Today's Automedia Jubilee Saint — Mikhail Bakhtin

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NOVEMBER 16 — MIKHAIL BAKHTIN
Russian literary and cultural theorist, anti-Stalinist Marxist.
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NOVEMBER 16 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS…
Côte d’Or: THREE DAY WINE FESTIVAL. RESIDENT ALIENS’ DAY.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 16 IN HISTORY…
1747 — Knowles Riot in Boston; hundreds of sailors, laborers & free blacks
rise up against British Navy Press Gangs, temporarily ending impressment.
1811 — Mississippi River flows backwards (due to earthquake).
1885 — Mètis rebellion leader Louis Riel hanged, Assiniboia, Canada.
1889 — Playwright George S. Kaufman born, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1895 — Russian cultural theorist Mikhail Bakhtin born, Orel, Russia.
1916 — Margaret Sanger arrested for her birth control clinic, Brownsville, NY.
1946 — Shamanarchist, psychonaut Terence McKenna born, Hotchkiss, Colorado.
1973 — Free Religionist Alan Watts dies, Mill Valley, California.

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 – LOUIS RIEL


OCTOBER 23 — LOUIS RIEL
Manitoban leader of the Mètis Rebellion.

OCTOBER 23, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
San Juan Capistrano: SWALLOWS DEPART. NATIONAL MOLE DAY.
CANNING DAY. FESTIVAL OF FORGOTTEN GODS. FEAST OF GOOD AND PLENTY.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 23 IN HISTORY…
1734 — French writer, early communist theorist Restif de la Bretonne born.
1844 — Mètis Rebellion leader Louis Riel born, Manitoba, Canada.
1850 — First national Women’s Rights convention, Worcester, Massachusetts.
1926 — Leon Trotsky expelled from Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1927 — Surrealist Beat poet Philip Lamantia born, San Francisco, California.
1956 — Revolution erupts in Hungary, Russian tanks called in.
1958 — Russian Boris Pasternak wins Nobel Lit Prize for Doctor Zhivago.

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 — CHEIKHA RIMITTI

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May 15 — CHEIKHA RIMITTI
Algerian matriarch of raï music.

MAY 15, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Spain, Philippines, Colombia, etc.: Celebrations of San Isidro, the saint who got the angels to do all of his plowing for him.

ALSO ON MAY 15 IN HISTORY…
1265 — Italian poet Dante Alighieri born, Florence, Italy.
1823 — Swedenbourgian Thomas Lake Harris born, Fenny, Stratford, England.
1885 — Louis Riel surrenders, ending Métis Rebellion in Canada.
1886 — Recluse poet Emily Dickinson dies, Amherst, Massachusetts.
1929 — Russian Suprematist painter Kasimir Malevich dies, Leningrad, USSR.
2006 — Algerian “Mother of Raï” music, Cheikha Rimitti, dies, Paris, France.

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