Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – VAL PLUMWOOD


August 11 — Val Plumwood
Australian eco-feminist, theorist of radical ecosophy.

August 11, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF HAPPY FEET.   RETURN YOURSELF TO THE FOOD CHAIN DAY.

ALSO ON AUGUST 11 IN HISTORY…
1833 — Agnostic iconoclast Robert Ingersoll born, Dresden, New York.
1921 — Malcolm X “auto”-biographer Alex Haley born, Ithaca, New York.
1882 — Anarchist critic of Bolshevism Voline born, Tikhvine, Novgorod, Russia.
1939 — “Radical ecosophist” Val Plumwood born, near Sydney, Australia.
1961 — Berlin Wall completed, escalating Cold War politics.
1965 — Race insurrection in Watts, Los Angeles, California leaves 35 dead.
1997 — Vanguard composer, activist Conlon Nancarrow dies, Mexico City, Mexico.

The Diggers Papers No. 11: "Two-Page Racial Rap"

Arthur is proud to present scans of essential documents produced by and about the San Francisco Diggers, who were in many ways the epicentral actors in the Haight-Ashbury during the epic, wildly imaginative period from late ’66 through ’67. The Diggers’ ideas and activities are essential counter-cultural history, sure, but they are also especially relevant to the current era, for reasons that should be obvious to the gentle Arthur reader.

Most of the documents that we are presenting are broadsides originally published on a Gestetner machine owned and operated in the Haight by the novelist Chester Anderson and his protege/sidekick Claude Hayward, who used the name “Communication Company,” or more commonly, “Com/Co.” According to Claude, these broadsides were then “handed out on the street, page by page, super hot media, because the reader trusted the source, which was another freaky looking hippie who had handed it to him/her.”

“Two-Page Racial Rap” is by Chester Anderson, dated February 9, 1967. Contents are self-explanatory.

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Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Gaston Couté

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June 28 — Gaston Couté
French vagabond poet, cabaret anarchist, songwriter.
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JUNE, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Paul Bunyan Day.
*Festival of Terrible Poetry.

ALSO ON JUNE 28 IN HISTORY…
1712 — French philosopher, writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau born, Geneva.
1816 — England: Luddites attack Heathcoat and Bodenmila.
1887 — Greenwich Village free-love radical Floyd Dell born.
1911 — French anarchist cabaret musician Gaston Couté dies, Paris, France.
1964 — Malcolm X founds Organization of Afro-American Unity.
1979 — Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries hikes oil prices 24 per cent.

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 — MALCOLM X

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May 19 — MALCOLM X
Petty criminal, prisoner, convert to Islam, one-time spokesman for Elijah Muhammad. Embracing a more enlightened orthodox Islam, he was assassinated by either the FBI or Black Muslims. Revolutionary genius and martyr.

MAY 19, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Britanny: Pardon of the Poor. Pilgrimage of poor to shrine of St. Yves.

ALSO ON MAY 19 IN HISTORY…
1864 — American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne dies.
1890 — Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh born, Kim Lien, Vietnam.
1895 — Cuban revolutionary José Marti dies, Dos Rios, Cuba.
1928 — First annual Frog-Jumping Contest, Calaveras County, California
1925 — Malcolm X born, as Malcolm Little, Omaha, Nebraska.
1935 — T. E. Lawrence (“of Arabia”) killed in motorcycle accident.
1954 — Modernist composer Charles Ives dies, West Riding, Connecticut.

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