The Academy Award of Protest


Fifth Estate # 76, April 3-16, 1969

This is the greatest honor of my life. It is with sincere humility that I accept this federal indictment. It is the fulfillment of childhood dreams, climaxing years of hard work and fun.

Yipanther Pact

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Fifth Estate # 64, October 17-30, 1968

Reprinted from The Berkeley Barb The death of the ballot, the birth of the bullet—here is the choice—contemptuously thrust in our face by this decadent racist power structure: racist pig Humphrey, racist pig Nixon, racist pig Wallace for President! So …

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Justice: A can of worms


Fifth Estate # 90, October 16-29, 1969

CHICAGO, Oct. 1 (Liberation News Service) — I am at this writing locked in a tiny cell in the Cook County Jail, a cell which I share with too many friendly cockroaches. I can’t get out except to go to …

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Rubin vs. Ochs

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Fifth Estate # 53, May 1-15, 1968

In the aftermath of L.B.J.’s sudden shocker,* a heated dialogue between Phil Ochs, folksinger, and Jerry Rubin, Yippie organizer, took place on the subject of America, Johnson, Kennedy and the movement. Perhaps it was not untypical…