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Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Utah Phillips

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May 23-- Utah Phillips
American folk singer, labor organizer, protest poet.

MAY 23, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*5/23: Discordian Chaos Holiday.
*Rye, Sussex, England: New Mayor throws red-hot pennies to the children from his balcony.

ALSO ON MAY 23 IN HISTORY…
1810 — Transcendentalist writer Margaret Fuller born, Cambridgeport, MA.
1832 — Jamaican national hero Samuel Sharpe hung.
1838 — Four thousand die in forced removal of Cherokee “Trail of Tears.”
1930 — San Francisco gay activist politician Harvey Milk born, Woodmere, NY.
1939 — American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde killed by Texas Rangers.
2008 — American folk singer, activist Utah Phillips dies, Nevada City, California

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 — WALTER SISULU

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May 18– WALTER SISULU
South African anti-apartheid activist, liberationist.

MAY 18, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Pow! to the Moon Day.
*Get Started Day.

ALSO ON MAY 18 IN HISTORY…
1048 — Poet Omar Khayyam born, Nishapur, Persia.
1781 — José Gabriel Túpac Amaru drawn and quartered, Cuzco, Peru.
1897 — Populist filmmaker Frank Capra born, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
1912 — South African apartheid fighter Walter Sisulu born, Engcobo, Transkei.
1928 — Big Bill Haywood dies in lonely exile, Moscow, USSR.
1951 — American hobo, Industrial Army of the Poor organizer Jacob Coxey dies.
1955 — Black educator Mary McLead Bethune dies, Daytona Beach, Florida.

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 18th, 2009 at 1:15 am

Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — JAMELÃO

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May 12 — JAMELÃO
Great Brazilian samba crooner, official carnival puxador.

MAY 12, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*England: Garland Day, Olde May Day (do it again).

ALSO ON MAY 12 IN HISTORY…
1812 — Nonsense rhymer Edward Lear born, London, England.
1907 — Decadent Symbolist writer Joris-Karl Huysmans dies.
1913 — Brazilian samba singer, great carnivalist Jamelão born, Rio de Janeiro.
1916 — Execution of James Connolly, I.W.W. organizer & Irish freedom fighter.
1921 — German conceptual artist Joseph Beuys born, Cleves, N. Rhine-Westphalia.
1922 — Large meteor strikes Earth near Blackstone, Virginia

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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Written by editor@arthurmag.com

May 12th, 2009 at 1:15 am

Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — LEWIS HILL

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May 1 — Lewis Hill
American pacifist, founder of Pacifica radio network.

May 1, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Mayday
* Wiccan Beltane
*Traditional Fertility Fesitval
*World Labor Day
*Ancient Roman Floralia, Festival of the Goddess Floralia. Grand processions in England including “Jack-in-the-Green,” milkmaids, Morris dancers, Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

ALSO ON MAY 1 IN HISTORY…
1776 — Order of the Illuminati founded in Germany by Adam Weishaupt.
1830 — Irish-American labor radical Mother Jones born, Cork, Ireland.
1847 — American emancipationist Henry Demarest Lloyd born.
1881 — Mystical Christian evolutionist Teilhard De Chardin born, Auvergne, France.
1890 — American utopianist Albert Brisbane dies, Richmond, Virginia.
1893 — World’s Columbian exposition opens in Chicago;
Jane Addams’ purse snatched at opening ceremonies.
1916 — Chicago Herald becomes first newspaper to call the new music “Jazz.”
1919 — Pacifica radio founder Lewis Hill born, Kansas City, Missouri.
1933 — Christian anarchist Catholic Worker founded, New York City.
1965 — Vanguard musical performer Spike Jones dies.
1992 — Two days of rioting in the aftermath of the Rodney King police brutality trial leave 38 dead, 1500 injured and half a billion dollars in property damage,
in Los Angeles, California. Preparations made for military occupation.

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 1st, 2009 at 1:15 am

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