GIFT IDEAS FROM ARTHUR MAGAZINE NO. 1: 2010 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints

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

32 pages, 12 x 16 inches, saddlestitched, $9.95

Hundreds of radical cultural and political heroes are celebrated here, along with the animating ideas that continue to guide this project — a reprieve from the 500-year-long sentence to life-at-hard-labor that the European colonization of the “New World” and the ensuing devastations of the rest of the world has represented. It is increasingly clear — at the dawn of this new millennium — that the Planetary Work Machine will not rule forever!

Celebrate with this calendar on which every day is a holiday!

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Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ELIZABETH GURLEY FLYNN

“The Rebel Girl” of Wobbly fame.

August 7, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Egypt: FEAST OF ‘AUT-YEB, Personification of Female Joy.

ALSO ON AUGUST 7 IN HISTORY…
1890 — “Rebel Girl” Elizabeth Gurley Flynn born, Concord, New Hampshire.
1958 — Emilia Newcomb spontaneously combusts, walking to a party.
1959 — Explorer VI sends back first picture of Earth from space.
1978 — Love Canal, upstate New York, declared toxic disaster area.
1791 — Slave uprising leads to revolution in Haiti.
1809 — American utopianist Albert Brisbane born, Batavia, New York.
1908 — Anarchist photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson born, Chanteloup, France.
1948 — Black American griot poet Sekou Sundiata born, Harlem, New York City.
2006 — International Astronomical Union demotes Pluto from “planet” status.

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 – DOROTHEA DIX

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APRIL 4 — DOROTHEA DIX
Advocate of humane treatment for so-called “mentally ill.”

APRIL 4 festivals:
* Ancient Rome: FESTIVAL OF THE MAGNA MATER OF PHRYGIA, a reliquary embodied in a small meteorite. An ecstatic procession with the magna mater in a chariot drawn by lions, castrated priests leaping and dancing and gashing themselves to a din of flutes, cymbals and drums.

ON THIS DATE
1802 — Mental health reformer, activist Dorothea Dix born, Hampden, Maine.
1900 — Prince of Wales, in Belgium, escapes anarchist assassination attempt.
1914 — French writer Marguerite Duras born, near Saigon, French Indochina.
1915 — Blues guitarist Muddy Waters born, Issaquena County, Mississippi.