Thursday, May 27, 2010

Daily Bleed for 5.27.2010

The cycle has come round again. America is where
Anatolia was. It is a place where human beings, just
to stay alive, have to jump, to dance, & by dancing
revive the rhythms, recover cyclical time. Anarchic
& pantheistic dancers no longer sense the artifice
& its linear His-story as All, but as merely one
cycle, one long night, a stormy night that left Earth
wounded, but a night that ends, as all nights end,
when the sun rises.

— Fredy Perlman,
Against His-story, Against Leviathan!

Daily Bleed in full,
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MAY 27

Great Arabic historian, chronicler.


"Bombing to end war is like
balling to end bastards."


1525 -- Thomas Munzer, millenarian leader, Anabaptist communist,
rebel against the authority of the church & all official
representatives of god on earth, executed.

1818 -- Amelia "Hot Pants" Bloomer lives.

1871 -- France: End of the Paris Commune (Bloody Week). Desperate
combat by the Communards ends up even in Père Lachaise cemetery.
The Communards will be lined up & shot against the wall — which
becomes known as "mur des fédérés", in honor to their memory.

Shall we hang thus by taut navel strings
To this corrupt placenta till we're flyblown;
Till our skulls are cracked by crow and kite
And our members become the business of ants,
Our teeth the collection of magpies?"

— Kenneth Rexroth,
"From the Paris Commune to the Kronstadt
Rebellion" (1936)

Poem in full,

1894 -- Dashiell Hammett lives (1894-1961). American
novelist/screenwriter. Important "hard-boiled" writer. Wrote
The Thin Man, The Glass Key, Red Harvest, The Dain Curse.
Best known for The Maltese Falcon ( filmed three times),
introducing PI Sam Spade. Victim of HUAC witch hunts.

"Many writers continued their Hollywood careers
under pseudonyms, or "fronts," sometimes with
comic results. Alfred Levitt, for example,
screenwriter of "The Boy with Green Hair" (1948),
relates how a story conference got off on the
wrong foot when he was addressed by
four different names."

1907 -- Birth of Rachel Carson, whose books in the 1950's & 60's
spurred the beginnings of the mass environmental movement.

1916 -- US: Late May-July Emma Goldman conducts lecture tour in
Philadelphia, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, & San Francisco.
Emma plans meeting with Wobbly militant/poet Arturo Giovannitti
& others to begin work on an anti-militarist manifesto.

1942 -- Pierre Ramus (aka Rudolf Grossman) (1882-1942) dies,
fleeing from Nazi-occupied Europe. Austrian writer, pacifist &
propagandist. Organized the German FKAD (Federation of
Anarchist Communists of Germany) parallel to Rocker's FAUD.

1944 -- Jean-Paul Sartre play "No Exit" premiers, Paris.

1955 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Ghost Buster
President Buck Truman tells Ed Murrow the White House is haunted
by Abe Lincoln. Same clown what dropped atomic bombs on civilian
targets in Japan.

1963 -- Aquilino Ribeiro (1885-1963) dies. Great Portuguese novelist
of the first-half of the 20th century, a life-long activist & youthful
militant anarchist. Nominated in 1960 for a Nobel Prize.

1966 -- Artist Andy Warhol & his Plastic Inevitable, Velvet
Underground & Nico, plus the Mothers, at Fillmore
Auditorium in Frisco.

1967 -- Australia gives citizenship to aborigines.

1968 -- France: The Upheavals of May '68 continue. The agreements
of Grenelle (signed between employers & the trade unions),
ratifies a wage increase, but is rejected by the workers who heap
abuse on the trade-union representatives.

The majority still think in terms of changing rulers rather than
taking control for themselves.

De Gaulle & his puppets were so scared by the possibility
of revolution that he flew to Saint-Dizier to confer with top
Generals, & see if he could rely on them if he needed army
help to maintain his grip on power.

1975 -- US: Alaska legalizes home use of marijuana.

Now everyone in Alaska can see Russia from
their front porch.

1977 -- The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen" in Britain.
A patriotic act...

1978 -- Nearly 20,000 rally in New York City to protest nuclear
weapons, marking the beginning of a resurgence in anti-nuclear
weapon activism culminating in the Freeze campaign of the early 80's.

1980 -- Korea: 3,000 killed in Kwangju uprising. This massacre
of civilians demonstrating for democracy was condoned by the
US government.

This massacre & its cover-up is not unlike the little known
US backed & perpetrated murder of possibly 60,000
civilians in the Cheju-do Massacre of 1950.

1987 -- Wanna Rumble?: During a show in Rome's Flaminio Stadio,
U2's sound system sets off earthquake alarms in two neighborhoods.

1992 -- Massacre of bread queue, Sarajevo, Bosnia.

1999 -- UN War Crimes Tribunal announces its indictment
of Slobodan Milosevic.

1999 -- Lies! Damn Lies!?: Gorbachev says US desire for global
hegemony risks war.

2006 -- Canada: Paul Zilsel (1923-2006) dies.

Theoretical physicist, militant activist, communist,
then an anarchist.

In 1973 he co-founded Left Bank Books collective in Seattle, Washington.


— @nti-CopyRite 1997-5,000,000,001 (Bingo!)

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