rival of Marx,
assassin of God.
DISTRESSED ELVES DAY.
WILD ASS-HUNTERS ASSOCIATION HOLIDAY.
AND, most importantly, JULY is . . .
FIRST WEEK: Be Kind To New Jersey Week;
National Canned Luncheon Meat Week
IMPORTANT MOVEABLE HOLIDAYS:
1st : International Cherry Pit Spitting Contest
3RD WEEKEND: International Brick & Rolling Pin Throwing
Tournament (US, UK, Canada, Australia)
LAST SUNDAY: Pile of Bones (Canadian Picnic)
Musset, Frédéric Chopin, & others.
Daily Bleed Patron Saint 2003.
The liberty of man consists solely in this: that
he obeys natural laws because he has
himself recognized them as such, & not
because they have been externally imposed
upon him by any extrinsic will whatever,
divine or human, collective or individual.
— Mikhail Bakunin, God & the State
1892 -- US: Homestead Steel Mill strike begins in Pennsylvania,
leading to large-scale battles between workers & anti-labor Pinkerton
agents. Carnegie handed over the operation over to Henry C. Frick, a
frank & brutal union-hater.
1898 -- Jingo Bells?: Macho Teddy Roosevelt
charges up San Juan Hill, more or less.
Then the Black 10th Cavalry charges Spanish
forces & saves Teddy Roosevelt's
1910 -- US: July - October, 1910 ILGWU organizes a second
large strike which features 50,000 cloak-makers. Taking their
lead from the women, this mostly male strike wins uniform wages,
a shorter work week, & paid holidays. As a result of the strikes
in 1909 & 1910, the ILGWU swells in membership.
And we gave new courage to the men
Who carried on in nineteen-ten
And shoulder to shoulder we'll win through
Led by the ILGWU
hail the waistmakers of nineteen-nine
making their stand on the picket line,
Breaking the power of those who reign
Pointing the way, smashing the chain
— The Uprising of the 20,000, dedicated to the
Waistmakers of 1909
1916 -- US: Social dance & benefit for the defense funds of David
Caplan & Enrique & Ricardo Flores Magón, held in Los Angeles.
1917 -- US: 8000 anti-war marchers demonstrate in Boston.
The Masses & other periodicals containing antiwar
articles are soon banned from the mails in the Land of
under Espionage Act; 450 arrested in Green Corn anti-draft
Many workers & radicals jailed or deported, under often
absurd pretexts, to stifle dissent or bust unions.
Socialists have made gains in elections, & summer
antiwar meetings draw 5,000, 10,000, 20,000.
First open urban riot(?) involving black & white
youths(?) occurs in East St Louis.
"I never really looked at it [ARHOOLIE RECORDS]
as a business. I only recorded something because I liked
it. If I even thought it had a commercial potential, I'd
probably reject it."
1932 -- US: Summer. Farmers in Iowa blockade roads, arm
themselves with pitchforks & shotguns & refuse to allow farm
produce to go to market.
"If this country ever needed a Mussolini, it needs one now."
— David A. Reed, Senator, Pennsylvania
1935 -- Rini Templeton lives. American expatriate artist, activist,
worked closely with Mexican socialist & labor movements.
Esther & Sam Dolgoff form the Libertarian League; included
folk-singer Dave Van Ronk, &, for a short time, Murray Bookchin.
Earlier, in 1949, G.P. Maximoff initiated the Libertarian Book
Club just prior to his death in 1950.
1970 -- US: Women Against Daddy Warbucks
destroy 1-A files in eight New York City draft boards.
1977 -- Native American activist Leonard Peltier is sentenced
to two life sentences for being somewhere in the general proximity
of two armed & dangerous FBI agents who died while attacking an
American Indian Movement encampment.
The FBI had been terrorizing the Lakota Reservation in a
COINTELPRO-type operation for some time prior to the shoot-out.
1983 -- Bucky Fuller, Canadian engineer,
inventor, social theorist, dies.
Invented large golf balls for people to live in.
1997 -- US: David Thoreau Wieck, an anarchist theorist, educator,
2013 -- The President of the European Parliament demands an explanation
from the US for allegations of spying, while new sources hint that the NSA
could gather information from several European countries & had placed
microphones in the Embassy of Italy to the US.
"Freedom without Socialism is privilege & injustice,
& Socialism without freedom is slavery & brutality"
— Mikhail Bakunin
— anti-copyRite 2014