RAT Subterranean News, May 22-June 4, 1970

Title

RAT Subterranean News, May 22-June 4, 1970

Subject

New Left

Description

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.

Creator

RAT Subterranean News

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

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

Date

May 22-June 4, 1970

Type

underground press

Original Format

newspaper

Collection

Citation

RAT Subterranean News , “RAT Subterranean News, May 22-June 4, 1970,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed November 25, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/718.

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