Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Ulus Baker

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July 12– Ulus Baker
Turkish Cypriot sociologist, scholar, media theorist, activist

JULY 12, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Nova Scotia: Lobster Carnival. King Neptune crowned; bagpipes, fireworks, parades, contests, dancing, feasting.
*Northern Ireland: Orangeman’s Day.

ALSO ON JULY 12 IN HISTORY…
1817 — Civilly disobedient Henry David Thoreau born, Concord, Massachusetts.
1892 — Polish writer Bruno Schulz born, Drohobycz, Galicia, Austro-Hungary.
1895 — Inventor, polymath, R. Buckminster Fuller born, Milton, Massachusetts.
1904 — Poet, diplomat Pablo Neruda born, Parral, Chile.
1909 — U.S. Congress authorizes first income tax (16th Amendment).
2007 — Turkish media theorist Ulus Baker dies, Istanbul, Turkey.

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 — Mikhail Bakunin

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July 1– MIKHAIL BAKUNIN
Conspirator, anarchist, rival of Marx, assassin of God.
From Bakunin’s God and the State:

“Yes, our first ancestors, our Adams and our Eves, were, if not gorillas, very near relatives of gorillas, omnivorous, intelligent and ferocious beasts, endowed in a higher degree than the animals of another species with two precious faculties-the power to think and the desire to rebel

JULY 1, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Half-Year Day.
Canada Day.
Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Precious Blood.
Japan: Mt. Fuji Day, opening of the climbing season.

ALSO ON JULY 1 IN HISTORY…
1566 — Death of rhyming prognosticator Nostradamus. Saw it coming?
1656 — First Quakers arrive in America, having come to what will be Boston.
1804 — Feminist writer,“lifestyle anarchist” George Sand born, Paris, France.
1876 — Russian anarchist theorist Mikhail Bakunin dies, Bern, Switzerland.
1916 — 20,000 slaughtered on first day of Battle of the Somme.
1983 — Bucky Fuller, Canadian engineer, inventor, social theorist, dies.

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