NOVEMBER 30 — MOTHER JONES
“Iʼm no lady, Iʼm a hell-raiser.” Labor radical, agitator.
NOVEMBER 30 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS…
ST. ANDREW’S DAY. JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER DAY.
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 30 IN HISTORY…
1667 — Satirist Jonathan Swift born, Dublin, Ireland.
1835 — American humorist and social critic Mark Twain born, Florida, Missouri.
1900 — Irish wit, playwright, gay pioneer Oscar Wilde dies, Paris, France.
1930 — Rabble-rouser, labor leader Mother Jones dies, Silver Springs, Maryland.
1936 — Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman born, Worcester, Mass.
1999 — “Battle of Seattle” protests revivify anti-globalization movement.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.