Bring the War Home!

Bring the War Home!

Chicago: SDS, 1969. An uncommon SDS publication calling for a National Action in Chicago on October 11, 1969. This action became famously known as the Days of Rage, an inept attempt by the Weathermen faction of SDS to “bring the war home” by rioting in the streets of Chicago. The turnout was disappointing, the police presence formidable, and the negative response from both the establishment and fellow travelers such as RYM II and the Black Panthers drove the Weathermen further underground.

The text outlines SDS’s many grievances (racism, capitalism, imperialism, Vietnam, etc.), enumerates their many demands (withdrawal from Vietnam, ‘pigs’ out of Black neighborhoods, the release of all political prisoners, Puerto Rican independence, etc.), and discusses who they support (NLF, black liberation struggle, Chicago 8, and the GIs ‘hoodwinked’ into fighting in Vietnam).

A single sheet folded to make 8 panels, photographs. Minor wrinkling and toning, about Near Fine. We find only seven copies in OCLC institutions. Item #07409

Price: $150.00

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