Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — NAM JUNE PAIK

July 20– Nam June Paik
Korean Neo-Dadaist video artist, Fluxus member.

*Moon Day.
*Binding of the Wreaths.

1925 — Psychiatrist, revolutionist Frantz Fanon born, Port-de-France, Martinique.
1929 — Moorish Orthodox leader Noble Drew Ali dies, Chicago, Illinois.
1932 — Korean neo-Dadaist video artist Nam June Paik born, Seoul, Korea.
1939 — Prominent Spanish anarchist Francisco Ascaso Abadia dies, Ataranzas.
1969 — American Neil Armstrong becomes first man on the moon.
1975 — Viking I, first spacecraft from Earth, lands on Mars.
2004— Jewish anarcho-pacifist Toma Sik dies on Hungarian commune.

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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