Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – TOULOUSE-LAUTREC


NOVEMBER 24 — TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
Decadent French society painter, illustrator, anarchist.

NOVEMBER 24 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF SILENCE.     THE WORLD IS A PAPER AIRPLANE DAY.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 24 IN HISTORY…
1632 — Philosopher Baruch Spinoza born, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1713 — Satirical novelist Laurence Sterne born, Clonmel, Ireland.
1859 — Evolutionary theorist Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species published.
1864 — Decadent French artist, anarchist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec born, Albi.
1953 — Joe McCarthy declares Truman Administration “crawling with communists.”
1963 — Jack Ruby shoots alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on live television.
2005 — “Loisaida” squatter, housing justice activist Carmen Rubio dies, 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.

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.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – LEO TOLSTOY


NOVEMBER 20 — LEO TOLSTOY
Christian anarchist, novelist of epic and historic scale.

NOVEMBER 20, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Mexico: REVOLUTION DAY. WRITING ON THE WALL DAY.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 20 IN HISTORY…
1752 — British poet, forger, suicide Thomas Chatterton born, Bristol, England.
1816 — Term “scab” born at Albany Typographical Society.
1884 — American socialist leader Norman Thomas born, Marion, Ohio.
1910 — Russian anarchist, novelist Leo Tolstoy dies, Astapovo train station, Russia.
1945 — Nuremberg war crimes trial begins.
1969 — 78 Indians from 20 tribes seize Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
1975 — Spanish fascist Francisco Franco dies. (And he’s still dead!)
1978 — Surrealist painter, cultural renegade Giorgio de Chirico dies, Rome, Italy.

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 – HUTCHINS HAPGOOD


NOVEMBER 19 — HUTCHINS HAPGOOD
American author, journalist, anarchist, free love advocate.

NOVEMBER 19, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
GROUP RATES FOR GROUP SOULS DAY.         HAVE A BAD DAY DAY.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 19 IN HISTORY…
1493 — “Christ-bearing Dove” Christopher Columbus “discovers” Puerto Rico.
1915 — Labor organizer Joe Hill executed by firing squad in Utah.
1919 — Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo born, Pisa, Italy.
1944 — American anarchist Hutchins Hapgood dies, Provincetown, Massachusetts.
1961 — Michael Rockefeller presumed eaten by cannibals, Asmat, New Guinea.

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 – NESTOR MAKHNO


OCTOBER 26 — NESTOR MAKHNO
Ukrainian anarchist general, fought both Reds and Whites.

OCTOBER 26, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Old Siam: TOP-SPINNING CEREMONY. Brahmins spin three large tops,
each made of nine metals, to divine the events of the coming year.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 26 IN HISTORY…
1764 — Painter, satirist William Hogarth dies, Leicester Fields, London, England.
1806 — “Lord” Timothy Dexter, classic American crackpot, dies.
1881 — Gunfight at the OK Corral, Tombstone, Arizona Territory.
1889 — Anarchist general Nestor Makhno born, Gulyaj-Polye, Ukraine.
1902 — U.S. women’s rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton dies, 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