Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — EDUARDO MONDLANE

Mozambiquean liberationist, anti-colonialist martyr.

*Hamburg, Germany: Cherry Festival. One day during the siege of 1432, the city gates opened and out came children dressed in white. Hussite hearts melted, the siege was raised, and the children were sent back laden with ripe cherries.
*Midsummer’s Eve: Everyone into the woods at night; stay up all night, sing, dance, make love, worship the sun god in fire symbols, greet the rising sun. Fairies speak in human tongues on this night; the flower of happiness blooms. Gather flowers and boughs. Large wheels bound with straw are set burning and rolled down hills, etc.
*New Identity Day.

1887 — Dadaist master Kurt Schwitters born, Hannover, Germany.
1920 — African liberationist, martyr Eduardo Mondlane born, Gaza, Mozambique.
1923 — Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa dies, Parral, Mexico.
1928 — Jazz great Eric Dolphy born, Los Angeles, California.
1933 — German feminist, radical Clara Zetkin dies, Archangelskoje, USSR.
1963 — Cold War prompts “hot line” between Washington and Moscow.

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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