July 3– Gil Wolman
Prominent French Lettrist and Situationist theorist.
Read A User’s Guide to Detournement by Wolman and Debord on Bureau of Public Secrets.
JULY 3, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Montana: Annual Sun Dance of the Assiniboine tribe.
*Festival of Wilderness
ALSO ON JULY 3 IN HISTORY…
1832 — Opium exempted from US federal tariff duty.
1883 — Modern allegorist writer Franz Kafka born, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
1917 — Petrograd uprising. Street fighting. Lenin goes into hiding.
1971 — Poet, Doors frontman Jim Morrison dies of heart attack, Paris, France.
1976 — U.S. Supreme Court reverses itself, says death penalty OK.
1982 — Black Panther and Move activist Mumia Abu-Jamal sentenced to death.
1988 — US kills 290 civilians aboard Iranian airliner without punishment.
1990 — Bulgarian Federation of Anarchist Youth protest Commie Prez Mladenov.
1995 — French Situationist theorist Gil J. Wolman dies, Paris, France.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective