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Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — EQBAL AHMAD

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May 11– EQBAL AHMAD
Indefatigable combatant of capitalist empire.

MAY 11, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
* Guatemala: Five Day Rain Ceremony.

ALSO ON MAY 11 IN HISTORY…
1894 — French Orientalist painter Jean-Leon Gérôme born.
1895 — Composer William Grant Still born.
1904 — Spanish surrealist huckster, proto-fascist Salvador Dali born.
1914 — Radical theorist, labor organizer Daniel DeLeon dies, New York City.
1918 — Physicist Richard Feynman born, Far Rockaway, New York City.
1960 — Submarine “Triton” makes first submerged global circumnavigation.
1981 — Jamaican cultural and political hero Bob Marley dies, Miami, Florida.
1999 — Marxist political theorist Eqbal Ahmad dies, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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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May 11th, 2009 at 1:15 am

Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Karl Marx

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May 5 — KARL MARX
German communist theorist, capitalist critic, philosopher.

MAY 5, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Cinco de Mayo.
* Japan: Feast of Banners, fish kites fly.

ALSO ON MAY 5 IN HISTORY…
1818 — Great Communist theorist, philosopher Karl Marx born, Trier, Germany.
1862 — Battle of Puebla, Mexico.
1867 — Nellie Bly, famous for around-the-world race, born, Cochran’s Mills, PA.
1920 — Italian-American anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti arrested, Braintree, Mass.
1925 — John Scopes arrested for teaching evolutionary theory, Tennessee.
1926 — American jazz great Miles Davis born, Alton, Illinois

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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