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Abbie Hoffman – When Jews were activists – free book download

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Download link for ‘Steal this book’ by Abbie Hoffman (Banned in the USA back in the 70’s) after the wiki quote

From Wikipedia:


Another one of Hoffman’s well-known protests was on August 24, 1967, when he led members of the movement to the gallery of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The protesters threw fistfuls of dollars down to the traders below, some of whom booed, while others began to scramble frantically to grab the money as fast as they could. Hoffman claimed to be pointing out that, metaphorically, that’s what NYSE traders “were already doing.” “We didn’t call the press”, wrote Hoffman, “at that time we really had no notion of anything called a media event.” The press was quick to respond and by evening the event was reported around the world. Since that incident, the stock exchange has spent $20,000 to enclose the gallery with bulletproof glass.


Chicago Seven conspiracy trial

Main article: Chicago Seven

Hoffman was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in anti-Vietnam War protests, which were met by a violent police response during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He was among the group that came to be known as the Chicago Seven (originally known as the Chicago Eight), which included fellow Yippie Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, future California state senator Tom Hayden and Black Panther Party co-founder Bobby Seale (before his trial was severed from the others).

Presided over by Judge Julius Hoffman (no relation to Abbie, which Abbie joked about throughout the trial), Abbie Hoffman’s courtroom antics frequently grabbed the headlines; one day, defendants Hoffman and Rubin appeared in court dressed in judicial robes, while on another day, Hoffman was sworn in as a witness with his hand giving the finger. Judge Hoffman became the favorite courtroom target of the Chicago Seven defendants, who frequently would insult the judge to his face.[6] Abbie Hoffman told Judge Hoffman “you are a ‘shande fur de Goyim’ [disgrace in front of the gentiles]. You would have served Hitler better.” He later added that “your idea of justice is the only obscenity in the room.”  Both Davis and Rubin told the Judge “this court is bullshit.”

Hoffman and four of the others (Rubin, Dellinger, Davis, and Hayden) were found guilty of intent to incite a riot while crossing state lines. At sentencing, Hoffman suggested the judge try LSD and offered to set him up with “a dealer he knew in Florida” (the judge was known to be headed to Florida for a post-trial vacation). Each of the five was sentenced to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

However, all convictions were subsequently overturned by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.


Controversy at Woodstock ….   –more from wikipedia–

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Steal this book by Abbie Hoffman (Banned in the USA back in the 70’s)

Quote from ‘Steal this Book’:

Steal This Book (1971)

  • It’s perhaps fitting that I write this introduction in jail.
    • Introduction
  • To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
    • Introduction
  • Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they’ll tell you it’s to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks.

Written by morris

February 26, 2009 at 8:53 pm

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  1. Abbie Hoffman was a hell of a man and did more than most will ever do. Whats real funny is most don’t realize the guy talking at the anti-nam rally in Forrest Gump is potraying him. He is a forgoten figure but will live on forever in the hearts of those peaceful-revolutionarys.


    March 29, 2009 at 3:19 am

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