May 11– EQBAL AHMAD
Indefatigable combatant of capitalist empire.
MAY 11, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
* Guatemala: Five Day Rain Ceremony.
ALSO ON MAY 11 IN HISTORY…
1894 — French Orientalist painter Jean-Leon Gérôme born.
1895 — Composer William Grant Still born.
1904 — Spanish surrealist huckster, proto-fascist Salvador Dali born.
1914 — Radical theorist, labor organizer Daniel DeLeon dies, New York City.
1918 — Physicist Richard Feynman born, Far Rockaway, New York City.
1960 — Submarine “Triton” makes first submerged global circumnavigation.
1981 — Jamaican cultural and political hero Bob Marley dies, Miami, Florida.
1999 — Marxist political theorist Eqbal Ahmad dies, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective