Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — BUENAVENTURA DURRUTI

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July 14– BUENAVENTURA DURRUTI
Anarcho-communist militant, Spanish Civil War martyr.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_SsqCOEiH8

JULY 14, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Bastille Day: Tremendous festivity throughout France. Paris dances all night along the Seine and in the streets.

ALSO ON JULY 14 IN HISTORY…
1789 — Storming of the Bastille in Paris heralds French Revolution.
1811 — Luddites break machines at Sunnon-in-Ashuano.
1896 — Spanish anarchist leader Buenaventura Durruti born, Léon, Spain.
1912 — Woody Guthrie, peoples’ songwriter, born, Okemah, Oklahoma.
1995 — MP3 digital file format introduced.

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 — Mikhail Bakunin

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July 1– MIKHAIL BAKUNIN
Conspirator, anarchist, rival of Marx, assassin of God.
From Bakunin’s God and the State:

“Yes, our first ancestors, our Adams and our Eves, were, if not gorillas, very near relatives of gorillas, omnivorous, intelligent and ferocious beasts, endowed in a higher degree than the animals of another species with two precious faculties-the power to think and the desire to rebel

JULY 1, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Half-Year Day.
Canada Day.
Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Precious Blood.
Japan: Mt. Fuji Day, opening of the climbing season.

ALSO ON JULY 1 IN HISTORY…
1566 — Death of rhyming prognosticator Nostradamus. Saw it coming?
1656 — First Quakers arrive in America, having come to what will be Boston.
1804 — Feminist writer,“lifestyle anarchist” George Sand born, Paris, France.
1876 — Russian anarchist theorist Mikhail Bakunin dies, Bern, Switzerland.
1916 — 20,000 slaughtered on first day of Battle of the Somme.
1983 — Bucky Fuller, Canadian engineer, inventor, social theorist, dies.

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 — Gaston Couté

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June 28 — Gaston Couté
French vagabond poet, cabaret anarchist, songwriter.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOQlCOlcWQY&feature=player_embedded

JUNE, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Paul Bunyan Day.
*Festival of Terrible Poetry.

ALSO ON JUNE 28 IN HISTORY…
1712 — French philosopher, writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau born, Geneva.
1816 — England: Luddites attack Heathcoat and Bodenmila.
1887 — Greenwich Village free-love radical Floyd Dell born.
1911 — French anarchist cabaret musician Gaston Couté dies, Paris, France.
1964 — Malcolm X founds Organization of Afro-American Unity.
1979 — Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries hikes oil prices 24 per cent.

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 — EMMA GOLDMAN

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June 27– EMMA GOLDMAN
Writer and activist editor of Mother Earth, exile, she knew innumerable jailings, revolutions, love affairs.
Read Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman online.

JUNE 27, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Provence, France: Festival of the Thrasque. The man-eating monster charges down city streets, snapping at people.

ALSO ON JUNE 27 IN HISTORY…
1869 — Anarchist rebel Emma Goldman born, Kaunas, Lithuania.
1872 — Black American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar born, Dayton, Ohio.
1880 — Deaf, mute, blind socialist Helen Keller born, Tuscumbia, Alabama.
1884 — French philosopher Gaston Bachelard born, Bar-sur-Aube, France.
1905 — Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) founded in Chicago.
1969 — Police harassment provokes Stonewall Riot of gays in New York City.

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