Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint: B. TRAVEN


Anarcho-adventure writer, revolutionary, true identity unknown, possibly Ret Marut of Munich Soviet fame.

1827 — German classical composer Ludwig von Beethoven dies, Vienna, Austria.
1892 — Great American poet Walt Whitman dies, age 72, Camden, New Jersey.
1911 — Playwright Tennessee Williams born, Columbus, Mississippi.
1930 — Beat bad-boy poet Gregory Corso born, New York City.
1953 — Dr. Jonas Salk announces polio vaccine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1969 — German born revolutionist, writer “B. Traven” dies, Chiapas, Mexico.
1969 — John and Yoko Ono Lennon start seven day bed-in against war.

All info courtesy The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith.

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