Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — EQBAL AHMAD

Indefatigable combatant of capitalist empire.

* Guatemala: Five Day Rain Ceremony.

1894 — French Orientalist painter Jean-Leon Gérôme born.
1895 — Composer William Grant Still born.
1904 — Spanish surrealist huckster, proto-fascist Salvador Dali born.
1914 — Radical theorist, labor organizer Daniel DeLeon dies, New York City.
1918 — Physicist Richard Feynman born, Far Rockaway, New York City.
1960 — Submarine “Triton” makes first submerged global circumnavigation.
1981 — Jamaican cultural and political hero Bob Marley dies, Miami, Florida.
1999 — Marxist political theorist Eqbal Ahmad dies, Islamabad, Pakistan.

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, 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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