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LIBERATION NEWS SERVICE
new york city
december 5, 1968
WHAT'S INSIDE: A TABLE OF CONTENTS
TRIP TO THAT VERY SPECIAL CARIBBEAN ISLAND:
A poetic comment on Jackie and An 1
Rockefeller executives abducted 7
Orangeburg remembered ... 7
Homosexuality: A Way to Get Out of the Army, 8
Radical Literature List .10
U S and Education m Dominican Republic 10
No to War Toys 12
Vocations for Social Change 12
Montreal Peace Conference Goc* Militant 13
Panthers Defend NLF Delegation in Montreal 14
Outside Agitator by Ralph Giea^on - 15
Julius Lester's Column -ON VACATION TILL JAN.
Rudd and Kissinger: Army Rejects 16
Organizing GIs: Statement by Rudd - l 7
Florida Free Press Revived but Busted . 18
Government Leans on Straight P v ess 19
State Department Man Sets Press Guidelines 19
STORIES FROM THE LNS SCIENCE NEWS SERVICE. 20
McGill Students Out on Strike - 21
Did Anybody See the Naked Lady 21
Social Sciences, Good Behavior ,22
Whoopee -- More Cars .22
New York: High School Strike 23
The Grub Bag: The LNS Food Column - - 24
SAN FRANCISCO STATE: MORE STRUGGLE 25
Narc as Freak in Washington DC .26
A REPORT ON THE RADICAL MEDIA CONFERENCE. 21
Applications due Dec 13. Radical media
people are invited to state their qualifications
and their interest m going, with movement
references and movement autobiography. Send
to: Island Journey, LNS, 160 Claremont Av- ,
New York, NY 10027.
STAFF COLLECTIVE: Susan Adelman, Miriam Bokser,
George Cavalletto, Thorne Dreyer, Norman Jenks,
Sally 'Lasselle, Fred Mason, Dan McCauslin, Paul
Mi liman, Sheila Ryan, Nina Sabaroff, Victoria
Smith, Allen Young.
OBLAD1 , OBLADA: Mike Dover, Bill Freeland, Nick
Gruenberg, Leslie McKenzie, John McCauslin, Rocke
Robertson, Barbara Rothkrug, Paul Samberg
OFF TO CALIFORNIA;
HIPS: Pasha, Tom,
Karen, Dave, John, Harold,
COVER: High School students in New York show us all up.
This photo, by David Fenton/ LNS-NY High School Free Press,
was taken Dec. 3, 1968, near City College of New York
where the striking High School students had assembled
for a rally. For details on the high school situation,
see Paul Steiner’s story on page 23. (Steiner is a student
a.r Bionx H.S. of Science where he is a member of the
Communications Coop, Fenton is also a student at Science.)
NOTE: JULIUS LESTER, columnist for the Guardian, is taking a vacation from his column-writing
for a month LNS wixl send his next column out to you the first week m January.
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JACKIE MARRIES ARISTOTLE AND SOCRA'I I S ONASSiS. AN EPITHALAMTIJM
By The (lad fly
LIBERATION News Service
Headnote 1: A little dialectical materialism, professor..
Thesis' Jackie, Antithesis Ari* Synthesis Jacquerie,...
which is to say that spontaenous and mass uprising of the
poor born and reared in the womb of the oid order who will
cut off heads, disembowel , rip out vaginas, Lite off testicles*,.
Headnote 2* Now, for you know-nothing dropout- who took to the
streets unarmored with knowledge, an epithalamium is a marriage
song celebrating the conglomeration of bride and bridgegroom. . .
Headnote 3; Litton: an industry; a destiny, a swindle -nexus;
a plastic coating; a conglomeration; aerospace and mner-.pace
(computer-assisted instruction) fuck; a golden mean.
Headnote 4: That Telestar of yore still beckons on us, like
it drew those Magi of old on. They came, those men, those
kings, but contrary to the legend, they came not to give, but
to steal three things.
This js the birthplace of democracy, or so we re to id.
The geography's the same,
A little fucked over by time and Turks,
But substantially the same.
The h:J1s are bare now, spare;
And instead of stripe-sailed ships, now.
Tankers dance adagios upon the wmedark and parochial sea..
Moving among the islands which ,
Like -_lean -picked colonies.
Bone hungrily up above the sea's skin*
Behind each rock-clump.
The Sixth Fleet Scylla lurks.
Polaris Charybdis twinkled darkly among the briniant ur: shirted fish and jettisoned culturfacts.
The Gods themselves have changed, of course.
There^s been a recirculation of elites^
Lords of Misrule reign in reversal.
Criminals have become counts.,
Satyrs are annomted Solemns.
All move m pomp now.
Consolation, your turn will come,
Yes . the Heavenly Office of Economic Opportun] ^ never sleeps*.
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Its directives read. Destiny, and Chance;
The poor boy’s rise is the rich man’s demise,,
(We try not to destroy the rich. * .that 7 s for psychotic Czaromachs-
we pension them off and ease their despairing days with
Swiss bank accounts and give them young girls to
consolingly suck their cocks, fcr we are v : ^ ii-tced. , „
no decapitations here.)
Zeus the thunderer these days weais red and white and blue.
And minor Gods under that aegis bear awesome names
And ah. the fierce majesty of their countenances are hidden by cocked black shades.
Upon the backsides of which they gaze admiringly into the terrible reflections of their own ty
To be sure, they squabble fiercely.
As in the old days*
Over ass. money, cocks s diversifications, cunts, diamonds, redevelopment, tax exemptions,
manpower pools, rates of exchange, ships, investments, options r the lineaments
of power camouflaged with the pose of humility.
Frederika screams „
Uprisings jiggle back and forth
Acting out the old pow^r-epic games.
Latin-Americanate golpes gulp
Not crowns but people,
Niarchos loses and is appointed
Ambassador to the underworld.
Consoler to the German bitch.
Her half-breed son.
His Spanish bride.
Internationalized and impotenized
In the Holy City of Rome,
The king sulks in the Basillican tent.
His mother nags:
"Schmuck, I told you, you are immortal.. 0
Get in there and fight."
But he r s content to watch closeups of
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His wife's cun:
Flashed on the ceiling of the Sistine chapel,
Imagining it to be the Lit ton-taped hills of Crete,
Or the public gorges of the Peiiepponeseus,
Diddled by God ' Kz<x in a .die finger
Creating anti-matte: ou- mud.
America's f<*ce be-' .Ouas kt o-ncvolent vision, withholding recognition.
The Empire has dead space
Ah, what will unite that strife-torn land again?
And in the Olympus i an back rooms, twenty years of siege is promised once again.
Electric vision ;
Their eyes meet across the room of the world.
It f s some enchanted evening.
Their love is a Commsa: kind of love,
A widescreen kind of iove,
A global soap-opera. . .
Staged by that Lid ero::: matchmaker, ITT
(And we remember what Freud had to say about the Itt.)
The president's widow?
His scrotum tightens and t^ng.es.
A $1,000,000,000 for mayoe two,’
Her pub us is engorged.
Elevated in:* a pausing mountain j.aced by venal blood mother-loding the erectile tissue.
(He ! ll sink -halt ana m,ne. 0 .)
The curtain ct the o or call : f^aps...
Space pants. . .
Static interieres. . .
Crack lmg 0
Well, that ; tht power of _ove*
A simple man and a maid move mountains.
For the Rich,
As Fitzgerald knew so well,
Are really dxrieren-:.
Can do many things : 1
Turn night into day.,
Sp 1 i t - 1 e ve .! Ac i opo 1 ,
Turn the Earth into a Billiard ball.
Make the universe into a spinal fantasy.
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The match is made.„„
But first a poll.
Popular consent it courted,
"It's tragic, I know, but you don't stop living...'''
*1 think they're entitled to a little happiness...”
"Well, it isn’t as if she were just anybody...”
"Well, somehow I don't think it's right... ■’
"Why, he's old enough to be her..."
"Can he still get it up, a man his age?"
"She’s young enough to be his itsy bitsy Eiectra. 1
Compassion: Even the huntress of foxes,
Artemis in her looks,
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Cold maiden widow of HIM
Who was bullet-fucked on Dallas's high alterpiace
Among the festive highway ribbons.
Even she. she thrashes in unrequited love and
Her bony body clatters against the satin sheets.
Her bankbooks empty, her cunt p s overdrawn.
She brings a simple dowery:
A bloodstained dress,
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Two potent innocents of high descent.
She brings a trauma that only the love of a good man can erase and lure.
Lyndon forcing her to suck the bioodoi ly cock
He r d finished dunking triumphantly
In his victim's throatwound vagina.
(He lurched a little when the plane hit airpockets.,
(Another version has it that he cut off Jack's public parts with his samBowie knits
And feasted on that now cold.
Slightly rigorous flesh,
Whereupon his foreign policy grew great with.
We await those stirring reminiscences.)
Was it merely a fantasy of Empire lost she mourned,
OR DID SHE ENJOY IT?
Matchmakers merger: Junta approves: the status changed: the -wheel or fortune sp^n
the tanker bandit beams:
The Cal las Screechowl screams and turns revolutionary when.
Cast out , she contemplates the looted treasury of her larynx.
So Jackie will marry the squat and ugly toad
Who, according to the ancient tradition
Is TRANSMOGRIFIED to
Not so much prince as ****PRESIDENT* 4
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Litton will officiate
Standing beside a Machariosite archbishop;
They will bless this union , thus incorporation
As he her weds and 5 anctiiieo by sliding his arsehold ring onto her fingering tongue.
It is meet, it is fitting , mat the birthplace of democracy receive,
With a first lady,.
Its centuries overdue first president.
But. prelates go ape,
Aquinas is conjured up
Cape Kennedy jisms jealously into the a.Lr;
Popes puke papal bulis urging general restrains and
Cardinals sweat encyclicals...
There is no funding anymore for excommunication satellites.
Those,, useless now circle the earth iike debris.
Even the sad silvering depreciated from their surfaces,
Cannot jam the shrill annunciation which opens our New age, those golden gates of investment.
He opens the gates of her safe deposit box
With a sesame seed pressed against her clitoris
She cups his lustrai bails.
The Board of Directors, Destiny as a daisy chain,
Hymns proxies of approval.
The Chairman of the Beard Bellows.
Arse-grassed : hem stoned.
She wraps those thin *ips around that golden prick, and...
He invests in her underdeveloped chest;
He taps her paps posses 5i -ve A y...
(The people squeai Pap. . 0 Pap. . .Papandreu. . 0
But it is obsolete cry of ecstasy.)
And his cock.- it is a growth industry.
And her hole it is an ha^ry holding company.
She drops a passionate platinum curd
To fertilize a bia^k velvet toilet.
The rusted wheeis of industry, lubricated by that best medicine for mergers,
The ooze of enshrined coo^e and
The come of hoiy cock.
Begin to rut the rocky son ct Greece.
And rubis giOw like boiis over her body.
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. . . MORE . . .
Meanwhile, at home
The Urban Coalition finds itseif a little short for domestic capital.
Black Militants , tired of citing. consc.e thcmsexves to strive
And wonder when Black Capnalism will arrive..
While in the schools
The Academics come and gc
Historicismg softly of mutual xunds*
(But all this s tangemtai to 0 ^.; story..
Dame Rumor speaks; her labia babbie „
The sibilant Sybi is interpreted by stockoman: er s
Pawing through the scattered figures.
A nuclear reactor will be put.
Under the Ionian sea
To turn it into a swimming poor for the rich
Tepid, it will be.
Heated to the temperature of an orgasm.
And: he will larges 5 $400 000,000 Over ce
To entice tourists once again to that land
That coup has turned to crust.
Oil refineries f
Aluminium plants :
Will come showering out of that wcmb.
The World Bank floats a loan
On which the Sixth Fleet fires a salute co tnal couple
(once again, once again, shall we never have dene with that dreary legend)
Whose love secured the bases wfuch once again
Hold the straits
(As the Trojans used tej
To keep the impious Sythians from boinng out of che Black Sea.
Resting now, they pose prettny u .l the pappara^i.
Their lips sweat an angel cake come
Which solicitous attendants wipe from then chins
With towels made of gold iame„
Care for a souvenir?
A veromca ? s towel whereon iz pictured your face,.
Executed m sperm and spiittie.
Ba 20 ukees play.' sad music.
Bazookas glean the hills cl irr.id disi-nt.
Infra red eye s detect Prometheus s . nclpien: fever
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Before he has it
He's zapped .
And ELAS Jacquerie tries to tear the American Eagle from his liver 0
On the plains of Marathon
Bulldozers level the De:. :?•' • 'easu.r,,.
And they re building a p**.. ~ i L cvatowns around the Parthenon,,
It’s sunset now.
Fucket out, the happy coup e
Rest and watch:
Against the sky, black like v s of geese
A celebratory flight ct wild jets Americans across the sky.
And wheei and scream around the Acropolis.
They weave acrobatic ganands
Of white exhaust to festoon that ancient sky.
Smoke dances over the birthpiate
(Or so we ( 're told;
Of Western Democracy.
And they do not return.
^Editor s note” The poet, wh. twd Liberation News Service to call him ?, The Gadfly, ? * is a
well-known author who frequently gi«es parties tor the international jet-set.)
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ROCKEFELLER EXECUTIVES ABDuCIED
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador _ uN S ; • - More than 120
armed Police assisted by a helicopter and two
planes searched for two abducted executives
of Gov. Nelson A„ RocKettiicr ; huge coffee
p j an tat ion near here.
Striking workmen at Coffee Robusta* 4 plan-
tation abducted manager Ward Smith, an American,
and accountant Leon Orel. ana, to back demands
for a new labor agreement, according to a
report in the Christian Science Monitor.
Highway Parrel Headquarters Nov. 25.
The demonstration was staged to protest the
Federal Grand Jury’s refusal earlier this month
to ±ndict nine unnamed highway patrolmen in the
slaying of three black students last February
on the campus of the college in Orangeburg.
The students, members of the Black Awareness
Coordinating Committee, told state officials
that both whites and blacks would die in the
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ORANGEBURG, 5.C. [lNS, •• A hundred black
students from South Carolina State Co liege
chanted black power i.egans at » tWw--houi
protest march at the S3u r h Ca/c.xna State
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QUOTATION FOR OUR TIMES
•’Cattle stealing is like being mayor. You
start out being honest but you end up being
indicted by the grand jury.* 1
-- From a movie on the "Late Show”
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HOW TO GET OUT OF THE ARMY
SEPARATION FOR HOMOSEXUALITY
By Kenneth Cloke
LIBERATION News Service
Army Regulation 635-89 provides for the
separation of military personnel from the service
on grounds of homosexuality. From the Army s point
of view, homosexuality '’appreciably iimits the
ability of an individual to function effectively
in a military environment/* renders him ’unfit
for military service** and ’'impairs the morale and
discipline of the Army/* From the draftee s
point of view homosexuality -- as defined by
Army Regulations affords a relatively simple
means of securing an honorable or general dis-
The regulation covers ’'Personnel who
voluntarily engage m homosexual acts' 1 as wei± as
’'Members who engage m homosexual acts* even
though they are not homosexuals within the meaning
of this regulation.” It is within the scope of
this latter section that the disaffected service-
man finds possible ground for less-than dishonor-
able discharge. For in its effort to eliminate
anyone within its ranks with homosexual tendencies,
the Army devised the category of ’preservice
homosexuality” or ’’Class III” homosexuality.
This class of cases not only carries a 'Relatively
minor penalty for the offender, but in the event
proof is insufficient to convict the serviceman
the regulation allows for discharge on the basis
of ’’unsuitability for military service. ’ Under
a different Army Regulation — AR 635-212 -
official Army policy is that "personnel who volun-
tarily engage in homosexual acts, irrespective of
sex P will not be permitted to serve in the Army in
any capacity and their separation is mandatory.”
It is therefore important to examine this class
of homosexual acts careful ly, and the method for
The Regulation defines a homosexual act as*
” bodily contact between persons of the same
sex, actively undertaken or passively permitted
by either or both with the intent of obtaining or
giving sexual gratification,, or any proposal .
solicitation, or attempt to perform such an act , ”
^Emphasis supplied . )
To come within the meaning of this section.,
the homosexual act must not be one of the follow-
ing i j acts in an apparently isolated episode,
scemmxng soiely from immaturity, cunousity or
.ntoxication; 2) acts engaged m because of
mental illness; or 3) those who engage m homo
sexual acts described in Class II and Class III
and nave a physical or mental condition irreiated
to their acts., which disqualifies them from ser
vice, on determination by the officer exercising
general court martial jurisdiction that a medical
discharge is '’warranted.” Furthermore to come
^nder this regulation, the act must belong to one
of three categories. Class I includes all acts
by assault, coercion or fraud, or with a child
under 16 — where there is no consent 0 Class II
includes all cases not within Call I ; ail Class I
cases not referred to court martial trial not
tried,, or where the conviction was not approved
on appeal. It is a catch-all section for those
who could not be caught under Class i and all
others. For purposes of separation however,, we
are primarily concerned with the last: Class III*
Here the regulation reads:
’Class Hi consists of members who have not
engaged m a homosexual act during military service
but have a verified record of preservice homosexual
acts. It a±sc includes all other cases within the
purview of this regulation which do not fail within
Class I or Class II."
Any oral or written admission of preservice
homosexual conduct suffices to initiate proceedings
for separation. Presumably this couxd be made to
a chaplain, psychiatrist, physician. First Sergeant
etc. Any report of preservice conduct should
include a report of overt compulsion or a con
scious, irresistible drive to repeat the conduct
while m service, but should fail short of
inclusion m Class I or Class II, which involve
General Court Martial Jurisdiction, which includes
the possible penalty of dishonorable discharge.
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The information is then brought cc the at
tent ion of the appropriate Commanding Oftxcer who
' lnvestiages’’ the matter and refers the individual
to a medical examiner The physical examination
will include a psychiatric study containing a
personal history with it a detailed account
of the development of hunu se xuai i ty , * and the
physician s opinion ’regarding the eAiitence
of homosexuality. The psyvh.atnst will typicai~
ly ask questions the answer- to which are
usually '‘swallow it ‘salty ’ -active-* or
"passive," and “1 hate my mother Since a mere
proposition meets Army requirements the indivi-
dual may well support his Case by reference to
only a few prior preserve incidents or homosexual-
ity, Any feigning of homosexual posture or be-
havior, such as overt effeminacy or responding
to an offer or approach by a homosexual i; un-
necessary and might well tend to discredit the
report given,, Evidence of the acts and the com
pulsion will be stronger if it comes rrom someone
else. Someone m the same unit who the service-
man "knew" before being inducted and is still
attracted to someone on the Outride who sends the
serviceman dirty pictures ana quotes trom homosex-
ual books, etc are aii excellent forms of proof.
In addition the G.l. may subscribe to homosexual
magazines which can be found by others, he may
make obvious advances to one or two others, which
he wiil deny, again being certain co stay clear
of Class I or Class ii, Incriminating photo-
graphs may even be sent by a ^exuai blackmailer,
or letters threatening suicide from a civilian
lober. All these and others may be torms of evi-
dence of preservice homoseAuai acts.
The Commanding Ofticer satisfied that the
case falls into Class m may i y oficr the
enlisted man serving on an unspe.itied enlistment
the opportunity to resign. This involves tilling
out and signing a resignation torm as well as a
"detailed signed statement from the individual
relative to his tendencies and any pa^i homosexual
actions’ , or 2 j offer the enisled man the
opportunity to waive his right of a hearing before
a board of officers. The individual has at least
48 hours m which to consider the waiver 01
proceedings before a board and may wnsuit with
an army or Civilian mwyer during that time The
advantage of submitting one s case berore an
ofriccr s board ias m a safeguard piv *Sicn
by which the board may dispose at a which
actual iy faiiS to support a claim homostxua * x ty
This provision reads:
1 1 ) The board wni recommend that the
enlisted person be
^c) I).*. s charged under A R 60S 2i2 when
the board finds che individual d^d not mmmit the
homosexual acts alleged but that the conduct
aiieged and proven establishes that tne member
is otherwise unfit or unsuitable tor tur tner
In other words, an appeal to the board may
resuit in separation from the army even it me
individual faiiS to prove presets ice homo sexuality
or when the activities or tendencies are regarded
as insufficient to Warrant separation Ine dis
advantage is a mere prolonged and detailed ihv--=
uu-tici and report. These wiii wexgn diticr
ently m each case.
As with resignation waner or submission
to board proceedings requires a signed statement
’confession 1 of the individual bmeixy stating
the appro /i/na re t^me. plate and parties connected
with the preservice homos exuax av.c v s^ aiitged
although no names are required.
An additional cOui.se of action open u the
Commanding Otficer is ’ to luiward the ill*' fcs Ci^atiOfi
with a recommendation that eiiiiunation proceedings
pursuant to this regulation be initiated under
A R 635-1^5. He may axso cure^t the xndi-idua. s
retention in the Army xf the investigation does
not support the auegautru ui he may .etuin the
case fur further investigation.
It shcuid be noted that at no txrne in the
proceedings under Class iii may me uttxCer s
board, o: che Corrimandi ng Ottxcer or hxs superior
the officer exerCxSing ’general muit martial
jurisdiction ’ initiate disciplinary d. uon under
the Uniform Code of Military justice However
whiie the Class In di- charge papers wixi not
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mention homosexuality a confession’ must he
signed, Therefoie anyone who might want a govern-
ment job should consider this procedure care-
ful iy ,
^Editor s note The author of the proceeding
article, Kenneth Cloke is the author or A POCKET
MANUAL ON DRAFT RESISTANCE 40 cents, from the
Guardian 1 9 7 E„ 4 St, New !o;:k. N.. y, lie is a
former staff member of the Lawyers Guild , )
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THE U 0 3„ AND EDUCATION iN THE DOMINICAL REPUBlIC
By Ruth Shereff
LIBERATION News Service
SANTO DOMINGO the Dominican Republic (LNS;
The efforts of U 0 S 0 Peace Corps and Agency for
International Development ^AID) "‘advisers * to
reform the school systems in Latin America are
meeting extensive resistance in the Dominican
Repub lie o
By the time students tcok the issues into
the streets m early November * professors at the
Autonomous University of Santo Dorrungo had reveaiea
m detail how the US, controls much of the
nation's educational bureaucracy.
There are many Dominican college graduates
(more than a i00 cf them with degrees m educa-
tion; who cannot find work m the secondary-
school teacher training program, according to
the president of the University of Santo Domingo,
because of the domination of these programs by
Peace Corps volunteers and AiD personnel
The young Dominicans are hard put ic under
stand why Americans with iittie skill in che
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field of education ^the Peace Corps volunteers
are given a two-month program m how to teach
teachers) should fill the much- needed jobs
The Dominican high school graduates who
are being trained for these position^ however
have a clearer picture of the reasons. The U.S
sponsored training programs are being used to lm
press the American philosophy of education on these
Spanish-speaking schoois. The program includes
a strong emphasis on the English language and
the teachers are being schooled m the glories
of U.5, foreign policy, no doubt for the benefit
of their future pupiis. Included in the curriculum
are essays on the difference between communism
and democracy, the philosophy of the Vietnam Wax
and the need to protect one's 'friends ■ as opposed
to one s ''enemies/'
Besides bei/ng subject to indoctrination the
teachers are ashed to fill out questionair es and
write essays on their political views They are
asked to fill out sociological questionair es and
write essays on their home towns. ThxS bit of
intelligence gathering included in the training
course wasn't even criticized by those who were pro
testing against American control m this and other
areas While Latin American leftists automatically
assume ail Mexicans are spies, they raxeiy bother
to figure cut specif icaijy how an miormai mtei
iigence system works . and how local nationals often
High school students have aiso been protesting
what might seem to many Americans nke an innovation
an experimental -proto type high school operating
under the guidelines set up m the Conant Report
on American educational reform, Dominican^ see it
'According to the Conant Report/ 1 said Dr,
Iveiize Pratts Ramirez „ one of the professors
leading the university protest movement "the
purpose of the comprehensive high school is to pie
serve the traditions and politics of the American
society Well, we are not citizens of the United
States. Our education is outmoded Nobody denies
that. It hasn't changed in the last 40 years .after
the death of Trujino, we cook his name out of
the totbooks, but out feudal -rote system ot learning
Dec. 5. i9bS
remained the same. The question is who is going
to lead the reform movement Dominicans or Ameri-
But while Dominicans are not against reform
they do view reform as needed in other areas than
those being pushed in the experimental high school.
This kind of expensive liberal arts type pro-
gram is impractical m such a poor country as the
Dominican Republic. Dominicans are proposing
reforms which will help orient high school uur
ncuium towards the needs of the ocuntry. They
desire that studies be made into what trade
skills will be needed in the future.
'And that should be up to us " seveiai
told me. "We should choose what is most userul
to our country and what kind of society we would
like to build,"
Universities as well as high schools are
having trouble retaining, indeed, regaining con-
trol over their educational institutions t The
Autonomous University of Santo Domingo is m con-
stant conflict with the government, "That's to
be expected " one professor told me. "We’re a
liberal institution m a reactionary state."
The current conflict began with the assas-
sination of the dictator Trujillo m 1961, This
signalled the beginning of university autonomy m
the Dominican Republic just as it marked the
beginning of political parties ; labor unions,
and independent journalism withou the risk of tor-
ture and death.
Traditional autonomy m Latin America gives
a state supported university independence from the
government both m selection of professors and
studenis and m curriculum. Theoretically, troops
are not allowed on campus although the recent in-
vasions of the universities of Mexico, Uruguay,
Guatemala and Venezuela show this only applies
when the going is smooth.
While the newly -won autonomy gave the stu-
dents more freedom to organize politically, the
structure of the university barely changed. As
m the rest of Latin America professors were
often people with other jobs who taught as a side-
line and devoted no attention to the students.
Although enrollment was relatively cheap, so that
people from working class and petty bourgeois
families could theoretically attend rigid sched
uling prevented them from getting outside jobs to
help support themselves and their families.,
Study remained a privilege and stui is since
the majority of Dominicans are unemployed and
75% arc illiterate.
The oligarchy controlled the administration,
professors were named for family ties rather
than merit. As a result of the aristocratic na
ture of the faculty, when the U.S ( , marines landed
in April 1965 the univeristy did not officially
When the righting was over, the truce (ai
ranged by U.S. diplomats] and the subsequent
slaughter of rebel leaders left conservatives m
control of the country. But in the university
the younger professors and students who had
fought in the revolution organized the "renovation
movement ’ and took over. It was then that the
conflict between the university and the state
The provisional government of Garcia Godoy
refused to fund the university untii massive
demonstrations convinced them to reopen the in-
stitution. But the budget was cut.
Under the "renovation movement " the deans
are elected for rotating terms by ail the pro
fessors , Policy is decided by a council of
students^ professors and universxty employees.
To democratize the education the entrance
examination was abolished untii the second year
of school. Instead, anyone who sants to attend
enters the "university college" for a year where
the professors try to equalize the difference m
students" backgrounds and give career counseling
-- something unheard of before. Flexible day and
night courses were set up so that students couid
work and study. A university coop was opened to
reduce the cost of books. Students were en
couraged to enter practical fields such as
agronomy, engineering, science education rather:
than pursue the traditional European/ Latin arts
and philosophy coarse for the leisure upper class,
Professors were asked to devote full time to the
Ironically, many of these essential reforms
have been encouraged by American technicians m
LIBERATION News Service ^123) December 5 1968
in other countries with limited success.
Santo Domingo it shows that Americans are not
needed to renovate education. Rather a Jiangc
of basic structure personnel and political
orientation are necessary. The Americans prefer to
leave the system intact seemingly making it a
bit more functional but in practice this doesn't
In Santo Domingo where Americans view the
liberal and nationalist professors as a threat to
many of their programs Ford Foundation and AID
helped set up a small private college -- a counter-
university — on the outskirts oi town.
Ostensibly, the purpose of the University
Pedor Henriquez Urena was to intorduce the system
of the American liberal arts college. Just nke
in the Ivy League a Board of Trustees and a
Foundation for raising funds were created. The
older professors from the autonomous university
went over to the new school.
From the start it was the haven for the
children of the upper class, whose parents did not
want them becoming politicized m the public
college. It was also used for training "depoli-
ticized" government personnel such as workers in
the cooperative movement and community development,
whose political orientation has to be closely
controlled, since they work with the common man.
The purpose of the community development
is to convince people that the government and
Americans care. Other than that “ it doesn't
change the quality of life." the Americans xn
charge of evaluating the program told me For
this type of pacification training the public
university is too politically charged.
During the last 5 years, similar private
colleges have been set up throughout Latin America
with AID and various foundation funds to provide
an alternative to the radicalizing atmospheres
of the autonomous universities. This represents
first, our traditional foreign policy of superim-
posing our own systems and customs on other nations.
But it also incorporates the more modern counter-
insurgency techniques of isolating ladicais while
creating depolitic lzed denanonax i zed ant* -revo-
lutionary cadres more amenable to American domi-
nation in the hemisphere and capable of aiding
that poli cy on a local level. _ J>0^ •
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MOCK WAR SAi'S NO TO WAR TO 15
PHILADELPHIA (LNSj- The Resistance staged a
mock war m Gimbeis Department Store to protest
the advertisement and sale of war toys this Christ
ADout ten members of the Resistance enacted
a short drama in which they shot at each other
with toy weapons and sustained 'wounds'* with
Gimbei’s was chosen as representative of an
attitude, shared by many toy manufacturers and
department stores, that war is a game,
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PEACE CONFERENCE GETS ANTI - IMPERIALIST STRESS
By Michael K.i:c
11 BE RAT ION News Service
MONTREAL -l.NS'i -- It should have been a.
nice quiet weekend, with. t. ^ ■ > one basking in the
glow of friendship and hm .-.!}• emanating
from 2,000 delegates fiom Me ''os tern IIci.i > sphere * s
anti-war organizations Eve..)’ facet of the
Hemispheric Conference to End the War in Vietnam,
held in this beautiful city over the Thanksgiving
Weekend, had been carefully planned to assure
tranquility All the right calls had boon sent
out to assure the widest possible participation
of respectable, adult peace organ iz.it ions V he
conference opened with messages of support t-<;m
Sen Eugene McCarthy, Brig Gen. Hugh B M ter,
IKS Army (Ret ), Admiral Arnold E True, IKS.
Navy (Ret-), and assorted other "leaders’ 1 of the
U S anti-war movement E»/en the out come of the
conference was planned in advance: messages of
support for the heroic Vietnamese and a re dedica-
tion to the task of organizing mass anti-war
demonstrations Little was to be said about
imperialism, racism, or other more controversial
It should have been a surprise to no vine
that an insurgent movement would object to the-
"nice" overtones of the gathering. But the
meetings liberal and left- liberal sponsors were
apparently unprepared for the insurgency of black
activists and white radicals which coalesced on
the first day of the conference The insurgents
demanded that the conference ;i dopl an ant i - mnpc -
rialist stance, and that rigid procedural rules
be abandoned The black group further demand- J
that funds be provided to bring Black Panther
Minister Bobby Seale to the meeting (the Con-
ference Committee had invited Seale, but refused
to pay travel costs for the contingent of body-
guards he required)
At the first conference session, hold Nov.
29, at St James United Chur;h in Downtown
Mont re a. . the agenda was s< •. ;side to permit.
v.i.Vine :f a s t at t i s-ued by the radical
caucus , wh i c ii began with the explanation that
"our purpose in a. t mg this conference was a
rcaf.fi Tm;; t i on of o-jr commitment to concrete
supper' o* 7 cue iii ■ ro i c s l ragg l s of the Vietnamese
people and ef .11 P- ' p ie’s liberation Struggles
-- it was not t ■ hear - ague resolutions passed
in s- :t of world 'pea.ee . "
Hie radicals uemunded + hat "the tone of this
conference siioni-.J i o changed from supporting world
peace to supporting Third World Liberation
Struggles," and that ''the title of this conference
be changed £ v om I Lin I spa cm a Conference to End the
War in Vietnam to Hemispheric Conference to
Defeat .American Imperialism "
When the Conference Committee proved hesitant
In responding to idv'oc demands, the insurgents
charged the plat form and gained control of the
mio ophone . While Blank Panthers appealed for
funds (to fly in Bobby Seale with his escort),
a bloc of Canadian liberals and Communist Party
members mounted a counter -offensive against the
insurgents. lor a while «.r appeared as if the
conference wcu i d break down into complete chaos;
at this point, however, u delegation of Vietnamese
arrived and order wa.-. restored for the time being
The Vietnamese delegation had co intervene
frequently to pacify one faction o: another
As :? result o i he uav's events, an emergenev
meeting of the Conference Steering Committee was
called for Friday evening, tc which representatives
of the tour major caucuses were incited (i-e , the
two alieady merit Loved plus the "third- wor id" caucus
composed of Mexican -Amet wans and Spanish- Amen cans .
and a <vjucus of Quebec separatists). The msurgen r s
elected one of i no » r own as chairman -- a Panther
named Zoke i>om Ba 1 1 .n oia. . The original sponsors
(who had little pervious experience in dealing
with Black Power o r New Left activists) were by now
too stunned tc offer mui h resistance tc the
demands raised by the caucuses. When the white
radicals and t hi rd-woi i d activists agreed to modify
t h e i r d cm an d j c. o me s h w t h those of the blacks, a new
tons c l* i coopcr.it ion pervaded the meeting, which
made change j r.cc j tab * e .
L I BERA! ION Nows Sore i ee ( ' I do j iu*e
Page i 3
U.S radicals from SDS and the Panthers
exercized a key role inside the radical caucus,
arguing that the conference should not be inter-
rupted beyond repair. They said that continued
pressure on the American government over the
issue of the Vietnam War was still a high-priorit
job of radicals m the U S. , although there has
been a tendency to place less emphasis on the war
in recent months -
According to the resulting agreement inside
the steering committee, a new roster of workshops
was substituted for the one originally planned,
and an expanded steering committee was formed.
The new workshops included such topics as "The
Continuing Struggle of Black, Brown and Yellow
Peoples for Survival and the Assisting Role of
the White World in that Struggle," and "US.
Counterinsurgency Techniques Used in Vietnam and
Their Relevance to All Liberation Struggles in
the Third World."
The second conference session, held at the
Externat Classique de Longueuil (a Roman Catholic
junior college that was occupied for two weeks
earlier this year by rebellious students),
opened up under the auspices of the broadened
steering committee- Once again, trouble erupted,
this time precipitated by Latin American
Communists (of the pro-Soviet variety) who
objected to any discussion of anti-imperialist
struggles in their own hemisphere- And once
again, the timely arrival of Vietnamese dele-
gates assured order, as all participants tempo-
rarily shelved their gripes m order to pay tri-
bute to the delegation of the National Liberation
Front of South Vietnam. The Vietnamese had been
granted visas to enter Canada only after con-
On Saturday afternoon, while most delegates
attended the crowded workshops, an enlarged
steering committee met in closed session to pre-
pare a conference declaration. The statement,
later adopted by a special plenary session that
evening, called for recognition of the Vietnam-
ese independence struggle as "a great contri-
bution to the common cause of the peoples of the
world for independence, freedom, peace and
social progress." While calling for a "week
of solidarity with the Vietnamese people"
beginning Dec. 20th (the anniversery of the
founding of the NLF) , the statement also ack-
nowledged that "the best way for the oppressed
people of the world to support the Vietnamese
people is to fight imperialism m all its forms
ac cording to their own conditions . " The state-
ment thus demands that the antiwar struggle
be related to all liberation movements in-
cluding the black liberation movement in the
U.S. A. On this basis, it was finally possible
for the conference to meet for the final ses-
sion in the spirit of unity. This spirit was
heightened by the arrival, finally, of Bobby
Seale, and by the presentation of some twenty
draft cards to the NLF delegates, who were
then invited to burn them in front of the as-
sembled delegates. This ceremony was concluded
with the playing of a recording of the NLF an-
them, to which all present rose with upheld
PANTHERS DEFEND NLF DELEGATION IN MONTREAL
MONTREAL (LNS) --Among the many dissident
groups at the Hemispheric Conference to End
The War in Vietnam was a group of Maoists from
Montreal who demanded that the meeting condemn
"Russian imperialism" in Czechoslovakia, Al-
though originally aligned with the radical
caucus, which had been formed by New Leftists
from the U.S., this group ultimately set up
its own "Anti-Imperialist caucus" which met in
the new student union at McGill University.
On the final day of the conference, the
Maoist contingent let it be known that they
planned to assault the podium in order to gam
control of the microphones and then to read
their own resolutions. The group approached
the NLF delegation to ask for its support, but
was told instead not to interfere. The Vietnam-
ese let it be known that they wanted no dis-
turbance of this kind, even in the interests
of the allegedly stronger anti-imperialist po-
sition advocated by the Maoists. The group then
LIBERATION News Service (#123) Dec. 5. 1968
appealed to the Black Panthers, who had over-
heard the conversation with the NLF delegates.
The Maoists were told by an unidentified
Panther, ’’Didn't you just hear my Vietnamese
brothers say that they didn’t want any trouble?
Let’s go over to the back of the room and I’ll
tell it to you like it is” (or words to that
effect). The Maoist invaders were not heard
from again at the conference, but just in case,
the Panthers provided an honor guard for the
Vietnamese on the platform,
NQT FOR RELEASE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
by Ralph J Gleason
LIBERATION News Service
It's fashionable to be paranoid and the
world is so much with us and so incredible
that no fantasy is too far out to be real.
Thus, if you want to, you can believe that
the Beatles hassle about John and Yoko’s nude
cover was a press agent’s stunt I think you're
hallucinating if you believe that, but I can
see how the world would shape your thoughts
The pop culture hero of today, unlike even
James Dean, is so close to us that we can reach
out and touch him One of the reasons for the
incredible appeal of the Beatles and Bob Dylan
is this immediacy, this closeness which ev-
eryone feels. After all, Dylan said it, didn’t
he? "I'm everybody's brother and son, I ain’t
no different than anyone/Am’t no use talkin’
to me/ Just the same as talkin’ to you”
But we do feel that we are they and he is
me and the rest of it even if John says the Wal-
rus was Paul That’s why we take it all so
personally, feel so deeply about it and rejoice
with the joy of it all.
One of the biggest fantasy trips of the
whole Haight/Ashbury Digger scene was the theory
that, if only they could get to Dylan or the
Beatles of the Stones, all that power (for
which read bread) could be utilized- This is
the wishful thinking that causes people to say
that Dylan’s "Tar am uj a” h,- no;el which he
himself withdrew from publication.) does not be-
long to him but the worid
Of course it isn't ; ike that at all but
there is a community and Hie sense of community
is not restricted ius ■ r •*> i, - There seems to
me to be some hard e/idcnc.e r hat The Beatles,
for instance, share the feeling of community
to some real degree it is not only implicit
in the content of the words to "Revolution”,
but it is explicit m Hungs they do.
The Magical Mystery T ou r , the Beatles' great
TV film which was refused by TV Networks in this
country because of severs; minor points and a
major fear that it was no f a big success (init-
ial TV reviews of a c.oio' film seen on black
and white rapped it; has been shown m this
country on at least four occasions.
Each of them was for a cause of the commun-
ity. The Beatles gave the film free, no strings
attached. The first two times were for the
strike last spring of the FM underground sta-
tions in San Francisco and l os Angeles- The
third time was for the Liberation News Service
et al in New York and the fourth was late last
month in San Francisco for the Family Dog/ Avalon
Ballroom whose dances are being harassed by
both the city fathers and the landlord.
In the latter epi-ode, not only did the
Beatles send a print of the Magical Mystery Tour
from London to be used for the benefit of the
Avalon, but they also sent a cable expressing
their support for she Family Dog people and all
that they have been doing
O.K., this won’t win the revolution. But
they did it and it was a ‘-aluable gesture and
it helped the Family Dog, ;ust as the use of
the film helped the FM strikers m the spring.
And don't forget that the Beatles signed that
full page advertisement in the London Times
last year advocating repeal of the marihuana
laws. And in their authorized biography, the
Hunter Davies book (which is fascinating, by
the way even though a Utile leaden in the
prose department j they lay i T right out there
on grass and many or her things
PAGE 15 LIBERATION News Service [#123] Dec. 5, 196S
They don’t have T c do tin* It 15 still pos-
sible in this world, if you have the kind of
bread the Beatles ha^e, to be like Onassis, ab-
solutely immune to trouble if you are a little
discreet And they could do this but they
have instead chosen to be 1 ’ vmselvcs
That's what the Th;ng , s , of course, They
are really people Not pup] c t s One can sym-
pathize with the Monkee-' di » , mm.i as epitomized
in their film, "Head” but that doesn’t make it
anything other than their personal dilemma
The Beatles transcend this -on of thing by
their art and by their actions
We may really be into a new thing here that
hasn't been analyzed completely as yet It is
involved with money and success and the fact
that there is a kind of dissent which is prof-
itable and a kind cf dissenter who is not, and
that historically almost ail successful dissent-
ers have been changed by success into conserv-
Looking at all thos e Columbi a advertisements
for the revolution The Man Can't Bust Our
Musicj a though^ keeps haunting me They may
have picked up on something here which has been
hitherto unsuspected This system may be so
open, in a curious way, that it will be just
as possible to make millions out of it by es-
pousing revolution as it is by manufacturing
It is certain, y true tha* Dvl-sn has preached
revolution m more ways than one and is sold
side by side with Everett Dirkson I find the
Beatles as revolutionary as Dylan, though then
revolution is expressed m a different way.
Follow their assumptions along and you get to
the same place as if you foi;o* Dyian
If we are convinced, howee*, of the right-
eousness of our caure ,AN - uu se • we assume its
virtues axe obvious to an and when Dylan or
the Beatles don't respond dj.ru.tly it can only
be because they have overtly decided NOT to,
after having clearly perceived the situation
It just may be that the way tc change the
world is to take over Columbia records and/or
Capitol and bore from witlun' Whether or not
this is really true, there is something stir-
ring here, all Fight. We'll see more of it,
too, believe me.
k EJECTS OF THE MONTH: RUDD
AND KISSINGER DON'T BELONG IN THAT MAN'S ARMY
LIBERATION News Service
NEW YORK (LNS)--Mark Rudd has been rejected
from military service for at least 30 days fol-
lowing his pre- induction physical and Clark
Kissinger, who had already passed his physical
and was scheduled to be inducted this month,
has been informed he has a minor kidney ailment
which will prevent his serving m the Armed
Forces Both men had pledged to enter the
army if inducted and to organize servicemen
Commenting m Chicago on the Army's decis-
ion to declare him physically defective, Kis-
singer, formerly national secretary of SDS,
said, "Ithink the real importance of my case--
my being ordered to report for induction and
being reje_ted--is they don't want anti-war
organizers m the Army and that the punitive
draft is ineffective in dealing with people
who are willing to be drafted."
Kissinger, now a staff correspondent of the
Guardian, explained his decision to report foi
induction if called: "The government was try-
ing to bait me into refusing induction so it
could pur me m jail for five years. I called
Kissinger had pledged that if he were draft-
ed he would "organize the anti-war, anti-biass
underground m the army" and said he had been
"fully prepared to go into the army."
In New iork, Mark Rudd held a press confer-
ence on November 30 m which he described as
"somewhat slim" his chances of obtaining a
11 -A occupational deferment as a revolutionary
He had based his request for a II-A upon the
claim that his occupation as revolutionary was
"vLtal to the national interest." All along,
however, lie had been openly stating, "If forced
tc, I will enter the army; however, I will con-
tinue 01 ganizmg from within the Army as I have
done outside, since my life is committed to
I a HERAT JON News Service [*123] Dec 5, 1968
the revolutionary movement for freedom, democ-
racy, and peace M
ORGANIZING GTS TO SMASH STALL POVM: R
by Mark Rudd
LIBERATION New- be i re
[Editor's note: 'I he f« .Lowing is a state-
ment issued by Mark Rudd to c\pj in his stand
on his possible induction into the IJ.S. Army.
He was called for a physical but get a 50 day
reprieve pending further examination.]
On October 21, 1968, Selective Service
System Local Board #14, Irvington, N J., re-
classified me I-A Three weeks later, I filed
an appeal for a I I -A deferment on the grounds
that my occupation, revolutionary, is /itai to
the national interest. I have thus far re-
ceived no reply from the Board, and my hopes
of attaining a Il-A deferment are somewhat slim.
My stand on induction into the U.S. Army
is as follows: If forced to, I will enter the
army; however, I will continue organizing with-
in the Army as I have done outside, since my
life is committed to the revolutionary movement
for freedom, democracy, and peace.
Though I understand and respect the thous-
ands who have fled the country or have resisted
the draft and submitted to long prison terms
(almost always longer for blacks;, L will not
choose either of these alternatives. I see
organizing m the Armed Forces as an essential
means of extending the movement which is grow-
ing now among students. Blacks, and other por-
tions of the American people
Organizing in the Army is significant for
two reasons: First, the U.S Armed Forces is
the major tool for conquest and maintenance of
the economic and political empire which is the
goal of U.S. Big Business and government. Sec-
ondly, there is growing discontent among GI's
at having to fight a brutal war they do not want,
at being pushed around by the Brass and lifers,
at being denied their elemental human and Con-
stitutional rights (such as the right tc polit-
ical associationj GI’s, through their
everyday Lives, see r he contradi ct ion between
what the Army and politicians say they are
fighting for, and the truth-maintenance of
a b r u t a j , i n h urn a n s / *' e m
Almost every base* at home and abroad, has
seen in recent months -portaneou c rebellions
against the war, : a c j sin , a r.d the arbitrary pow-
er of the Officer^ ant) non-coms. It ^s well-
known to every GI, but nor. to civilians, that
stockades now, as never before, are filled to
two or three times their capacities, that on
some bases court -ma r t ra » boards are up to a year
behind their case -loads and that desertions and
AWOI. 5 are at unprecedented peaks (for recent
times). Let me cite some specific examples.
in August of this year, nearly a hundred
black Crs at Ft. Hood, Texas, protested being
ordered for so-called "riot control duty" at the
Democratic Convention j n Chicago. Forty-three
were arrested and ceui t-murti aled .
August also saw major rebellions against over-
crowding, rotten conditions, and humiliations in
military prisons at Danang and Longbmh, Vietnam.
Many of the prisoners were there because they saw
the truth about the war --that they had been
pushed into fighting against the people of Viet-
nam, not for them. Others are there for stand-
ing up to the brutalities and racism officers in-
flicted upon them.
At San Francis; o' s Presidio, 27Gis saw one
of their buddies- -an emotionally disturbed 19
year old, brutally shot to de<ath by a guard, and
then protested by refusing to obey further or-
ders. They are presently being tried for mut-
iny, a charge carrying a possible death sentence
Over 500 active duty q i3 supported by 15,000
civilians and resc.rvi.sts, marched against the war
m Vietnam on October ) 2 , in San Francisco.
Many units have had thei^ orders for Vietnam
cancelled by sabotaging their equipment, disobey-
ing orders, and " v aismg hell." Other units have
been disbanded or reassigned due to low morale
Major rebellions have occurred at Ft. Bragg, North
Carolina, Ft.. Sill, Oklahoma, Ft. Campbell, Ken-
tucky, Ft. Cars on , Colorado, Ft. Lewis, Washing-
ton, the Brooklyn Naval Stat ion--the list is too
LIBERAL TON News Service
Dec. 5, 1968
long to give here
Besides major rebellions, individuals have
been harassed, imprisoned, or discharged for
practicing their element aJ rights as human beings
and as Americans Gls arc threatened with court-
martial for possession of underground anti-army
newspapers (such as '.’The Bond", "Vietnam G 1",
and local papers- -perfect iy regal:, for talk-
ing about the need for a un.'-:a to protect their
rights (such as the American Servicemen's
Union--also perfect iy legai j , and even for speak-
ing up against the wax
For more than a year now, two black Marines,
Pfc. George Daniels and Cpl Bill Harbey, have
been imprisoned at the Na.ai Disciplinary Bar-
racks at Portsmouth, N J Harbey and Daniels
were convicted for saying m a barracks discus-
sion that black men should not be fighting m
the white man’s war against Vietnam At a quiet-
ly arranged kangaroo court with an officer act-
ing as defense attorney, the result was 10 years
for Daniels and 6 years for Harbey -
At Fort Dix, N J , regulation 210-27 pro-
hibits the distribution of leaflets and other
printed matter that is "m bad taste”, "prej-
udicial to good order", or "subversive". Be-
fore a recent demonstration ca^ed by SDS and
the National Mobilization as a part of National
GI week, all Gis on the base were forced to sign
an affidavit pledging themselves to obey the reg-
ulations before being issued weekend passes
Gls are forced into the Army by the draft,
forced to fight m Vietnam against their wills,
abused and mistreated by officers and lifers
as part of "normal" army life, and aie forced
to live as virtual siave$--in physical and
1 will enter the Army as many other rev-
olutionary students are now doing, m order to
help in whatever way I can another section of
Americans who are being oppressed daily.
Sons of Wallace supporters are radical-
ized by the Army every day; they are organiz-
ing resistance within the service In this way
the movement broadens and deepens itself.
An army of men who think and make their
Lj. BE R AT i ON News Service
own decisions based on their beliefs m democ-
racy--mcluding their opposition tc the build-
ing of an American Empire--and who are organized
m their own interests, is one of the most dan-
gerous contingencies that faces the rulers of
our country. As students throughout the country
have learned, the way tc fight our own oppres-
sion is to unite ourselves and also to unite
with other sectors of society. It is this union-
a democratic revolutionary movement - -that 1,
along with many others, hope tc further by org-
anizing in the Armed Forces.
I have before/an officer’s Swagger stick Not
belonging to an officer of the British Imperial
Army of sixty years ago, but an officer m the
so called "democratic" United States Army of
1968. Most Americans do not even know such
sticks exist, veterans choose to forget them
But these sticks are the symbol of the arbitrary
and brutal power of officers in our Armed Forces,
power to force men to fight against their broth-
ers in Vietnam, power to force men to lose their
lives so that the power of the officers and the
men behind them is maintained. It is this power,
the power of the small class that controls and
exploits our country, commits racist genocide
in Vietnam and m the ghettos at home, murders
thousands of Americans and millions of others,
all in the name of Free Enterprise; it is this
power that will one day be smashed by the power
of the American Gls and American people fight-
ing together for their freedom, Must as I can
break this stick.
REVIVED FLORIDA FREE PRESS BUSTED
By Jean-Paul Mi lion
LIBERATION News Service
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (LNS)--Four staff mem-
bers of the newly-revived Florida Free Press
have been charged by West Palm Beach County
Authorities with possession of obscene material
and possession of marijuana
The bust came last month, shortly after they
had entered this resort town in a station wagon
laden with 5,000 copies of the paper to be deliv-
ered to Romeo Rivard, former Free Press editor
Dec. 5, 1968
who gave up last spring when he was arrested on
the same charges.
The four were taken into custody after a
county deputy sheriff stopped their car and
carried a copy of the newspaper back to his un-
marked car where his wife, who had come along
for the ride, promptly annoum.cd she found the
newspaper objectionable. Later an extensive
search of the car produced a seed which a mem-
ber of the county vice squad identified as
Aftei the four staffers had been searched,
police presented their newly-discovered dope
fiend pornographers to the local press where,
with a squad of 15 officers surrounding them
(some carrying riot guns) they were frisked
again for the benefit of TV cameras, and then
placed in jail where they caught themselves
that night on the 11 P.M news.
They spent the next three and a half days
in a cell with 15 others, and eventually were
released on $2,000 bail each.
The alledged obscenity was contained in a
cartoon strip which the Free Press had reprinted
from Liberation News Service which made the
rather indelicate reference to a "fucking family.
The edition was the first issue of the paper to
be published in more than six months. The
group, however, is already planning their second
issue, a special on the bust.
Charles Gary, a member of the paper’s ed-
itorial board, said he expects to have the case
dismissed when they go to court later this month.
He claims the search of the car was illegal be-
cause it was made prior to their arrest and be-
cause the use of the word "fucking” will not be
MEAN WHILE, EDITORS AND READERS
GOVERNMENT LEANS ON STRAIGHT PRESS:
SUDDENLY FREEDOM TO DISSENT IS AN ISSUE
WASHINGTON (LNS)--The various Congressional
hearings into the Chicago massacre and the New
Left may investigate the role of the press. Many
on Capitol Hill believe there was a conspiracy
on the part of the television networks and large
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newspapers to discredit our democratic system and
the Democratic Party by reporting on the activ-
ities of the demonstrators and on the police
brutal i ty .
(Dick Tracy motto for the cops: If you crack a
journal i st's head open ho will discover you have
been doing this for years.)
Two weeks ago. President Frank Stanton, Pres-
ident of the Columbia Broadcasting System announced
over lus air waves that such an investigation would
constitute a grave danger to freedom of the press.
Furthermore, he was annoyed that after CBS
news broadcast a program on "Hunger in America"
m May, Secretary of Agriculture Orville L.
Freeman accused the network of "shoddy journal-
ism." Freeman demanded equal TV time to reply,
according to an AP repoit, and when refused, he
threatened to work for even more stringent stat-
utory requirements against television.
GUIDELINE FOR THE PRESS
LIBERATION News Service
WASHINGTON (LNS)--No editors of the under-
ground press were invited to the National Con-
ference of Editorial Writers, held in California
" last month. So we have excerpted a few recommen-
dations made by the main speaker, Covey T. Oli-
ver, Assistant Secretary of State and coordinator
of the Alliance for Progress, in case you wanted
to follow his guidelines
"First, at a very basic level, we are all on
the same team. We want the best for the rest
of the hemisphere, because that best is also the
best , in the longer run, for the United States.
Does this seem too obvious to need saying? I can
assure you that my job would be easier if all of
the forces that make up our policy were clearly,
wholl) and steadily aware of this. A great part
of the American genius is cooperation, in the
national interest, of policy makers, newspapermen,
businessmen, scholars, and members of the pro-
fessions This is not entirely the case in all
countries. Some Latin Americans, m fact have--
without deep Thought-- interpreted the cooperation
between interested citizens and then government
as some kind of 19th century impei lalist plot,
Dec. 5, 1968
which it also is not
U 1 wonder whether it might not be possible
to create a deeper interest on the part of the
readers by saying something about glowing
successes as well as disasters, ...Granted that I
do not expect to see many headlines like "IJ.S.
Arms Not Used to Overthrow Reformist Regime 1, or
' Colombia Becomes Model of Democratic Development"
. o . But I still hope that thexe might be more good
interpretive articles and editorials....
"It seems to me that the enormous U.S. role
in the collection and transmission of the
Hemisphere's news gives us a special responsibility
for keeping the hemisphere better informed.
"...There are old and important commercial
ties, and much good has and will continue to come
from them. But with Latin Americans there is a
communications problem here too. We must always
be sure that we show ourselves as we really are.
In default of this, too many Latin Americans -
especially the young, will continue to believe
outmoded Marxist notions that developed nations
are inevitable imperialistic exploiters of under-
developed areas "
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MACE A SECRET INGREDIENT
LIBERATION News Service
NEW YORK C LNS J - A number of radical
scientists believe they may have determined the
secret active ingredient of MACE. The suspect
is DMSO dimethy isulfoxide whose formula is
CH 3 S=0. This is a dipolar aprotic solvent, which
means that unlike water it tends to accept
rather than donate protons or hydrogen ions to
chemicals dissolved m it, A few years ago :
when paper companies were producing
DMSO as an unused by product it was discovered
that the chemical penetrated epidermal tissues
One amusing side of this is that you taste
the chemical after you have dipped your hand m
it, the sulfur taste stimulates the taste Duds
through the blood supply after crossing the skin
into the blood.
A not-so- amusing aspect is the fact that
chemicals that are ordinarily rejected by the
skin (such as local anesthetics,, tear gasses
etc.) may be carried through to their targets
(the little naked nerve endings and receptors
m the skin layers) by DMSO.
About two years ago ; inquiries were made
about the harmful side effects of the medical
use of DMSO (among them inflammation of the skin
and lesions of the cornea) and the product was
medically restricted. But it may still be used
in riot control agents.
The contents of MACE are not public and
since MACE is a spray and not a cloud agent,
the suspicion arises that DMSO is used m MACE
in order to enhance its strength.
MACHINES AND MEN
LIBERATION News Service
NEW YORK (LNS) -- Several recent discoveries
concerning the relative logical potentials of men
and computers have led to somewhat contradictory
results. In terms of pure reasoning power and
memory ability, machines have it all over men*
But N 0 S. Sutherland has unveiled findings which
show the machine to be much more vulnerable to
breakdowns than the durable human brain,,
Machines appear to be superior to men m the
mechanics of the logical process. For instance;,
the reset time, or the time needed for clearing
one logic circuit in a brain or the computer to
prepare it for new information, is about 0.01
seconds in humans and 0.0000001 seconds m
computers. The cell transfer rate for humans is
10 to 20 bits/sec.; for machines, it is 6 000 bits/
sec. The memory storage rate: humans, about
1 bit/sec. in long-range memory; machines about
1.000. 000 bits/sec.; memory capacity humans
1.000. 000.000 bits/lifetime, machines about 30 000 000
lifetime. This ^sm31 lei figure for the computer is
due to the longer life of men and the fact that
there is a higher turnover of information m men..
LIBERATION News Service (*123) Dec. 5, 1968
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the f i n.i’ii* \ a i
while a computer retains much the same into
during its entire "life span "
But machines also appear to he more fiagilr
than men. Sutherland's article in Science
Journal (4 Oct. 1968, page 44 j analyzes the
effect on the total behavior compute! s and hr;, m.
of a malfunctioning in one of ^he r component
parts or areas. In compute :s. he points out. Hu*
result of the tiniest flaw ;n ;hw me'hanisin cun
be a total breakdown of the logical process m
the computer. The human brain, however, ian
stand extreme emotional and physical pressure and
can survive operations which remove portion.', of
the brain. Thus the old adage that it take* a
man to fix a machine is borne out by scientnhv
WHO HOLDS THE SWITCH?
LIBERATION News Service
NEW YORK (LNS) -- The whole question of the
relation of science to society is taken up m an
article by Amitai Etzioni in Science magazine
(Sept. 13 issue). Beginning with a rather
specific discussion of the social feasibility
of the control of sex in humans (technically
it may be feasible in a few years) ^ Etzioni
broadens the discussion to consider the general
problem of technology of society.
Can or should we try to "pace" technology,
with social effects in mind?
One of his points is that this kind of pacing
or control already exists de facto j even
without institutional control (e g. , after a
thalidomide panic, the drug companies find it
harder to bring out any new product)
This is counter to the argument that mo*’,
scientists will give you -- that any control
bad. They ask the proverbial question. Who
controls? Now, given the alternative of k-
facto control by the increasing numbers of
people ("consumers") who resent and fear
("irrationally," of course j the Age of the
Computer, most scientists are thought to In- v<;-'
willing to submit to more formal .unt a i J :
government technocrats than already ouso ,n
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<i : i ■ cl n t rai t ua 1 realm,
ism p i a- i vk »■ • gu Ik- *y agency might help
m laiih n t he . oir.ed masses, yearning for
credit ;.iUl I that work, but who are net
very .ire -v-.-Ku j n enhancing their names for
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I e i j a 1.1 S’lunhNIS (JIM ON STRIKE
l . i BE !' \ f ! ON News Se rv i ce
'"'ON : Kr.A I. ;E0Sj After t-'O months of
ha rgai u : ■ i . ; an : d i sen* .*> . ona with the^r teachers,
Mcuiii I'm cl': r.; students in political science
have gone out . a ioki Eh ly are boycotting
■ 1 an*.! oiiuj ucd a building
The a j 1 1 a'urscs that do not merely
Jcs< n he *I.e -.tr.to* quo ar«d have already begun
I he,, are -.k m oul i ’• ; access to faculty
meeting*, t > -uv * i t ,-ient a 1 decision-making bodies,
and to Oie j! , i . • i . . 1 f O'.ies that appoint professors.
Be. o.o .No • 'V- , the * t r l ke reportedly has 100%
support i r- w : t !t i n t he department. .
Dll) ANY BO: A bEh THE NAKED LADY?
NAD i SON , (LNSj District Attorney
James Bull Ea ~ hits, unable to find a single person
te testify or. h i s Side : r. an obscenity case
against a Imri /■.* , cy ol Wisconsin co-ed and the
d.rector of a play in win eh she allegedly
appeared nude So the « .-.barges are being dropped.
A crowd of iioie than 1,000 persons witnessed
the presentation of Peter Pan, which included a
10 miiiu-e dance s^.nerit depicting the creation
of Never-Never land • i :i the nude
’ •No of!- ■ i ! s -.n a comp laint said Boil
despui r m J ' ( r there <>re those who believe
r he pi :g w.-, < . ... r'; of art "
coil . .•> e uu’-t J • forced to drop the
as i • e.. t tin da . Carolyn Purdy and
r be • * •- ’ •• • , k -- O', r Eai who recently took
C. r if . ! ; • ^ n ■ c .
) be. /doS MORE...
THE GOOD BEHAVIOR OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
LIBERATION News Service
NEW YORK (LNS)--Ever since Project Camelot
(the one the Army called a study of social change
in South America), the status of the behavioral
and social sciences with regard to their financial
patron, the U.S. Government, has been a little
In the battle to wrest government funds from
the natural sciences, social scientists have played
along with the needs of the State Department, the
CIA and the military for information in such fields
as controlling mass human behavior, mapping jungle
terrain, combatting "unrest" through pacification
programs in the underdeveloped countries, etc.
In the vanguard are the Area Studies insti-
tutes whose findings on the more obscure areas of
the world help U.S. policy makers maintain hege-
mony in order to tap their resource potential in
the coming years.
These institutes developed as a direct re-
sult of "the-natives- are-restless" movements in
the late fifties and early sixties. The response
of these social scientists (the anthropologists
have been helpful all along) has earned the grati-
tude of the Defense Department and other government
agencies, which now finance research in areas not
directly related to the needs of U.S. policy planners.
The government has also seen the advantages
of financing projects of a purely academic nature.
On the one hand, it helps legitimize the blatantly
military and political research missions while
forcing these projects to continue by holding power
over large segments of "innocent"research activities.
On the other hand, the government realizes that the
large amounts of independent and government research
even when it is not a direct extension of the acti-
vities of the state might lead to important unex-
pected discoveries that could be useful in main-
taining imperialist political and economic interests.
Thus, as Science magazine staff writer John
Walsh points out (Science, 161, Spet . 13, 1968,
page 1112), about 30% of the total overseas be-
havioral and social science research conducted in
1967 was financed by the Pentagon.
Now, with the expected money freeze in gov-
ernment and institution-supported basic research
in ail fields, the behavioral/social people would
like to see other disciplines take the loss. As
the physicists, and later the chemists and bio-
logists did, they have prepared a report on the
reasons why their research is worth support.
Apparently, they have tended to the "join’em
rather that beat ’em" philosophy, requesting more
participation of social/behavioral people in the
President’s Science Advisory Committee (PSAC) and
also in the Office of Science and Technology (OST) ,
two of the main general policy setting boards for
the relation of the government to science.
Somewhat optimistically, the report suggests
that the State Department, etc., should be asked
to set their priorities, but that the adminis-
tration of the cash should be through independent
agencies such as the National Science Foundation
(NSF) or National Institutes of Health (NIH) .
(It was the NSF that witheld legitimate grant
money from Dr. Smale, the mathematician who made
the mistake of speaking out against Vietnam
policy, apparently because they were shaken up
at the prospect of punishment from Congress.)
WHOOPEE -- MORE CARS! ! !
DETROIT (LNS) -- Amerika’s automobile
industry turned out its 10 millionth vehicle
last week, according to a report in Ward’s
The car-men are out- doing their 1967
performance in production of the little metallic
boxes which make such a fine contribution to
clean air. In all of 1967, the industry produced
a total of 8,992,269 cars and trucks.
With car and truck production running 22%
ahead of last year, the industry scheduled heavy
overtime last week, the report said.
The auto boom comes just at a time when
Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) in New
York City is developing plans for an assault on
the auto industry’s contribution to waste, sickness
and death in American society.
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LIBERATION News Service (123) Dec. 5, 1968
NEW YORK; HIGH SCHOOLS ON STRIKE
By Paul Steiner
LIBERATION News Service
NEW YORK (LNSj -• Friday was the day after
Thanksgiving and it would have been a holiday if
the teachers hadn't been on .strike for seven weeks.
They wanted to make back the money they lost and,
as always, the students were ihe ones who had to
Friday was the day after Thanksgiving and
1.000 students stood outside Van Buren High
School and shouted '’No ” Friday was the day
the students at Boys' High ran into the streets
and said we're not going to work off a racist
strike. Friday was the day 47% of New York’s
300.000 high school students boycotted their
Monday, Dec, 2. at noon, 1,500 students
rallied in Greenwich Village's Washington Square.
The cops were uptight and tried to refuse to let
us march out of the park. We took the subways
out to Ocean Hill - Brownsville in Brooklyn to
show our solidarity with the community out there
and to protest the suspension of the community-
controlled governing board* The cops charged in,
swinging clubs drooling and snorting at the
delicious thought of beating on some hippies and
niggers. They picked the wrong group. High
school students have been stepped on once too
often. Bottles and rocks went down with the
nightsticks. (’’The time is right for fighting
in the streets” — Mick Jagger)
By Tuesday everybody knew the demands of
the strike -- eliminate the 45 extra minutes
of school-time every day,, and the extra school
days, and give the students power over the
decisions (like the strike settlement) which
affect us. Fifteen hundred students charged into
one subway station in the East New York section of
Brooklyn, hurdling the turnstiles. Four hundred
students from the predominantly black Lane H.S.
picketed their school and then invaded another
subway station* Two hundred students swarmed
into still another station.
From Washington Square, about i 500 students
were led up to City College. We thought we were
going out to Ocean Hill but it turned out that the
people with the big banner (who we were all
following) wanted us to go up to City Coliege
to hear Stokely Carmichael It was the most
gloriously angry crowd I’ve ever been a part of
but everyone was all hung up on following leaders.
Once we got uptown about 500 of us decided to try
to liberate Music and Art H.S, down the block*
Somehow we got stopped by the ’’leaders” again.
Probably, some sort of behind the scenes bargaining
went down, because the word was definitely out to
keep cool that day, and no more radical voice got
to the microphone. Later, 500 students from
Brandeis H.S. came sweeping up from mid-Manhattan
but nothing was happening, so we all went inside and
dug Stokely’ s speech.
Wednesday, Dec* 4, was wet. The rain really
slowed us down. And it gave the authorities a
chance to start the repression. About 75 students
were arrested, everyone they recognized was called
down and suspended, public address systems crackled
out announcements about proper channels and punish-
ment, and 60 truant officers were sent to ’’key”
Of course, they still can’t understand that it s
not the 45 minutes extra school-time we rioted
about -- it’s the whole system.
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CHARLESTON, W. Va. (LNS) -- "It is shocking
that life becomes so unbearable that men over 55
commit suicide almost four times more frequently
than younger men,” an official of the Office of
Economic Opportunity, Genevieve Blatt. said here
on Nov. 19. She linked the high suicide rate
in older people to poverty.
Citing figures prepared by the National
Institute of Health, Miss Blatt said that 11
persons in every 100,000 in the United States
LIBERATION News Service (£123)
Dec. 5, 1968
THE GRUB BAG HOME-MADE SOUP
By Ita Jones
LIBERATION News Service
The first home-made soup I ever laid eyes on
(aside from those my mother made for me when I
was young and baby food in I'urope after the war
was non-existant ) was in the mountain cabin of
Stan Brackage one Colorado Christmas Eve, four
The white donkey out back seemed to be
enjoying the snow and six or seven naked
children (all their own j played and talked
while the carrot tops and outer lettuce leaves
simmered on the stove for Christmas dinner. When
we ate, it was, of course, quite plain tasting,
but interesting enough to weave permanently into
my mind the associaton of winter with soup, and
Christmas as a time when the only thing that
needs to be given is "an experience" -- as
Brackage gave me with his huge chilly cabin.
His electronic music which he said was
written long before the machines to play it were
invented, the slim book of snowflakes, and the
long discussion of his film -- and how he was
especially interested at that time in recreating
on film the images one "sees" when one f s eyes are
pressed closed for some minutes.
I walk through Manhattan m the early morning
on my way to work and look at all the crap in the
windows. And every night the people have their
arms full of it for Christmas "giving." It is
a hard time for the working class and poor who
feel the need to spend a lot on decorations, food
and gifts which no one would buy for himself --
and yet it is a matter of having been seduced by
the media, which must be escaped afresh every
The cranberries the glazed ham, the stuffed
turkey -- I push it ail from me now and share
instead the first soup I made, which is still
the best, and which I hope will serve as an
introduction to soup-making -- a subject which I
-would like to venture into further as the
1. Brown in a few tablespoons oil 1 soup bone
(meaty) and 1 onion chopped.
2. Add just enough tumeric to make the onions
yellow, one and one half tsp. salt,, pinch of
pepper, 5 whole cloves, 2 bay leaves, one- half
thyme and pinches of allspice and sage (several
pinches in fact) and saute for 2 minutes*
3. Add one-and-one-half to two quarts water,
part of which can be liquids saved from cans of
vegetables (corn juice is especially good) and
about 4 tblsp. barley or rice.
4. Cover and simmer slowly for about 2 hours
adding water as necessary.
5. Now add 2 or 3 medium, raw potatoes , a
couple of carrots cut up and any left over vege-
tables and noodles you have on hand, and either 1
pkg • of Wyler f s Veg. Soup (10<t) or a small can
stewed tomatoes or a real one chopped. Cook
another 1/2 hour or until vegetables are tender 0
6. While the soup continues to simmer a few
minutes, remove the meat from the pot and when
it is cool enough to handle, cut the meat from
the bone, dice and return into the soup and
turn off the flame.
7. Let the soup stand for 5 minutes before
serving with a simple salad and good cheese and
bread. Cheap red wine goes well with soup, pro-
bably because it is the staple drink m countries
where this sort of soup has long been made.
We can 1 1 all live in the Rockies, away from
the onslaught of The American Christmas, which
grows more obscene every year. It is not even
near the realm of religion or I would disregard
it. It is in every sense oppressive to the wor-
ker and the poor. It is Capitalism's highest
holiday, and it must go.
QUOTATION FOR OUR TIMES
Polonius : ...What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet: Words, words, words.
-- "Hamlet," Act. II, Scene II
LIBERATION News Service (#123) Dec. 5, 1968
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SAN FRANCISCO STATE MORE STRUGGLE
By Todd Git 1 in and Alien Young
LIBERATION News Service
SAN FRANCISCO t^LNS; While black, white
and third-world radical students continue mili-
tant struggle in the stucienc strike at San
Francisco State College mu, h of the established
black leadership of the Bay Area has mobilized
itself in support of the strike.
Students have avoided confrontations leading
to mass arrests by using a variety of tactics.
But as hundreds of heavily armed cops invaded
the campus, close combat between cops and students
took place* leading to several injuries (of both
cops and students) and dozens of arrests.
Several off-campus biack leaders, who were
first invited to the campus by the Black Student
Union (BSU) , met with the college's new president,
S.I. Hayakawa on Dec,, 4. Hayakawa stormed out of
the meeting, however and when the black leaders
held a press conference shortly afterwards,
their tone was forceful.
Dr c Cartleton Goodlett editor of the Sun-
Reporter., a locai black bourgeois newspaper,
said. "Some of us are ready to die in this
struggle. This is our struggle If this doesn’t
stop, there are going to be some gun-toting
senior citizens on the campus to protect the
students „ "
The struggle on the campus escalated sharply
Tuesday morning Dec. 3, alter Hayakawa vowed to
use police power to keep the campus open. Picket
lines in front of buildings -- with 20 or so in
each line - asked students to support strike
demands concerning the status and rights of
blacks and other students.
A police captain directed his Tactical
Squad onto the campus and toward one of the
picket lines, All of a sudden a contingent of
15 cops broke and attacked the line. Those who
could escape did so but others were beaten
badly. Cops pursued some into the crowded
Commons, a campus cafeteria, and arrested eight
after beating them badly too,, The scene was a
lot like Chicago, The administration strategy
LIBERATION News Service
was to break up picket lines and prevent us
from holding a rally.
But the crowd gathered in front of the Com
mons and about 2,500 listened as Willie Brown
a State Assemblyman, the Rev. Cecil Williams
a minister, and Ron Heliums, a city council-
man from Berkeley, made speeches in support of
The students and their supporters decided
to march on the Behavioral and Social Sciences
building, but the "Tack” Squad appeared from
two directions. The crowd dispersed and re
grouped, continually battling the cops for more
than an hour. Windows were broken. Furniture
was smashed. Students used the legs of chairs
and tables as weapons The cops, winging clubs
attacked in a variety of formations.
By the end of a day, 43 persons were arres
ted, including one faculty member. Many were
charged with felonies, such as aggravated assault
and are still in jail. Several students were
injured, some with concussions. At least five
cops were injured One cop was hospitalized
with a broken collar bone, an injury suffered
at the hands of a student wielding a metal pipe
On the next day, Wed., Dec. 4. the students
abandoned picket lines and stuck to the mass
rally tactic for the purposes of bunding morale
and support for the strike. While the strike
clearly seemed to have the support of a majority of
the students, Hayakawa reiterated his claim that
90% of the students were in classes.
At a noon rally, 5,000 students gathered to
hear several visiting blacks speak. These in-
cluded Terry Francois, San Francisco County
Supervisor, once described as 'Tom s Tom " who
joined black teachers and others m vowing that
the fight will go on.
The cops stood by, 600 strong, as the
Black Student Union leadership directed a massive
march around the campus several times, the crowd
chanting "ON STRIKE, SHUT IT DOWN."
The police then pronounced the assembly
illegal, and threatened to break it up and make
arrests. When the city’s black leaders inter
vened, the cops repeated t he order to disperse
23) Dec. 5, 1968
. . . MORE
NARC AS FREAK
The BSU made a decision to .-pin.
The people here continue to feel good
about choosing new tactics m a new situation. When
the cops seemed ready to make mass arrests., the stu-
dents decided it was cool to leave.
Later. Hayakawa inter -i the Mill ford Act to
close the campus to ail but an and students, hut
this was not immediately enforced.
San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto has iden-
tified himself closely with Hayakawa. The duo ap-
peared on a half-hour CBS broadcast, but as they
talked, the screen showed film footage of cops
manhandling students on the campus. Alioto was
asked to comment on alleged reports of police bru-
tality, and he said he had ’'impartial observers*’
making reports to him. He later said these obser-
vers were members of the working press, which wasn’t
surprising, given the hard-line coverage that has
been characteristic of the local press.
A group of conservative students calling
themselves the Committee tor an Academic Environ-
ment gained the support of the campus and city
officialdom. On campus however, their partisans,
wearing blue armbands seemed to be mostly jocks --
and not more than a hundred at that,
The faculty continues to be upset at the
appointment of Hayakawa Dy the trustees -- done
without any reference to the faculty presidential
selection committee. The head of the academic se-
nate, Prof. Leo McClatchy challenged Hayakawa to a
debate -- but there was no response.
Hayakawa is hardly a sympathetic figure.
Many describe him as 1 crazy ” When he was appoin-
ted, one reporter was unabie to find anyone, student
or professor, who was enthusiastic about the choice.
A group called the Ad Hoc Japanese Ameri-
can Committee Concerned With the San Francisco
State Crisis, representing solid citizen Japanese-
Americans in San Francisco, said that Hayakawa
is not representative of the community.
On campus, the American Federation of
Teachers resolved to seek strike sanction from the
Central Labor Council of the aPl-CIO. In the case
a professor s strike is Called., teacher picket lines
are almost certain to be honored by other unions.
By Victoria Smith
LIBERATION News Service
WASHINGTON, D. C (LNS) - - When is a freak
not a freak?
When he's a narc .
The one we're thinking of is responsible
for the arrests of more than 20 people during
the weekend of Nov. 24 in the nations capital.
According to Peter Novick, in the Wash-
ington Free Press, the agent, known as Larry
Eliot or "Ellie”, started infiltrating the
hip community late last summer,
Eliot, kids report, dropped acid, smoked
grass, took speed -- the whole bit. He also
bought and sold drugs
He dressed in slightly-too-faddish style
to be a real hippy, it seems. Kids thought
he was a rich student from the University of
Maryland who dug the drug scene. Unfortunately,
they also trusted him enough to do business
On the night of the bust, Eliot told
several different groups of kids that he had
a kilo of grass and wanted help cleaning and
selling it. Leading in his red convertible,*
Eliot drove carloads of kids into an ambush of
narcotics and regular district cops
Eliot hod done his job. He knew which
people were selling, which were just holding.
The Free Press reports that unserved warrants
are still out.
Charges were filed under the Dangerous
Drug Act Violation, Marijuana Tax Act Violation,
Drug Abuse Control and Harrison Narcotic Act.
Bail was set from $500 to $2500 for each count.
The Free Press is looking into the Eliot
case and into other incidents that smell of
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QUOTATION FOR OUR TIMES
'’Remember, you're still human beings,
so don’t let them treat you like animals.”
-- From a pamphlet published by
the Wisconsin Draft Resistance Union
LIBERATION News Service (123) Dec. 5, 1968
RADiCAl MEDiA CON H:RHNU;
LiBERATiON News ^ivict
MADISON, iv isC ^ LNS j I he ladudl media had its
first coming together Nov Dec i m Madison
The underground press had m< r :hrcc times before
But at Madison one thin^ iv. . ,.mc uCur. there is no
more underground p/esc • the m-dja at the revolution
is rapidly evolving
The underground press met tha-c times in the
early summer or '67 x n aan Era nasa, at the Penta-
gon march last October, and this past summer in Iowa
City Those three meetings wt re reebie it important
graspings, fuil or hassle and prophetic utterances
They featured mammoth splits between politicos and
my sties- - there was little summon ground, just
The Madison conference, by far the largest of
the four, was a coming together or revolutionaries
Differences were tactical, stylistic, but we had
that common ground- we were an seeking a revolution
The other factor which set Madison apart from
previous conferences, was ns success The success
of a beginning Previous conrerences were miscar-
riages- - pre- bn th traumas otfenng little hope
Between 200 and 500 people attended the Madi-
son conference, representing o v ei 60 m^dia groups
Representation Was primarily from the east coast
and midwest; wnh several southern and west coast
papers attending The Newsreel project, with most
of its people rrom New York and oan Francisco, was
the largest group* wnh over 50 members present
It was also the instigator of much debate and a
focal point for controversy and some resentment
Newsreel played a dominant roie tor several
reasons It was the largest coherent grouping
Members of Newsreel are politically sophistocated ,
have worked out then shit together for some time
Although the group is divided on dirrerent issues,
individuals tend to have strong political positions
and appear, especially to people new to radical
politics, to be rather dogmatic
The issue which most raises Newsi eel's ire is
our relations with the bourgeon medi-j Discus-
sions around that issue were the most voiatne
of the conference They were seldom very produc-
tive, except to the extent that they raised
the issue for people who hadn't dealt with it
How do we as revolutionaries relate to
the bourgeois media? There is a consensus on
one thing: the mass media is the enemy it
is an institution of the ruling class of
this country, and, as such, serves capital-
ism’s ends Some believe, however, that the
mass media can be used productively m cer-
The first position, held by most News-
reelers, says that the institutions of the
mass media are definitively counter-revolu-
tionary, that the bourgeois press will only
print our side when it is in its interest to
do so — to create the illusion of objectivity
We should have absolutely no dealings with
it, but should always work to strengthen
our own counter-media
The softer line criticizes this position
as "purist" at this time Dealing with the
mass media can be beneficial m specific si-
tuations, if we feel we can have sufficient
control over the content. Many people get
turned on to some extent by such things as
Cleaver's interview m Playboy or the 5DS story
in Life -- people who have no access to the
radical press. The media will cover us anyway --
we might as well have as much control over what
it says as possible.
The debate was academic The actual que-
tions of when and how the media might be used
successfully were seldom discussed Hoped- tor
discussion of education about and possible
actions against the bourgeois media never material
ized And many assumptions were never discussed
-- such as just what our media is Does
commercial advertising pollute it? What about
underground papers which are becoming established,
and become aloof from the movement -- which side
arc they on?
The debate on the mass media was important,
however, simply because it raised the question
to the level of a major movement issue And
because it was an l^sue many papers had thought
little about ,
[continued, turn the page )
PAGE 2 7
LiBERAliON News Service (M23) December 5, 1968
Resentment against Newsreel at the confer-
ence stemmed more from style than from political
positions, however. Some editors, especially
from smaller papers, felt Newsreel was trying to
push its thing down their throats For instance,
a Newsreel attempt at guerrilla theatrics on
Saturday night was considered by many to be con-
descending and manipulative
Many members of Newsreel were aware of this
problem and concerned about it And much of it
might have been unavoidable Newsreel’s problems
tend to be different from those of the papers,
for obvious practical reasons This was News-
reel’s first national get-together and there were
many closed caucuses as members got to know each
other and the group began to pull itself together
But there is one criticism of Newsreel which
involves its work as well as its style. And that
is its obsession with street militancy -- the
message of many of its films The street fight j
mg man is an exciting romantic figure And
street fighting has been and will be an important
tactic in many places- But filming our most
exciting street battles and building- occupations
is only one of many functions the movement's
film-makers should be filling. Most people who
live and work outside the radical meccas [such
as Berkeley and New York) felt most of their
needs were not being spoken to
There was some good discussion about these
problems, especially late Saturday night after
Newsreel showed its Columbia film
For the papers themselves, the conference,
though lacking m many ways, was very important
There was not enough criticism and analysis on the
part of the papers But there was, for the first
time, a realization for everyone involved that
there is a coherent revolutionary media developing
in this country For most papers, just getting
to know each other was the most important thing.
The level of discussion, of political soph-
istication, was far above that at previous con-
ferences At San Francisco and Washington, we
listened to flipped-out diatribes about our own
beauty and the coming of the new era At Iowa
City, there were unquestioned assumptions: that
our role was to articulate the concerns of a
"community” of people with a common "life style "
What these things meant, where they were heading,
were not discussed.
The scene has changed, but that change did not
occur at Madison. It occurred as individuals began to
experience the emptiness of "life style" (freakiness,
dope) as a definition of reality- As people realized
that you can’t build a "community" of beautiful
people m a rotten capitalist society. And it
occurred with Columbia and Chicago -- with the death
(and cooptation) of "do your own thing," with the
beginning of revolutionary consciousness.
The underground press had to redefine itself
At first it spoke for phenomena which had no other-
voice. Someone had to report that there was some-
thing happening. Then the mass media took the conch;
every mass circulation mag reported on the glories
(evils, it didn’t matter) of dope and dope-crazed
sex- Hippies became national heroes.
So the underground press, as such, outlived its
usefulness. And its name, never accurate, is now an
anachronism As the old phenomenon evolved into a
new one, so will the name. Maybe we’ll call it the
radical press, or the revolutionary media, or
something else- But it’s a new thing and deserves
a new name.
There were important things which this confer-
ence only began to deal with Like the crisis the
movement is facing now, with thousands of new
adherents, with people on many different levels of
development- And how we as organizers, who use
media as tools, can relate to these problems. Now
that we know the revolution has not already
happened (as some thought at Iowa City) and now
that we are beginning to realize it won’t happen
tomorrow, how do we help direct the fantastic
energy force that has been freed m this country?
In other words: what should we write about,
to whom should we address ourselves, what is
our revolutionary strategy?
LIBERATION News Service (#123)
Dec. 5, 1968
THE END OF THE COPY
ADDRESS TO NEti,
yoR& ary public
THM.J KM'fOWE ELSE
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posed on us, the school is general-
ly the first instrument of social
repression a child meets in life.
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breaking the will to individuation,
of channeling the mind , of incapaci-
tating the child with the rules that
hold this society together: "Th*is
is the way things will be because
this is the way they are." The
i classroom serves to impress through
i the medium of daily routine that
TiT© is essentially following orders
that the choices are always among
the given, that control of your life
is, and always will be, somewhere
else. Passivity is the rule.
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Liberation news service (Dec, 5. 1968; 123
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four page- )
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Tnp drawings by Dennis Hughes from the
Peninsula Observer/ LNS..
LIBERATION News Service (^Dec. 5, 1968, no c 1 23 J
More drawings by Dennis Hughes; Peninsula Observer/ LNS,
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LIBERATION NEWS SERVICE (123) Dec 5, 1968