Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Camilo Cienfuegos

Most beloved of the “barbudos” Cuban revolutionaries.

England, Italy, and elsewhere: FEAST OF SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, saints
long confused and entangled with Simeon and Judas. Simeon is
considered a goblin-saint or saint of witches. Christian observances
and occult ritual compete on this day, probably due to proximity to
Samhain / Halloween. FOLLY DAY.

1726 — Irish satirist Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels published.
1958 — Pope John XXIII elected, Rome, leading to massive Catholic Church reform.
1959 — Cuban revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos dies, at sea, near Cuba.
1962 — Nikita Krushchev agrees to halt Russian missle-silo construction in Cuba.

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 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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