Presidio Mutiny Trial


Fifth Estate # 74, March 5-19, 1969

SAN FRANCISCO (LNS)—Military justice, it says in the manuals. But to observers of the trial, the two words form a mutual contradiction, one that emerged more starkly than ever when Pvts. Lawrence Reidel and Louis Osczepinski were sentenced on Feb. …

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Mutiny Trial


Fifth Estate # 73, February 20-March 5, 1969

SAN FRANCISCO (LNS)—Pvt. Louis Osczepinski, one of 27 soldiers being tried for mutiny at the Presidio Army Base in San Francisco, attempted to commit suicide on Feb. 14. He slashed his arms four times. Osczepinski, along with Pvt. Lawrence Reidel, …

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Big Bust at S.F. State


Fifth Estate # 72, February 6 - 19, 1969

SAN FRANCISCO (LNS)—The strike at San Francisco State has dragged on for two long months, with virtually every aspect of confrontation sooner or later included. [See “Strike at S.F. State,” FE #71, January 23-February 5, 1969.]