Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – EDWARD CARPENTER

British poet, gay liberationist, socialist.

Vevey, France: SWISS WINEGROWERS’ FÊTE, a revival of the Roman
Festival of Ceres, Goddess of the Earth, complete with Ceres, Pales,
Bacchus, Old Silenus, satyrs and fauns — and Swiss yodelers.

1533 — Atahualpa, last Incan emperor, put to death by conquistador Pizarro.
1758 — First U.S. Indian reservation established; will serve as model for Hitler.
1809 — Breakfast autocrat Oliver Wendell Holmes born, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1844 — British gay poet, socialist Edward Carpenter born, Brighton, England.
1877 — Mormon “propheteer” Brigham Young born.
1920 — Jazz great Charlie “Bird” Parker hatched, Kansas City, Missouri.
1970 — Huey Newton offers Black Panther troops to the North Vietnamese.
1992 — Radical analyst and schizo-theorist Félix Guattari dies, Paris, France.

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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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