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Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — LIUBOV POPOVA

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May 25– Liubov Popova
Politically engaged Russian avant-gardist, Suprematist, Constructivist.popova_birsk_landscape
Popova’s Birsk Landscape

MAY 25, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*African Liberation Day.
*National Tapdance Day.
*Coventry, England: Lady Godiva’s Day. Her famous ride re-enacted.

ALSO ON MAY 25 IN HISTORY…
1803 — American thinker Ralph Waldo Emerson born, Boston, Massachusetts.
1895 — Gay playwright Oscar Wilde convicted of “acts of gross indecency,” England.
1908 — American poet Theodore Roethke born, Saginaw, Michigan.
1924 — Politically committed Russian avant-gardist Liubov Popova dies, Moscow.
1954 — War photographer Robert Capa dies, Thai-Binh, Vietnam.
1961 — Prez John Kennedy commits U.S. to put man on moon by 1970.
1963 — Organization of African Unity begins, housed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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 — Josep Renau

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May 17 — JOSEP RENAU
Spanish communist, agit-prop graphic artist.

MAY 17, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Norway: Independence Day: Singing, dancing in the streets, fireworks.

ALSO ON MAY 17 IN HISTORY…
1620 — First merry-go-round introduced, Turkey.
1866 — Less-is-more composer Erik Satie born, Paris, France.
1887 — Social rebel, utopianist Lysander Spooner dies, Boston, Massachusetts.
1907 — Spanish agit-prop graphic artist, communist Josep Renau born, Valencia.
1910 — Halley’s Comet makes nearest approach to Earth, terrifying millions.
1954 — Supreme Court outlaws segregation in U.S. public schools.
1968 — Napalm turned on draft files, Catonsville, Maryland.
1980 — Mt. St. Helens volcano erupts, Washington state.

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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