Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Daily Bleed for March 16th

When I die
let the black rag fly
raven falling
from the sky...

For out of black
soul's night have stirred
dawn's cold gleam,
morning's singing bird.

— Excerpt, "Black Flag", by George Woodcock

http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/Encyclopedia/WoodcockGeorge.htm


Web Thing in full:
http://www.recollectionbooks.com/bleed/0316.htm

excerpts:

MARCH 16

AUGUSTO BOAL
Brazilian radical theorist of Theater of the Oppressed.

EVERYTHING YOU DO IS RIGHT DAY.

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1521 - Nicolas Storch, medieval anarchist communist, lives.

NICOLAS STORCH, former Bleed Saint
With Thomas Muntzer, a leader of the Peasant Wars,
to whom the angel Gabriel promised full religious communism...

1811 -- England: Luddites attack machines designed to replace them.

1892 - C├ęsar Vallejo, Peruvian hermetic poet, communist,
lives, Santiago de Chuco. A major voice of social change in
Latin-American literature. Of mixed blood, his early work
reflects firsthand experience of hunger, poverty, & injustices
suffered by the Indians.
Daily Bleed Saint 2002-2003

1904 - James Joyce, 22, awarded a bronze medal in a Dublin
singing contest, promptly throws it into a river.

1918 - US: "Regeneracion" publishes a proclamation, "With the
anarchists of the world & the workers in general." The
authors, Librado Rivera & Ricardo Flores Magon, argue that the
social revolution approaches & that all anarchists must infuse
it with their energies & possibilities. This text gets the
paper seized in the land of the free, & this is its last
published appearance in the US.
http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/mexico/history.html

1921 - War Resisters International founded.
http://www.wri-irg.org/wri.htm

1921 - Bolsheviks stage the final bloody assault on rebellious
Kronstadt sailors. Izvestia n°14 of the Provisional
Revolutionary Committee of the Sailors, Soldier & Workers of
Kronstadt, having tossed off the yoke of party rule, notes its
refusal to surrender.

1931 -- Brazil: Radical theater theorist Augusto Boal lives.
http://www.ptoweb.org/boal.html
http://www.theatreoftheoppressed.org/en/index.php?nodeID=3
http://www.communityarts.net/readingroom/archivefiles/1999/12/a_brief_introdu.php

1933 - Last appearance of FAUD's newspaper for the unemployed
in Dresden, serving as the unofficial organ of the German anarcho-
syndicalist movement after the Nazi's banned their two previous papers.
http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/03ref.htm#16/1933

1950 - US: G.P. Maximov, Russian anarcho-syndicalist, dies.
Author of a history of Leninism in Russia, The Guillotine at Work.
http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/Encyclopedia/MaximovGP.htm

1968 - Vietnam: My Lai Massacre, American soldiers
liberate civilians.

Carrying on the tradition of 'teaching' American
values to the godless & the communist, Captain
Medina leads a 'victorious' attack on the village
of Xom Lang, near My Lai in South Vietnam.

While the upper brass circles overhead in helicopters,
Charlie Company enters the hamlet of My Lai 4 &
methodically & ruthlessly murders an estimated 347
civilians over an 8-hour period.

Most are women, children & old men. Some are slain by
bullets fired into their houses, others herded into small
groups & mowed down, & still more die when they are
hurled into a ditch & sprayed with automatic rifle fire.

The Army will first try to cover it up & the US media will
refuse to report it. Later they will portray it as an aberration,
one bad guy (Calley), one good guy (who stops it). Calley
is later convicted, sent to his room for being a bad boy,
then released.

(You neglected the role of Colin Powell who whitewashed
reports of the My Lai massacre.....

--- Bleedster Scott W. Langill, 2009)

http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/03ref.htm#16/1968

1988 -- Massacre of Kurds with mustard & nerve gases,
Halabja, Iraq. US & European weapons & chemical
companies are supplying Iraq with the ok of the US.

1998 -- In response to reported Serbian massacres in
Drenica, in the ethnically Albanian province of Kosovo,
12,000 women, carrying loaves of bread, attempt to
march 50 km to Drenica from the capital of Prishtina.
They are turned back by police.

2001 -- World Premiere of Anton Coppola's opera, "Sacco &
Vanzetti," Tampa Opera (16-18, 2001). Based on music he wrote
for a film his nephew Francis Ford Coppola had planned to make
but never did.

2003 -- US: Protests continue across the nation against Beloved
& Respected Comrade Lord George Bush's God-given Right to
destroy any regime he & his close pal, God, dislikes. In 2006 he
affirms his intention to keep a "First Strike" option despite all these
loony protesters. Ascension is just a button away.

2006 -- US: "My Name is Rachel Corrie," a one-act play due to open this
month at the New York Theater Workshop, was canceled six weeks ago.

The theater’s artistic director made his decision after talking
to leaders in the Jewish community; he later told "The New York
Times," “It seemed as though if we proceeded, we would be taking
a stand we didn’t want to take.”

The London producers called the cancellation "censorship".

In the fall of of this year it opens instead at the Minetta Lane
Theatre, to an extended run, to an outpouring of critical acclaim —
the best reviewed new play of the season.

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"Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death
sentence properly reached."

— One of the more enlightened utterances by Beloved &
Respected Comrade Leader US Supreme Court Justice
Antonin "Benito" Scalia

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— anti-CopyRite 1997-4000, more or less

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