The Coat Puller

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Fifth Estate # 59, August 1-14, 1968

Editor’s note: Brother Sinclair’s Coatpuller column is re-printed here exactly as it appeared in this paper one year ago. It was written at the height of the July Rebellion and contains one of the best impressionistic sketches of that week.

Pigs Attack Sinclair

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Fifth Estate # 59, August 1-14, 1968

Poet John Sinclair and MC5 guitarist Fred Smith were brutally assaulted, beaten, MACEd, and arrested by members of the National Security Police and the Oakland County (Michigan) Sheriffs Dept. while performing at a Michigan teen-club on July 23rd.

Flash

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Fifth Estate # 58, July 18-31, 1968

Pun Plamondon is still in jail in Traverse City in lieu of $20,000 bond. We haven’t been able to get an attorney to work for him for free, and we can’t possibly get the bond up. If there are any

Rock and Roll Dope

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Fifth Estate # 58, July 18-31, 1968

In the past two weeks since the last issue of this paper a bunch of new developments have taken place: Almost every job for the MC5 brings a new and different creep scene into being.

Narks Bust Trans-Lovers in Ann Arbor

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Fifth Estate # 57, July 4-18, 1968

The Trans-Love commune of Ann Arbor (late of Detroit) was plundered by police June 18 when Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Deputies took into custody Lawrence “Pun” Plamondon on a warrant charging him with “sale and dispension of marijuana” in Traverse

Rock and Roll Dope

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Fifth Estate # 57, July 4-18, 1968

The following is a press release I wrote for the MC5 this week; we’re running it here because we promised to take you behind the scenes in the rock and roll industry, and these events illustrate what bands have to

Rock & Roll Dope

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Fifth Estate # 55, June 4-18, 1968

This is my first column for the Fifth Estate in a long time and I’ll probably be a little rusty, so please bear with me, OK? and I’ll try to do something useful here.

The Coatpuller

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Fifth Estate # 30, May 15-31, 1967

A lot has happened since the last time I wrote this column, and I still don’t know what’ll come of it, but all we can do is ride it out and see what we can do with it. My own

Books

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Fifth Estate # 39, October 1-15, 1967

a review of Pot: A Handbook Of Marijuana, by John Rosevear (University) Books, $4.95).

The Coat Puller

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Fifth Estate # 38, September 15-30, 1967

I was speaking of the change taking place in this nation, and would say that in America the change is most evident in two sectors or subcultures of the civilization. In the black stinking ghettoes of the poor and exploited,

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