Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA

Spanish surrealist poet, dramatist, homosexual, victim of fascists.

*Chicago: Salvation Army Doughnut Day.
*Sikh Birth of Gobindh Singh.
*Festival of Popular Delusions.

753 — St. Boniface slain by Druids for chopping down sacred tree.
1878 — Revolutionist Francisco “Pancho” Villa born, San Juan del Rio, Durango.
1899 — Spanish dramatist, poet Federico Garcia Lorca born, Fuente Vaqueros, Granada.
1900 — American writer Stephen Crane dies, Badenweiler, Germany.
1934 — British situationist Ralph Rumney born, Newcastle, England.
1968 — Bobby Kennedy shot in Los Angeles hotel following victory in Democratic primary, dies the next day.

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, Grand Royal 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 Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith.

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