Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – JORGE AMADO


August 10 — Jorge Amado
Brazilian peopleʼs novelist, one-time communist.

August 10, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Huesca, Spain: FIESTA OF SAN LORENZO.The charred bones of Lorenzo, in a
reliquary shaped like his head, are carried through the streets amid
giants, moors and hobby horses. Festive dances and bullfights held.

Wiltshire, England: TAN HILL FAIR is held on the highest peak of
Wiltshire Downs, miles from any town, a survival from ancient times.
Salt beef and beans eaten.

ALSO ON AUGUST 10 IN HISTORY…
1815 — Senecan prophet Handsome Lake (Ganioda’yo) dies, Onondaga, New York.
1912 — People’s writer Jorge Amado born, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
1981 — Reagan approves work orders for the Neutron Bomb.

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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 = https://jaybabcock.substack.com 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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