Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — TOM PAINE

June 8 — Thomas Paine
Propagandist, “Founding Father” of American revolutionism.
View the complete works of Thomas Paine.

*China: Dragon-Boat Races commemorate search for Ch’i Yuan (3rd century B.C.) who threw himself in river. No finish line, no judges. Arguments & fist fights always break out, but ends with merry feast.
*Name Your Poison Day.

632 — Islamic prophet Mohammed dies, Medina, Arabia.
1809 — American revolutionary great Tom Paine dies, New York City.
1876 — French feminist, novelist George Sand dies, Nohant, France.
1997 — Nigerian novelist Amos Tutuola dies, Ibadan.
2006 — Dr. John Money, sexual identity physician, dies, Towson, Maryland.

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 an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated 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 somehow 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. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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