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Remembering Legendary People’s Lawyer Len Weinglass

Cartoonist and author Seth Tobocman’s biography documents key cases in the career of the Pentagon Papers defense attorney.

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A Truthdig exclusive from the soon-to-be-released documentary “Here Come the Videofreex” shows Hoffman discussing the trial in which he and seven other activists were accused of conspiracy and inciting riots during the anti-Vietnam and countercultural protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

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10 Best Satirical Campaigns for President of the United States

They’re not much more ridiculous than the real thing, but in general they’re a lot more entertaining.

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Occupiers Have to Convince the Other 99 Percent

The occupation movement’s greatest challenge will be overcoming the deep distrust of white liberals by the poor and the working class, especially people of color.

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Abbie Hoffman Was Here

Hoffman famously said, “You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.” This was in 1989, when he was just 52, the same year that he killed himself, making everyone wonder if freedom wasn’t really just another word for nothing left to lose.

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