Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – CAMARÓN DE LA ISLA


DECEMBER 5 —CAMARÓN DE LA ISLA
Spanish nuevo flamenco cantaor, countercultural rebel.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPV4yJE6AcM

DECEMBER 5, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Ancient Rome: FESTIVAL OF FAUNUS. Feasting and merrymaking.
Belgium: ST. NICHOLAS’ EVE. Black Peter, Nick’s Moorish servant,
drops down the chimney with gifts for children.

ALSO ON DECEMBER 5 IN HISTORY…
1786 — Shay’s Rebellion breaks out in Massachusetts.
1791 — Musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies, Vienna, Austria.
1885 — American sex/pol radical Louise Bryant born, Reno, Nevada.
1897 — Jewish mystic philosopher Gershom Scholem born, Berlin, Germany.
1901 — Animator, imagineer, amusement park builder Walt Disney born.
1901 — Theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg born, Würzburg, Bavaria.
1933 — 21st Amendment adopted, ending prohibition in U.S.
1955 — Nuevo flamencosinger Camarón de la Isla born, San Fernando, Spain.

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 — Sam Caldwell

Sam Caldwell
OCTOBER 2 — SAM CALDWELL
First American victim of marijuana criminalization laws.

OCTOBER 2, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Spain: FEAST OF GUARDIAN ANGELS. Bonfire on steps of church, sword
dancing and mock duel with constant interruptions from “Devil Fool”
and “Boy Angel.” Devil’s tail explodes at finale. The girls’ skirts are
pinned up to reveal panties.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 2 IN HISTORY…
1800 — Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner born, Southampton County, Virginia.
1803 — American brewer & patriot Samuel Adams dies, Boston, Massachusetts.
1869 — Indian independence fighter, pacifist theorist Mohandas K. Gandhi born.
1871 — Mormon leader Brigham Young arrested for polygamy.
1890 — Film and television comedic great Groucho Marx born, New York City.
1937 — Police raid Denver hotel, arrest Sam Caldwell for possession of two joints.
1968 — Massacre at Tlateloco; 500 rebel youths killed by Mexican troops.
2005 — Black American playwright August Wilson dies, Seattle, Washington.