Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Daily Bleed for 6.9.10

It is snowing white documents
The very rich
get richer still
A white gloved hand
still reaches out the window
for the money in the cup
Liberty is not free
Some poor still ride some trains
The angel
stands on the edge
of the station platform
slowly moving its large white wings
which look too fragile
to lift the body of being
which still breathes the anarchist air
& the train
the train made of nothing but boxcars
jammed with three billion people
still stands in the station

— Lawrence Ferlinghetti, excerpt,
"White on White"
(After reading Breyten Breytenbach,
imprisoned Afrikaans white poet)

DailyWhiteOut in full,
Excerpts & updates:

Chiricahua Apache chief, resistance leader.

Shillingstone, England: TALLEST MAYPOLE DAY.



68 -- Roman Nero Emperor commits suicide to the tune of

"Nero My God To Thee"

1695 -- New World: Spanish under Antonio de Solis massacre
Pima Indians at a peace conference, El Tupo (Sonora).

1870 -- British social novelist Charles Dickens dies.
Buried in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey.

1902 -- USA: Anti-anarchist law passed. Takes care of dem.

1912 -- Emma Goldman's lecture series (June 9-20) in Seattle,
Washington, threatened by US military veterans who, always
ready to do combat to protect freedom, protest her right to
speak. Emma speaks in public in defiance of an anonymous
death threat.

1919 -- Canada: Winnipeg city council dismisses the police
force during a General Strike.

1921 -- US: In the Sacco & Vanzetti trial, eyewitnesses are
unable to identify any of the bandits they had seen at the crime.

1924 -- "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by blues great Jelly
Roll Morton & his band.

1934 -- Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Donald Duck lives.

1950 -- US: Two of Hollywood Ten imprisoned for refusing to
cooperate with House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
in it's time of need.

1953 -- US Representative Beloved & Respected Comrade
Leader William Henry Harrison, a descendant of an Indian
fighter, introduces House Concurrent Resolution 108.

The policy has a particularly tragic effect on Menominees in
Wisconsin...the Menonimee hospital is forced to close, other
health programs crumble, housing deteriorates & the
Menominee infant-death rate soars.


"Maybe we should not have humored them when they
asked to live on reservations.

Maybe we should have said, No, come join us.

Be citizens along with the rest of us."

— Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Acting
President Ronald Reagan during a trip to Moscow,
when a student asked about US treatment of
Native Americans

1954 -- Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?: Joseph
Welch asks Beloved & Respected Comrade Leader Senator
Joseph TailGun McCarthy during Senate-Army hearings:

"Have you no sense of decency, sir?"

1963 -- US: Arinell Ponder of SCLC & five students arrested &
beaten for using white Trailways bus bathrooms, Winona, Miss.

1965 -- Ripley's Believe It or Not?: White House confirms
that US ground forces in South Vietnam are now authorized
to enter combat in aid of South Vietnamese, but insists that the
troops' primary mission, to protect American bases, remains

1966 -- US Gen. Sternberg calls for 500,000 MORE troops
for Vietnam.

Light at the End of the Tunnel keeps getting brighter
as the bodies pile up
like cord wood.

1966 -- Helmut Rudiger (1903-1966) dies. German anarcho-
syndicalist, theorist of federalism. In 1936, Rudiger left
Germany to fight in Spain with other German anarchists,
like Karl Einstein (nephew of Albert Einstein). Rudiger
participated in the engagements of the "International
Group" of the Durruti Column.

1974 -- Miguel Ángel Asturias, dies. Guatemalan poet/novelist,
diplomat, winner of the 1967 Nobel Prize for Literature.

1976 -- Beginning date of Octavia E. Butler novel Kindred.

1979 -- Communist Takeover?: Michael Cairney topples
a record row of 169,713 dominoes.

1983 -- Poland: Following General Jaruzelski's declaration
of martial law, aimed at suppressing independent labor union
activity, people in the city of Lodz demonstrate their disgust
for the lies propagated by the official government television
news by taking a daily promenade timed to coincide exactly
with the broadcast,

wearing their hats backwards.

Soon, much of the town has joined them. When authorities
shift the hours of the Lodz curfew to make protest illegal,
residents take their televisions to the window at precisely
the time the news begins & blast out the newscast at full volume,
into empty streets & at the patrolling authorities.

1991 -- Beloved & Respected Comrade Leaders Schwarzkopf,
Dick Cheney & Colin Powell are accused of murder by demonstrators
at a welcome-home-the-troops church service, NY.

1993 -- Serbia: Police ban vigil of Women in Black, Belgrade.

1995 -- England: Two days of anti-police rioting begins
in Bradford.

2000 -- Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), whose use of bright
colors & bold images to capture the struggles of American
blacks made him one of the country's most celebrated
painters, dies, Seattle.

2007 -- Senegal: Ousmane Sembéne lives, Ziguinchor. Senegalese
labor union activist, writer & film director, best-known for
his historical-political works with strong social comment.


GEORGES PEREC, Daily Bleed Saint 1998
Iconoclastic French writer, roustabout.

Calld th gratst innovator of form of his gnration. Bst known
for his 1969 novl, La Disparition (A Void), writtn ntirly
without using th lttr " ".


I heartily accept the motto, — "That government is best which
governs least;" & I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly
& systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this,
which I also believe, — "That government is best which
governs not at all;" & when men are prepared for it, that
will be the kind of government which they will have.

— Henry David Thoreau,
"On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"


— @anti-Civil 1997-2001-1/2-2004-1/4-2006-1/6-2009-1/9-2010-1/10

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