragged him though the scanner kicking & screaming. — Cordley. Yep, along with 5 billion others per day...

3000 --

The Prisoner, behind bars

"Humour is the essential ingredient of a democratic society"

Nazi Joining the War on Terrorism
3500 --

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