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{en} Daily Bleed: 10/27 Makhno

From Recollection Books <recall@eskimo.com>
Date Wed, 28 Oct 1998 13:05:55 +0200 (IST)

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Excerpt from today's Daily Bleed:


Ukrainian anarchist general,
fought both Reds & Whites (tyranny left to right).

1682 -- Tammany, chief of the Lennilenape Delaware, greets William Penn when
        he arrives to found the Colony of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately,
the pacifist
        Quakers turn out to be just as bloodthirsty toward Indians as
all the other

            "Heirs of the savagery of Albigensian Crusades, Taborite
Crusades, Inquisitions &
            Witch-hunts, they see communities of Arawaks but name them
            Carriers & agents of Leviathan, synonym for Maneater, they
see communities of
            Caribs but name them Cannibals, Maneaters.
            The names are not only projections. They are also
definitions. Once defined, the
            objects can be manipulated. Savages are potential
instruments; they can be put to
            work. Cannibals are obstacles; they have to be liquidated."

            ---Fredy Perlman, Against His-story, Against Leviathan!


                                 1889 -- Famed anarchist general Nestor
                                 Makhno, lives, Ukraine. Fights Red & White
                                 Russian armies during the Russian

                                     Led insurrectionary army of the
                                     peasants. Eventually crushed by the

                                     Trotsky's Red Army. Makhno is
                                     exiled & dies in Paris, July 24,

                                     "Your flags black in the
                                     wind, black for our
                                     sorrow, red for our

                                     ---excerpt from the
                                     song "Makhnovchtchina"

            "Aucun des commissaires n'osa se montrer
            devant les ouvriers à la tribune du Soviet. Seule
            l'anarchiste Marie Nikiphorova occupa cette
            tribune et appela, de sa voix puissante, les
            ouvriers à la lutte contre le gouvernement, pour
            la révolution et pour une société libre de toute
            ---Nestor Makhno, in La révolution russe en Ukraine.

            Homepage dedicated to Makhno, in French, "Nestor Makhno &
            Makhnovstchina": http://user.online.be/colargol


            1939 -- John Cleese, comedian/actor (Monty Python, Fawlty
1967 -- Bloody Good Time?: Four people
                               from Baltimore pour blood on selective
                               service records. Hit your reload button
                               replay of what transpired before you got
                               here. Rated X for language, sex.

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

     Today's Quote:

              "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."

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