Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Guy Debord

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DECEMBER 28 — GUY DEBORD
French Situationist thinker, filmmaker, theorist, streetfighter.

“Boredom is always counter-revolutionary. Always.”

DECEMBER 28 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Belgium: HOLY INNOCENTS’ DAY. Children play all sorts of tricks on their
elders, including stealing their keys & locking them up.

ALSO ON DECEMBER 28 IN HISTORY…
1895 — Lumiére brothers give first commercial showing of a movie.
1905 — American jazz master Earl “Fatha” Hines born, Duquesne, Pennsylvania.
1931 — Situationist theorist, “Mai ’68” leader Guy Debord born, Paris, France.
1945 — American social writer Theodore Dreiser dies, Los Angeles, California.

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.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – GYORGY LUKACS

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April 13 — György Lukács
Marxist philosopher, cultural theorist, social critic, likely dupe of Stalinist counter-revolution.

APRIL 13, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
* Meme Appreciation Day.
* Revolutionary Tricks of History Day

ALSO ON APRIL 13 IN HISTORY…
1743 — American politician Thomas Jefferson born, Shadwell, Virginia
1828 — Josephine Butler born, Glendale, Northumberland
1885 — Marxist philosopher György Lukács born, Budapest, Hungary.
1906 — Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, born, Dublin.
1909 — American writer Eudora Welty born, Jackson, Missippi.
1912 — Too poor to book the Titanic, Theodore Dreiser waits for another ship.
1919 — Eugene Debs imprisoned for opposition to WWI.
1945 — Belsen and Buchenwald nazi concentration camps liberated.

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