Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – GRACCHUS BABEUF


NOVEMBER 23 — GRACCHUS BABEUF
French Revolutionist, founder of the Conspiracy of Equals.

NOVEMBER 23, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Japan: NIINAME-SAI, harvest festival.
ST. CLEMENT’S DAY: Processions of blacksmiths and (mad) hatters.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 23 IN HISTORY…
1170 BC — First recorded strike takes place, in Egypt, by laborers working on a pyramid.
1760 — French revolutionary François-Noel Babeuf born, St. Quentin, France.
1883 — Radical Mexican muralist José Orozco born, Zapotlán, Jalisco, Mexico.
1888 — Film comedian Harpo Marx born.
1927 — American belle-lettrist Guy Davenport born, Anderson, South Carolina

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