Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Ali Shariati

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June 19– Ali Shariati
Iranian theorist of the interface of Marxism and Islam.

In Islam man is not subjugated by God, since he is the Lord’s associate, friend, trustee, and kinsman on earth.

JUNE 19, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Berkshire, England: Election of the “Morris Mayor”; residents elect a Morris dancer who is carried through town on a flower-trimmed rocking chair, preceded by an ox-head on a long pole, with stops at every tavern to refill the Mayor’s chalice.
*Brazil: Beggars’ Banquets.
*Festival of the Coming Ice Age.
*Juneteenth.

ALSO ON JUNE 19 IN HISTORY…
1756 — 123 British prisoners die in “Black Hole” of Calcutta, India.
1891 — Anti-fascist collage artist Helmut Herzfeld (John Heartfield) born, Berlin.
1912 — Alleged eight-hour work-day adopted for U.S. government workers.
1953 — Julius and Ethel Rosenberg electrocuted for alleged sale of atomic secrets to Russians, Sing Sing Prison, New York.
1977 — Iranian political & spiritual leader Ali Shariati killed, London, England.

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