October 20 Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Arthur Rimbaud

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OCTOBER 20 — ARTHUR RIMBAUD
Gay poet, gun runner, anarchist activist.

“I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star, and I dance.”

OCTOBER 20 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Bahai‘i: BIRTH OF THE B‘AB.
FEAST OF NO EXCUSE FOR A FEAST.

ALSO ON OCTOBER 20 IN HISTORY…
1854 — Gay French poet, gunrunner Arthur Rimbaud born, Charleville, France.
1859 — American pragmatist philosopher John Dewey born, Burlington, Vermont.
1874 — Modernist composer Charles Ives born, Danbury, Connecticut.
1890 — British adventurer Sir Richard Francis Burton dies, Trieste, Italy.
1918 — Germans accept U.S. peace terms, ending World War I.
1926 — American socialist leader Eugene Debs dies, Chicago, Illinois.
1947 — U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee begins investigation of the entertainment industry.

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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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, amongst other things, 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 publications 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 wrote 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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