Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Maxim Gorki

June 18– Maxim Gorki
“Stormy Petrel.” Russian novelist, intellectual force.
Read works of Gorki at Project Gutenberg.

*Festival of Invisible Pornography.

1778 — British troops evacuate Philadelphia as American Colonial forces enter.
1812 — War declared against Britain by U.S.
1914 — Red Week begins, Italy.
1936 — Russian novelist Maxim Gorki dies, Moscow, USSR.
1953 — Egypt declared a republic by the “Revolutionary Command Council.”
1983 — Sally Ride becomes first U.S. woman in space.
1989 — Muckraking journalist I. F. “Izzy” Feiinstein Stone dies, Boston, MA.

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 2023: I publish an 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.

One thought on “Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Maxim Gorki

  1. I read Gorky to death 25 years ago. What impressed me most was not so much his affirmation of our common humanity, but his depiction of the meanness of ordinary Russian life. The serfs mimicked their masters with impossible pettiness and cruelty to one another. I saw a parallel in many canals of American life…

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