1 - Bakunin died 1876, aged 62. Russian revolutionary anarchist - predicted Marxism would lead to authoritarianism.
- Bygone July (1987, Edinburgh)
2 - Birthdays: Franz Kafka, Herman Hesse, Imelda Marcos
3 - the last confirmed breeding pair of Great Auks was murdered by humans (1844) (See Dumb Animals & Aviary for more)
4 - Independence Day USA, Communist Manifesto published (1848) (See PolitixMix)
5 - Brightest supernova (Crab Nebula) first reported (1054)
6 - George W. Bush - War Criminal & 43rd President of the United States of America born (1946). For more, see America
8 - Shelley drowned (1822, aged 29)
|"Life, like a dome of
Stains the white radiance of Eternity," (Adonais)
9 - Michael Fagin broke into Buckingham Palace & had drunken conversation with Queen (1982)
10 - Marcel Proust, French novelist
( 'A la recherche du temps perdu'),
(painting by Flavio Constantini)
- Greenpeace protest ship 'Rainbow Warrior' blown up under mysterious circumstances (1985)
(French foreign intelligence agency to blame)
12 - Falklands War officially ended (1982)
14 - Bastille Day, France (French Revolution 1789)
- Alfonse Mucha, Czech painter, illustrator, graphic artist lived in Paris during Art Nouveau period, died 1939, aged 78.
4 Seasons, click pic
15 - St. Swithin's Day
16 - International Juggling Day, Atomic Bomb Day (1st Atomic Bomb exploded - 1945) Discover more about this horror here.
20 - Paul Valery, French writer died 1945., aged 73.
"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."
"A work of art is never finished; it is only abandoned."
- Anniversary of murder of Carlo Guilani by Italian paramilitary police during protests against G8 summit in Genoa (2001)
21 - Neil Armstrong, first Man on Moon (1969)
23 - Henry David Thoreau arrested for refusing to pay poll tax in protest against Mexican War,
inspiring his essay 'Civil Disobedience' (1846)
24 - full page ad in the Times (UK) advocating legalization of cannabis,
signed by many famous people, including all 4 Beatles (1967)
26 - Birthdays:George Bernard Shaw (1856), Aldous Huxley (1894, Brave New World, Doors of Perception & Heaven & Hell)
|C.G.Jung born 1875 (died
6 June 1961).
Founder of Analytical Psychology. Explored concepts like the Archetype, the Collective Unconscious, the Shadow, Animus & Anima,Persona, Synchronicity etc.
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."
Pipeman of the century!
"Where love rules, there is no will to power and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other."
28 - Johann Sebastian Bach, generally reckoned to be one of the greatest classical composers, died (1750). Immortal music!
You may recognize the tune now playing (Air from Suite No.3, better known as 'Air on the G String')
29 - Royal Wedding, Prince Charles & Lady Di (1981)
|Murray Bookchin died 2006,
aged 85 (born 14 Jan.
Social theorist & activist. Co-founder of Institute of Social Ecology. Libertarian socialist, anti-capitalist, influenced Green movement by connecting ecology with revolutionary thought.
Communalism or Libertarian Municipalism( as now practiced in Rojava.)
|"To speak of 'limits to growth' under a
capitalistic market economy is as meaningless as to speak of limits of warfare under a
warrior society. The moral pieties, that are voiced today by many well-meaning
environmentalists, are as naive as the moral pieties of multinationals are manipulative.
Capitalism can no more be 'persuaded' to limit growth than a human being can be
'persuaded' to stop breathing. Attempts to 'green' capitalism, to make it 'ecological',
are doomed by the very nature of the system as a system of endless growth." (from Remaking
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