December 4 is the 4th day in December.
1847 -- France: During this month Bakunin is
expelled from the country & moves to Brussels where
he meets Karl Marx again. His expulsion is contested in the
1878 -- Spain: Execution of Juan Oliva Moncasi, a young
worker who attempted to kill King Alphonse XII in October
& refused a commutation of his death sentence.
1892 -- US: Anarchist protest of government
anti-immigration legislation, in Manhattan.
1893 -- England: Herbert Read lives. English poet,
art critic, anarchist, political philosopher, man of letters,
assistant conservator of Victoria & Albert Museum of
London, professor of fine arts in Edinburgh & various
He accepted a knighthood which caused much consternation & ridicule midst the anarchist movement
1912 -- USA: German fleet sinks American ships in
Honolulu â€” war declared between US & Germany...
1914 -- The anarchst Emiliano Zapata meets with
Pancho Villa & they agree to join forces to occupy
Mexico City two days later.
- "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."
The insurgent peasant army of the South (Zapatistas) & the northern brigades of cowboys, bandits, wobblies & adventurists give damn good meeting.
1935 -- Switzerland: In Geneva, anarchists begin destroying
slum housing, smashing windows & tearing up roofs this evening.
1952 -- Italy: Giuseppe Monanni (b. 1887) dies.
1958 -- France: Internationale Situationniste #2 is published
during this month.
1971 -- Germany: Attack on Anarchist Black Cross
extends to Germany, where Georg Von Rauch is shot
dead by armed political police in West Berlin.
1973 -- US: Chicago Seven, & their attorney, found
guilty of contempt charges.
- "When I appear in the Chicago courtroom... I want to
- be tried not because I support the [Vietnamese
- communist] National Liberation Front â€” which I do â€”
- but because I have long hair... Finally, I want to be
- tried for having a good time & not for being serious."
- â€” Abbie Hoffman
1998 -- US: Longtime Chicago poet, pacifist & anarchist
Joffre Stewart reads his poetry at the eMergence
gathering of Beat, artist, street culture in Chicago.
1999 -- US: WTO meetings conclude, in Seattle,
Washington â€” or what's left of it.
2003 -- New Zealand: Anarchist Teaparty National Symposium.
Near Wanganui, Aotearoa (-7th).