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April 16, 1970: The Birth of the Seattle Seven

The spring of 1970 was an intense time to be a radical in Seattle. Among other things, it was the season of the birth of the Seattle Seven. Jeff Stevens brings the history once again.
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November 30, 1917: Louise Olivereau

Anyone worried about recent leftist tendencies in Seattle city politics should study our city’s political history more closely. Let Jeff Stevens school you about the 1917 trial of Louise Olivereau.
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February 24, 1966: Hell No!

Along with growing protests against the Vietnam War, resistance to involuntary conscription for U.S. military service gradually became a hot topic nationwide as combat operations began to escalate in Southeast Asia in the mid-1960s. At first a brave few draft-age … Continue reading

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November 6, 1970: The Seattle Seven

“Did you ever hear of ‘The Seattle Seven’? … That was me … and six other guys.” And that stonily-intoned quote, culled from the script of the Coen Brothers movie classic The Big Lebowski, has likely introduced many to the … Continue reading

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October 16, 1965: Mickey Mouse Fight Club

Never underestimate the impotency of a heckler — even when he, she, or it represents the majority. Such was unfortunately the case on the date in focus here, when almost 400 protesters turned out for Seattle’s first major local demonstration … Continue reading

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May 5, 1970: The UW Freeway March

On this date in 1970, Seattle hosted the first antiwar freeway march in American history. Jeff Stevens tells the local radical tale.
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February 17, 1970: SLF vs. SPD

The following story could have aptly been titled either “Chicago Echoes in Seattle” or, alternatively, “Rashomon Echoes in Seattle’s News Media.” The former potential title would allude to the story’s instigation by the provocative verdict in the Chicago Seven trial … Continue reading

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