July 22– ERRICO MALATESTA
An Italian communist-anarchist who promoted revolution through direct action, land seizure & the general strike. Born with great wealth, he spent all of it on radical causes until he was buried in a pauper’s grave. He organized numerous demonstrations, radical newspapers, & workers’ insurrections in Europe & Argentina despite constant exile & arrest. Frequently escaped execution & often traveled in disguise.
JULY 22, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Festival of Boredom and Reveries.
ALSO ON JULY 22 IN HISTORY…
1927 — Social theorist Albert Meister born, Basel, Switzerland.
1932 — Anarcho-communist theorist Errico Malatesta dies, Rome, Italy.
1934 — John Dillinger shot and killed outside Biograph theater, Chicago.
1946 —Irgun bombs King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 90 Brits.
Adapted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective