Today's Automedia Jubilee Saint — Alan Turing

June 23– Alan Turing
Persecuted gay British computer theorist, cyanide victim.

*Brittany: Pardon of the Fire. The pagan Feast of the Sun, celebrated until a soldier displayed finger of John the Baptist in the 16th century.Bonfires and romancing continue, and a “dragon” still lights fires.
*Festival of the Purple Void.
*New Orleans: Major Annual Voodoo. Ceremonies since 1820, held at Lake Pontchartrain since the 1850s.
* Sweden: Maypoles erected in countryside.

930 — World’s oldest parliament established, Iceland.
1889 — Russian poet Anna Akhmatova born, Bolshoy Fontan, near Odessa.
1912 — Gay British computer theorist Alan Turing born, London, England.
1964 — Freedom Riders Chaney, Goodman & Schwerner murdered, Mississippi.

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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