Sept. 19 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint—Paolo Freire

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Brazilian radical educational theorist, social activist.

Lakota and Oglala Sioux: FEAST OF MATO, the Bear Spirit.
Avening, Gloucestershire, England: PIG’S FACE FEAST, commemorating boar’s head feast in 1080.
Berkshire, England: SCOURING THE WHITE HORSE, with a 400-foot chalk figure drawn on a hill.

1833 — Mary Jemison, “race traitor,” adopted Senecan “white Indian,” dies.
1921 — Radical educational theorist Paolo Freire born, Recife, Brazil.
1928 — Disney’s “Steamboat Willie,” first talking cartoon, released.
1955 — Argentina ousts dictator Juan Perón.
1959 —Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev barred from visiting Disneyland.
1985 — Italian fabulist writer Italo Calvino dies, Siena, Italy.

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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 with Stephanie Smith.

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