Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Friedrich Nietzsche

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OCTOBER 15 — FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
German philosophical giant, poet, brilliant aphorist.
“Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”

OCTOBER 15, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
ISRA’ & ME‘RAJ.
Saragossa, Spain: PARADE OF THE GIANTS (20-30 feet high)
and Dwarves (man-sized, with enormous heads), with Moorish
dances and fireworks.
MERTZ OF ALL POSSIBLE MERTZES.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 15 IN HISTORY…
1844 — Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche born, Röcken, Prussian Saxony.
1905 — First appearance of McCay’s ‘Little Nemo in Slumberland.”
1923 — Italian cyber-fabulist Italo Calvino born, Cuba.
1926 — French philosopher Michel Foucault born, Poitiers, Vienne.
1946 — German Nazi leader Hermann Goering commits suicide.

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

Sept. 19 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint—Paolo Freire

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SEPTEMBER 19 — PAOLO FREIRE
Brazilian radical educational theorist, social activist.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Lakota and Oglala Sioux: FEAST OF MATO, the Bear Spirit.
Avening, Gloucestershire, England: PIG’S FACE FEAST, commemorating boar’s head feast in 1080.
Berkshire, England: SCOURING THE WHITE HORSE, with a 400-foot chalk figure drawn on a hill.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 19 IN HISTORY
1833 — Mary Jemison, “race traitor,” adopted Senecan “white Indian,” dies.
1921 — Radical educational theorist Paolo Freire born, Recife, Brazil.
1928 — Disney’s “Steamboat Willie,” first talking cartoon, released.
1955 — Argentina ousts dictator Juan Perón.
1959 —Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev barred from visiting Disneyland.
1985 — Italian fabulist writer Italo Calvino dies, Siena, Italy.