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(en) Daily Bleed: 2/16 Guillaume, Mirbeau, Goldman, Arbeiter-Echo, Italian Spring (excerpt)

From Recollection Books <recall@eskimo.com>
Date Tue, 16 Feb 1999 15:35:49 -0500


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Detroit, USA: ARETHA FRANKLIN DAY.

1828 - Red Bird (Wanig-Suckka), Winnebago chief, dies in U.S. prison.

1844 - James Guillaume (1844-1916) lives, London. Historian of
the First International, anarchist active in the Swiss
Jurassic Federation. Aligned with Bakunin, with whom he was
kicked out of the International by the Marxists. See
http://www.eskimo.com/~recall/bleed/1120.htm  20 November 1915.

1848 - Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917) lives. Prolific short story
writer (1,200), novelist, anarchist, antimilitarist,
dramatist. A founding member of the Académie Goncourt.
Died on his birthday, 1917.

Throughout the 32 years of his anarchist period, intensely
antimilitarist and anticlerical. Among his other causes were
feminism, the abolition of child labor, the fight against
Russian Czarism & the repression of Japanese dissidents,
abolition of capital punishment, defending the rights of
working people & their unions, & the defense of libertarian education.
http://burn.ucsd.edu/~mai/mirbeau.html
http://perso.club-internet.fr/ytak/fevrier3.html#16
http://buweb.univ-angers.fr/EXTRANET/OctaveMIRBEAU/

1848 - US: Seneca Falls (New York) Women's Rights Convention.

1885 - US: Knights of Labor strike Wabash Railroad.

1916 - Land of the Free: The anarchist feminist Emma Goldman
arrested for lecturing on birth-control in New York City.
http://home4.swipnet.se/~w-40997/emma.htm

1932 - Spain: The anarchists take the city Terrassa, &
proclaim libertarian communism. But their action is of
short duration.
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2419/spaindx.html

1933 - Germany: "Arbeiter-Echo" (Worker Echo), the unofficial
organ of the German AnarchosyndikalistInnen published by the
FAUD in Dresden, is banned by the Nazis.
http://www.free.de/dada/ask7.htm
http://m2.aol.com/wellslake/bulletin.htm#FAUD

1936 - Spain: Election & formation of the Popular Front
government against the fascist Franco. Anarchists, socialists,
communists, republicans & labor groups for a republic.
http://flag.blackened.net/revolt/spain/pam_intro.html
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/9820/spain11.html
http://www.tigerden.com/~berios/spain.html

1942 - US: Conscientious objectors arrested after walking out
of work camp, Merom, Indiana.

1962 - US: Today & tomorrow Boston SANE & fledgling SDS hold
first anti-nuclear march on Washington; 4,000-8,000 show up.

1965 - Four members of Black Liberation Front arrested for
plot to blow up the Statue of Liberty.

1968 - US: Draft deferments for most graduate students & all
occupational deferments eliminated so more young Americans can
get first-hand experience in South Vietnam.

1970 - US: Demonstrations for "The Chicago Seven" at City Hall
Park & Foley Square (NYC?). Their verdict & sentences will be
issued within a few days.

1973 - February 16-22: Student uprisings in Greece.

1977 - "Italian Spring," thousands reject authority,
universities occupied throughout Italy.
Students eject Communist union bosses from Rome campus.
Started as a protest against university reform, evolved into
generalized criticism of all forms of alienation -- especially
bureaucrats, unionists, & political parties.

1978 - Canada: BC Federation of Labour condemns sexual harassment.

1985 - West Germany: 20,000 demonstrate against nuclear
reprocessing plant, Schwandorf.

1986 - Duvaliers flee Haiti after 28-year rule by the family.

1989 - Russo-Afghani war officially ends with withdrawal of
last Russian troops from Afghanistan.

1996 - Seven activists arrested for blocking the road to the
ceremony commissioning the nuclear warship U.S.S. Greenville
at the Norfolk (Virginia) Naval Base.

1996 - Thousands attend peace rallies throughout Northern Ireland.


        If you dream alone, it's just a dream.
        If you dream together, it's reality.

        — Brazilian folk song
        http://www.spunk.org/library/misc/sp000137.txt


Auntie-Uranus 1999
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Dave
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