Today’s Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – MARCUS GARVEY

marcus garvey

AUGUST 17 — Marcus Garvey
Jamaican-American “Back to Africa” revolutionary.

China: FEAST OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS. Wide variety of offerings for those
who died orphans, paupers or beggars, & those who died far from home.
Those lonesome & desolate souls may return to inhabit leaves & grasses,
& spread plagues. If offerings are made, they may stay away.

1887 — “Back to Africa” Marcus Josiah Garvey born, St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica.
1892 — “Come up and see me sometime” Mae West born, Brooklyn, New York.
1955 — Emmett Till killed for “talking to a white woman,” Money, Mississippi.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2022: I publish a weeklyish 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., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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