Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ALBERT CAMUS


NOVEMBER 7 — ALBERT CAMUS
Stylish French existentialist, explorer of the human irrational.
“A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.”

NOVEMBER 7, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF STOLEN FIRE. FEAST OF FREE PAMPHLETEERS

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 7 IN HISTORY…
1837 — Abolitionist journalist Elijah P. Lovejoy dies, Alton, Illinois.
1879 — Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky born, Yankova, Ukraine.
1912 — First appearance of I.W.W. Ernest Riebe’s “Mr. Block” comic strip.
1913 — French existentialist writer Albert Camus born, Mondovi, Algeria.
1917 — Bolshevik Revolution launched, Petrograd seized.
1919 — Palmer’s “Reign of Terror” begins; 3,000 anarchists imprisoned
on Ellis Island in New York harbor.
1978 — Surrealist painter, cultural renegade Giorgio de Chirico dies, Rome, Italy.

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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