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We Are All the Conspiracy

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Creator:Seattle 8 Defense Fund
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:We Are All the Conspiracy

Announces: “Free the Seattle 8” rally, November 9 at the Federal Courthouse. Calls for: “These [conspiracy] laws must be exposed, the Seattle 8 set free, and the real criminals brought to justice.” Quote from document: “These eight people are charged with Conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intent to riot (H. Rap Brown law) from the Feb. 17 TDA demonstration at the Seattle Federal Courthouse. The TDA demonstration was protesting the exact same charges and the contempt citations on the Chicago Conspiracy 8. The seven men and one woman of the Seattle 8 are not charged with any specific acts at the demonstration, but are charged with attending public meetings, speaking at rallys and leafleting. These charges could be used against anyone at any time. They must be beat. Federal Courthouse - Nov. 9. Conspiracy: to breathe together!” Background information: "On April 16 [1970], the federal government, in its infinite wisdom, beatified eight more Movement leaders when Mike Abeles, Jeff Dowd, Michael Justesen, Joe Kelly, Michael Lerner, Roger Lippman, Charles Clark 'Chip' Marshall III, and Susan Stern were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot at the February 17 'TDA' demonstration ... Justesen disappeared underground, so the 'Seattle Eight' became the more mellifluous 'Seattle Seven.'" (Crowley, Walt. Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle. Seattle: University of Washington Press. pp. 171-172) Note on date: 1970 is penciled on document.

Types:Pamphlets | StillImage
Subjects:Dowd, Jeff, 1949- | Civil rights--Washington (State) | Conspiracy--Washington (State) | Seattle Liberation Front | Seattle Eight Defense Fund | United States, Washignton, King County, Seattle, 47.6062095, -122.3320708
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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