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The Film Chicago 10
Explore the film site for CHICAGO 10, which includes multimedia features and features ways to take social and political action.

Detroit Metro Times: Film: Can’t Jail A Revolution
Read an interview with filmmaker Brett Morgen on his hopes for CHICAGO 10.


All Politics: | TIME: Dementia in the Second City, Sept. 6, 1968
Read an article from Time published on September 6, 1968, written in the aftermath of the Chicago protests and violence. Chicago Examined: Anatomy of a “Police Riot”
Peruse a 1968 editorial on the Chicago “police riots” at the Democratic National Convention.

All Politics: Brief History of the Chicago 1968 Democratic Convention
Learn about the events leading up to the 1968 convention, its controversial duration and its aftermath.

Smithsonian Magazine: 1968 Democratic Convention: The Bosses Strike Back
Look at this August 2008 article, wherein journalist Haynes Johnson shares recollections on the “lacerating event” of the 1968 DNC.

UMKC: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Or Chicago Eight)
Explore this site from the faculty of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, which includes audio clips and transcripts from the trial, as well as quotes, biographies and more.

BBC: War and Protest: the U.S. in Vietnam (1972–1975)
Examine this BBC timeline, which includes the events of the American involvement in Vietnam and the activities of the anti-war movement.

The Players

The Yippie Museum
Take a trip back in time. Based in New York City, the Yippie Museum “exists to preserve the history of the Youth International Party and all of its offshoots.” The site includes a copy of the original Yippie Manifesto.

The Abbie Hoffman Web Page
Meet Abbie Hoffman. This Hoffman tribute site includes pictures, links, writing and related media material.

Bobby Seale
Learn more about number 8 in the Chicago 10. This official site features books, audio, video, DVDs and historical photographs by and about Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers, as well as speaking engagements and “BARBEQUE'N with Bobby Seale” videos.

CNN Cold War: Episode 13: Make Love, Not War
Delve into this multimedia site that includes interviews with Bobby Seale and Rennie Davis on the 1960s, the anti-war movement, the Black Panther Party and the Chicago DNC.

Democracy Now!: Revolutionary Non-Violence: Remembering Dave Dellinger
Read the transcript of a 2004 Democracy Now! episode commemorating the life and work of David Dellinger. Chicago Conspiracy Trial attorney Leonard Weinglass and defendant Tom Hayden are among those who share their thoughts.

Tom Hayden
Browse Tom Hayden’s site, which includes books, articles,statements and a record of the legislation he has written as a politician. Bill Kunstler’s Last Big Speech
Study this 2003 article that shares Chicago Conspiracy Trial attorney William Kunstler’s speech to graduating students at the University of Buffalo in 1995.

Cincinnati Post: Jerry Rubin: Activist changed his rap
Investigate this 1999 interview, where Jerry Rubin talks about “the myth of the ‘60s” and responds to accusations that he “sold out to the Man.”

Protest: Now

Twin Cities IndyMedia
Explore the Twin Cities, Minnesota IndyMedia site, which includes extensive coverage and news stories about the protest activity that occurred at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Protest the 2008 Republication National Convention
View protest events and more, all related to the 2008 RNC in Minnesota.

New York Civil Liberties Union: Rights and Wrongs at the RNC
This PDF report from the NYCLU details the police and protest activity at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City.


The following served as information sources for sections of this site:


The Chicago 10

CHICAGO 10 press kit

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Or Chicago Eight)


Records of National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, DG 075, Swarthmore Peace Collection

The Washington Post: The Vietnam Protests: When Worlds Collided

The Yippies

Yippies: St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture Summary

Detroit Metro Times: Film: Can’t Jail A Revolution

The Yippie Museum


Los Angeles Times: Stew Albert, 66, Helped Found the 1960s Yippie Countercultural Group

Museum Will Have Abbie’s Trash, Rubin’s Road Kill


The Convention

CHICAGO 10 press kit

Vietnam and the 1968 Election All Politics: Brief History of the Chicago 1968 Democratic Convention

The Trial

CHICAGO 10 transcript

CHICAGO 10 discussion materials

CHICAGO 10 press kit

The Times

CHICAGO 10 press kit

Chronology of events relating to the Chicago Conspiracy (Chicago 7) Trial of 1970

Smithsonian Magazine: 1968 Democratic Convention: History & Archaeology All Politics: Brief History of the Chicago 1968 Democratic Convention Paul Krassner: The Parts Left Out of CHICAGO 10 INDEPENDENT LENS: NEW YEAR BABY: Southeast Asia Timeline

Vietnam and the 1968 Election

1972 Nixon v. McGovern

BBC: War and Protest: the U.S. in Vietnam (1972–1975)

The Search for Peace in Vietnam, 1964-1968, By Lloyd C. Gardner, Ted Gittinger


Media Coverage

New York Civil Liberties Union: Rights and Wrongs at the RNC (PDF) The 1968 Democratic Convention

The Minnesota Independent: Embedded with the “anarchists”

FOX Anti-War Protest at GOP Convention Turns Violent ColdSnapLegal

Twin Cities Indy Media

Iraq’s Unseen War


RNC Welcoming Committee

United for Peace & Justice: About Us


CounterPunch: A Street Protester Looks Back at 1968

Is That A Computer In Your Pants?

Records of Student Protests and Strikes at Northwestern University (PDF)

International Socialist Review: Interviews: Wayne Heimbach and Bill Roberts


New York Civil Liberties Union: Rights and Wrongs at the RNC (PDF) Protesters warm up for convention in St. Paul

The Protest Group Upset About Permit Process for DNC

The Mayor Announces Permit Process for DNC Now Open

Minnesota Public Radio: Debate in Minneapolis over city’s protest permit policy The 1968 Democratic Convention

Police Activity

Democracy Now!: Amy Goodman & Two Democracy Now! Producers Arrested at RNC Protest 250 protesters arrested Police raid RNC protest sites in Twin Cities Anti-war Veterans March On GOP Convention in St. Paul St. Paul arrests only a fraction of NYC in ‘04

Village Voice: Minnesota Cops Promise a Kinder, Gentler RNC

Democracy Now!: Guantanamo On the Hudson: Detained RNC Protester Describe Prison Conditions

Times Online: Police hold 1,000 at “Guantanamo on the Hudson” All Politics: Brief History of the Chicago 1968 Democratic Convention The 1968 Democratic Convention All Politics: Back in TIME for Sept. 6, 1968 Chicago Examined: Anatomy of a “Police Riot”

Twin Cities IndyMedia: RNC 8 Charged with “Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism”


New York Times: City Police Spied Broadly Before G.O.P. Convention NOW with David Brancaccio. Politics & Economy. Criminalizing Dissent. COINTELPRO Again?


New York Times: Police Surveillance Before Convention Was Larger than Previously Disclosed

New York Civil Liberties Union: Rights and Wrongs at the RNC (PDF)

New York Times: New York Police Covertly Join In at Protest Rallies

Encyclopedia of Chicago: Red Squad

Chicago 1968 Democratic National Convention: A Chronology

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