Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – AIMÉE CÉSAIRE

June 26– AIMÉE CÉSAIRE
Martiniquean Négritude poet, disillusioned communist.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac7RZJP2_uk

JUNE 26, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Aragon, Spain: Feast of the Shepherds. Head shepherd is clown for the day; music, dancing, and clowning all afternoon, and in the evening people do whatever they please.
*Festival of Ranting & Vaporing.

ALSO ON JUNE 26 IN HISTORY…
1856 — Anarchist philosopher Max Stirner dies, Berlin, Prussia.
1893 — Haymarket anarchists pardoned by Illinois Governor Altgelt.
1913 — Négritude poet, politcian Aimée Césaire born, Basse-Pointe, Martinique.
1926 — Radical philospher Karel Kosik born, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
1933 — Greek poet C. P. Cavafy dies, Alexandria, Egypt.
1938 — God’s Trombones author James Weldon Johnson dies.
1975 — Two FBI agents killed during attack on Oglala Sioux reservation; AIM leader Leonard Peltier framed for murder.

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 — Albert Parsons

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June 24– Albert Parsons
Radical American editor, printer, Haymarket martyr.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OQxncb2ihQ&feature=related

*Festival of Contagious Magic.

ALSO ON JUNE 24 IN HISTORY…
1647 — Margaret Brent urges women’s vote before Maryland Assembly.
1842 — Devil’s Dictionary author Ambrose Bierce born, Meigs County, Ohio.
1848 — Haymarket martyr Albert Parsons born, Montgomery, Alabama.
1869—“Mammy” Pleasant, abolitionist, named Voodoo Queen of San Francisco.
1947 — Kenneth Arnold sights flying saucers over Mt. Rainier, Washington State.

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 — Umm Kulthum


May 4 — UMM KULTHUM
Epic Egyptian singer, film actress, Arab cultural activist.

MAY 4, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Prophet Mohammed’s Trip to Heaven and Back.

ALSO ON MAY 4 IN HISTORY…
1494 — Arawaks of Jamaica discovered by European invaders.
1886 — Haymarket bomb explodes, anarchist blamed, Chicago, Illinois.
1916 — Urban activist, political critic Jane Jacobs born, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
1904 — Egyptian folk singer Umm Kulthum born, Tammay al-Zahayrah, Egypt.
1919 — Radical documentarian Emile de Antonio born, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
1961 — “Freedom Ride” bus trips begin throughout American South.
1970 — Kent State massacre leaves four student anti-war protesters dead.

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