Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – TAIJI YAMAGA


DECEMBER 6 — TAIJI YAMAGA
Japanese anarchist theorist, Esperantist.

DECEMBER 6, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
ST. NICHOLAS’ DAY: Nicholas became a Bishop when quite young.  From
this fact arose the old European tradition of Boy Bishops, who reigned
from December 6 to 28, in a cold Burlesque church of officials.

ALSO ON DECEMBER 6 IN HISTORY…
1865 — 13th amendment ratified, abolishing slavery in the United States.
1889 — Great trial of the Chicago Haymarket anarchists begins.
1896 — Songster Ira Gershwin born, New York City.
1933 —  U.S. ban on James Joyce’s “pornographic” modern novel Ulysses lifted.
1956 — Fidel Castro’s revolution begins in Cuba.
1961 — Radical Algerian psychiatrist Frantz Fanon dies, Washington, D.C.
1970 — Japanese anarchist, language theorist Taiji Yamaga dies.

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 JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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