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(en) Daily Bleed: 12/2 Bonny, Norton, Garnier, FAF...

From Recollection Books <recall@eskimo.com>
Date Thu, 3 Dec 1998 04:08:35 -0500

      A - I N F O S  N E W S  S E R V I C E

I grow like a plant
    without remorse & without stupidity
    toward the hours loosened from the day
    pure & secure as a plant
    without crucifixion
    toward the hours loosened from night

                                               – A. Césaire


One of the few known women pirates.
Arrested with "Calico Jack" Rackham, her death sentence
was commuted because she was pregnant.
Adventurer, social dropout.


Belgium: LOVERS' FAIR.

1814 - The Marquis de Sade (“The 120 Days of Sodom”) dies in
mental asylum near Paris. Last will asks that he be kept in an
open casket for 48 hours, until it can be proved that he is definitely

"If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of
lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be."

1859 - Abolitionist direct actionist John Brown hangs,
Charleston, Virginia. Executed by state of Virginia for his
leadership of a plot to incite slave rebellion.
See Henry David Thoreau's "Plea for Captain John Brown" at:

Background on Brown & the raid at Harper's Ferry:

1859 - Emperor Norton I dismisses Beloved & Respected Comrade
Leader Governor Wise of Virginia for hanging John Brown &
appoints John C. Breckenridge of Kentucky to replace him. See
< http://www.eskimo.com/~recall/bleed/0204.htm >2 February 1819.

     "I could argue all day about the significance of facing east
    in religious rituals, but a clean table is a clean table."


1867 - Charles Dickens gives his first New York reading:
people stand in two lines, almost a mile long, for tickets.
The crowd was dispersed by unimpressed police with shouts of,
"Get the Dickens outta here."

1885 - Cretan author Nikos Kazantzakis lives, Candia, Crete.
Began writing novels at age 60. Some sources give 18 February
1883 as his date of birth. Though never a member of the
Communist party, attracted to Leninism in his early years &
later a recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize.

Jubilator of raki, song & dance. Best known for “Zorba the Greek”.

"I impose order on disorder & give a face — my face — to chaos.

"I create phenomena in swarms, & paint with a full palette a
gigantic & gaudy curtain before the abyss. Do not say, Draw
the curtain that I may see the painting. The curtain IS the painting.

This kingdom is my child, a transitory, a human work. But it's
a solid work, nothing more solid exists, & only within its
boundaries can I remain fruitful, happy, & at work.

I am the worker of the abyss. . ."

                — Nikos Kazantzakis, “Zorba the Greek”

Interesting page, with images, essay, etc, at:

Bohemian Ink has short biography & nice collection of links
at: http://www.levity.com/corduroy/kazantza.htm

1889 - France: Octave Garnier lives, Fontainebleau. Began work
as a 13-year old, became a member of the anarchist Bonnot
Gang, stealing cars & robbing banks.

After the arrest of Soudy, then Carouy & Callemin, it is the
turn of Bonnot & Dubois — who, when encircled, fight until the
end before being killed by the police. Lastly, Garnier & Valet
are killed, May 15, 1912, during an attack on their hideout by
both the police & the army, while thousands of the curious run for

1901 – Guillotine Next?: First razor with disposable blades patented by
King Camp Gillett.

1904 - US: Puget Sound Cooperative officially ends, Washington State.

1911 - Chicago "slugger," paid $50 by labor unions for every
scab he "discouraged," described his job in an interview:

"Oh, there ain't nothin' to it.  I gets my $50, then I goes
out & finds the guy they wanna have slugged.
I goes up to `im & I says to `im, `My friend, by way of
meaning no harm,' & then I gives it to `im -- biff! in the
mug.  Nothin' to it."

1914 - Karl Liebknecht is only member of German Parliament to
vote against war with France & Britain.

1945 - France: First congress, of the post-war period, of the
Fédération Anarchiste Française.

1954 - US Senate censures Joe McCarthy (Sen-R-WI) for "conduct
that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor & disrepute".
Suddenly, Old Joe felt listless.

Censure ends "TailGunner" Joe's circus, now that the objective
(sic) media has got all the mileage it could, & ends his
probes into alleged Communist infiltration. The House of
Representatives & many states continue their own
investigations. Several southern states later convert these
committees into apparatus for harassing & jailing civil rights

"You hear about 'constitutional rights,' 'free speech,' & the 'free
Every time I hear these words I say to myself,
'That man is a Red....'
You never hear a real American talk like that."

                  ~~ Frank Hague, Mayor of Jersey City 1917-47

1964 - US: Sproul Hall sit-in, Berkeley, California. Joan Baez
sings on Sproul Hall steps. Tonite the Free Speech Movement
(FSM) holds a great sleep-over -- overnight sit-in protesting
discipline of four who took part in the October police car
sit-in; 800 arrests result. Early '60s high point of the student

1968 - NY City high school students uprising: Brooklyn & elsewhere.

1970 - US: Fred Hampton & one other Black Panther activist,
Mark Clarke, murdered by Chicago police.

1980 - El Salvador: Four Catholic missionary women killed by
government-backed "death squads" (heavily supported by the US).

1980 - The Russell Tribunal, an international human rights
body, finds the U.S., Canada, & several Latin American
countries guilty of cultural & physical genocide in their
present-day treatment of Indian populations.

1983 - Convention prohibiting inhumane weapons comes into
force. The world's nations read it backwards, increase their
manufacture & placement (land mines, for example).

1986 - Eurythmics lead singer Annie Lennox rips off her bra
while performing  "Missionary Man" in front of 10,000 fans in
Birmingham, England. The Bobbies book the boobies in best bust ever.

1990 - Guatemala: U.S.-backed army kills 14 civilians at Santiago

        "The very concept of objective truth
        is fading out of the world.

        Lies will pass into history."

                                 — George Orwell

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