[Sacramento]: East Wind, 1971-73. Each issue consisting of side or corner-stapled mimeographed sheets, 14; 10; 12; 22 pp. In English and Chinese. The terminal sheet of issue four has detached from the top staple, otherwise all issues about Near Fine. Only Univ. of California at Irvine and Davis appear to have any issues in WorldCat.
An almost complete run of this leftist newsletter issued by East Wind, a Sacramento-based collective influenced by the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and more specifically, I Wor Kuen and the Red Guards. The group ran the People’s Bookstore, hosted a free film series focusing on films from or about China, and ran the free people’s clinic. As stated in the inaugural issue: “[The newsletter] will carry three basic types of news: local community news on health, immigration laws, education, etc.; national and international news reviews about important events affecting our community, such as Vietnam, the Middle East, and the American government; and news from and about the People’s Republic of China.” Little information appears to exist about the group making this near complete run of their newsletter a rare opportunity for further research. Item #06153