This is the "Actual 1968 Poster" used
for Yippie's to come to the
Democratic Convention in 1968
"The Whole World is Watching"
Below is what the poster says!
"A STATEMENT FROM YIP!
"Join us in Chicago in August for an international
festival of youth, music, and theater. Rise up and abandon the creeping
meatball! Come all you rebels, youth spirits, rock minstrels,
truth-seekers, peacock-freaks, poets, barricade-jumpers, dancers, lovers and
"It is summer. It is the last week in August, and
the NATIONAL DEATH PARTY meets to bless Lyndon Johnson. We are there!
There are 50,000 of us dancing in the streets, throbbing with amplifiers and
harmony. We are making love in the parks. We are reading, singing,
laughing, printing newspapers, groping, and making a mock convention, and
celebrating the birth of FREE AMERICA in our own time.
"Everything will be free. Bring blankets, tents,
draft-cards, body-paint, Mr. Leary's Cow, food to share, music, eager skin, and
happiness. The threats of LBJ, Mayor Daley, and J. Edgar Freako will not
stop us. We are coming! We are coming from all over the world!
"The life of the American spirit is being torn asunder
by the forces of violence, decay, and the napalm-cancer fiend. We demand
the Politics of Ecstasy! We are the delicate spores of the new fierceness
that will change America. We will create our own reality, we are Free
America! And we will not accept the false theater of the Death Convention.
"We will be in Chicago. Begin preparations now!
Chicago is yours! Do it!"
!~The Chicago 7
List of Yippie demands before the Convention
`69 Chicago 7
"Revolution toward a free society, Yippie, by A. Yippie.
"This is a personal statement. There are no
spokesmen for the Yippies. We are all our own leaders. We realize
this list of demands is inconsistent. They are not really demands.
For people to make demands of the Democratic Party is an exercise in wasted wish
fulfillment. If we have a demand, it is simply and emphatically that they,
along with their fellow inmates in the Republican Party, cease to exist.
We demand a society built along the alternative community in Lincoln Park, a
society based on humanitarian cooperation and equality, a society which allows
and promotes the creativity present in all people and especially our youth.
"Number one. An immediate end to the war in
Vietnam and a restructuring of our foreign policy which totally eliminates
aspects of military, economic and cultural imperialism; the withdrawal of all
foreign based troops and the abolition of military draft.
"Two. An immediate freedom for Huey Newton of the
Black Panthers and all other black people; adoption of the community control
concept in our ghetto areas; an end to the cultural and economic domination of
"Three. The legalization of marijuana and all
other psychedelic drugs; the freeing of all prisoners currently imprisoned on
"Number four. A prison system based on the concept
of rehabilitation rather than punishment.
"Five. A judicial system which works towards the
abolition of all laws related to crimes without victims; that is, retention only
of laws relating to crimes in which there is an unwilling injured party: i.e.
murder, rape, or assault.
"Six. The total disarmament of all the people
beginning with the police. This includes not only guns but such brutal
vices as tear gas, Mace, electric prods, blackjacks, billy clubs, and the like.
"Seven. The abolition of money, the abolition of
pay housing, pay media, pay transportation, pay food, pay education. pay
clothing, pay medical health, and pay toilets.
"Eight. A society which works towards and actively
promotes the concept of full unemployment, a society in which people are free
from the drudgery of work, adoption of the concept 'Let the machines do it.'
"Number ten. A program of ecological development
that would provide incentives for the decentralization of crowded cities and
encourage rural living.
"Eleven. A program which provides not only free
birth control information and devices, but also abortions when desired.
"Twelve. A restructured educational system which
provides a student power to determine his course of study, student participation
in over-all policy planning; an educational system which breaks down its
barriers between school and community; a system which uses the surrounding
community as a classroom so that students may learn directly the problems of the
"Number thirteen. The open and free use of the
media; a program which actively supports and promotes cable television as a
method of increasing the selection of channels available to the viewer.
"Fourteen. An end to all censorship. We are
sick of a society that has no hesitation about showing people committing
violence and refuses to show a couple fcking.
"Fifteen. We believe that people should fck all
the time, any time, wherever they wish. This is not a programmed demand
but a simple recognition of the reality around its.
"Sixteen. A political system which is more
streamlined and responsive to the needs of all the people regardless of age.
sex, or race; perhaps a national referendum system conducted via television or a
telephone voting system; perhaps a decentralization of -power and authority with
many varied tribal groups, groups in which people exist in a state of basic
trust and are free to choose their tribe.
"Seventeen. A program that encourages and promotes
the arts. However, we feel that if the free society we envision were to be
sought for and achieved, all of us would actualize the creativity within us; in
a very real sense we would have a society in which every man would be an
And eighteen was left blank for anybody to fill in what they
wanted. "It was for these reasons that we had come to Chicago, it was
for these reasons that many of us may fight and die here. We recognize
this as the vision of the founders of this nation. We recognize that we
are America; we recognize that we are free men. The present-day
politicians and their armies of automatons have selfishly robbed us of our
birthright. The evilness they stand for will go unchallenged no longer.
Political pigs, your days are numbered. We are the second American
Revolution. We shall win.
"Gentlemen, let's get something
straight. The police aren't in the streets to create disorder; they
are in the streets to preserve disorder." -- Mayor Richard
Chicago Mayor Daily
as non cooperative witness in conspiracy
MR. BILL KUNSTLER: Attorney for the defense of the Chicago 7
Your Honor, the defendants make the following offer of proof.
Had the Mayor been designated a hostile witness, the defendants would have
offered proof through his testimony to show the following:
1. That there was a conspiracy, overt or
tacit, between Mayor Daley and the Democratic administration of Lyndon B.
Johnson to prevent or crush any significant demonstrations against war, poverty,
imperialism, and racism. and in support of alternative cultures at the 1968
Democratic National Convention.
2. That the members of this conspiracy
planned and executed the use of every means at their disposal, including the
open and blatant encouragement of violence toward demonstrators by police and
other military forces, in order to prevent or crush such public exhibition of
dissatisfaction with American domestic and foreign policies.
3. That in so doing the conspirators
were determined to continue the fraudulent myth that the people of the United
States had a real voice in their government and that they would have a
significant choice in the national election of 1968 between candidates
supporting virtually identical policies of war, imperialism, racism, and the
continued degradation and exploitation and oppression of youth, ethnic,
socioeconomic, racial and other minorities.
4. That Mayor Daley obtained and
maintains in power in Chicago bv the creation and maintenance of a corrupt
political machine which is supported by those individuals and corporations
standing to gain the most bv a continuation of present American domestic and
5. That this political machine is
determined, whatever the cost, to prevent meaningful solutions to the problems
presently facing the people of the United States and those of the rest of the
6. That the conspirators have embarked
on a program of intense and brutal repression against all those who are seeking
such solution, including but not limited to individuals and organizations
committed to the end of the war in South Vietnam and the immediate and
unconditional withdrawal of American troops there from, the right of black people
and other racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic minorities to control their own
communities, the right of rebellion against oppression, and the bedrock right of
all people to adopt a new way or style of life.
7. That in furtherance of this
conspiracy, Mayor Daley, among other things:
(a) On April 1
5, 1 968, ordered his police to respond to the assassination of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., with orders to shoot to kill arsonists and shoot to maim or
cripple looters in the black community.
first to obstruct the peace parade of the Chicago Peace Council on April 27,
1968, and then brutalized the marchers therein as a warning to peace
demonstrators to stay away from the Democratic National Convention.
first to obstruct the demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention in
August of 1968 and then harassed, victimized, and brutalized the participants
(d) Attempted to
mislead the people of Chicago and the United States as to the nature and cause
of such obstructive and brutal tactics.
8. That in furtherance of this
conspiracy, Mayor Daley utilized the services of members of his political
machine, including those of Thomas Foran, the United States Attorney for the
Eastern District of Illinois and a former assistant Corporation Counsel of the
City of Chicago.
9. That the indictment in this case was
procured as a result of the said conspiracy in order to:
the deserved blame for the disorders Surrounding the Democratic Convention from
the real conspirators to deliberately selected individuals symbolizing
various categories and degrees of dissent from American foreign and domestic
(b) punish those
individuals for their role in leading and articulating such dissent and
(c) deter others
from supporting or expressing such dissent in the future.
10. That the indictments of eight Chicago
policemen, simultaneously with the instant one" were deliberately planned
and procured to match the charges against the defendants and thus give the
fraudulent illusion that an even-handed standard of Justice was being applied.
11. That Mayor Daley and his administrators
have for years victimized the black community in the City of Chicago by means
which include chronic police violence, economic oppression, and the abuse of
Federal and state programs.
12. That Mayor Daley and his
administration have for years harassed, intimidated, and terrorized young people
in the City of Chicago who have adopted and maintained life styles of which he
disapproves including the wearing of long hair and unconventional clothing.
13. That Mayor Daley maintains power in
Chicago by a combination of:
(b) furthering the
interests of the city's financial and mercantile communities;
of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and other minorities.
14. That behind the mayor are powerful
corporate interests who determine broad public policy in Chicago but are
responsible to no one elected or public body. These interests govern
Chicago for self-serving private gains instead of social needs: urban renewal
works to enrich these private interests and against poor and working people who
are robbed of their homes-, no public programs effectively halt the polluting of
our air and water by these powerful interests. The city practices genocide
against the black community and in particular the Black Panther Party, which no
group of citizens can effectively check or reverse without dislodging these
private interests from their control over public officials and institutions.
!~Note*** The jury was never allowed to hear this testimony till after the
Being a power struggle, who really has the power now?
We do of course. Was their a real conspiracy between LBJ and Dailey? Problem
is, according to Isaiah, (Which no one bothered to look up back then) This
country will never be conquered from without or within. So it really blows
any revolution bull.
Being at the Chicago Democratic Convention myself in
1968, resizing the list of demands becomes quite a history lesson. Obviously
some of the listings are totally absurd and ridicules. Some should have come
to pass and some of the total stupid demands did come to pass and are in
effect today. Sometimes I wish the list was a little more presentable. Most
of the community property type statements never should have been spoken and
even others like me were against such community property.
In my underground newspaper of the time in South
Chicago URAS, I reflected such nonsense. Being the editor, I reported and
published some disgruntle
Hippies works, which being united in community basis did believe such a society
would work. Notwithstanding no one would disagree, but would convey at the
time, each to one another's beliefs in likes or dislikes.
Therefore, if it was close enough to a Hippie philosophy, if we were all long hairs,
were united. We'd smoke out our petty indifferences latter. I must say, no one
thought we'd be killed or injured bad, and if anything, knew that if
something wasn't done then, that today would really be a police state. Far
right. Even though I have relatives in the Chicago police dept. It tore me
in a spot with an affinity to both sides and courses. The solution back
then, weed out the bad of both. Which is basically what we have today.
Neither a completely corrupt police dept. (Don't argue) nor a complete
Hippie state of a druggie commune.
Actually we felt the Yippies were quite radical and
sometimes off the wall themselves. But I think back then, no one took them,
seriously. I mean putting LSD in the water supply, before it's purified for
the public, not after. Who's that dumb?
I must admit, the recorded earlier news report, of the
helicopter shot, of the 4 mile long stretch of Archer Av, filled with Yippies and Hippies,
was just a magnificent site to ever have beheld. Knowing you were part of
the system that made the change, that made the difference.
Now we partied hardy back in them days. May I say to such
extremes it would kill the average human. The balance of power, the freedom
of speech, the pursuit of happiness. You can't say it better yesterday nor
tomorrow. I thank God I lived to see this all get straightened out somewhat.
Abbie recently passed and his website has been pulled. Even
though he attempted to disrupt the 5 hidden dynasties, at least you can say
for him, he tried. All
of my very good friends have passed. I know of only a handful of us who made
it. I'm like Grace Slick ~Jefferson Airplane fame, a few survivors to enjoy
a world we now own and control.
We are the Champions of the world! Enjoy!
!~ Honorable Dr. Lou Who
To read more of Honorable Dr Lou Who's
experience at the
Chicago Democratic Convention
Just read the book "Hippie Daze" order