Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ALLAN BÉRUBÉ

Gay American historian, activist, independent scholar.
“None of us can do our best work until we believe that the life of the mind really does belong to us.”

China: FEAST OF LU-HSING, the Stellar God of Happiness.

1847 — Frederick Douglass & Martin R. Delaney start North Star, anti-slavery paper.
1857 — Polish-born English sailor, novelist Joseph Conrad born.
1894 — Romanticist writer, critic Robert Louis Stevenson dies, Upolu, Samoa.
1930 — French radical filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard born, Paris, France.
1946 — Gay Americn historian, activist Allan Bérubé born, Springfield, MA.
1956 — Soviet artist Aleksandr Rodchenko dies, Moscow, Soviet Union.
1984 — Union Carbide disaster kills thousands in Bhopal, India.
1944 — Abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky dies, Paris, France.
2001 — U.S. radical political theorist Martin Glaberman dies, Detroit, Michigan.

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 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 with Stephanie Smith.

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