Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Ernst Toller

ernst toller
DECEMBER 1 — ERNST TOLLER
Leader of the Munich “soviet” of 1919. Playwright, bohemian, hounded to suicide by the Nazis.

“Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so.”

DECEMBER 1 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
INTERNATIONAL PRISONERS FOR PEACE DAY. WORLD AIDS DAY.

ALSO ON DECEMBER 1 IN HISTORY…
1893 — Munich “soviet” leader Ernst Toller born, Samotschin, Germany.
1919 — Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman, and other radicals
deported from “Land of the Free,” go to Russia.
1935 — American filmmaker Woody Allen born, Brooklyn, New York.
1955 — Black American protester Rosa Parks refuses to go to back of bus.

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

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ALEXANDER BERKMAN


NOVEMBER 21 — ALEXANDER BERKMAN
Lover of Emma Goldman, failed anarchist assassin,
U.S. deportee, suicide following sorry Soviet heartbreaks.

NOVEMBER 21, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
NOSTALGIA FOR THE FUTURE DAY.     FALSE CONFESSIONS DAY.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 21 IN HISTORY…
479 BC — Chinese philosopher Confucius dies.
1694 — François Marie Arouet de Voltaire born, Paris, France.
1783 — First free flight of manned balloon, France.
1866 — Egyptian pan-Africanist Duse Mohammed Effendi born.
1870 — Anarchist activist Alexander Berkman born, Vilna, Russia.
1898 — Surrealist painter René Magritte born, Lessines, Hainaut, Belgium.
1974 — U.S. Freedom of Information Act passed.

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