Tag Archives: antiwar

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!

University of Washington graduate student Russel Wills was the first Seattle citizen to refuse military induction in protest against the Vietnam War. Jeff Stevens tells Wills’s tale here at RSR.
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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.”
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October 16, 1965: Mickey Mouse Fight Club

On the date in focus here, roughly 400 protesters turned out for Seattle’s first major local demonstration against the Vietnam War, and were greeted with rather feral heckling from right-wing counter-protesters. Jeff Stevens histories you mousely.
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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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