Today's Autonomedia Jubilee Saint — Ulus Baker

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July 12– Ulus Baker
Turkish Cypriot sociologist, scholar, media theorist, activist

JULY 12, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
*Nova Scotia: Lobster Carnival. King Neptune crowned; bagpipes, fireworks, parades, contests, dancing, feasting.
*Northern Ireland: Orangeman’s Day.

ALSO ON JULY 12 IN HISTORY…
1817 — Civilly disobedient Henry David Thoreau born, Concord, Massachusetts.
1892 — Polish writer Bruno Schulz born, Drohobycz, Galicia, Austro-Hungary.
1895 — Inventor, polymath, R. Buckminster Fuller born, Milton, Massachusetts.
1904 — Poet, diplomat Pablo Neruda born, Parral, Chile.
1909 — U.S. Congress authorizes first income tax (16th Amendment).
2007 — Turkish media theorist Ulus Baker dies, Istanbul, Turkey.

Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective