Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN

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June 1– WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN
American anti-war activist, radical peace worker, cleric.

June 1, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*England: Sheepherding Festivals. Dancing, singing, feasting, spinning and weaving contests.
*Devonshire: Ram Roasting Fair.
*Festival of Non-Linearity.

ALSO ON JUNE 1 IN HISTORY…
1801 — Mormon honcho Brigham Young born.
1880 — First public phone booth installed, New Haven, Connecticut.
1909 — N.A.A.C.P. founded by W. E. B. DuBois and others.
1924 — Anti-war activist William Sloane Coffin born, New York City.
1968 — Socialist, triple-sense-deprived Helen Keller dies, Westport, Connecticut.

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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