What’s happened on April 1 in radical history, from Autonomedia’s Calendar of Jubilee Saints

All info here excerpted from The 2013 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective


Radical French anthropologist, theorist of popular culture

APRIL 1 holidays and festivals
* APRIL FOOL’S DAY: Originated with calendar change in 1752. A day of pranks and fool’s errands.

1649 — Diggers occupy St. George Hill, taking land to plant in common.
1775 — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin born, Ballay, France
1872 — Bolshevik feminist Alexandra Kollontai born, St. Petersburg, Russia
1920 — Five members of N.Y. state legislature expelled as Socialists
1924 — Adolf Hitler, imprisoned following beer-hall putsch, starts dictation of Mein Kampf to Rudolf Hess
1930 — Cultural theorist, philosopher Pierre Bourdieu born, Denguin, France
1939 — U.S. recognizes Franco’s government in Spain
1976 — Surrealist painter Max Ernst dies, Seillans, Var, France

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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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