Sunday, April 25, 2010

Daily Bleed for 4.23

text excerpts:

Dada drummer of Berlin & Zurich. Marches to a
Different Drummer, in-deed.

England: 'DAYS OF SERENADES': 19th Century
festival of song & romance — continues until 30th

Bulgaria: EWE'S DAY.
Milking is done through a round cake with a hole in the center.


1616 -- Playwright William Shakespeare dies; A curious will
awards his "2nd best bed with the furniture" to his wife, Anne Hathaway.

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers."

— Henry VI, part 2

1860 -- Charles H. Kerr lives (1860-1944).

Kerr began a radical cooperative publishing house, still going
strong today. The son of militant abolitionists, Kerr was a libertarian
socialist, antiwar agitator, author, translator, vegetarian & scholar.

1892 -- Richard Huelsenbeck (1892-1974) lives.
Prominent figure of the Zürich & Berlin dada movements. He was
an expressionist poet & writer & arguably one of the great pre-Y2K

1902 -- Halldór Laxness lives (1902-1998), Reykjavík, Iceland.
Best known fiction depicts the hard living conditions of lower
classes, & weaves a tradition of sagas & mythology into social
issues. Recipient of the 1955 Nobel Prize.

1918 -- No Irish Fodder?: General Strike ends conscription
of Irishmen into British army during WWI.

1941 -- Newspaper headline:


Robert Wilmot, a former Portland, Ore., Communist,
expressed the opinion in the Bridges deportation hearing
today that "Harry Bridges is the greatest enemy the labor
movement ever had."

1942 -- Franklin Roosevelt addresses the
American Booksellers Convention:

"We all know that books cannot be killed by fire. . .

People die, but books never die. No man & no force can
abolish memory...."

Yep...but "they" do keep trying.

1946 -- Korean Anarchist Congress concludes (April 20-23), in Anwui.

1947 -- Bernadette Devlin, political activist lives.

1961 -- US: Right-to-Sing protest staged,
Washington Square Park,
New York City.

1968 -- US: Beginning of occupation & anti-Vietnam War sit-in
(23-30th) at Columbia University. 700+ arrested...

1971 -- US: In the final event of Operation Dewey Canyon Three,
nearly 1,000 Vietnam War veterans return their combat medals
to the government.

The Vietnam Vets have planned to return the medals in body
bags, but authorities have erected a fence around the Capitol
building. So the veterans throw the medals over the fence.

1973 -- New Zealand: "Spirit of Peace" sails into French South
Pacific nuclear test zone from Tauranga.

1989 -- China: Students in Beijing announce class boycotts.

The commie government announces they can't —
given they're already classless!

1992 -- Satyajit Ray, Indian filmmaker, dies.

Fine Indian filmmaker of daily life struggles of the poor.

1993 -- Death of Cesar Chavez (1927-1993), nonviolent civil
rights activist & founder of the United Farm Workers.

CESAR CHAVEZ, Alternate Saint
Organizer of migrant farm workers, "wretched of the earth."

1996 -- Ukraine: Nineteen demonstrators arrested in Kiev, during
illegal anti-nuclear protest marking 10th anniversary of Chernobyl.


"An art of life in continual rising up, wild but gentle —
a seducer not a rapist, a smuggler rather than a bloody
pirate, a dancer not an eschatologist.

Liberation is realized struggle — this is the essence of
Nietzsche's "self-overcoming." The present thesis might
also take for a sign Nietzsche's wandering. It is the
precursor of the drift, in the Situ sense of the derive &
Lyotard's definition of driftwork. We can foresee a whole
new geography, a kind of pilgrimage-map in which holy
sites are replaced by peak experiences & T[emporary]
A[utonomous] Z[ones]s: a real science of psychotopography,
perhaps to be called "geo-autonomy" or "anarchomancy."

— Hakim Bey, The Temporary Autonomous Zone:
Ontological Anarchy, Poetic Terrorism


— anti-CopyRite 1997-8000 or thereabouts, more or less

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