Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – ANTONIO MACEO


DECEMBER 7 — ANTONIO MACEO
“The Bronze Titan.” Cuban revolutionist, anti-imperialist.

DECEMBER 7, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FESTIVAL OF PRIMORDIAL BEINGS.

ALSO ON DECEMBER 7 IN HISTORY…
1872 — “Ludentologist” Johan Huizinga born, Groningen, Holland.
1896 — Cuban revolutionist, military hero Antonio Maceo dies, San Pedro, Cuba.
1902 — American political cartoonist Thomas Nast dies, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
1928 — Anarchist, linguist, social critic Noam Chomsky born, Philadelphia, PA.
1931— White House turns away hundreds of unemployed laborers.
1941 — Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, prompting U.S. entry into WW II.
1970 — Surrealist machine-maker Rube Goldberg dies, New York City.
1985 — British novelist, essayist Robert Graves 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. https://linktr.ee/jaywbabcock

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