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Indian supporters confront President Ford in Seattle

Fall 1976

Deafening chants of “Ford — Honor the Treaties,” and “Cushman Belongs to the Puyallups!” greeted President Gerald Ford at his campaign rally in Seattle’s Waterfront Park on October 25, only one day after the city learned of the dramatic takeover of Cascadia by the Puyallup Tribe. Over 100 Native Americans, Chicanos, Blacks and whites confronted… Read more »

Washington State plots to sue Puyallups and violate agreement

Fall 1976

The State of Washington has already unleashed a triple-barrelled counter-offensive against the victorious Puyallups. Since the Agreement ending the occupation stipulated only that no criminal charges would be filed, the State is now viciously threatening a civil suit to recover alleged damages to the facility sustained during the occupation. And if this isn’t treachery enough,… Read more »

Puyallup evicts State from tribal property

Fall 1976

A small but daring group of Pacific Northwest Indians, the Puyallups, electrified the nation on the evening of October 23 when the courageous tribe suddenly and efficiently took control of Cascadia Juvenile Reception and Diagnostic Center — beautiful land and buildings on the Puyallup River that once were theirs but had been lost for years… Read more »

SWP’s Tom Kerry Spews Vitriol in Seattle

Summer 1977

The Spring issue of the Freedom Socialist proved so threatening to the SWP that they sprung their prime bureaucrat cum laude out of his desert retreat — and Tom Kerry himself descended on Seattle to herd the SWP faithful back to the fold. Chief weapon of the former SWP big-wig was his sewage-and-spittle brand of… Read more »

Mid East

Summer 1977

“Peace is Near!” the headlines shout, and the solution posed for the Middle East is Kissinger-style shuttle diplomacy — a delicate treachery, a peace of war. For imperialist peace is class war, and the Middle East is no exception to that law of social reality. Underlying the shooting war in the Middle East is class… Read more »

Women of all countries, unite!

Summer 1977

Paris — What was originally planned as an “internal” meeting of a handful of delegates from European women’s groups mushroomed into a major conference of 6,000 women who descended upon Vincennes University in Paris on May 28-30. Participants in the “International Meeting of Women” stepped boldly beyond their own national boundaries onto the arena of… Read more »

Right, Left and Center collide at State Women’s Conference

Summer 1977

Two thousand Mormon and other ultra-conservative Christian women unleashed a direct attack on women’s rights at the Washington State Women’s Conference in Ellensburg on July 8-10, and the only resistance they encountered came from minority women and radicals. The conference, mandated by Congress as part of a United Nations observance of International Women’s Decade, was… Read more »

Spartacist League Crazies Ride Again

Summer 1977

OK, you lucky readers, are you ready for another Night at the Opera scenario crafted by the Marx-less Brothers of the zany Spartacist League? Hang on tightly to your sanity, ’cause here we go! ACT I. Radical Women in San Francisco organize a study group for feminists. One of the participants is a low-paid and… Read more »

Financiers axe hospitals

Summer 1977

New York is not only a difficult place to live in, it is a fatal place for the poor and sick. The city managers have been running the city into bankruptcy for years and now the financiers are making up the deficit by robbing from the poor and giving to the banks. “Budget cuts” mean… Read more »