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Will trial of the Rawsome Three in 2011 be like trial of the Chicago Seven in ’69

From David E. Gumpert on The Complete Patient blog:

The Chicago Seven. Click for source and info on their trial

“The criminal charges filed against three individuals associated with the Rawesome Food Club in Venice, CA, have gotten me thinking much about the trial of the Chicago Seven.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a good old-fashioned political trial. The last important one that comes to mind was probably that of the Chicago Seven,  back in 1969. The defendants included such anti-Vietnam-War and black rights luminaries Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, and Bobby Seale. They were indicted for violating the Civil Rights law by crossing state lines to incite the riots outside the Democratic National Convention in August 1968. (Of course, the riot was  by Chicago police, who beat mostly peaceful demonstrators.) Continue reading

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