Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – Pierre Ramus!

April 15 — Pierre Ramus
Austrian writer, pacificst, anarchist propagandist.

*Jewish Passover begins.
*Tax Resister’s Day
*African Freedom Day

1452 — Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci born.
1882 — Anarchist Rudolph Grossman (aka Pierre Ramus) born, Vienne, Austria.
1889 — Painter and radical Thomas Hart Benton born, Neosha, Missouri.
1898 — Blues vocalist great Bessie Smith born, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1921 — Albert Enstein gives a lecture on temporal relativity.
1938 — Peruvian poet Cesar Vellejo dies, Paris, France.
1908 — Marxist existentialist Jean Paul Satre dies, Paris, France.
1986 — Gay French novelist, criminal, Saint Jean Genet dies, Paris, France.
2001 — Joey ramone, iconic punk outcast, dies of cancer, New York City.

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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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an 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.

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