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Conspiracy in the Streets
Conspiracy in the Streets: The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight | Jon Wiener
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An account of the 1969 Chicago Eight trial during which anti-war activists, Black Panthers, and others were charged with conspiracy for their protests at the 1968 democratic national convention cites the roles played by such celebrity witnesses as Timothy Leary and Norman Mailer, in a volume that combines historical commentary with an abridged transcript of the trial. Original.
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#AyUpAugust #IPredictARiot It was time for the 1968 democratic convention in Chicago.Johnson wouldn‘t run , Bobby Kennedy had been killed , & Vietnam protestors wanted to make a statement.So did the city of Chicago.8 of the brightest of the counterculture were indicted for involvement, including Tom Hayden,Abbie Hoffman,Jerry Rubin & Bobby Seale.I could go on for pages.Tagged book is a good overview, Hayden‘s Trial is directly related to the case.

Suet624 I‘m not surprised that it‘s you who would post about those times and these great books. I miss the activism that these folks inspired. 5mo
squirrelbrain Sounds really interesting, but something I know nothing about.... I‘ve stacked the tagged book - thank you! 5mo
Leftcoastzen @Suet624 Thanks ! I take it as a compliment.It shocks and saddens me we did not take more of the positives from that time.I am reminded every time some belligerent white man politician who belongs in the 1940s ( not that there were no progressives then)opens his mouth. 5mo
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Leftcoastzen @squirrelbrain Hope you enjoy it ! There is a lot to unpack in that cultural/historical moment. 5mo
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen My comment was definitely meant as a compliment! It makes me sad to think of how many young folks know nothing of that period of time and the activism that took place. 5mo
Crazeedi Such a horrible time, I remember this. Such violence 5mo
Cinfhen ☮️ 5mo
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