Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — DJUNA BARNES

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June 12 — DJUNA BARNES
Home-schooled poet, Lost Generation Left-Banker.
View Barnes’ collection of poems and drawings Book of Repulsive Women.

JUNE 12, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Ghost in the Machine Day.

ALSO ON JUNE 12 IN HISTORY…
1892 — American modernist writer Djuna Barnes born, Cornwall on Hudson, NY.
1963 — N.A.A.C.P. leader Medgar Evers fatally shot, Jackson, Mississippi.
1964 — Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment, South Africa.
1972 — Radical labor organizer Saul Alinsky dies, Carmel, 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 — WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN

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June 1– WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN
American anti-war activist, radical peace worker, cleric.

June 1, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*England: Sheepherding Festivals. Dancing, singing, feasting, spinning and weaving contests.
*Devonshire: Ram Roasting Fair.
*Festival of Non-Linearity.

ALSO ON JUNE 1 IN HISTORY…
1801 — Mormon honcho Brigham Young born.
1880 — First public phone booth installed, New Haven, Connecticut.
1909 — N.A.A.C.P. founded by W. E. B. DuBois and others.
1924 — Anti-war activist William Sloane Coffin born, New York City.
1968 — Socialist, triple-sense-deprived Helen Keller dies, Westport, Connecticut.

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