Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Hunter S. Thompson

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July 18– Hunter S. Thompson
American gonzo journalist, druggie, counter-culture hero.
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JULY 18, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*U.S.: Railroad Day. The grand trunk line completed, 1853.

ALSO ON JULY 18 IN HISTORY…
1610 — Master painter of street life, Caravaggio, dies, Port Ercole, Tuscany, Italy.
1870 — Infallibility declared for Catholic popes speaking ex cathedra.
1922 — Philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn born, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1937 — Iconoclastic bullshitter-slaying essayist Hunter S. Thompson born in Louisville, Kentucky.
1969 — Ted Kennedy offers Mary Jo Kopechne a lift home, Chappaquiddick, MA.
1998 — African-American activist historian John Henrik Clarke 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

DAILY MAGPIE – March 19 – Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series presents Free Lisi: Fear and Loathing in Denver

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Free Lisi: Fear And Loathing In Denver

Barbes, 376 9th St (@ 6th Ave), Park Slope, Brooklyn

7pm, free

The Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series has been screening interesting independent films free of charge every other Monday night for four years.

Free Lisi explores Hunter S. Thompson’s personal mission during his last years to free Lisi Auman, sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of a Denver police officer.  After receiving a letter from prisoner Lisl in 2001, Hunter enlisted the support of the nation’s top criminal defense lawyers, held a rally on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol, and co-wrote an article for Vanity Fair subtitled “Lynching in Denver” – all in an attempt to free Lisl from life in prison.

Directed by Wayne Ewing