Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ERICH MÜHSAM


German anarchist poet, murdered by the Nazis.

APRIL 6 festivals:
* France: FÊTE OF THE LITTLE BOATS — A children’s festival involving little pine boats with lighted candles.

1528 — German engraver Albrecht Dürer dies.
1712 — New York City slave revolt begins.
1812 — Anarcho-socialist theorist Alexander Herzen born, Moscow, Russia.
1820 — Photographer, caricaturist Nadar (Félix Tournachon), born, Paris, France.
1825 — Phantasist painter Gustave Moreau born.
1830 — Angelic tablet finder Joseph Smith founds Mormon Church.
1832 — Black Hawk War begins.
1866 — American muckraker Lincoln Steffens born, San Francisco, California.
1878 — German anarchist poet Erich Mühsam born, Berlin, Germany.
1896 — First modern Olympics, Athens, Greece.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated 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 somehow 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. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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