Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Flora Tristan

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NOVEMBER 14 — FLORA TRISTAN
Great French feminist and socialist theorist, writer.

NOVEMBER 14 HOLIDAYS AND FESIVALS
Inuit ASKING FESTIVAL. On the first day young people blacken their faces
and make the rounds collecting food for the next day’s feast. At the
feast men and women ask each other for coveted possessions,
which are turned over. After a large percentage of village
property has changed hands, everyone dances.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 14 IN HISTORY…
1831 — German Idealist philosopher G. W. F. Hegel dies, Berlin, Germany.
1843 — French feminist and socialist Flora Tristan dies.
1889 — American feminist journalist Nellie Bly sets out to circle the world.
1925 — Surrealist art exhibit opens in Paris, causing great scandal.
1938 — All Jews are expelled from German colleges as Nazis consolidate power.

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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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 JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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