Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – Šaban Bajramović!


April 16 — Šaban Bajramović
Serbian Romani, gypsy musician, prisoner, libertarian.

*Liberating the Rainbow Lost in the White Light Festival

1689 — Aphra Behn, novelist, spy, playwright, dies, London England.
1828 — Spanish painter Francisco Goya dies, Zaragoza, Spain.
1844 — French novelist Anatole France born, Paris, France.
1854 — “Army of the Poor” leader Jacob Coxey born, Masillon, Ohio.
1871 — Ivan Turgenev arrested for publishing banned obituary, St. Petersburg.
1896 — Dada co-founder, theorist Tristan Tzara born, Moinesti, Romania.
1936 — Romani musician, prisoner, cultural activist Šaban Bajramović born, Nis.
1971 — Vietnam Veterans against the War throw their canes and medals at U.S. Congress at demonstration, Washington, D.C.
2005 — American humanitarian aid worker Marla Ruzicka killed, Baghdad, Iraq.

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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