Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Phoolan Devi

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July 25– PHOOLAN DEVI

India’s Bandit Queen, dacoit, rape survivor, avenger.

JULY 25, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*England: St. James’ Day. Opening of oyster season.
*London: St. Christopher’s Day. Cars line up outside Church of St. Michael Paternoster for royal “blessings” to guard against hazards of the road.
*Belgium: Procession of Penitence, followed by Pleasure Fair.
*Puerto Rico: Fiesta of Santiago, whose cult is somewhat fused with that of Yoruba warrior god Shango. Festival of Picaresque Animality.

ALSO ON JULY 25 IN HISTORY…
1867 — Karl Marx’s Das Kapital first appears in Germany.
1908 — Radical poet, theoretician Luce Fabbri born, Rome, Italy.
1969 — German social critic, painter Otto Dix dies, Hemmenhofen, Germany.
2001 — India’s “Banidt Queen” Phoolan Devi shot dead by avengers, New Delhi.

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 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 the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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