Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — RANDOLPH BOURNE

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May 30– RANDOLPH BOURNE
Birth-injured Greenwich Village literary radical.
Read Randolph Bourne’s essay The State (1918)

MAY 30, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It Day.

ALSO ON MAY 30 IN HISTORY…
1431 — French military leader Joan of Arc burned at stake, Rouen, France.
1593 — British dramatist Christopher Marlowe killed in tavern brawl.
1778 — French philosopher, satirist Voltaire dies, Paris, France.
1783 — Pennsylvania Evening Post begins, first daily newspaper in U.S.
1814 — Anarchist theorist Mikhail Bakunin born, Prjamuchino, Russia.
1886 — Literary radical Randolph Bourne born, Bloomfield, New Jersey.
1903 — Black American poet Countee Cullen born, in either Louisville or Baltimore.

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 JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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