Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – LEO TOLSTOY


NOVEMBER 20 — LEO TOLSTOY
Christian anarchist, novelist of epic and historic scale.

NOVEMBER 20, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Mexico: REVOLUTION DAY. WRITING ON THE WALL DAY.

ALSO ON NOVEMBER 20 IN HISTORY…
1752 — British poet, forger, suicide Thomas Chatterton born, Bristol, England.
1816 — Term “scab” born at Albany Typographical Society.
1884 — American socialist leader Norman Thomas born, Marion, Ohio.
1910 — Russian anarchist, novelist Leo Tolstoy dies, Astapovo train station, Russia.
1945 — Nuremberg war crimes trial begins.
1969 — 78 Indians from 20 tribes seize Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
1975 — Spanish fascist Francisco Franco dies. (And he’s still dead!)
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 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, amongst other things, 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 publications 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 wrote 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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  1. Pingback: Bites: Willy Loman Gets Some Respect, Gladwell Writes a Letter, Chomsky’s Eyewear, Beth Ditto as a Hero, Oprah Fucks Over the Book Industry, and More « Vol. 1 Brooklyn

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