OCTOBER 14 — VIOLETA PARRA
Great Chilean folk singer, cultural rebel, suicide.
OCTOBER 14, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Yorkshire, England: BLESSING THE FISH HARVEST.
ALSO ON OCTOBER 14 IN HISTORY…
1859 — Direct Action anarchist bandit Ravachol born, Saint Chamond, France.
1894 — Poet e.e. cummings born, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1917 — Chilean folk singer, culture hero Violeta Parra born, San Carlos, Ñuble.
1964 — Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
1982 — Direct Action blows up Litton Systems plant in Toronto, Canada.
1991 — Burmese opposition figure Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize.
JULY 11, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Tibet: Monks of Choni Lamasery perform ”The Old Dance” in costumes and masks dating back to Manchu dynasty, representing all the demons of Buddhist hell.
* Bodmin, Wales: The Bodmin Riding.
Hi all — My new book, “Operation Bite Back” is out today (June 23) and I want to let you all know about the first reading, this Saturday, June 27, 5 p.m. at Book Soup,8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
A far cry from the farcical and easily ignored rhetoric of green-capitalists, indigenous eco-activist Rod Coronado’s zine Strong Hearts, written entirely while imprisoned for an arson on a Michagan State animal-testing facility, is written with enough inteligence and compassion to remind any passive mind that our culture’s treatment of animals and the Earth is an undienable attrocity, and urges real action. Operation Bite Back details Coronado’s life, how his direct action against the vivisection, fur, and trapping industries helped spearhead the notoriety of the ALF and ELF, and how the movement he helped build “was ultimately forced to turn its back on him.”
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE_HRK5HRxs&feature=related (Above video starts at 43 seconds)