June 4 — MANSOOR HEKMAT
Iranian Marxist humanist, council communist.
JUNE 4, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Berga, Spain: Fiesta. “Turks” on hobby-horses stage dance-battle, joined by bizarre devils exploding fireworks, who are then disposed of by Archangel Michael and huge, giraffe-necked mules, eagles, dancing giants and dwarves.
*Queens: Festival of the Sticky Penis.
ALSO ON JUNE 4 IN HISTORY…
570 — Islamic prophet and mystic visionary Mohammed born, Mecca, Arabia.
1798 — Lover and writer Giacomo Casanova dies, Bohemia.
1919 — U.S. women finally get the vote.
1937 — First grocery carts introduced for consumer America.
1989 — Tien-an-men Square massacre occurs, Beijing, China.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective