Saturday, July 03, 2010

Daily Bleed for July 3rd

who faded out in vast sordid movies, were shifted in dreams,
woke on a sudden Manhattan, & picked themselves up out of
basements hungover with heartless Tokay & horrors of Third
Avenue iron dreams & stumbled to unemployment offices,

who walked all night with their shoes full of blood ...

— Allen Ginsberg, excerpt, Howl

Web in full,



French lettrist & situationist theorist.


"This is the place to jump, the place to dance!
This is the wilderness! Was there ever any other?"

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


Montana: Annual SUN DANCE of the Assiniboine tribe.


1835 -- US: Welfare Bums?: Children strike at Paterson, New Jersey
for 11-hour day & six day week. With the help of adults, they win a
compromise settlement of a 69 hour work week.

It is this sort of communistic radical socialistic
worker interference with "free market" forces
that keeps laissez faire / free market capitalists & their
government(s) up late at night with apoplexy.

1860 -- Herland author Charlotte Perkins Gilman lives (1860-
1935), Hartford Connecticut. American writer, early theorist of
the feminist movement. Founder/editor of "Forerunner" 1909-1916;
helped found Woman's Peace Party 1915.

1883 -- Franz Kafka (1883-1924) lives, Prague. Czech-born German
writer & anarchist sympathizer whose posthumously published novels
express the alienation of 20th century man.

"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams
he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect..."

1917 -- Russia: The July Days (3rd & 4th). Workers & soldiers in
Petrograd demand the Soviet take power. Sporadic fighting results
& the Soviet restores order with troops brought back from the
front. Trotsky arrested. Lenin goes into hiding.

1920 -- Italy: 2nd Congress of "Unione Communista Anarchica d'Italia",
concludes. Under the influence of Malatesta it drops the reference to
Communism (so badly distorted by the Bolsheviks) & takes the name
"Unione Anarchica Italiana" (UAI).

1937 -- Playwright Tom Stoppard lives, Czechoslovakia.
Wrote Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead; Jumpers.

1966 -- Love, Grateful Dead & Group B at the Fillmore Auditorium.

1969 -- US: Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, for the first &
only time, features rock artists. Among those appearing are Led
Zeppelin, Jeff Beck & Ten Years After.

1969 -- Italy: Rent strike & occupation, Nichelino section of Turin;
first coordination with ongoing factory struggles.

1970 -- US: The 3-day Atlanta Pop Festival opens at Middle Georgia
Raceway in Byron, Georgia. The crowd of 200,000 hears & sees Jimi
Hendrix play his version of "The Star Spangled Banner." Two days
later, Georgia Governor Lester Maddox says he will seek
legislation banning rock festivals in the state, while passing
out ax handles at a KKK rally.

1970 -- France: Simultaneous bomb attacks in Paris & London
against Spanish State Tourist offices, & the Spanish & Greek Embassies.

1971 -- US: Singer, songwriter & poet for the Doors, Jim Morrison,
dies of a heart attack.

Career began in a Los Angeles club,
when he won the Door prize.

1978 -- US: Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY
radio station WBAI for broadcasting Filthy George Carlin's "The Seven
Dirty Words you can't say on Television"

1981 -- England: July 3-14, Neo-Nazi Front riots
in London & a dozen other English cities.

...freedom from the reds & the blacks & the criminals
Prostitutes, pansies & punks
Football hooligans, juvenile delinquents
Lesbians & left wing scum
Freedom from the Niggers & the Pakis & the unions
Freedom from the gypsies & the Jews
Freedom from the longhaired layabouts & students
Freedom from the likes of YOU!

— Tom Robinson Band (from "Power In The Darkness")

1990 -- Bulgaria: Federation of Anarchist Youth (FAM)
participate in "City of the Truth" against the communist
president Petar Mladenov (July 3-Aug. 5).

1994 -- US: Inauguration of the Allen Ginsberg Library
at the Naropa Institute.

The Mayor of Boulder declares today officially Allen
Ginsberg Day.

1995 -- French Situationist theorist Gil J Wolman dies, Paris.

1999 -- Paul Wulf (1921-1999) dies. German antifascist much
influenced by the work of the anarchist author Erich Mühsam.

2009 -- US: Beloved & Repected Comrade Leader Tina Fey (nee Sarah Palin)
resigns as governor of Alaska. Sittin' on her porch watchin' them dang Russians
is too taxing.


Is it progress if a cannibal uses a knife & fork?

— Stanislaw Lem


—@nti-FokkenForkInTheRoad 1997 - 2017

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