Oct. 19 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Lu Xun

Lu XUN
OCTOBER 19 — LU XUN
Famed Chinese writer of rebellion and revolution.

OCTOBER 19 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
FEAST OF THE WICKED SCAM.
LAILAT UL QADR.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 19 IN HISTORY…
1433 — Metaphysical giant Marsilio Ficino born, Figline, Florentice Republic.
1745 — Irish satirist and scatological critic Jonathan Swift dies, Dublin, Ireland.
1781 — Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown; world turned upside down.
1862 — Auguste Lumière, French film pioneer, born.
1895 — Architect and culture critic Lewis Mumford born, Flushing, New York.
1899 — Guatemalan novelist Miguel Angel Asturias born, Guatemala City.
1936 — Chinese revolutionist, writer Lu Xun dies, Shanghai.
1983 — Grenadan leader Maurice Bishop killed in internal political coup, Grenada.
1987 — “Black Monday” stock market crash, world-wide.

Excerpted from The 2010 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective

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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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