RAT Subterranean News, May 22-June 4, 1970


RAT Subterranean News, May 22-June 4, 1970


New Left


RAT Subterranean News was published in New York, starting in March of 1968 and was edited by Jeff Shero, Alice Embree and Gary Thiher, who had come North from Austin, Texas, where they worked on The Rag, another important underground paper. Whereas the East Village Other represented the counterculture point of view, RAT had a left political orientation. This issue covers a wide range of topics, including media and revolution; Joan Bird and Dionne Donghi; a labor walk-out at Bell Telephone in New York; the police killing of six black men in Augusta, Georgia; police killing of two students at Jackson State; street-fighting between Puerto Rican youths and police on the Lower East Side; poetry; the role of women in the labor movement; brief reports on anti-colonial struggles in Portuguese’s African colonies; corporate repression of indigenous people in Brazil; 9 days of global activism in May; revolutionary feminism; squatting; “The Woman-Identified Woman”; How to…; emergency first aid for street warfare; ads and personals; repression against marijuana advocates; letters to the editor.


RAT Subterranean News


Roz Payne


Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


May 22-June 4, 1970


underground press

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RAT Subterranean News , “RAT Subterranean News, May 22-June 4, 1970,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/718.

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