Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – NUSRAT FATAH ALI KHAN

Qawwali singer, mystical sufi seeker of the
“stateless state” of Enlightenment
Latin America: DIA DE LA RAZA celebrates Columbus’ landing as the be-
ginning of a new “race” from the fusion of Spanish and Indian blood.
Thailand: “THE FLOATING OF LAMPS” honors footprint left by Buddha
on a riverbank.     FESTIVAL OF UNMEDIATED PLAY.

1909 — Francisco Ferrer, libertarian educator, murdered in Spain.
1925 — American stand-up comic, social rebel Lenny Bruce born.
1948 —Sufi qawwali singer Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan born, Lyallpur, Pakistan.
1951 — General Motors displays solar-powered motor, Chicago.
1961 — Film visionary Maya Deren dies, Queens, New York.
1988 — Shroud of Turin, alleged burial cloth of Christ, declared fake.

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 = 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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