Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Terry Southern

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OCTOBER 29 — TERRY SOUTHERN
Inspired American black-humorist, beat-era social rebel.

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Still from Easy Rider, co-written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern.

OCTOBER 29 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Iroquois FEAST OF THE DEAD: Held once every twelve years, the dead
are reinterred and honored, with a huge common grave dug and lined
with beaver skins. CANDY IS DANDY DAY.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 29 IN HISTORY…
1618 — British adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh executed for treason, London.
1897 — Land ownership and wealth theorist Henry George dies, New York City.
1901 — Leon Czolgosz electrocuted for assassination of U.S. President McKinley.
1929 — Pandemonium on Wall Street as stocks crash, capitalism in crisis.
1964 — Star of India and other gems stolen from Natural History Museum, NYC.
1995 — American underground satirist, writer Terry Southern dies, New York City.

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 — Henry George

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SEPTEMBER 2 — HENRY GEORGE
“Wealth, in itself, is a good, not an evil; but wealth
concentrated in the hands of a few corrupts
on one side and degrades on the other.”

SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Nussairis, Asia Minor: FEAST OF ALI.
China: Festival of P’ING AN FU CHU WANG, the Star King.

ALSO ON AUGUST 25 IN HISTORY…
1666 —Great Fire of London begins, will burn for three days.
1766 — James Forten, abolitionist, inventor, born.
1839 — Economic critic Henry George born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1872 — Mikhail Bakunin expelled from Communist International.
1973 — British medievalist, fantasist, J. R. R.Tolkien dies.