Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – GRACCHUS BABEUF

French Revolutionist, founder of the Conspiracy of Equals.

Japan: NIINAME-SAI, harvest festival.
ST. CLEMENT’S DAY: Processions of blacksmiths and (mad) hatters.

1170 BC — First recorded strike takes place, in Egypt, by laborers working on a pyramid.
1760 — French revolutionary François-Noel Babeuf born, St. Quentin, France.
1883 — Radical Mexican muralist José Orozco born, Zapotlán, Jalisco, Mexico.
1888 — Film comedian Harpo Marx born.
1927 — American belle-lettrist Guy Davenport born, Anderson, South Carolina

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 2023: I publish an 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.

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