Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — CESAR CHAVEZ

April 23 — Cesar Chavez
Hispanic American migrant farm worker organizer.

*Old Swabia: St. George’s Day. Church bells ring all day long to ward off vampires.
*Corinth: “Green George,” man in a cage of branches, dumped into a stream to ensure good pasturage.
*Bulgaria: Ewes Day Milking is done through a round cake with a hole in the center.
*Turkey: Children’s Day: nationally elected students take over all levels of government.

1564 — Playwright William Shakespeare born, Stratford-on Avon, England.
1616 — Playwright William Shakespeare dies, Stratford-on Avon, England.
1616 — Novelist Miguel de Cervantes dies, Madrid, Spain.
1850 — Brit Romantic poet William Wordsworth dies, Lake District, England.
1892 — Dada poet Richard Huelsenbeck born, Frenkenau, Germany.
1899 — Vladimir Nabokov born, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1992 — Satyajit Ray, Indian filmmaker dies, Calcutta, India.
1993 — Hispanic American labor leader Cesar Chavez dies, San Luis, Arizona

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 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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