Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – Marcel Mauss

Great cultural theorist of the society of the gift.

*Mother’s Day
* Madrid: Feast of St. Isidore the Ploughman: Music, feasting, dancing in the streets.
*Memphis, Tennessee: Cotton Carnival.

105 — Tsai Lun invents paper, China.
1857 — Beginning of mutiny against British rule in India.
1869 — Completion of first transcontinental railway in U.S.
1872 — Victoria Woodhull nominated for U.S. presidency, with Frederick Douglass as running mate.
1872 — French ethnologist, philosopher Marcel Mauss born, Épinal, France.
1940 — The South registers its first full year without any reported lynching.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

Great cultural theorist of the society of the gift.

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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, amongst other things, 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 publications 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 wrote 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 with Stephanie Smith.

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