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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 Jubillee Saint — GUSTAV LANDAUER

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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

Written by editor@arthurmag.com

May 2nd, 2009 at 1:15 am

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