Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Dorothy Day

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The Roman Catholic Church may never name her a saint.
We do.

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart.”


1799 — American utopianist Amos Bronson Alcott born, Wolcott, Connecticut.
1832 — Writer, critic Louisa May Alcott born, Germantown, Pennsylvania.
1870 — State-run compulsory education initiated in England.
1943 — Stalin, Churchill, FDR meet in Tehran, carve up late-20th-century world.
1947 — German Green Party leader Petra Kelly born, Günzburg, Bavaria.
1969 — Australian artist and labor radical Norman Lindsay dies.
1980 — Dorothy Day, radical founder of Catholic Worker, dies, New York City.

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 = 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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