Oct. 21 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ANTE CILIGA


OCTOBER 21 — ANTE CILIGA
Croatian born Left-Communist, anti-Stalinist theorist.

OCTOBER 21 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF PARLOR SHAMANISM.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 21 IN HISTORY…
1772 — British Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge born, Devon, England.
1888 — Spiritualist Margaret Fox confesses spirit rappings were a put-on.
1917 — Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie born.
1929 — Utopian novelist Ursula K. LeGuin born.
1967 — Yippies exorcise evil spirits from Pentagon, causing it to visibly levitate.
1969 — American Beat writer Jack Kerouac dies, St. Petersburg, Florida.
1984 — French filmmaker François Truffaut dies.
1992 — Croatian council communist writer, theorist Ante Ciliga dies, Zagreb.

Excerpted from The 2010 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Oct. 8 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – Jacques Derrida


OCTOBER 8 — JACQUES DERRIDA
French Deconstruction theorist, human-rights activist.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 8 IN HISTORY…
1820 — Haitian despot Henri Christophe, former slave, shoots himself.
1871 — Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicks over a lantern, igniting the great Chicago Fire.
1933 — “Sanctuary” movement founder James Corbett born, Casper, Wyoming.
1967 — Revolutionist Ernesto “Che” Guevara dies, Bolivian highlands.
1969 — Haymarket police statue bombed again, Chicago, Illinois.
2004 — Philosopher, deconstruction-theorist Jacques Derrida dies, Paris, France.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Oct. 7 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – JOE HILL


OCTOBER 7 — JOE HILL
Wobbly martyr of American Zerowork movement.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 7 IN HISTORY…
1826 — First railroad in U.S., 3 miles long, completed in Massachusetts.
1849 — American mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe dies, Baltimore, Maryland.
1879 — American labor organizer, martyr Joe Hill born, Gävle, Sweden.
1897 — Elijah Muhammed of Nation of Islam (Black Muslims) born, Sandersville, GA.
1927 — R. D. Laing, Scottish radical anti-psychiatrist, born, Glasgow, Scotland.
1929 — French lettrist and situationist theorist Gil Wolman born, Paris, France.
1934 — Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) born, Newark, New Jersey.
1943 — British lesbian novelist Radclyffe Hall dies, Rye, East Sussex.
1969 — Haymarket Statue (memorial to police slain in 1886) bombed, Chicago.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Sept. 28 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – VICTOR JARA


SEPTEMBER 28 —VICTOR JARA
Chilean song-writer, activist, martyr of Pinochet coup.
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SEPTEMBER 28 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Jewish: YOM KIPPUR. Old China: CONFUCIUS DAY.
Egypt: FEAST OF KHEPERA, the Beetle God.
Huichol, Mexico: FESTIVAL OF WAWATSARI, God of Deer Peyote.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 28 IN HISTORY…
551 BC — Chinese sage Confucius born.
1573 — Painter of Italian street life Caravaggio born, Milan, Italy.
1820 — Marxist Comrade Friedrich Engels born, Barmen, Rhine, Prussia.
1864 — First Communist International formed, London, England.
1891 — American novelist Herman Melville dies, New York City.
1938 — Chilean folksinger Victor Jara born, Lonquen, Chile.
1966 — French surrealist André Breton dies, Paris, France.
1978 — Pope John Paul I dies suspiciously after only 34 days in office.

Sept. 26 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – CYPRIAN EKWENSI


SEPTEMBER 26 — CYPRIAN EKWENSI
Nigerian short story writer, committed journalist.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 26 IN HISTORY…
1774 — Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman born, Leominster, Massachusetts.
1869 — “Little Nemo” cartoonist Winsor McCay born, Woodstock, Canada.
1874 — American photographer Lewis Hine born, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
1899 — Nazi-synp existentialist philosopher Martin Heidegger born, Messkirch.
1921 — Nigerian short-story writer, journalist Cyprian Ekwensi born, Minna.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
India: THE FEAST OF LAMPS, a memorial to the dead in which every lamp is lighted, a harvest feast is eaten, cakes are placed at crossroads for evil spirits to eat. Jains polish their jewelry, attend worship and have books blessed.
Gabon: FEAST OF ZAME YE MEBEGE, God of Narcotics.


Above: “Little Nemo in Slumberland” by Winsor McCay. Click to enlarge.