DECEMBER 9 — PYOTR KROPOTKIN
“The Red Prince.” Russian Anarchist theorist.
“Mutual aid is as much a law of animal life as mutual struggle.”
—Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution, 1902
DECEMBER 9 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Islamic: EID-AL-ADHA. Patzcuaro, Mexico: FIESTA OF THE MOTHER OF HEALTH. A Fishermens’ Fiesta, with much dancing, clowning and fireworks.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 9 IN HISTORY
1608 — British Paradise Lost epic writer John Milton born, London.
1842 — Russian anarchist theorist, “Red Prince” Pyotr Kropotkin born, Moscow.
1909 — Great Sioux leader Red Cloud dies, Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
1958 — Right-wing John Birch Society founded Indianapolis, Indiana.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.