Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – Camillo Berneri

May 7– Camillo Berneri
Italian-born anarchist philosopher, killed by Spanish Stalinists.

*Feast of St. Nicola in Bari, Italy, celebrates the transfer of his relics to Bari. Religious rites followed by spectacular fireworks displays honor this patron of orphans, pirates, etc.

1937 — Stalinist squad assassinates 500 anarchists, including Italian-born
philosopher Camillo Berneri, in Barcelona, Spain.
1941 — Golden Bough author Sir James George Frazer dies, Cambridge, England.
1968 — Parisian students and workers revolt in near-successful revolution.

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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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