Monday, June 21, 2010

Daily Bleed for 6.21.2010

Today's Bleed in full,
http://www.recollectionbooks.com/bleed/0621.htm

Excerpts:

ROCKWELL KENT
Radical illustrator, socially committed visual artist.

AIMLESS WANDERING DAY. Just another day on the job?

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1732 -- New World: Martha Washington lives. Minded the hemp
crops while George was away.

1783 -- Duck'n Cover?: US Congress, threatened by a mob
of disgruntled soldiers, flees from Philadelphia ...
http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/images/BB/clothesPin.jpg

1788 -- US: Constitution goes into effect. Gives liberal &
conservative politicians something to violate.

1877 -- US: Dance, Molly, Dance: "Pennsylvania's Day With the Rope,"
10 (or 11?) "Molly Maguire" coal miners hanged by the "state" for the
crime of attempting to organize workers.

A private police force arrested the alleged defenders,
& private attorneys for the coal companies
prosecuted them.

The state provided only the courtroom & the
gallows.

1882 -- US: Socialist, anarchist
sympathizer, illustrator Rockwell Kent
lives, Tarrytown, New York.

1903 -- England: In London, anarchists organize a
massive demonstration to protest the Russian pogrom
in Kishineff.

Held on a Sunday, it was the largest demonstration
by Jewish workers London had ever seen.

See Rudolf Rocker, The London Years
http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/Encyclopedia/RockerRudolf.htm

1905 -- France: Jean-Paul Sartre lives (1905-1980). French
novelist, playwright, existentialist philosopher & literary critic.

1912 -- Mary McCarthy lives (1912-1989), Seattle, Washington.
American writer/theater critic.

1914 -- Anarchist, artist & bus conductor Arthur Moyse, lives.
http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/02ref.htm#22/2003

1918 -- Edward Abramowski (1868-1918) dies. Polish
libertarian socialist & cooperativist, psychologist &
ethician, author, founder of Polish Socialist Party.
http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/08ref.htm#17/1868

1920 -- Police shoot 14 Wobblies (IWW; Industrial
Workers of the World) during a clash in Butte, Montana.

1921 -- Judy Holliday lives, New York City.
"Dumb Blonde" makes idiots of the
Senate Internal Security Subcommittee.
http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/06ref.htm#21/1921B

1937 -- Spain: Andrés Nin, leader of the POUM,
is murdered by Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader
Uncle Joe's Russian agents. Anyone left of the North Pole
is susceptible to his largess...

1937 -- US: Youngstown Riots & Poland Avenue Riot
(Ohio Steel Strike of 1937).

If you happened to have a Pennsylvania
license, you were particularly suspected
because, as every cop and official in
Youngstown will tell you, Pennsylvania has
gone
Bolshevik...

http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/06ref.htm#21/1937

1943 -- Federal troops put down race riot
in Detroit, 30 citizens die.

1943 -- SCHNEIDERMAN V. UNITED STATES...
Government attempt to strip William Schneiderman, a
communist, of his citizenship is overturned by the
US Supreme Court.
http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/06ref.htm#21/1943

1956 -- Playwright Arthur Miller, appearing before the House
Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), refuses to
betray his left-wing associates or his principles.

He will appear again in 1957 & be convicted for
contempt, which is overturned on appeal in 1958.
John Steinbeck eloquently defended Miller in the
June 1957 "Esquire."

1960 -- US: Nobel laureate Linus Pauling defies Congress by refusing
to name signers of petitions calling for total halt of nuclear weapons
testing.

1966 -- Summer Haight Ashbury: Shops opening, dances
every weekend, HIP merchants, Diggers.

Morning Star Ranch, owned by Lou Gottlieb of the Limelighters,
along with Ramon Sender, open the land (32 acres) to anyone who
wants to live there.

A Bleedster who seems to be in the know about the First Day of
Summer & New Buffalo writes us...

http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/06ref.htm#21/1967

1967 -- Solstice party in Golden Gate Park: an estimated
30-50,000 boogie.

1989 -- Supreme Court rules it is @-ok to burn de US flag
as a political expression. Ironically the American Legion & Boy
Scouts have been burning thousands of them
every year.
http://www.esquilax.com/flag/
http://recollectionbooks.com/siml/stan/FlagBurner.html

1997 -- US: 100,000 march in solidarity with striking
newspaper labor workers in Detroit.

2001 -- Songster John Lee Hooker dies.

Blues man. Hooker was one of America's greats.
Among his best known works are "Boom Boom" &
"I'm in the Mood."
http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/images/BB/john_lee_hooker2.jpg

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Finds tongues in trees,
books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones & good
in everything.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ARTkent.htm
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— @anti-copyRite, no Rites Reserved, 200, 300, 666, 2010

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