Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Daily Bleed for October 27th

You are murdering the young men. . . .
The hyena with polished face & bow tie,
In the office of a billion dollar
Corporation devoted to service;
The vulture dripping with carrion,
Carefully & carelessly robed in imported tweeds,
Lecturing on the Age of Abundance;
The jackal in the double-breasted gabardine,
Barking by remote control,
In the United Nations...
The Superego in a thousand uniforms,
You, the finger man of the behemoth,
The murderer of the young men...

— Excerpt from Kenneth Rexroth's 20-minute poem
"Thou Shalt Not Kill" (with a free-jazz accompaniment),
a memorial poem for Dylan Thomas

Daily Bleed, with a swash of color,


Indymedia activist, killed in street protests, Oaxaca, Mexico.



1919 -- Emma Goldman appears before immigration
authorities at Ellis Island to appeal her deportation
order from the land of the free.

1920 -- US: 40,000 Philadelphia textile workers
are fired to get the radicals out of the factories.

1936 -- Spain: A Generalidad decree orders
militarization of the People's Militias.

"All power to the working class.

All economic power to the unions.

Instead of the Generalidad, the Revolutionary Junta."

— poster from the Friends of Durruti
posted on trees & walls throughout the city of
Barcelona, setting out their program, April, 1937

1947 -- "You Bet Your Life", with Groucho Marx,
premieres on TV.

"There is no sweeter sound than the
crumbling of your fellow man."

1956 --
"Dear Hungarian Premier [Nagy]. We inform
you that yesterday the workers' council took
power in Borsod County in every respect.

1959 -- Cuba: Camilo Cienfuegos dies. Raised in an anarchist
family, he became a key figure of the Cuban Revolution, along
with Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raúl Castro & Huber Matos.
Close friend of Cuban author & historian Carlos Franqui.

Cienfuegos has the beard & mane of a biblical prophet, but
where a worry-creased face should be, there's only an ear-to-
ear grin.

The feat he is most proud of is that time up in the mountains
when he fooled a light military plane by painting himself red
with iodine & lying still with his arms crossed.

1966 -- US: One alien body is allegedly recovered from a UFO,
northern Arizona. Pesky politicians under every cactus!

1967 -- Bloody Good Time?: Four people from Baltimore
pour blood on selective service records. Reverend Philip
Berrigan, a Josephite priest doing God's work, Tom
Lewis, David Eberhardt, & James Mengel pour duck's
blood over draft files, protesting Vietnam War.

1970 --
Ode on the

Absence of Real Poetry

Here This Afternoon

— A Poem in Dialectical Prose

... the precise phrases & refrains were
necessary to keep the crops growing...

1991 -- Peru: Anarchist Andrés Villaverde arrested for
sabotage. Sent to prison without trial & despite a total
lack of proof to substantiate the charges.

2001 -- France: Liberto Sarrau Royes dies, aged 81.
Writer, member of the Juventudes Libertarias (JJLL) &
the famed Durruti Column. Part of the group 3 de Mayo.
Arrested in 1948, tortured & sent to prison.

2006 -- US: Conference, "Humanity and the Earth/L'Homme
et la Terre: The Legacy of Elisée Reclus" at Loyola
University (27-30th). Gathering in conjunction with
the New Orleans Bookfair.

2006 -- Mexico: Brad Will, a 36-year-old documentary
filmmaker, freedom fighter, musician. Indymedia reporter
during a teacher's strike in the city of Oaxaca. "Civilian-clad
municipal police officers & other state officials" are implicated
in his murder.

"The law that gives a
manor Lord the RIGHT to slice
open the bellies of no more
than two of his serfs, in order
to warm his feet in their
entrails, has gradually fallen
into disuse."


— anti-CopyRite 1997-3666, more or less

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