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Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint –LOUISE MICHEL

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May 29 — LOUISE MICHEL
Feminist hell-raiser, key figure in the Paris Commune of 1871.

MAY 29, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Jewish Shavuot.
*Netherlands: Luilak (Lazy Bones Day). Troops of young people whistle & beat on pots and pans, ringing doorbells & waking everyone up. Anyone refusing to join the fun is branded Luilak.

ALSO ON MAY 29 IN HISTORY…
1829 — “Hollow Earth” theorist John Cleves Symmes dies, New Jersey.
1830 — French Communard leader Louise Michel born, Vroncourt, France.
1989 — Tien-An-Men Chinese student protesters construct replica of Statue of Liberty.

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 — IBN KHALDUN

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May 27 — Ibn Khaldun
Great Arabic historian, chronicler.

MAY 27, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Feast of Zerowork

ALSO ON MAY 27 IN HISTORY…
1332 — Arab historian Ibn Khaldun born, Tunis, Tunisia.
1525 — Anabaptist communist Thomas Münzer executed.
1871 — Paris Commune crushed, with 25,000 massacred.
1878 — Modern dancer Isadora Duncan born, San Francisco, California.
1907 — Ecology pioneer Rachel Carson born, Springdale, Pennsylvania.
1949 — Robert Ripley dies, believe it or not.
1997 — Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs historic treaty with NATO.

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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