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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. 3y
squirrelbrain Sounds really interesting, but something I know nothing about.... I‘ve stacked the tagged book - thank you! 3y
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. 3y
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Leftcoastzen @squirrelbrain Hope you enjoy it ! There is a lot to unpack in that cultural/historical moment. 3y
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. 3y
Crazeedi Such a horrible time, I remember this. Such violence 3y
Cinfhen ☮️ 3y
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#AyUpAugust #Day9 #IPredictARiot In the year that this book covers, August 1969 to August 1970, there were a few riots, a lot of protests and a ton of arrests with a few deaths as well. People don‘t realise just how close America came to a full revolution, there was a lot of people very unhappy about Vietnam, about civil rights & the corruption of high up government officials. People power made a lot of changes happen in those days.

squirrelbrain Sounds really interesting! You come up with some great ideas for these challenges! 3y
Bkwurm Sounds like a book that wouldn‘t be out of place on a 2019-2020 reading list. 3y
Cinfhen I‘ve already stacked this book too!!and I‘m pretty sure it was from one of your previous posts 😘 3y
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#Stop ! #IPredictARiot ! Or, at least that‘s the feeling among the Russian people in the early 1900s. When the Romanov dynasty falls after hundreds of years of rule, a revolution is the cause. Rappaport tells the history of this turmoil through the eyes of foreign visitors, who witness firsthand the revolution and the dangers they now face. #ayupaugust

AlaMich This sounds very interesting! 3y
squirrelbrain I agree @AlaMich - it does sound interesting! 3y
Cinfhen #DoubleDip 🍦🍦well played 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Letter from the Birmingham Jail | Martin Luther King (Jr.)
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“One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

#AyUpAugust | 9: #IPredictARiot

📷: Made with Typorama

squirrelbrain I have this essay as part of the Penguin Moderns series of books - very powerful! 3y
Cinfhen 🙌🏻‼️ 3y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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With girls & then women developing the ability to shoot electricity out of their fingers, you can‘t help but say #IPredictARiot as the balance shifts & women begin to make a show of force with revolutions & riots across the globe.

squirrelbrain Enjoyed this one - and love your pic! ❤️👍😁 3y
KarenUK Perfect 👌💕 3y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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“Once upon a time there was a hazel-eyed boy with dimples. I called him Khalil. The world called him a thug.
He lived, but not nearly long enough, and for the rest of my life I'll remember how he died.
Fairy tale? No. But I'm not giving up on a better ending.”

#Innocence #LetsTravelAugust
#IPredictaRiot #AyUpAugust

OriginalCyn620 I loved this book! ❤️📚 3y
Megabooks 💔💔💔 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 me too!! The movie is about to come on so I‘ll probably watch it again! 3y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Loved this book so much❤️ 3y
squirrelbrain clever you, getting two prompts in one! 😁👍😘 3y
Eggs Double play!! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @squirrelbrain and I watched the movie 🙌🏻 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Loved this book! Have to watch the movie ❤️ 3y
Cinfhen Great choice 👏🏻👏🏻😁‼️ 3y
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#ayupaugust #ipredictariot A lot of the conflicts in this book approach riot levels, in my remembrance!

Cinfhen 💙great photo 😍 3y
wideeyedreader @Cinfhen Thank you! 3y
squirrelbrain Love that copy! 3y
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Good reviews on Litsy, I hope to get to this soonish. 🤞

Three teenage boys in London got sucked into the tensed and violence of a riot.

#ayupaugust #ipredictariot

squirrelbrain It does look good doesn‘t it? Stacked! 😘 3y
Cinfhen Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻I‘ve stacked and I‘m curious about this book too. 3y
Cathythoughts Great choice 👍🏻. I don‘t know this book. Well picked .... 3y
batsy It's on my TBR as well! Look forward to your thoughts. 3y
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Shirley (Revised) | Charlotte Bront
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Luddite is a pretty pejorative term now but the destructive of new technology in northern English mills into the early 1800s was a protest over working conditions and deskilling during a time of economic upheaval. Shirley is set against this backdrop in West Yorkshire. #ayupaugust #IPredictARiot @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain

saresmoore It was Shirley that really helped me understand Luddite for the first time. History really does repeat itself. 3y
squirrelbrain I really should reread this one - haven‘t read it since I was a teen and I‘m sure it didn‘t mean much to me then.... 3y
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