Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — ORLANDO FALS BORDA

Colombian advocate of “participatory action” education.

*Tibet: Monks of Choni Lamasery perform ”The Old Dance” in costumes and masks dating back to Manchu dynasty, representing all the demons of Buddhist hell.
* Bodmin, Wales: The Bodmin Riding.

1593 — Italian mannerist painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo dies, Milan, Italy.
1804 — Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in duel.
1892 — Striking miners blow up Pinkerton barracks, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
1925 — Colombian theorist of “participatory action” education Orlando Fals Borda born, Barranquilla. “Action brings knowledge.”
2006 — Terrorist bombings rock Mumbai, India, killing more than 200.

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. I publish a weeklyish email newsletter called LANDLINE via substack. 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 studied with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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