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Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — MALCOLM X

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May 19 — MALCOLM X
Petty criminal, prisoner, convert to Islam, one-time spokesman for Elijah Muhammad. Embracing a more enlightened orthodox Islam, he was assassinated by either the FBI or Black Muslims. Revolutionary genius and martyr.

MAY 19, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Britanny: Pardon of the Poor. Pilgrimage of poor to shrine of St. Yves.

ALSO ON MAY 19 IN HISTORY…
1864 — American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne dies.
1890 — Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh born, Kim Lien, Vietnam.
1895 — Cuban revolutionary José Marti dies, Dos Rios, Cuba.
1928 — First annual Frog-Jumping Contest, Calaveras County, California
1925 — Malcolm X born, as Malcolm Little, Omaha, Nebraska.
1935 — T. E. Lawrence (“of Arabia”) killed in motorcycle accident.
1954 — Modernist composer Charles Ives dies, West Riding, Connecticut.

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 – Vera Zasulich

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May 8 — VERA ZASULICH
Russian anarchist. Direct-action assassin.

MAY 8, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*England: Furry Day, A day of mischief, revels, entering houses by windows, Morris dances & the Furry Dance. Bands of rogues prevent anyone from going to work or to school.

ALSO ON MAY 8 IN HISTORY…
1880 — French writer Gustave Flaubert dies.
1891 — Theosophical kingpin Madame Helena Blavatsky dies.
1903 — Drop-out painter Paul Gauguin dies.
1904 — Photographer Eadweard Muybridge dies, Kingston upon Thames, England.
1919 — Vera Zasulich, anarchist assassin, dies, Petrograd, USSR.
1937 — Reclusive American novelist Thomas Pynchon born, Glen Cove, New York.
1988 — Science fiction great Robert Heinlein dies.

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

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