DECEMBER 9 — PYOTR KROPOTKIN
“The Red Prince.” Russian Anarchist theorist.
“Mutual aid is as much a law of animal life as mutual struggle.”
— , 1902 Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution
DECEMBER 9 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Islamic: EID-AL-ADHA. Patzcuaro, Mexico: FIESTA OF THE MOTHER OF HEALTH. A Fishermens’ Fiesta, with much dancing, clowning and fireworks.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 9 IN HISTORY
1608 — British epic writer Paradise Lost John Milton born, London.
1842 — Russian anarchist theorist, “Red Prince” Pyotr Kropotkin born, Moscow.
1909 — Great Sioux leader Red Cloud dies, Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
1958 — Right-wing John Birch Society founded Indianapolis, Indiana.
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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December 9, 2009 by Jay Babcock
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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 = https://jaybabcock.substack.com
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.