Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Tennessee Claflin

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OCTOBER 6 — TENNESSEE CLAFLIN
Victoria Woodhullʼs sister and partner; published
first U.S. edition of Communist Manifesto.

OCTOBER 6, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF SPIRITUAL ANARCHY.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 6 IN HISTORY…
1536 — William Tyndale burned at the stake for heresy.
1843 — William Morton demonstrates the effects of ether, Boston, Massachusetts.
1845 — First co-op store in US opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
1981 — President Anwar Sadat assassinated by Muslim activists, Egypt.
1984 — French filmmaker François Truffaut dies.
1992 — Croatian council communist writer, theorist Ante Ciliga dies, Zagreb.

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 2022: I publish a weeklyish 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., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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