“D.C. WITCHES Hex United Fruit,” Guardian (1969)
Last Wednesday was a rainy day in Washington, a perfect day for witches to emerge and terrorize the countryside, as the old myths go. Eleven women, looking like countless secretaries streaming through downtown office buildings on their way to lunch, took an elevator up into the building at 1511 K St. NW here, where the United Fruit offices are located. They entered a door marked Women’s room, and emerged WITCHES.
Armed with drums, a steaming cauldron of banana peels with Chiquita labels, hexes and leaflets that spoke truth, they cackled and screamed down to the sixth floor and into the United Fruit offices to spread their evil:
United Fruit makes lots of loot
By robbing the poor who picks its fruit.
Bananas and rifles; sugar and death.
War for profit; tarantulas’ breath.
United Fruit makes lots of loot,
The CIA is in its boot.
Workers unite; the dictators fall:
United Fruit perish; freedom for all!
Women March Against Racist War Research
…about a hundred of us, in witches’ costumes and war paint, armed with incense, candles and tambourines, walked over a mile thru downtown Market Street to the office of Rothschild & Raffin, the contractors building Western Medical Institute of Research. At the R & R building and also the Ferry building 2 blocks away, we cast our hex: “A hex, a hex / on Pentagon West / Rothschild and Raffin get rich on death…ibbidy, bibbidy, sibbidy sap / no more racist sexist crap…double bubble pigs in trouble / sisters joined in love and struggle.
Liberated Guardian (1971)
The following is an interview/discussion on Mayday experiences with Dana, who was involved in organizing the April 10th Women’s March on the Pentagon, and Roy, a member of the Dienbienphu Family, a group working at Columbia and on the upper west side of New York City, by three members of the LGWC (Jill, Tink and Mark) who were in Washington for Mayday, and another LGWC member (Jim) who followed Mayday from New York City.