Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ANTONIO MACEO


DECEMBER 7 — ANTONIO MACEO
“The Bronze Titan.” Cuban revolutionist, anti-imperialist.

DECEMBER 7, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF PRIMORDIAL BEINGS.

ALSO ON DECEMBER 7 IN HISTORY…
1872 — “Ludentologist” Johan Huizinga born, Groningen, Holland.
1896 — Cuban revolutionist, military hero Antonio Maceo dies, San Pedro, Cuba.
1902 — American political cartoonist Thomas Nast dies, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
1928 — Anarchist, linguist, social critic Noam Chomsky born, Philadelphia, PA.
1931— White House turns away hundreds of unemployed laborers.
1941 — Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, prompting U.S. entry into WW II.
1970 — Surrealist machine-maker Rube Goldberg dies, New York City.
1985 — British novelist, essayist Robert Graves 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 – BHAGAT SINGH


SEPTEMBER 27 — BHAGAT SINGH
Legendary Indian romantic, volcanic anti-imperialist.

“The people are scared of the word anarchism. The word anarchism has been abused so much that even in India revolutionaries have been called anarchist to make them unpopular…. [But] I think in India the idea of universal brotherhood, the Sanskrit sentence vasudhaiva kutumbakam etc., have the same meaning.”


Above: Singh in jail at age 20.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
ANCESTOR APPRECIATION DAY. India: FESTIVAL OF VARUNI, Goddess of Wine. Ila, Zambia: FESTIVAL OF NAMAKUNGWE, The Originator.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 27 IN HISTORY…
1722 — Patriot and beer brewer Sam Adams born, Boston, Massachusetts.
1840 — American political cartoonist Thomas Nast born, Landau, Germany.
1907 — Indian freedom fighter Sardar Bhagat Singh born, Banga, Layalpur, Punjab.
1964 — Warren Commission Report on JFK death released: “Only Oswald.”