Sunday, August 15, 2010

Daily Bleed for August 15th

Daily Bleed in full 72 entries, web page,


Marxist-anarchist philosopher, communist.


Festival, with Polish Celebrants parading in floats, &
picking of an Onion Queen. A blessing of herbs & spices.

Soundz like another day at work:

1750 -- French revolutionary & poet Sylvain Maréchal lives.
Can be labeled an anarchiste avant la lettre, although Marxists
also claim him. Created a Revolutionary Calendar.
[& you thought the Daily Bleed had no rivals....]

1785 -- Famous opium addict Thomas De Quincey lives.

1845 -- Walter Crane lives, Liverpool. Artist &
libertarian socialist.

1886 -- Germany: Karl Korsch lives, Tostedt. With the likes
of Herman Gorter & Anton Pannekoek, a radical infantile
left-communist according to Lenin.

1906 -- At the second meeting of the Niagara Movement at
Harpers Ferry, W.E.B. DuBois demands equal
citizenship rights for African-American

1917 -- Salvadoran religious leader Oscar Romero lives.
2003 Daily Bleed Saint OSCAR ROMERO
Salvadoran theologist of people's liberation, martyr.

1918 -- US: Librado Rivera et Ricardo Flores Magón sont
condamnés à quinze et vingt ans de prison pour avoir publié
le 16 mars 1918, dans le journal "Regeneración" le manifeste
"Aux anarchistes du monde et aux travailleurs en général".
Ils seront conduits au pénitencier de McNeil Island near Seattle.

1918 -- "The Sinking of the Lusitania" — first feature
length cartoon — released.

The US called the actual sinking a monstrous act,
claiming the Lusitania carried an innocent cargo.

"Actually, the Lusitania was heavily armed: it carried
1,248 cases of 3-inch shells, 4,927 boxes of cartridges
(1,000 rounds in each box), & 2,000 more cases of small-
arms ammunition. Her manifests were falsified to hide
this fact, & the British & American governments lied
about the cargo."

— Howard Zinn, The Twentieth Century, p80.

1923 -- Mid-August: Emma Goldman & her niece Stella are
arrested by the Bavarian police following their arrival in Munich

1935 -- Willey Post & passenger Will Rogers
killed in a plane crash, Point Barrow, Alaska.

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government
& report the facts.

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have
the whole government working for you.

— Will Rogers

1935 -- Paul Signac dies (of "smallpox"?). French artist,
pointillist (a technique some contemporary critics described
as "painted confetti" or "artistic smallpox"). Best known for
his association with fellow anarchistes Maximilien Luce,
Félix Fénéon, Camille Pissarro & Georges Seurat. Close
friend of Matisse, Marquet, Camoin, Valtat & Van Dongen, et al.

1947 -- "I was born in the city of Bombay...once upon a time.
No, that won't do, there's no getting away from
the date: I was born in Doctor Narlikar's Nursing Home
on August 15th, 1947. & the time? The time matters,
too. Well then: at night. No, it's important to be more...
On the stroke of midnight, as a matter of fact."

— From the evening lines of Midnight's Children,
by Salman Rushdie

1951 -- US: New York, la première du "Living Theatre" a lieu au
domicile même de Julian Beck et de Judith Malina, faute d'avoir pu
trouver une salle et de l'argent pour financer le spectacle. Quatre
pièces sont jouées ce soir-là : De l'anarchiste Paul Goodman
"Childish Jokes"; de Gertrude Stein "Ladies'Voices"; de Brecht
"He who says yes & he who says no" et de Garcia Lorca "The
dialogue of the manikin & the young man".

1967 -- Picasso's gift sculpture unveiled in Chicago

"Give me a museum & I'll fill it."

— Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

1967 -- Belgium's famed surreal painter Rene Magritte dies.

1969 -- The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens

1971 -- England: In solidaric response to internment, the
Angry Brigade Moonlighters Cell bombs the army recruitment
centre on Holloway Road, London.

1991 -- US: Paul Simon plays a free concert at New York's
Central Park in front of an estimated 750,000 people.

1995 -- China: Greenpeace action in Tian an Men Square,
members from Europe & the USA unfurl a banner on Tian an
Men Square in Beijing, reading "Stop all atomic testing,
stop atomic testing in China." They are arrested,
interrogated & deported.


"I came to America because of the great, great
freedom which I heard existed in this country. I
made a mistake in selecting America as a land of
freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance
of my lifetime".

— Albert Einstein, 1947

[At the time of his death, the FBI dossier on Albert Einstein
had grown to nearly 100,000 pages, yet they contain not one
scintilla of evidence indicating he was disloyal or
involved in any subversive or criminal activity.]


@nti-copyRite 2002, etc, et al, op cit...

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