Todays' Autonomedia Jubilee Saint – SA’ADIA MARCIANO


DECEMBER 21 — SA’ADIA MARCIANO
Moroccan-born founder of the Israeli Black Panthers.

DECEMBER 21, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
WINTER SOLSTICE, 17:51 UT.     Wiccan YULE.     Chinese FEAST OF WINTER
SOLSTICE. Most celebrated family festival of year. In old China prisoners
were allowed to go home for the day. At the feast, places are set for
deceased family members. Fruit trees are given offerings of rice.
England: ST. THOMAS’ DAY.A tradition of “Thomasing,” begging gifts,
door-to-door.

ALSO ON DECEMBER 21 IN HISTORY…
1620 — Forefathers’ day celebrates landing of Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock.
1858 — Anthropologist Franz Boaz born, Minden, Germany.
1911 — First use of get-away car in bank robbery, French Bonnot gang.
1916 — Pecan shellers strike leader Emma Tenayuca born, San Antonio, Texas.
1937 — Animated feature Snow White & Seven Dwarfs released, Disney Studios.
1940 — Mother of Invention Frank Zappa born, Baltimore, Maryland.
1941 — Black surrealist artist, musician Peetie Wheatstraw dies, East St. Louis, IL.
2007 — Israeli Black Panthers founder Sa’adia Marciano dies, Jerusalem, Israel.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective. The 2010 Autonomedia Calender is now available on the Autonomedia site.

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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 = 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., where I practiced with Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison and was involved in various pro-ecology and social justice activist activities.

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