Thursday, June 10, 2010

Daily Bleed for 6.10.10

Web version Daily Bleed, updated, hunnert of them:



Voodoo High Priestess of New Orleans.


FESTIVAL OF GOIBNUI, Smith of the Gods & Provider
of the Ale of Immortality.

Canada: DAVIS DAY, Traditional Cape Breton holiday
honoring Miners' Strike of 1925 in New Waterford, Nova Scotia.


671 -- [CE] --Japan: Water clock invented. Sheer torture in
the wrong hands, in most hands... when it isn't water, it's blood.
(Check with your government.)

1381 -- England: Priest "John Ball hath rungen his bell":
Peasant revolt.

1832 -- Jules Vall├Ęs lives. French novelist,
journalist, anarchist propagandist.

1882 -- Anti-foreign riots led by Arabi Pasha begin in Alexandria,
Egypt — 50 Europeans massacred.

1894 -- US: At the first regular convention of the American
Railway Union, delegates vote unanimously to urge a
boycott of Pullman cars.

The struggle extends to 27 states. An estimated
260,000 railroad workers will join the strike which is
eventually crushed by federal troops who take
over the city of Chicago.

1903 -- William Ernest Henley dies. Poet, dramatist, editor, critic.
An amputee, cared for by Joseph Lister. His most famous poem,
"Invictus," contains the line:

"My head is bloody, but unbowed."

1913 -- US: 1 Strike & You're Out? Cops shoot black &
white IWW/AFL maritime workers striking against United Fruit
company in New Orleans, killing one, wounding two.

Oh the companies keep a sharp eye
And pay their respects to the army
To watch for the hot-blooded leaders
And be prepared for the junta to
crush them like flies.

So heavy the price that they pay
As daily the fruit it is stolen...

— Phil Ochs, "United Fruit"

1925 -- China: British sailors fire on Chinese demonstrators in Hankow .

1925 -- Canada: During a mine workers strike against the British
Empire Steel Corporation (BESCO) in Cape Breton, drunken
company police charge on horseback beating all who stood in their
path, then ride through the school yards, knocking down innocent
children while joking that the miners are at home hiding under their

A company president sneers,

"We hold the cards, they will
crawl back to work..."

The miners promised no man would ever again work the
black seam on what is now called Davis Day.

They have kept their promise to this day.

1926 -- US: First 40-hour work week in the country,
won by NY fur workers.

1940 -- Just Another Day at the Government SlaughterHouse:

Britain, Australia & France declare war on Italy; Princess
Juliana of the Netherlands arrives in Canada; In Africa,
Italy & UK bomb each other's positions; Rheims falls
to the Germans; French declare Paris an open city; US
Congress appropriates $1.49 billion for the navy; Richard
Strauss gives his score of "Festmusik" to the Japanese
ambassador in Berlin as a gesture of Axis unity. Whew!

1945-- Earth First!? Mao delivers his speech, "The Foolish Old Man
Who Removed the Mountains".

1949 -- Truman calls for rearming Europe. Not enough dead
in the last two World Wars waged by the governments.

1957 -- China: Students fight cops & attack Communist Party
HQ in Hang Yang, Workers' Paradise. "The Revolution is Dead!
Long Live the Revolution!"

1959 -- US: Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Postmaster
General bans D.H. Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover
from the mails (for containing the words "fuck" & "cunt" & an
explicit description of the sex act; not to worry, today people
have Internet "filters", including a few Bleedsters who will not
get reading their bleeds today). A perceptive guy, he labels it:

"Pornographic, smutty, obscene, & filthy."

1965 -- England: It's announced that The Beatles will receive
MBE awards from Queen Elizabeth. This sparks controversy
& some previous winners turn their medals in. John Lennon
returns his in 1969, protesting Britain's support of the US
invasion in Vietnam.

1965 -- England: What's Happening? First "Happening":
Wholly Communion, with those rascally anarchists Allen
Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, along with
bunch of English poets, at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
This historic Beat underground reading also includes Alexander
Trocchi, Voznesensky, et al.

1966 -- Janis Joplin makes her first appearance on stage, at the
Avalon ballroom in Frisco. She began her professional career at
age 23 with Big Brother & The Holding Company.

"Don't Compromise Yourself — It's All You Got!"

I beg for mercy, I pray for rain,
I can't be the one to accept all this blame,
Something here trying to pollute my brain,
I'm buried alive, oh yeah, in the blues.

1968 -- France '68: In the factories of Peugeot de Sochaux,
a workman, Pierre Byelot is killed by the hated CRS.

"It is forbidden to forbid.
Freedom begins by forbidding something:
interference with the freedom of others."

— Wall graffiti, Paris 1968

1970 -- US: The "Helix", Seattle's first underground newspaper, folds.

Paul Dorpat & associates published the first edition of Helix
& readers quickly snapped up the first 1,500 copies of the
12-page, multi-colored "counter culture" tabloid.

In addition to Dorpat, Tom Robbins (Another Roadside Attraction),
Gene Johnston, Ray Collins (illustrator), Scott White, &
Gary Finholt contributed to the first issue.

Helix published a total of 125 biweekly & weekly editions before
folding today.

1970 -- England: Stuart Christie's home is raided
based on an explosives warrant. Bombings continue this
month & throughout the year.

1973 -- Spain: General Strike against Beloved & Respected Comrade
General Franco, in Pamplona.

1989 -- Canada: Folk musicians, including Ian & Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot
& Murray McLauchlan, give a free concert to protest an Alberta dam.

1991 -- Kuwait: Shades of Saddam? Amnesty International says Kuwait
is using torture & conducting unfair trials.

1994 -- US: Prairie Peace Park & Maze opens at Interstate 80
exit of Pleasant Dale, Nebraska.

2002 -- US: Earth First! activists win $4.4 million in a false-arrest
lawsuit against Oakland police & the FBI...

They were arrested for bombing their own car while they were in it...
(To protect & "preserve"?)

2002 -- Israel begins building a 360-km fence around the West Bank.


'In a society where modern conditions of
production prevail, all of life presents itself
as an immense accumulation of spectacles.

Everything that was directly lived has
moved away into a representation.'

— Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle


— @nti-Immense, Pro-Largesse 2010

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