Chicago Seed (1971)
purple & green blotters…$25/100…50¢/hit
clear lights…grey dots…$1.50/hit…$80/100…good shit…no speed…limited supply
orange sunshine…300 mics…$1.50 to $2/hit
…that organic mescaline on the north side ($2/hit) is acid cut with thorazine
Mediocre Special…fairly clean lbs in the north & northwest…$150/lb
Jamaican…far western suburbs…$225/lb…very good but very limited supply
Mexican…dynamite shit…hyde park…$190/lb
From the Rumor Mill: There are supposedly pounds of dynamite Mexican tea going for $125/lb in the northern suburbs…there might be some killer organic psilocybin on the north side.
In November We Remember
“For the IWW the month of November has a very special significance. The Haymarket martyrs those courageous pioneers of the eight-hour day movement were foully framed and put to death in November 1887. It was in November, 1915, that Joe Hill, the IWW song writer, and poet faced the firing squad in Salt Lake City for his union activities. It was in November, 1919, that the IWW logger, Wesley Everest also a veteran with a Distinguished Service medal was lynched by the minions of greed-maddened Lumber Interests of the west. November should not be a month of mourning but a month of increased activity on every industrial battle front. This year the dying words of Joe Hill, “Don’t Mourn; organize,” have added significance.” — Industrial Worker (1969)
On the eve of the 1968 DNC in Chicago The Ramparts Wall Poster reports on the revolt at Fort Hood.
More than 160 black soldiers from Fort Hood have refused to take part in riot control operations in Chicago.
The rebellion—the largest in recent U.S. military history—began Friday night at the Texas base. Approximately 100 black GIs from the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Brigade, First Armored Division, staged a sitdown demonstration to protest their orders to fly to Chicago the next day. At. 3 a.m. yesterday the Division Commander, Major General Bowles, ordered them to disperse. He was met with cries of “Fuck you!” from the men.