Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Ulus Baker

July 12– Ulus Baker
Turkish Cypriot sociologist, scholar, media theorist, activist

*Nova Scotia: Lobster Carnival. King Neptune crowned; bagpipes, fireworks, parades, contests, dancing, feasting.
*Northern Ireland: Orangeman’s Day.

1817 — Civilly disobedient Henry David Thoreau born, Concord, Massachusetts.
1892 — Polish writer Bruno Schulz born, Drohobycz, Galicia, Austro-Hungary.
1895 — Inventor, polymath, R. Buckminster Fuller born, Milton, Massachusetts.
1904 — Poet, diplomat Pablo Neruda born, Parral, Chile.
1909 — U.S. Congress authorizes first income tax (16th Amendment).
2007 — Turkish media theorist Ulus Baker dies, Istanbul, Turkey.

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.

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