Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Hanon Reznikov


May 3– Hanon Reznikov
Living Theatre playwright, actor, anarchist activist.

MAY 3, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*St. Helena, daughter of old King Cole and mother of Constantine, finds the True Cross in the year 326 in Mexico.
*Masons take off work, mount a cross on flowers and streamers of the wall, and set off firecrackers.
*Belgium: Procession of the Holy Blood, followed by fun.

ALSO ON MAY 3 IN HISTORY…
1919 — Radical songster Pete Seeger born, Patterson, New York.
1932 — Anomalous events man Charles Fort dies, The Bronx, New York City.
1936 — Hardest working man in show business James Brown born.
1963 — Martin Luther King, Jr. gives “I Have a Dream” speech, Washington, D.C.
2006 — Radical Dutch COBRA painter Karel Appel dies, Zurich, Switzerland.
2008 — Living Theatre playwright, anarchist Hanon Reznikov dies, New York City.

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 Jubillee Saint — GUSTAV LANDAUER


May 2 — Gustav Landauer
Revolutionist, theorist, editor, martyr. Education Minister in the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic.

MAY 2, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Eve of the Finding of the True Cross, England.Branches of mountain ash and witchen tree gathered as a protection against evil.

ALSO ON MAY 2ND IN HISTORY…
1519 — Renaissance polymath Leonardo Da Vinci dies.
1881 — Canadian writer Mary Maclane born, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1919 — Revolutionist Gustav Landauer killed by military, Munich, Germany.
1922 — Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray born, Calcutta, India.
1972 — Paranoid long-time FBI honcho J. Edgar Hoover dies, Washington, D.C.

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