4 1969 issues of BERKELEY BARB underground newspapers

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 17,2006
  • Channel: Online Auction
This is a lot of four issues of The Berkeley Barb underground tabloid newspaper from 1969.
April 11, 1969. The cover has a big photo of a kid tokin a doobie; and t are several marijuana news articles inside. Plus other news on: The Black Panthers; a Stanford sit-in to protest war research; anti Vietnam-war demonstrations; and gay protests. Also, Abbie Hoffman writes of his legal troubles after his involvement in anti-war protests. T's also a review of a Mike Bloomfield concert, and an interview with filmmaker D.A. Pennemaker about Monterey Pop (including comments on Jimi Hendrix's "frighteningly bizarre" performance.) T's also a 1/2pg ad for the movie.
May 16, 1969. Cover story on 2 bystanders getting shot by police at People's Park gathering ("Pigs Shoot to Kill--") With numerous side stories with headlines like: People's War On, Background to Treachery, and Prelude to Battle. Plus pieces on women's rights, ecology concerns, a church arson, Safeway boycotted by chicanos and gays, lots of politics, and two nude sunbathers busted at Muir Beach.
June 27, 1969. The cover has a big photo of Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver; headline is Eldridge Speaks - First Words from Exile. Inside, over 2 pages of Cleaver, "from somew in the world ... (in a) message sent through the underground". Plus, local news about Governor Ronald Reagan, the People's Park, Welfare Mother protests, Also, an interview with Tommy Smothers (of the Smothers Brothers) about his LSD usage, about politics, and rock music on tv.
October 17, 1969. With article on major anti-Vietnam War demonstrations held that week, plus other local politics, plus the latest on Nixon's war against drugs, with speculation of the future "When Pot is Legalized."
All issues in very good condtion.
Buyer pays $5.50 priority s/h in the U.S.

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