May 29 — LOUISE MICHEL
Feminist hell-raiser, key figure in the Paris Commune of 1871.
MAY 29, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Netherlands: Luilak (Lazy Bones Day). Troops of young people whistle & beat on pots and pans, ringing doorbells & waking everyone up. Anyone refusing to join the fun is branded Luilak.
ALSO ON MAY 29 IN HISTORY…
1829 — “Hollow Earth” theorist John Cleves Symmes dies, New Jersey.
1830 — French Communard leader Louise Michel born, Vroncourt, France.
1989 — Tien-An-Men Chinese student protesters construct replica of Statue of Liberty.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective
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May 29, 2009 by Jay Babcock
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anarcha-feminism, anarchism, communards, hollow earth, john cleves symmes, louise michel, luilak, paris commune, shavuot, tienamen square |
About Jay Babcock
I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona.
In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com
Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.