Paul Krassner Has Joined His PalsNow Paul has joined that circle of friends I found when I first met Paul in January 1968 - Anita and Abbie Hoffman, Stew Albert, Jerry Rubin, Phil Ochs, Bill Kunstler and so many many more. Paul also, before it was legal, helped women find abortion care. My love to you Paul and to all who once were Yippies and are now part of that great protest movement in the sky.
This earlier today from Michael Simmons:
He’s gone. Feel free to spread the word. Daughter Holly Krassner just e-mailed me and I have no further information...
Here’s the link to the FB page if people want to share memories.
And here’s the link to the gofundme if people want to know how they can help:
Further memorials will be announced down the road.
Paul changed the world. He knew that having fun and demanding justice were not only compatible, but eternal mates. Please keep wife Nancy Cain, daughter Holly Krassner Dawson and everyone else in your hearts. I’ve been reminded this week that we’re all in this life racket together.
Authors of THE PEOPLE MAKE THE PEACE—LESSONS FROM THE VIETNAM ANTIWAR MOVEMENT will travel to Viet NamEditors and authors of an antiwar movement history will formally launch the Vietnamese edition in Hanoi this July. The Gioi Publishing has recently translated and published the book in Viet Nam.
Co-editors Karin Aguilar San-Juan and Frank Joyce, along with authors Judy Gumbo Albert and Alex Hing will participate in the delegation. They will spend the week of July 5-12 meeting with students, teachers and media to promote the book and catch up on current developments in U.S-Vietnamese relations.
The trip is being hosted by the Vietnam-USA Society/Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations. A lunch honoring the publication of the book will be co-hosted by The Gioi Publishers.
The delegation will meet also with Madam Nguyen Thi Binh, former Vice-President of Vietnam, former President of the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation (VPDF) and with other dignitaries and government officials.
THE PEOPLE MAKE THE PEACE—LESSONS FROM THE VIETNAM ANTIWAR MOVEMENT features stories and analysis from anti-war activists who were among those who traveled to North Viet Nam during the war. It is published in the U.S. by Just World Books. The authors returned to Vietnam in 2013 to commemorate the January 27, 40th Anniversary of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords which formally ended US involvement in the war.
Other authors included in the book are Rennie Davis, Nancy Kurshan, Myra McPherson, Jay Craven, Becca Wilson, Doug Hofstetter and John McAuliff. Several of them will be available for media interviews in the United States during the time the delegation is in Hanoi.
Contact: Frank Joyce, email@example.com
Wed, May 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Panel - Teach-In on the Park's Legacy of Protest & Resistance - The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, California 94704
Reserve tickets by emailing Emmerich Anklam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Story at Berkeleyside by Tom Dalzell, author of the new book The Battle for People’s Park, Berkeley 1969.
Story at the Chicago Tribune by KT Hawbaker
Flight of the Pigasus
August 23rd, 2018
Location: Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar
960 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60608
A re-staging of the infamous "Pigasus" press conference held at what is now Daley Plaza on August 23rd 1968, in which the Yippies nominated a pig for President of the United States. This moment of political theater set off almost a week of political unrest and remains a key memory of the counterculture. Fifty years later, "Pigasus" flies again in a live theatrical event that uses the 1969 Chicago Eight trial as a frame for re-examining this story and the benefits and limits of using theater, performance, and disruption to effect political change.
With musician Bill MacKay as musician and Yippie Phil Ochs; City of Chicago historian Tim Samuelson as Judge Julius Hoffman; National Lawyers Guild lawyer Jerry Boyle as defense attorney William Kunstler; author Pat Thomas as Tom Foran; artist Dmitry Samarov as magazine artist Franklin McMahon; Petunia the Pig as Pigasus; and Judy Gumbo and other witnesses of 1968 as themselves.
Read more about it at the Illinois Humanities 68+50 Project, which explores the legacy of the 1968 Democratic Convention.
Pigasus for President
(illustration by Randy Anderson)
Story on BBC Radio by Sarah Geis
Judy Gumbo struck a martial pose in this cover photo of the Berkeley Tribe almost 50 years ago. She now lives in the Berkeley Cohousing community in West Berkeley.
Berkeley Cohousing lies on what was a family farm dating back to near 1900, with a farmer's daughter's cottage added. When the Coop Supermarket (more recently Andronico's) on University Avenue was built in the 1950s, several small houses were moved to the property and rented out.
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