Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Karl Marx


May 5 — KARL MARX
German communist theorist, capitalist critic, philosopher.

MAY 5, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Cinco de Mayo.
* Japan: Feast of Banners, fish kites fly.

ALSO ON MAY 5 IN HISTORY…
1818 — Great Communist theorist, philosopher Karl Marx born, Trier, Germany.
1862 — Battle of Puebla, Mexico.
1867 — Nellie Bly, famous for around-the-world race, born, Cochran’s Mills, PA.
1920 — Italian-American anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti arrested, Braintree, Mass.
1925 — John Scopes arrested for teaching evolutionary theory, Tennessee.
1926 — American jazz great Miles Davis born, Alton, Illinois

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 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 the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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