Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ELIZABETH GURLEY FLYNN

“The Rebel Girl” of Wobbly fame.

Egypt: FEAST OF ‘AUT-YEB, Personification of Female Joy.

1890 — “Rebel Girl” Elizabeth Gurley Flynn born, Concord, New Hampshire.
1958 — Emilia Newcomb spontaneously combusts, walking to a party.
1959 — Explorer VI sends back first picture of Earth from space.
1978 — Love Canal, upstate New York, declared toxic disaster area.
1791 — Slave uprising leads to revolution in Haiti.
1809 — American utopianist Albert Brisbane born, Batavia, New York.
1908 — Anarchist photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson born, Chanteloup, France.
1948 — Black American griot poet Sekou Sundiata born, Harlem, New York City.
2006 — International Astronomical Union demotes Pluto from “planet” status.

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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