June 26– AIMÉE CÉSAIRE
Martiniquean Négritude poet, disillusioned communist.
JUNE 26, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Aragon, Spain: Feast of the Shepherds. Head shepherd is clown for the day; music, dancing, and clowning all afternoon, and in the evening people do whatever they please.
*Festival of Ranting & Vaporing.
ALSO ON JUNE 26 IN HISTORY…
1856 — Anarchist philosopher Max Stirner dies, Berlin, Prussia.
1893 — Haymarket anarchists pardoned by Illinois Governor Altgelt.
1913 — Négritude poet, politcian Aimée Césaire born, Basse-Pointe, Martinique.
1926 — Radical philospher Karel Kosik born, Prague, Czechoslovakia.
1933 — Greek poet C. P. Cavafy dies, Alexandria, Egypt.
1938 — God’s Trombones author James Weldon Johnson dies.
1975 — Two FBI agents killed during attack on Oglala Sioux reservation; AIM leader Leonard Peltier framed for murder.
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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June 26, 2009 by Jay Babcock
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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 = https://jaybabcock.substack.com
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.