Oct. 21 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ANTE CILIGA


OCTOBER 21 — ANTE CILIGA
Croatian born Left-Communist, anti-Stalinist theorist.

OCTOBER 21 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF PARLOR SHAMANISM.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 21 IN HISTORY…
1772 — British Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge born, Devon, England.
1888 — Spiritualist Margaret Fox confesses spirit rappings were a put-on.
1917 — Jazz great Dizzy Gillespie born.
1929 — Utopian novelist Ursula K. LeGuin born.
1967 — Yippies exorcise evil spirits from Pentagon, causing it to visibly levitate.
1969 — American Beat writer Jack Kerouac dies, St. Petersburg, Florida.
1984 — French filmmaker François Truffaut dies.
1992 — Croatian council communist writer, theorist Ante Ciliga dies, Zagreb.

Excerpted from The 2010 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Oct. 8 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – Jacques Derrida


OCTOBER 8 — JACQUES DERRIDA
French Deconstruction theorist, human-rights activist.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 8 IN HISTORY…
1820 — Haitian despot Henri Christophe, former slave, shoots himself.
1871 — Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicks over a lantern, igniting the great Chicago Fire.
1933 — “Sanctuary” movement founder James Corbett born, Casper, Wyoming.
1967 — Revolutionist Ernesto “Che” Guevara dies, Bolivian highlands.
1969 — Haymarket police statue bombed again, Chicago, Illinois.
2004 — Philosopher, deconstruction-theorist Jacques Derrida dies, Paris, France.

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 – MARTY GLABERMAN


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.

Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – TAIJI YAMAGA


DECEMBER 6 — TAIJI YAMAGA
Japanese anarchist theorist, Esperantist.

DECEMBER 6, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
ST. NICHOLAS’ DAY: Nicholas became a Bishop when quite young.  From
this fact arose the old European tradition of Boy Bishops, who reigned
from December 6 to 28, in a cold Burlesque church of officials.

ALSO ON DECEMBER 6 IN HISTORY…
1865 — 13th amendment ratified, abolishing slavery in the United States.
1889 — Great trial of the Chicago Haymarket anarchists begins.
1896 — Songster Ira Gershwin born, New York City.
1933 —  U.S. ban on James Joyce’s “pornographic” modern novel Ulysses lifted.
1956 — Fidel Castro’s revolution begins in Cuba.
1961 — Radical Algerian psychiatrist Frantz Fanon dies, Washington, D.C.
1970 — Japanese anarchist, language theorist Taiji Yamaga dies.

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

Sept. 24 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ANDRÉ GORZ


SEPTEMBER 24 — ANDRÉ GORZ
Austrian and French theorist of liberation from work.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
New York State: AMERICAN INDIAN DAY.
Southern Pennsylvania: Schwenkfelder Sect celebrates thanksgiving in America with the same menu as 1734—bread, apple butter & water.
Paressi, Brazil: FEAST OF MAISÖ, Pre-Existent Mother Goddess.
San Carlos Apache, Arizona: FESTIVAL OF NAFULECTU DILXILN, Big Black Spider.

ALSO ON SEPTEMBER 24 IN HISTORY…
1794 — Washington orders militia to put down Whiskey Rebellion.
1960 — Melanie Klein, renowned child psychoanalyst, dies, London, England.
1991 — Anarchist-inspired American children’s writer Dr. Seuss dies, La Jolla, CA.
2007 — Zerowork activist, ecologist André Gorz commits suicide, Vosnon, France.
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