Parts — the prudery
Of Frigidaire, of
Plane of lunch, of wives
(As soda-jerking from
the private act
— George Oppen ["the prudery / Of
Frigidaire"] a passage from Discrete
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A "few" excerpts:
Visionary leader of ActionAid for women, Bangladesh.
Early Greek philosopher of Constant Becoming.
Magnum, Oklahoma: RATTLESNAKE DAY.
(& you know who they are)
1731 -- Daniel Defoe dies. English novelist, pamphleteer,
journalist, author of Robinson Crusoe. An
intelligence agent for the Tories, then the Whigs, in his days
regarded as an unscrupulous, diabolical journalist.
Daily Bleed Saint 2008.
1800 -- US: Library of Congress established.
1908 -- Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become the first to travel
across the US by car; they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in
NYC in 32 days, 5 hours, 25 minutes.
Inspires Suburbs & Freeways, so people
can spend this much time daily getting to & from work.
1908 -- George Oppen lives, New Rochelle, New York. Major
proponent of objectivism, publishing with his wife An
"Objectivist" Anthology with work by Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot,
& William Carlos Williams.
1916 -- Irish Easter Rebellion for Irish independence from
England. Led by Silk Weavers' Union, Irish Transport &
General Workers' Union.
1923 -- Bulgaria: In Sliven, the anarchists Nicolai Dragnev,
the brothers Panayot & Ilia Kratounkov are shot by soldiers
under the pretext of "attempting to escape". They are the
final victims of the tragedy of Yambol, of March 26.
1929 -- Caroline Remy, known as Severine, dies. French
libertarian, feminist, pacifist, journalist of the League of
1942 -- Irish writer Brendan Behan sentenced to 14 years
imprisonment for shooting at police during an IRA march.
1954 -- Birth of Mumia Abu-Jamal, presently a political
prisoner & death row activist. Award-winning
journalist/author, his insightful commentaries & essays have
earned him international recognition — & also the ire of many
officials, who have vowed to silence him [Including NPR
which canceled & censored planned shows] at all costs.
"There are many trials . . . in which the victim was already
condemned to death before the trial took place, & it took
place only to cover up the real meaning: the accused was to be
put to death . . . the trial is just a mask for murder."
— Katherine Anne Porter, "The Never-Ending Wrong"
1965 -- Dominican Republic: Populist insurrection; the peace-
loving US will use this as a pretext to invade within a few days.
1969 -- Paul McCartney says "there is no truth to the rumors he
is dead, well ... except maybe musically."
1970 -- Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane is invited to a White
House party by Tricia Nixon, daughter of the President. Slick
shows up with "escort" Abbie Hoffman. He is on trial for
conspiring to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention
& is turned away at the gate. Slick leaves as well without
having met Ms. Nixon or introducing her to tea laced with LSD
— as Slick suggested she would.
1971 -- US: Largest ever (over 1,000,000 people) demonstrations
opposing US war in Southeast Asia. 500,000 people gather in
Washington D.C., 150,000 march at a simultaneous rally in Frisco.
1983 -- International demonstrations against the plight of
1989 -- Tens of thousands of students strike in Beijing, China.
1993 -- Oliver Tambo, leader of African
National Congress (ANC), dies.
2006 -- Bandladesh: Nasreen Huq, feminist activist, dies.
"Tusslin' - tusslin' - tusslin' - tusslin'!"
For days - for weeks, these silly little boys had
a new toy, & with this one word, could reduce the
others to teary-eyed fits of fall-on-the-floor laughter.
— Mumia Abu-Jamal, "Father Hunger"
— Auntie-CopyLeft 1997-6666