DECEMBER 17 — MARTY GLABERMAN
American radical political theorist, proto-autonomist.
DECEMBER 17, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Ancient Roman SATURNALIA (December 17– 23): “Unrestrained and intemperate jollity.” Relaxation of social rules, no business transacted, courts closed, wars suspended, feuds forgotten,slaves take place of masters. LORD OF MISRULE selected.
Above: “Saturnalia” by Antoine-François Callet
ALSO ON DECEMBER 17 IN HISTORY…
1790 — The great Aztec stone calendar discovered, Mexico.
1830 — Latin American liberationist Simón Bolívar dies, Santa Maria, Colombia.
1936 — Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy make first appearance.
1944 — Abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky dies, Paris, France.
2001 — U.S. radical political theorist Martin Glaberman dies, Detroit, Michigan.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective. The 2010 Autonomedia Calender is now available on the Autonomedia site.