Vintage Radical Newspaper: Berkeley Barb (issue 266, Sep 18-24, 1970) Timothy Leary - Sky River Festival - Soledad Brothers - Underground


Title: Berkeley Barb (vol. 11, no. 11, issue 266, Sep 18-24, 1970)

Description: Front page announcing "A New High for Tim" and shows an image of an eagle inscribing a heart on Leary's forehead and captioned with "Tim Leary Welcome Here." Published the week after Leary's September 13 escape from a California prison with assistance from the Weatherman Underground. Includes letters from both the WU's Bernadine Dohrn and Leary regarding his imprisonment and liberation.

Articles include an extensive review of the Sky River Festival (held in Washougal, Washington, Aug 28-Sep 8), and others address a Soledad Brothers benefit, issues with the activities of the Berkeley Police Department, the Gay Liberation Front, the Youth Coalition for Self-Defense (YCSD), Ruben Salazar and Chicano activism, an excerpt from "America's First Dope Novel" (The Hasheesh Eater), and the full page poetical text ("Rosemary and I are American Eagles / Totem animals of this land / Wild. Free. High. Proud. Laughing") of Leary's legal application for bail pending appeal of his conviction for possession of marijuana.

Pages toned and showing light wear. 20 pages.

Binding: Folio Newspaper
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Berkeley Barb
Place: Berkeley, California
Year: 1970

Language: English

Keywords: Timothy Leary, Black Panthers, Weatherman Underground, Soledad Brothers, Sky River Rock Festival, Sky River Festival, Gay Liberation Front, LSD, underground newspapers, California, Bay Area, 1970,

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