Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — MANSOOR HEKMAT

Iranian Marxist humanist, council communist.

*Berga, Spain: Fiesta. “Turks” on hobby-horses stage dance-battle, joined by bizarre devils exploding fireworks, who are then disposed of by Archangel Michael and huge, giraffe-necked mules, eagles, dancing giants and dwarves.
*Queens: Festival of the Sticky Penis.

570 — Islamic prophet and mystic visionary Mohammed born, Mecca, Arabia.
1798 — Lover and writer Giacomo Casanova dies, Bohemia.
1919 — U.S. women finally get the vote.
1937 — First grocery carts introduced for consumer America.
1989 — Tien-an-men Square massacre occurs, Beijing, China.

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 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 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 produced 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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