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  • ISBN: 9780874223569
  • ISBN: 0874223563
  • Physical Description: print
    241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Press, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What's it all about? -- Part 1: Dissent -- The lay of the land -- Meet the Seattle 8 -- Seattle needs liberating -- TDA: The day after: stop the courts! -- Action and reaction -- Spring into summer -- Gearing up for trial -- Part 2: Trial -- Let the circus begin -- A peerless jury is seated -- Jail them, not us -- The rise and fall of an FBI provocateur -- Calm before the storm -- Mistrial! -- A double dose of contempt -- Part 3: Consequences -- Jailed without bail -- "Free," eventually -- The years after -- Epilogue: the harmony of dissonance.
Summary, etc.: "The Seattle 7 embodied late 1960s counterculture--young, idealistic, active organizers against racism and the Vietnam War, and fond of long hair, rock'n'roll, sex, drugs, and parties. In January 1970 they founded the Seattle Liberation Front (SLF). Nationally, the FBI was practicing secret and illegal tactics such as wiretapping, warrantless break-ins, and the placing of informers and provocateurs to destroy organizations like the SLF. But in Seattle, it went a step further. Months after a February 1970 protest at Seattle's downtown federal building turned violent, seven SLF leaders were arrested. Michael Abeles, Jeff Dowd, Joe Kelly, Michael Lerner, Roger Lippman, Chip Marshall, and Susan Stern faced federal conspiracy and intent to riot indictments. During their chaotic trial in nearby Tacoma, they received a twelve-day crash course in the real American judicial system. Celebrated Spokane lawyer Carl Maxey and nationally known attorney Michael Tigar led the defense team; the U.S. prosecuting attorney was Stan Pitkin, a young and upcoming Nixon appointee. When Pitkin's key witness faltered and the government's case appeared doomed, the presiding judge issued a surprise ruling to end the trial and send the defendants to prison. For this solidly researched oral history, the author conducted dozens of interviews with six defendants, their attorneys, FBI agents, journalists, jurors, the U.S. Marshal, and SLF members, supporters, and critics. She also accessed the trial transcript, appeals briefs and depositions, newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets, and other ephemera of the times, as well as memoirs and books." -- Publisher's website.
Subject: Seattle Seven Trials, litigation, etc
Seattle Liberation Front (Seattle, Wash.) History
Boldt, George H. (George Hugo) 1903-1984
Trials (Conspiracy) Washington (State)
Dissenters Legal status, laws, etc United States History
Anti-war demonstrations United States History
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 United States

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