Oct. 25 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – MAX STIRNER

OCTOBER 25 — MAX STIRNER
Young Hegelian individualist anarchist.
“Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man’s lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one’s self.”

OCTOBER 25 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Soissons, France: ST. CRISPIN’S DAY cobbler’s procession.
Chadron, Nebraska: UGLY PICKUP truck contest, and UGLY PICKUP QUEEN.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 25 IN HISTORY…
1400 — British poet Geoffrey Chaucer dies, London, England.
1806 — Ego-philosopher Max Stirner born, Bayreuth, Bavaria.
1860 — American Mountain Man Grizzly Adams dies, Charlton, Massachusetts.
1881 — Spanish painter, commie Pablo Picasso born, Málaga, Spain.
1902 — American writer Frank Norris dies, San Francisco, California.
1914 — American poet John Berryman born, McAlester, Oklahoma.
1950 — Tibet invaded by Red China. Dalai Lama flees for India.
1983 — U.S. troops invade Grenada following death of Maurice Bishop.
1984 — Hippie writer Richard Brautigan commits suicide, Bolinas, California.

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

Today's Autonomedia Jubillee Saint — GUSTAV LANDAUER


May 2 — Gustav Landauer
Revolutionist, theorist, editor, martyr. Education Minister in the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic.

MAY 2, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Eve of the Finding of the True Cross, England.Branches of mountain ash and witchen tree gathered as a protection against evil.

ALSO ON MAY 2ND IN HISTORY…
1519 — Renaissance polymath Leonardo Da Vinci dies.
1881 — Canadian writer Mary Maclane born, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1919 — Revolutionist Gustav Landauer killed by military, Munich, Germany.
1922 — Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray born, Calcutta, India.
1972 — Paranoid long-time FBI honcho J. Edgar Hoover dies, Washington, D.C.

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