“The law has become tyranny. The revolution therefore is the only order.”—Abbie Hoffman
On February 18, 1970 five members of the Chicago 7 were sentenced to five years in prison (the guilty verdict was reversed in 1972) for crossing state lines with the intent to incite riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Rubin penned this dispatch for the Berkeley Tribe ten hours before he was set to begin his sentence. Artwork by Greg Irons.
Caption reads: Anita Hoffman, left, wife of Chicago 7 defendant Abbie Hoffman, and Nancy Rubin, wife of co-defendant Jerry Rubin, raise clenched fists of defiance in Chicago Friday as judge-like robes burn in effigy at their feet. Sign behind the women reads “We are all outlaws in the eyes of Amerika (sic).” AP Wirephoto 1970