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Pitifol Patri©ts««»...«.3 Life, Liberty, and?....„5
Preventive Politics...„.7 Mayfield Interview. ..«.<,9 Dear Rip-offers<..<,....«17
Calender ..o............ 3.0
Lawyer* s Guild.........20
K . X #P i Reviev •seeaecsoe 22
"They have the unmitigated gall to be free." Ibat is a quote frcm Penney Mayfield, a blaok woman, who answers a few questions ab aut what really happened. Then there are the pitiful patrlots who fearfuliy watch, waiting for the conmies to turn every school into an opium den, every horne into a brothel. Turn the pages to a few words on patriotism, a new patriotism, about those who are struggling to feel life, Liberty and the pusuit of happiness, written to try to earry forth the ideals of the American Revolution of >76...in hopes of buildir.g the spirit of '71* A note from the Tenanfs Union on building a proteetive organisation to help us sur-vive In this cruiabling card house. ..the RIP collective (who run a bookstore at 737 || 17th Ave, 825-7^-13) reviews a pqmpblet entitled After Pinkville; before the Boston Tea Party during a constant crusade for genocide, and now where we are at.i.rsmbling on to spring has sprung. The parks are beeoming pots of energy. . .peopel are saying, shouting, living don't tread on me. Don’t drop youi' death,on my slsters and brothers I won't be part of your- fut&ed up society, battling withdrawal Systems trying to eliminate the pig from ourselves...where our love is sometiiaes ali that can make the flowers grow. Spring a time for aaother offenoive, hassles in building that offens-ive, easier to want it together than to get it togethgrj 1 new season, an old offensive. Buildtng, falling and some of us dyisg. The mourrtains are old and stili so very new to me.
Mass Marvel


"Veli, I vent down to the demonatration to get my faii- share of abuse.'' Meaaing that I attended last Saturday's Vlctory in Viet-Kaff. rally. Thia vas sponsored by the BeverenA Cari Mclatire an a national level and locally by Beverend Victor Cteters of Eaglewood.
I had hoped to see the face of the enemy first hand} to see what kind of people vere supporting such acticn and therefore partly responsible for the continuing obscenity in Indo-China. Eowever I vas disappointed in that reapect. Except for those spo&soring the rally and a couple of American-Nazis (no shit) ali I sa.w was a 150 or so of ordinary looking, older middle-class Americana, vith some kids and teenagers for good meas ure» Most of theae people had been buased in from ali over Colorado. Conapieuous by their absence vere young adulta and minority groups, 3


These people vere supposedly motivated by the ideals of American patriotis® and christianity. In fact they were neither christians or patriots• I heard the® cheer vhen the man at the iaike said we should drop an atomi e honhb on Vicina® if necessary and utterly destroy a small peasant nation»
This was said in the nanae of Christ, a man who always had compaasion for the poor and helpless, a revolutionary who said money was thr root of ali evil and could he moved to the same anger we all feel at the social injustice of our time» Those mis-guided clowns made a mockery of all he stood for.
I also saw many flags of this country flyingj the flag I «se to honor and whieh at ane time stood for liberty and hope for people everywhere. This flag now represents to ®iIliona of third *o world peoples nothing but economic oppression and a terrible mil-itary machine used to smash every attempt at national liberation and to maintain the status quo at all costs.
The pitiful thing was that these people were sincere, they were not the real enemy. The enemy being the anes who cynicaily use these ideals to fili their pocket.s, rape the resources of the world and test their. latest theories of warfare on peasants were not to be seeru
The press reported that these demonstrators were heekled by a group of anti-war protesters. They mst have expected some-thing becausetthey were gaurded by 35-^0 of Denver's ugliest pork-ers, with a paddy wagon to boot. Most of the heckling came from the Street people who had just been attracted by the free side show and eould not help but laugh at the bullshit run down. There were a few Yipple theatre artists» Myself and a few others from P.N.S. (who went to pass out copies of the People's Peace Treaty and attempt to rap seriuoslvwith these people) and a group of. of VietNam Veterans Against The Var were the only ones who had palnned a protest of this. I nrust plead guilty however to join-ing in the Pish cheer when the raarch began. The Vets stood silently showing pictures of some of the atrocities commited in the name of democracy. They alone vould have shown any onlookers what a farce the whole rally was.
I left to the sound of an unending prayer for victory, at least it was an informative day.
Jim D


What is a patriotic American? Hixon, Agnew, the generals, the big businessmen, and the heads of many schools say that patriotisni means supporting vhatever the people in pover are doing. The people in power will say it is unpatriotic to eriticlze the capitalist economy which runs on the principle that one person's right to make moriey is more important than another person’s right to the essentials of life such as food, housing, medicine and education* They have a slck idea that patriotism menas keeping things the vay they are. They say we should support the war in VietNam«
The only really decent meaning patriotis» has is ali pover to the people. This is the new patriotism. It means setting things straight so that the needs of the people inside this country are met. It means supporting ali struggles of liberation; votnen, gay, black> brovn, poor white, vorkers, children, service-people etc, whether they are national or International. The ;■(. patriots include those people and more vho are fightlng for eharige, for revolution. The rulers of this countjy donH like any of us.
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King George dicta’t like the revolutionaries of hia time eitber. A revolution was. started here ia 1776 based an the idea that life, liberty and the pursuit cf happineas of the people or the American solonies was more important than money for the jBritish companies or govenment. We don*t overlook the sericeos iShorfccoalngs of that revolution. For example they wer mostly |white men who did not view Incilans, blacks or vomen as full hu-iaan beings.
As far back as 1787 Benjamin Rush said, The American war is over, but this is far the case of the American Revolution.
On the contrary, nothing but the first act of the great drama is closed." He realiaed that stili many changes were to be made.
The iiistory of the United States since the first revolution is a mixture of good and bad. It has been deeply stained by the oppression of the black and red by the white, tbs feciale by the; mole, and the common by the rich. But there is also some-thing r,oble~ saany good people trying to live decent day-to-day lives, and the struggle many people fought against those in power when they have raade a raockery of the best revolutionary valuedi We claita those who have ereated a radical undercurrent as our heroes and as the real patriots in United States history. Daughter's of the American Revolution prepore for the Second Corning.
In the last issue of P.N.S. I wrote an article called -Food For the Tsking” whieh turned out to be a 3ericius mistake. After the article was printed I talked to a sister who is a waitress, and she explained that in most resturants the waitress wili have to pay for whatever you rlp-off. She can get in, a lot of trouble and possibly be fired for the cockroach trick. This practice of penaltzing the waitress is unlawfuX although it seldom fails to stop the managemsnt frosa screwiag over it’s ezployees. If I had known this I nerer would have vritten the article. I sia» cerely atpologise to any waitreseea or waiters who have had to pay becanse of my article. I hope people vili read this and scrap the resturant rip-off. F0TOER TO THE WCRKERSJ


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FACT— the pclitical structure of Benver is controlled by the groupof men who inhabit 17th Street. (Benver*s Wall Street)
FACT — the needs of the people aiways come second to the interes ts of those men<,
FACT- not ali the people in our government are fools or lackeys} they are outgunned by the pover brokers»
FACT 8*B® the people of Denver are not going to overthrow the Benver power structure in.the foresee&ble future*
QUEST10N -
How do ycu proteet the people?
The Tenantfs Unions* answer is three-fold. One: Educate the people as to their present rights and expand those rights and proteetions. Two: Form alliances vith those dis&ffeeted and progressive elernents in the govermsent to gain informat ion and leverage against' the pover hol&ersi Three: Build a strong broad based community allaince uniting. ali class and economlc groups around real horne issues such as housing, unemplQyment,. police, en* vironment and di s erimi nat i on*
The first arm of the TU program requires involveraent with politicians of both parties (currently only one but ve won* t nit pick). At the present time ve have spoken to. tvo councilman candidate s vho are rurming in Mst.rict Ten (Capitol Hili) and we have' 7


sent a letter to an at large candidate, Linden Bine who is involved' in the real estate trade» The purpose of these discussione has been to confront the candidates with the problenis of our eornmunity. We analyze their reactionsj measuring their concern by the feelings and awareness they projeet.
Our aim is to establish a working relationship with several fcouncilmen to gain info on City hall manuveurs and to beconse ad-voacates of reform beneficiai to the people.
In the:state leglslature we have been working with Reps. Kopel, Horst and Valdez on a series of bilis dealing with the Tenant*s right to vithhold rent to repair severe violations of the housing code,to have damage depositis placed in escrow which would draw interest and a bili which would require an an inventory of the con-ditions of the dwelling before the tenant takes possession.
We were contacted by the research arm of the state leglslature and asked for Information ahout our experience with the landlord’s lien section of the Federal Entry and Detainer statute. A bili re-stricting landlord's lien to motels and hotels has since been introduced by Rep. Galagher.
In the second area we have been investigating Metro Denver Fair Housings actions (or lack of them). We are forming working arrangements with the action centers, legal Services, the above-ground media, KRMA, Cervis Journal, Health and Hospitals, the Assesment- Division and a meeting has been arranged with the housing director of Welfare.
Ia the third area we are working with the Capitol Hili Con-gress, the American Indian Movement and the whole spectrum of move-ment groups. The Capitol HiU Street Sheet is put together in our office every Wednesday at noon. (drop by) We write two columns for Chinook and P.NoS. and we continue to do housing eounseling.
The reason for today’s article on the TU is to let you know what we are doing, how we can help you and more importantly far us to ask for people who are villing to work with the TO as a housing counselor, organizer or general-do-everything-worker. We need your critlclsms and suggestions in order to better serve the comas-unity.
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among the items taken in the raid. When the police were confronted withthis discrepancy they said that they were ndstaken and scrry. Substantial damage was done to the raided house. Almost every fclack Mayfield in Denver and their families had been subjeeted to planned police terror tactics. David Mayfield, now in the County Jail, is charged with attenrpted murder, assault, and conspiracy on both counts, Butch Mayfield is charged with illegal carrying of a weapon and is out on bond. The Mayfield family got a restraining order against the Denver Police Department to prevent fur-ther harrassment. Purther legal actions a-gainst the police are being considered.
Butch Mayfield, 2h, was drafted in 1966 and lost a leg just belcw the hip in Vietnam in 1967. Since then he and his wife, Penny, and their k 2/3 children have been living off 60% to IOO50 disability payments from the army. His trlal for illegal carrying of a weapon is now scheduled for May 3^d and he is being represented by a public defender.
Following is an interview conducted by PNS with Butch and Penney a week after the raid,
Quest,—Did your brot.her shoot a shotgun at the police car?
Butch—Well, I haven’t talked to him cause he's stili in Jail, but I don’t think so cause if he was that close he probably wouldn't have missed altogether and they haveitf t had any of those pjrctures in the papers shoving holes in the car. So I don't think so.
Quest,--Why don't you Just teli what hap-pened?
Butch—X was in bed and it was about l:co, they called up, my sister called me up and said my brother had been Jumped on. While they were talking someohe screaaed out over there that he had been shot. So I jumped up and took my piece and got in my car and vent on down there. When I got down there this Mexican pig stop-ped me. He said, "Where are you. golng?" I said, "Over to my sistens house.'' He said, "No you ain't." He said, "Let me see your car keys.” I said, "I lost them." And so I started walking to-


war&s my sister' s and he grabbed me and threw me up against the car and then he went and looked in the car while the other one was sesrching me. He found the piece, it was on the seat or on the floor. Then they took me down and said they were taking me down for coneealed weapon.,.so they took me down...it wasn't concealed, so they put me in for illegal carrying of a weapon. That next day about 12:30 Penney had gotten me out on bond.
Penney - A hundred dollars.
Butch - Then when I came horne I found out that they had picked Emi e up (Butch's little brother) right outside the house, They had Jump-ed on David (another Mayfield brother) and they had also varnped on the house (hia mother's house).
PNS -How did this whole thing start?
Why did you get called over there? Butch - The pigs vere jumping on my brother. They were beating the shit out of hisn PNS - Do you know vhy?
There had been a family argument and the pigs had gone over there to arrest him and they started
feelitsg there oats and beating bim up, feeling powerful. That' s how it ali got started, Then after they picked me up and I had the weapon, then they cafrled it a little bit further, that’s when they merged on the house.
PNS - Why did they go to your mother's house? a
Butch - Cause this is where ali the brothers be congregating.
PNS - when were you called to your brother's?
Butch - The l6th, Tuesday, I was picked up about l:15»m.
PNS - When did they come to your mother'3 house?
Butch - Later on that saate mornlng about 8:00 or 8:30. .My nieces were going to school when they were stopped by the policeman with his piece out and they were aeking questions like who is in the house. Well, one of my nieces, as soon as she saw them juaap out of the car with the piece, she liat it up.
PNS - She what?
gateh - didn't wait arOund, she dashed. The other one was questioned. Sc then they went back horne and said the pelice


â– were there and what they were doing. So Ernie and tbls brother nsaied Archie decided they vould valk my little nieces to sehool to Jceep them from belng horrassed. They vere stppped oiitside the house and Ernie and Archie were arrested and toid that there was going to be a raid on the house and they were coming in shooting. Before anyone knew what was going on there was about a whole battalion of pigs. Pigs in the baekyard, pigs in the alley, pigs up and down the Street, pigs on the roof, pigs on the garage, pigs in cars, pigs ali over. The said it looked like a pig circus, a parade. They never go to my mother's house with less than 15 pigs. Pigs in the back yard, pigs in the alley, pigs up and down the Street, pigs on the roof, pigs on the garage, pigs in cars, pigs all over.
They said it looked like a pig circus, a parade. They never go to my mother's house with less than 15 pigs. " a circumstance, like this I cah imagine it could possibly have been 100.
PNS - What happened then?
Butch - Oace they got there, the pigs just started being pigs. Threatening lives of people, trylng to show the’r power. Try-ing to instigate people ir. o resisting them so they could haye a reast . to really get and
down like atrue pig. Some ne was sleeping MajjjflBD-d
on the couch on the floor aad they threw the gun to his head, "Don't move or we''ll kill you.!’ Then they j started really vandalizing the house, tearing shit up. It was- j n't a search, it was Just plain, unadulterated vandalism. The Public Defender's office has pictures. They were cutting pictores off the vall, tearing paneling off the wall, cutting heat-; ing ducts. You can*t e all it anything else l-ut vandalism. That! is what it was..... They were trylng to pr.ovoke a shootout. The; had shotguns pointed at everybody. It' s the aame kind of shit they do in Vietnam, As a matter of fact, on .& mass scale, they treat the people of Vietnam with a hell of a l.ot more respect than they do here. Say a battalion of BI's emerge on a small village. They are at leaat toid to treat these people'nicely. It’3 only when you get solid, confirmea pigs that you run into something like My Lai. But then again you tai:e the forces and


they* re run by pigs. They1 ie doing the same thing here, they* re creating a war situation. To obtain law and order® If you look at the way they did it, there vas no ofder ab out it, and it vas damned sure against the law* It wasn* t for law .and it wasn? t done In order, it vas J$st done iike pigs# When you look at it, the only difference between Viet nam and America is that Vi et nara has the VC.
Penney **. And the VC have guns.
PNS - How did you get in the army?
Butch - Drafted.
Penney - Shanghaied.
Butch - Kidnapped.o•«#« The only way you can teli a pig, a pig offieer, is that they act like pigs, they smell like pigs, they sound like pigs, and they1re where you can usually find sorne pigs. It*s a description of an attitude, the way somebody is® When you call someone a pig itrs cause they act like one® If humans vere rurming this society it would tend more to create humans thaa it. vquld. to create pigs. But with pigs running this society it gives more to cre^ing more * pigs than humans. You find som^^as&st pigs on every level. Some .are pigs and know it and some ai'e pigs. and donft know it® And some of them don11 want to be pigs but they tolerate the pigs anci they come in handy to rnaintain the pigs1 systema You encourage people to be pigs at the same time you use peerple as an example, if you*re not a pig here*s what you*re going to get.*®*. If fbey can make you scared of the stlck they 'can make you sit.down and listen to them. But if youfre not. scared of the stick, what they got to say ain*t shit. The only reason they could bust in my' mama*s house is cause they has so daran many guns® They had so many guns and they was willing like a pig to use them. What made ohera get out of Laos? laus e they got their ass kioked. The same reason they don*t dare invade China or North Vietnam i.s the same reason they can invade the black cocmu&Lties around the country.
They want to make this more apparent to white people than to black people. White people are in a position to bring ab out a h<- to thi3 system more than blacks® This is wfay Kennedy was killed® It was used as en eixample agairst white people® This 13


Is why Martin Luther «uu.g »ais kilied. It vas'use4 as an example against ali justice loving pennis. Thls is why Robert Kenaedy was killed.
PHS - What! s it .gb3.ng to take to get Rustice loving people in America to the same level as the VC?
Penney - The same thing that brought the VG to that level.
PUS - What' s that?
Penney - The only way to get people to that potat, like the Vietnam-ese and the Algerlaas, they shoved oppression down their throats till they couldn’ t swallorw no more. They shoved degradation down their throats> they exploited them till there wasn’t nothing left to exploit. The only thing left to do was to give the Algerians hack their country. Just like the only thing to do now is to give the Vietna&ese nation back to the Vietnamese people..... You have people who..are dedicated to lies, who are dedicated to fos-tering a phony situation. Phonies hreed phonies like reals breed reals. And as long as you have portant and necesaary facet of every Citizen in a country aa hig as thia cane, you’re go-ing to have to put up with ali the lies they put out. When ve hegin to look for justice in a world full of injustice, you*re out of order. Who said something about social prae-tlce heing the criteria of the truth? That’ s what'a done.
Injustice is the way of life in America. Raciam is the way of life. Anything else is different. It's not the way thinga are supposed to be, The social practice is injustice. It is racism. It is exploitation. That is dealing with reality. When people get tired of that reality, when people get tired of that social practice, that social prae-tiee will change.
PMS - What is the social practice of the Mayfield family that causes them to get the kind of treatment they get?
Penney - Well, they* ve get the nerve, the unmitigated gall to be free. They think what they think, they feel what they feel, they are not firced or coerced into acknowledging a false superiorlty.


They do not feel the pig is superior to themin any way. That does not mean that they feel that they are superior. They sim-ply feel that the pig is certainly not superior, and they act on it.
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The attack on the Mayfield family is nothing new to Denver's or America's black and brown communities. All of America's oppressed and poor know that a "pig is a pig" from generations of experience. In the last five years or so, however, significant numbers of young whites, many who come from affluent backgrounds, are finding themselves victims of police attacks. As next week's interview shows, this lack of both intellectual and gut-level experience can resuit in avoidabjfl beatings, jail terms, etr, ce>nf.


PNS will be publishlng accounts of busts in Denver so people can become familiar with.. thfr. tactics of Denver pigs and learn from the ntis.ta.kes and experiences of others. We hope to publish discussione that will lead â–  to a coordinated response that will be rapidXy developed and implemented. So if any of you or your friends has had an experience which others can learn from, call PNS and let the people know. (333-7875)
Mr« Natural has iufomed us that Richard Milhouae Kixon is proud ouner of telephone credit card mather: S65-1414-Q32-Q
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CALENDAH
MARCII 31 - APRIL 15
WEDNESDAY
8:00- Talk fTthe Ego and Ereedomt} by Babananda, founder of the Tri-L-Yoga Union, at DFU, l8th&Sherman
THURSDAY
9:00 A.Mo lfFit for a Purpose1’ The Architecta art and its affect on human life; the structural appro&ch to bullding, Channel 6o
2:30- Children: Roses or Thorns, ”Chil& Abuse’■ Hov extensive is child abuse in today* s socieiy. Why do parents abuse their children? by Dr« Kenry Ketape, GU Med Center, prof. of pediatrics, channel 6o
3:00- !,Fit for a Purpose51 conte
8;00-rMcLuhan and Magic” by Jack Riehards, editor of Do It: Yocations for Soeial Chairige, at DFU, l8th. Sh.erman raiDAY
7:30- hann Meyers and Bili Purdue, Denver* s young myoral candidatos, vili have a discus sion at DFU,presente& by PRS and Chinook®
8:00- The Paris Feaee Talks: An Eyewitness Account by Franklln Stelner, one of a group of businessraen vho vent to Paris to gain s orne first hand knowledge of the taXks« 2332 Clarkscn
8:15- Laura Nyro at the Deriver Auditorium The&tre
SATURMY
Hothing we know of, see you in the parki
"TUESDAY
Ali Day~ Wyoming Resturant Convention
8:00- Talk ««.The Baha' i Plan for World Peace Through Religion by Seymour Weinberg, an able exponent of the Bahari view-point, DFU, l8th Sherman.


WEDKESDAY
8:00- Arock concert by ,fUncXe Samw reconasended at DFU THUftSDAY
Ali Day- Alternative Education Conference for Deaver Area Stu-s dents designed to demonstrate alternatives to present education system.•.speakers, fiIras, workshops, oa rights survival, hs press,relevancy. Hegistration: $2 DFU 8:00- Outstanding High School Docuraentary Film, free DFU FRXDAY
AXI Bay- continuation of Altemative Education Conference o:00- ,f Interpretation: Black” A live performance by Model Citiea Cultural Center resi&ents1 theairieal group. Not just a play, --not a play at ali, in faci, but theatre vith a bite. Denver Free U.
BUNDAY
6:00-
7:00-
8:00-
10:00-
MOTOAY
7:00-
Dmitri ShostakovLch, Russia's greatest living composer is the subject of this 3 ov j,e t - produc e d documentary. Channel six.
?,The Boy and the Turtle” concerning a mexican boy who discovers an ancient Mayan rel&e in the sea and becornes torn betveen selling it for vealth or protccting his heritage from profiteers.
Cap Stevens at the Denver Auditorium Theatre f!Jazz at Tanglevood: Judy Collins and Don Eliis” some of the best.
8:30-
H Environmental Hot Line” takes a look. at transportat ion— by b i cycle, bus and kayak. Reps of Bicycles Now discus s this program and its purposes. Gurrent pians regarding the regional transportation district will be explored, ai well as the city takeover of the tramway* A film to be enjoyed on kayaking will be shown. Channel 6
”Last of the Res Hot Loyers” which we have no idea of what itfs about, at the Auditorium theater.


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In Denver, Boulder, and the rest of Colorado, The National Lawyers Guild is presently organi zing on several fronts, in the hopes of offering more of our Services to the movement (frons po-lice harassment case3 to major political trials). The Guild is seeking an office in Denver and a qualified organizer. The office is to provide a centralized point for local movement lega! defense and is to be staffed by para-legal organizers, law student s; and lavyers. The organizer is needea to handle the day-to-day requlrements of coordlnating legal defense > gathering more attorney support and essentially building a strong radica! legal organization to provide a lega! check on the powers-that-be*
On Saturday March 6 the Guild sponsered a Studente Rights Confer en e e from lOam-^pm at the Denver Free Uni ver sit y* The objective was not only to define existing lega! rights of stu-dents, but also to fumish a forum for ways and means of organ-izing in ali schools. Qn Saturday February 2? the Guild sponsor ed a Military Law Conference at the Uhiversity of Denver Law Center. This was primarily devcted to legal problems of people in the military who wish to voice their opposition to that institui ion*
In July, the local Colorado Chapter will host the National Convention of the Guild. It wiil be held in Bcrulder at CU and bring in- approximately 1,000 of the nations radica! lawyers, law studente, and para-legal workers. We are hoping that the Convention will not only help to organize the local Guild chapter but can be fully integrat ed with the Movement here. Tenta-tive scheduling c&lls for a 1 day session devoted; to the Chicano movement and a 1 day session on Womenfs rights. As anyone who has been involved in a convention is avare, a lot of time and 2Q effort raust go into administering it, thus the Guild is looking


for people interested in helping. Further info vili be forth-coming as the Convention dravs near.
In conjuncti.on with the peoples' Defense Committee, the Guild is tentatively planning a seminar for training para-legal workers. Although stili very tentative. hopefully Guild lavyers will train interested people in the legal aspects of landlord-tenant relations. criminal procedures, and many other areas.
The objeetive is that' the para-legal could vork to organize legal defenses in fneir field or interest, i.e. mass busts, dope busts, and provide the necessary connectlon betveen movement people in legal hassles and Guild lavyers willing to help.
Finally, althought the Guild now does the majority of the politieal trials in Colorado, it is haphazard. Thus by estab-lishing a legal defense structure the Guild is hoping not only to serve the movement but to acquaint more lavyers vith the nature of the legal systero with vhich they vork and to join us in the struggle to radically alter that system.
Colorado Chapter National Lavyers Guild
Opening soon in Park Hili vili be a paperback cooperative bookstore where one can go and browse, order boeks not in stock and get a cup of coffee. It vili be located at 23rd a»d Dexter. They have incorporated and hqpe to attract a nuaber of $10 mem-berships to bring the bookstore into being by April. For more Information eall Buzzy ab 333-03^8 or Joyce at 399-785^»
Marshals are urgentiy needed for ralites and demonstrations beginning April 3rd. We vili go through a one evening training program together and form core-groups that will act together at demonstrations. For morer.information call: 277-0762 or Mf3 791$°
Any bands, folksingers or any other assorted entertainers are requested to eontaet People*s News Service concerning summer con-certs in the parks. Please call 333-7875


tf AFTSR FINKVILLE» BY NGAM CHOMSKY
After Pinkville is a twelve page essay vhich was first . publlshed in the Kev York Review of Bcoka in 1370., In case you donf t recall .,TPinkvillel! is the name U*S. forces applied to MyLai k, or SongMy® Lt* Villi am C&lley *..has just been onvicted ©f the smr&er @r 2$ 0f " PinkviUe citizens. Chom-
sky’ s purpose in the essay is to remind us how far America Is wiUing to go in or der to have itfs ovn way in Vietnam.
In order to really understand American efforts in Viet-nam It is necessary to recognize the facts of American racisia and icrperialisrc. Those two.words.are really hardfor us. to swallow because we believe ve have outgrown racism and imper— ialism* After all> our Revolutionary War was a war agalnst Iroperialism, right? And our Civil War vas a var agalnst racism, right? That is vhere our public educatioh left us on •those two questions* The fact is that if American history vas actually anti-racist and ahti-imperialist then America vould stili be located in the vicini tyof James t ovn® Amer-icans have always been willing to use milttary and econoraic pover to control territory occupied by otber' peoples (larper-ialism) and they have always■ justifica their actions by say~ ing that the conquered peoples vere inferior and needed America1 s guidance (racism)® Eliminate slavery of black people and wars against Indi an s and Mexieans and what is left of American history? Jamestovn*
The thernes of racism and inrperialism stand out sharply in the history of American involvement in Asia® We have


alvay3 regar&ed the .Pacific area as our territory. Xb the last thlrty years we have fought Japanese, Koreaas, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambedians and Laotlons io assert our will in Asia. What we are doing in Vietnam now fits nicely into the fabric of American history. After World War II when America did not inherit China as it hoped to, the rhetoric beeame anti-eommunism, but the actions were stili racist and iraper-ialist, Chomsky discusses the American determination to " stabili ze" Asia. He quotes Dean Aoheson, Secretary of State, "It is not only the threat of direct military attaek which must he 'considered, but also the conquest by default, by pressure,by subversion, by neutralism..
rfhe United States has trled every iniaginable method to maintain a.pro-American regime in Saigon. No method works. While this is being written, a radio news report says that 38 U.S. helicqpters were shot down over Laos just on Saturday. "Vietnamization" is getting ereamed li miles into Laos. There is one power America has and American history suggests that power might be exereised. The amount of material and human destruction caused by US hornis and artillery in Vietnam, Cam-bodia and Laos is almost beyond belief1 The American strategy that one hears most about these days is 1 policy of "urban-ization" is when you homb the country side so often that peo-ple have to move to cities to survive. In the cities American planners hope the people can he controlled by the Saigon regime. In the process Vietnameze society and many of it*s people will have been destroyed. THE WGRLX5' S MOST ADVANCED SOCIETY HAS FOUND THE ANSMB TO THE PEOPLE»S WAR; ELIMINATE THE PEOPLE.
That prospect is terrifying and depressing, but we have no time to be depressed. , We must work. Chomsky closed the essay with this admonitlon, "Continued mass actions, patient explanatior, principaled resistance may be boring, depressing, But those who program the B-52 attacka and the paeifiefation exercises are not bored, and as long as they continue in their work, so must we."
the RXP Collective


LONG AGO THE ASCIENT ONES TOLD US TEAT THIS VOULD BE.
THE WHITE MAH VOULD KHL THE SPUO1 0? TRE PEOPIffi,
AND TAKE IT TO A FAR PLACE,
BUT ASTER A VHILE 3T VOULD COME BACK AGA1R,
IT VOULD BE BOp AGAIH.
IN TIME A NEW SPIR3T VOULD COME INTO THE VORLD ABD WE SHQULB LOOK FOR IT.
LIKE THE RAINDROPS GATHERHC- IN THE CLOUDS 0? SPRHGTIME SO VOULD THE 3PIRIT COME TO A TRIRSTY LAND B i DYING PEQPLE.
LET II GROW\ LEE IT GRCMl THIS LIGHT YOU MUST FIBD.
WHEN YOU SEED FOR YOUR VISION ON TRE MOOREABKOP YOU WILL BE TOLD HOV TO H â– 
FOR IT WHL BE SOOTING SO BIG B NONDWUL THAT IN IT ALL PEOPLES OF S WORLB §1 FBD SBMEP. ABD IN THAT DAY A j' TRE LITTLE 0TBCLE3 WILL COME UNDER THE BIG CIRCLE OF UNDBSTANDBG AND UNITY
THE RAINBCW IS 1 SIGN W TBAT WEICH IS IN 88 TRINGS IT IS A SIGN OF THE UNION OF ALL TRE PEOPLES LIKE ONE BIG FAMILY,
STO S VISION. BECCME i WASRIOR OF THE milMi B 33? In LET IT GRCWl


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2 Piti:f"ul Pa.triots •••••••• 3 Life, Liberty, and? •••• Preventive Politics ••••• ? Mayfield Interview •••••• 9 Dear •••••••• 17 Calender ••••••••••••••• l8 Lawyer's Guild ••••••••• 20 R.I.P. Review •••••••••• 22 "They have the unmitigated gall to be f'ree." That is a quote i'rom Penney Mayfield, a black woman, who answers a few questicns ahout what really happened. Then there are the pitiful patriots who fearfulJ.y watch, v.'a.iting f'or the comm:lt?s to turn every school into an opium den, every home into a brothel. Turn the pages to a few words on patriotism, a new patriotism, about those vho are struggling to :feel life, liberty E.nd the pusuit of happiness 1 w.ci tten to try to carr:r forth the ideals of the Revolution of' '76 ••• in hopes cf the spirit of '71. A note from the Tenant's Union on building a protect:i.ve Ol'ganization to belp us sur vive in this crumbling card hou.se ••• the RIP coD.ective (who run a bookstore at 737 E. 17th Ave, 825-7413) reviews a entitled After Pinkvtlle; before the Boston Tea Pa..-.oty, durip.g a COnstant crusade for genocide 1 and nOW Where We are at ••• rambling on to spring ha.s sprung. The parks ru-e becoming pots of energy ••• peopel are saying; shouting, living don't tread on me. Don't drop your death,on my sisters and brothers, I won't be part of your :f'uTithdrawal systems trying to elilllinate the pig :f'l-om ourselves ••• where our love is sometimes all that cau make the f'lowers gro"''. Spring a time for another of'fensivE':, hassles in building that offens ive, easier to want it together than to get it a new season, an old offensive. Bill.lding, f'alling and some of us dying. The mou.>1tu.ins are old and still so very new to me. Hass Marvel

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PITIFIJL PATRIOTS " Well, I went do•,;n to the demonstration to get rr;y f'a.i:. r;hs.r<:: of s.buse . '' loi:ean:lng that I e.ttended last Saturday! s Victo:;;-y in V.i.""tNrun l'ally. T'ais was sponsored by the Reverend Carl Mcintire o n a mrtional level a...'!1d locally by Reverend Victor Gea'rs of llln$1ewood . I had hoped to see the fe.ce of the enemy first hand; to see what kind of people were supporting such action a.'ld therefore responsible for the continuing obscen.:tty in Indo-China. Hm>ever r ''as disappointed in tha t respect. Except for those s-ponsoring the rally and a couple of (no shit) all I saw was a 150 or so of o.rdina.r:r J..c
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4 These people were supposedly motivated by the ideals of American patriot:!.sm and cl"J.Tistianity. In fact they were neither christians or patriots. I heard them cheer when the man at the mike said we should drop an atolllic bomb on Vietnam if' necessary and utterly destroy a small peasant nation. . This was said in the name of Christ 1 a man who always had compassiolil for the poor and helpless, a revolutionary who said money was thr root of al.l evil and could be moved to the same anger we a.llfeel at the social injustice of our time. Those misguided clowns made a mockery of all he stood for. I also saw many flags of this country flying; the flag I use to honor and which at one time stood for liberty and hope for peo ple everyWhere. Th:l.s flag now represents to millions of third 'c' world peoples nothing but economic oppression and a terrible military machine used to smash every attempt at national liberation and to ma:f.ntain the status quo all costs. The pitiful thing was that these people were sincere, they were not the real enemy. The enemy being the ones who cynically use these ideals to fill their pockets) rape the resources of the world and test their latest theories of warfare on peasants v7ere not ho be seen. The press reported that these demons:\;rators -were by a group of anti-war protesters. They must have expected something becausei;t.hey were gaurd.ed 1)y 35-40 of DenYe!'1 s ugliest pork ers, with a paddy wagon to boot. Most of' the heckling came from the street people who had just been attracted b y the free side show and could not help but laugh at the bullshit rllii dmm. T'nere were a few Yippie theatre artists. and a few others from P.N.S. (who went to pass out copies of the People's Peace Treaty and attempt to rap ser1uoslywith these people) and a group of of VietNam Veterans Against The Har were the only ones who had palnned a protest of this. I lllllst pJ.ead guilty however to joining in the Fish cheer when the march began. Tne Vets stood silently showing pictures of some of the atrocities commited in the name of They alone would have shown any onlookers what a farce the whole rally was. I left to the sound o:r .an une:ud.iug prayer for victory 1 at least it was an informative day. J"im D.

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'T patriotism. I t means setting things stra:tght so that the needs of the people inside !Jhis country are met. It means supporting all struggles of liberation; women, gay, -black, brown, poor white, workers, children, servicepeople etc, -rrhether they are national or_ international. 'l'he .c patriots include those people and more "Who are :fighting for change , for revolution. The rulers of this counw don ' t like any of u.s. 5

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King George didn't lik e the revolutionaries of bia t ime eithero A revolution ''as started here in 1776 b.lBe ;omen as full human beingso As far back as 1787 Benjamin Ru.sh said, 1 ' The American war is over, but this i s fa.r the case of the .o'wlerican Revolution . On the contrary, nothing but the first act o :C' the great drama is closed." He realized that still many changes were to be mad.e. Tne history of the United States since the first rev olution is a !!dxt\lre of good and bad. It has deeply stained by the oppression of the black a.11d red. by the white, the feruale by the and the common by the rich, Bu t there is also so;ne thing n ol 1lemany good people trying to live decent dayto-day live:>, and the struggle many people j"'ouglrt aga:l.nst. those i n power when they have rJade a m ockery of the best !'evolutionary values, Fe claim those 1d10 have created a radi!!cl undercurrent as our heroe s and as the real patriots in United States M.story. D a.u.ghter ' s of the American Revolution prepare for tLe Secon.J . Colci.ng . :Cn the last issue of P.N.S. I wrote an article called ' T oo:i For the Te.k:!.ng" >Thich turned out to b e a serious mi:;;take . 1\:rter the a:rtJcJ.e wa..'l printed I t alked to a sister who is n wai tres;., 1 and she explcdned that in m ost resturants the w::rl:c resJ will have to pay :for whatever you rip-off. She can get i a. lot of trou.ble and possibly be fired for the cockroach trick. 'l1hia practic e of :penalizing the waitress is unlawful although it seldom fails to stop the fre>.:n screwing over it's employees. Lf I had known this I never would have "'-ritten the article. I sin cerely apologize to any waitresses w..ite:.:s w h o have had to 1Jay 6 because of m;y article. I hop e people '1-iill read this and the resturant :rip-c:ff. HlltiER TO 'l'RE WCRKEf\8

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fACT--che :political structure of Denver is controlled by the groupof rr,.en uho inhaoit 17th street. (Denver's 'da.1l Street) fACT ..... th<.> neeo_s of the aJ.;;ays come second to i.r.E inter ests of those wen. FACT _.. net all the people in onr government are fO•.Il s ox -they are oto.tgu:1.11ed by the power brokers. fACT -the people of Denver a.re nut going to overt:t.:row the Denver po-wer structure in.the foreseeable future, QUESTION-Ho\v do you the people? T'he Tenant 1 s Unions' ansi,'eL three-fold. One: Educate th{ people as to Lheir present and ex:uand those rights and I.>rotections. 'l'wo: Fo;:rn alliances '-'ith those disaffected and pro g:ressi ve eJ.er.1ents in the goverr. l r,cd , t o gain tnfor ma.t:Lon and 1everage aga:l.nst. the power hoJ .ders, 1'hree: Bui.ld a strong broad bas eel comm<.mi ty a}.1aince uniting alJ. <::lass a.."!d economic: groups around real ilome lssues such ar.> bousing, unerrrp1oymen t , rolice, vironment and discrimination. .fj_ :cs t arm of the 'l'cJ :prog.rar; i.nvolv eraen t with polt ticians of botb parties ( only C}:.te but \{t" \:en 1 t nit :piek) 't A t the present time we }J::lve opoken t c ' ccunci:;_man can.:.. dicl.atef; vno are n.mn:i.ng in District 'l'en ( Cap:it.ol HHJ) 'tn d we have 7

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8 sent a letter to an at large candidate, Linden Blue who is involved ' in the real estate trade. The purpose of these discussions has bee n to con:front the candidates with the problems c f our community. We a..l'lalyze their reactions; measuring their concern b y the feelings and awareness they project. Our aim is to establish a working relationship vith several councilmen to gain info on c:i.ty hall manuveurs and to become ad voacates of'reform beneficial to the people. In the' state legislature we have bee n working with Reps. Kopel, Horst and Valdez on a series of bills dealing w"it h the Tenant's right to rent to repa5.r severe violations of the housing code,to have damage depositis placed in escrow which >muld draw interest and a bill which would require an an inventory of the conditions of the dwelling before the tenant takes possession. We were contacted by the research arm of the state legislature asked for information abm1t our experience the landlord's lien section of the Federal Entry and Detainer statute . A bill re stricting landlord's lien to motels and hotels has since been introduced by Rep. Galagher. In the second area we have been investigating Metro Denver Fair Housines actions ( o r lack of them). We are form:lng workinF arrangements with the action centers, legal services , the aboveground media, KRMA, Cervis Journal, Health and Hospitals, the Assesment-Division and a meeting has been arranged 'i-iii..h the housing director of Welfare. Ill the third area we are worY...ing with the Capitol Hill Con gress, the AmeriCUL"l Indian Movement and the whole spE:cthJ.m of move ment groups. The Capitol Hill Street Sheet is put together in our office every Wednesday at noon. ( dro:p by) We write t"IO columns :for Chinook and P .N. S. and . we cont:hme to do housing c:ounseling. T'ne reason for today' s article on the 1'U is to let you kno'W what we are doing, how we can help you al'ld mor e inrJ?Ort.ant1 y for us to ask for people who are willing to work with the TU aa a housing counselor, organizer or general-do-evel'ything-worker. We need your criticisms and suggestions in order to better se.J:ve the comm unity. Something is Moving Capitol Union

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among the items taken in the raid. When the pollee were confronted with'this discrepancy they said that they were mistaken and sorry. Substantial damage was done to the raided house. Almost every black Mayfield :l. n Denver and their falDilies had been subjected to planned :police terror tactics. David Mayfield, nm• in the County Jail, is charged with attempted murder, Msault, and conspiracy on both counts. Butch Mayfield; isc,chargedWltth.,illegal carrying of a weapon and is out on bond. The Mayfield famiJ.y got a restraining order against the Denver Police Department to prevent ther harrassment. legal actions against the :police are being considered. Butch Mayfield, was drafted in 1 96 6 and lost a leg just belmr the hip in Vietnam in 1967. Since then he and his Penny, and their 4 2/3 children have been living off 60% to lOO% disability payments from the army. His trial for i1legaJ. carry1.ng of a weapon is now scheduled for May 3rd and h e i s being represented by a public defender. Following is an i.nterview cond.ucted by PNS v.rith Butch and Penney a wee k after the raid, Quest.--Did your brother shoot a shotgun at the polj.ce car"? Butch--Well, I haven't taJJ
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ward.s my sister's and he grabbed me and threw me up against the ca.r and then he w e n t and looked in the car while the other one was searching me. Re found the piece, it was on the seat or on the floor. '!.'hen they took me dmm arid said they we.re taking me dcnm for concealed wea.pon ... r>o they took me down ••• it wasn't concea.J.ed , so they put me in for illegal carrying of a weapon. That next day about 12:30 Penney had gotten me out on bond. PNS -How much was the bond? Penney -A hundred dollars. Butch Then when J. came home I found out that they had picked Ernie up (Butch' s little brother) right outside the house. They had Jurap e d on David (another Mayfield bro-. ther) and they had aJ .so vamped on the house (hls mother's house). PNS How did this 1ihole thing start? Why did you get called over there? Butch -The pigs were jumping on my brother. They were beating the shit out of' him. PNS Do yoll. k..>1ow why'f ,.!ftl.e ridded. h$U.Se. 'I'here had been a family argument and the p igs had gone over there to arrest him and they sts.rted reeling there oats and beatl ng him up, feeling powerful. That's how H al.l got started. Then after they picked me u p and I had the weapon, then they carrie d it a little bit further. , that's w11en they merged on the house • . PNS -i-:hy did they go to yom• mother's house? Butch -Cause thi. s i . s where a.ll the brothers b e c ongregating, PNS -'iv'hen were you called to yom:: brother's? Butch The 16th, I • 1as picked up about PNS w'hen did they coine to your mother's house? Butch -Later on that sa::ne morning about 8:00 or 8:30. ley nieces going to school wher1 they were sto:pped by '<;he .policeman with his piece out and they wexe asking questions like who is in the house. Well, one of uty nieces, as s.oon as she sa, them jump out of the car with the :piece, she hat it up. PNS -She what? .:Sutch -'She didn't '"a.it around, she dashed. The _ one was questioned. S o then they went back hom,e and $aid the police

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. } 12 were there and > w h a t t'"-Y' were doing. So Ernie and this b:rothr named Archie decided t n e y would walk my little nieces to schocl to }ceep them from being ha:rrassed. They were stopped outside the house and Ernie and Archie were arrested and told that was going t o be a raid on the house and they were coming in shooting. Before anyone knew What was going on there was about a whole ba.ttaJ.ion of pigs. Pigs in the backyard, pigs in the alley, pigs up and down the street, pigs on the roof, pigs on the garage, pigs in cars, :p:lgs all over. The said it looked like a pig ctrcue, a parade. 1'hey never go .to my mother' s hcuse with less than 15 pigs. Pigs in the back yard, pigs in the alley, pigs up .and down the street, pigs on the roof, pigs on the garage, pigs in cars, pigs all over. They said it looked like a pig circus, a parade. They never go to my mother's house 'llith less than 15 pigs. -a circUlllStance like this I can imagine it could possibly have been 100. PNS What then? Butch -Once they got there, the pigs just started being pigs. Threatening lives of people, trying t o show the'r power. Try ing to instigate people ir o resisting them so they could have a reew'5( to really get down like atrue pig. Some ,ne was sleeping on the couch on the floor and they thrmi the gun to his head, "Don't move or we"111 klll you. • Then they started really vandalizing the house, tearing shit tip. It was n't a search, it was Just plain, unadulterat.:d vandalism. The Public Defender's office has pictures. They were cutting pic. tures off the wall, tearing :Paneling off the 1all, cutti:1g heat-! ing ducts. You can't call it anything else 1_,ut vandalism . That is ;rhat it was..... They were trying to provo}:e a shoot out. The j had shotguns pointed at everybody. It's the ;-,am.e kind of shit they do in. V:!.etnam, .f\:3 a matter of fact, on r mass the y trea:; the people of Vietnam wt th a. he:i,..l of a : .ot n;ore respect than they do here. Say a of BI's on' a small village. They a:re at least told to treat thef;e. people nicely • It's onl y when you get solid, conf'irmed pigf' that you run into somethin g like My Lai. But then yo u ical: e the forces mu:l

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they're run 'by pigs. They're doing the same thing here, they1 re cre. >.ting a sltuation. To obta:!.n lav and order. If you look at the le are j_n a to bring about a htilt to this system more tha,n blacks. This is why Kennedy was k:'. "!.\ed. It was used as en example a.gair. s t white people. This 13

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is Martin Luther ,_, ,, ..rrul kil.iecl. It '-le i-'> u..':;ed as c.n e;.;;.:unpJ.e against all justice loving pem :h. This is w h y Robert Keunedy was killed. J?NS illla.t' s ; l:t .gM.ng t o take to get justiee loving peOple in Amer -ica to the same level as the VC? Penney .. T' D e same thing that brought the VC to t h a t level. PNS What! s . that? Penney The only way t o get people to that point, like the Vietnamese and the JI.J.geria.ns, they shoved oppression down their throats t:Lll they couldn't swallow no more. They shoved degradation down their throat s , they explo:t ted them till there wasn 1 t nothing left to exploit. The only thing left to do was to give the back their c01mtry. J ust like the onJ.y thing t o do no
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They do not feel the pig is superior to them inany way. That does not mean that they feel that they are superior. They simply feel that the pig is certainly not superior, and they act on it. Butch -A lot of people the fact that so much is wrong with the system but they can say so much is right with the system, like you can make money. The only things that are right with the system lead to the w'Tongs. There I s nothing right with this system. And we don 1 t have to indulge in a system if we donft want t•. And this is it, we are at a point where we don't want to. One way or another. Even the als take part in the system. That's like say:i.ng look, this apple is rotten, but the whole apple ain't rotten, you can bite the back of it. 1-/hy do that when you can say to hell with this apple altogether, you can find an apple that i s completely ripe. •• The attack on the Mayfield family is nothing new to Denver's or America's black and brown communities . All of America's oppressed and poor know that a "pis is a pig" from generations of experience. In .the l a s t five years or so, however, significant numbers of young whites, many who come from affluent backgrounds, are finding themselves victims of police attacks. As n ext week's interview shows, this lack of both intellectual and gut-level can result in beatings, jail t;erms, etT, -'cont ... _ '

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PNS will be publishing accounts of busts in Denve r so people can become familiar with the.tactics of Denver pigs and learn from the mi_si:ake. s and experiences of others. We hope to publish discussions that will lead to a coordinated response that will be rapidly developed and implemented. So if any of you or your friends has had an experience which others can learn from, call PNS and let the people knm1. (333-7875) 16 . Mr. Natural has ini'orroeo _ Uf;l t .li..et RichaJ.•J. Milhouse nixon is proud owner of teleph one credit ca;r d . nui"Iiber: 465-1414-032-Q

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18 : CAL END R t t MARCH 31 APRIL l2 I I vlEDNESDAY 8:00-Talk Hthe Ego and Freedom" by Babana.11da1 Union, at DFU, l8ti1&Sherma..'1 THURSDAY 9:00 A.M. IIJ.<'it for a Purpose" The Architect's affect on hurre.l'l lif'e; the structural to bu:!.ld.ing, CharmE>l 6 . 2:30 Children: 01 T'r:orns , "Child 1\bu s e'' founder of the ext. and its s:f:ve is chiJ.d abus e in todG.yi s societ;y'". -r{oihy clo :;y:t.rents abuse t.hei:r by D:c. Henry Kempe, CIJ lied Center, :l'rof. of pediat.rlcs, c hannel 6o 3:00-''J:i'it f'o:c a Puryose" ccmt.o f:'-:00-''Mcl.uhan and Magi.e" by , Jack l:Uehard..s, erent. t o Faris to gain some first he.nd. knovJled.ge of the ta.lkH" 2332 Clarkson 8:15Laura Nyro ut the Denver Tr.eatre SATURD,.t;.Y :Nothing know of', see you in the }Jarkt .'I'UESDAY All Day-Restura.nt Convention 8:00-Talk,, .T'ne Baha1 j_ Plan for \Jorld Peace Tb .. nmgh Religion by Seymour Weinberg, an able exronent. of' t.r• i ' Ba.'ha' :!. point, DFU, 18th Sherman. I I t i t l

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8:00Arock conce:rt by "Uncle Sam" recommended at D.FU 'l'ffiJflSDAY AlJ. Day-fl.lterna.tive Education Conference for Denver Area Stu., dents designed to demonstrate alternatives to present. education system ••• speakers, films, workshops, on right.!i survival, hs press,relevancy. Registration: $2 D.FU 8:00Outstanding High Documentary Film, free D.FU FRIDAY All Daycontinuation of Alternative Education Conference 8:00-"Intelpretation: Black" A live performance by Model Cities Cultural Center resid.ents 1 thea.tr:i.cal group. Not just a play)-not 8. play at all' i n fact.. but theatre with a 'hi te. Denver FTee U. SUNDAY 6:00-Drnitri Shostakov:Lch, Russia's greatest living composer is the subject of thls 3ov:l.et-procJ.uced documentary. Channel six. 7:00-e:oolo:oo-110NDAY 7:00-8:30-''The Boy and the Turtle'' concerning a mexican boy who d:i.scovers an ancient l-iayan relic in the se<< a.YJd become s torn between selling it for >realth or protecting his heritage from profiteers. Cap St.evens at the Denver Aucli.tortum ThE:-atre "Jazz at Tanglewoo:i: Judy Collins and Don EllisH some of the best. ''Environmental Hot Line" takes a look at transportation-by b:i.cycle, bus and. kayak. Reps o f Bicycles Now discuss th:!.s program an< l lts purposes. CW1•rent plans regard:! .ng the regional transportaUon district will he exTlorect, as ••el1 as city takeover of the t ramway • A film to be enjoyed on kaya..1dng will be sho'Wn. Channel 6 ' 1 Last of the Res Hot l•:rvers" ;rhich we nave no idea of what i t 1 s . about, at the Audi to:r.imi1 theater.

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In Boulder, and the rest of Colorado, The National Lawyers Gu.ild is presently organizing on several fronts, in the hopes o . f offering more of our services .to the movement (from po lice harassment cases to major political trials). T'ne Guild. is seeking a n office in Denver and a qualified organizer. The of:l.s to provide a centralized point for local movement lege.l defense and :l s to be staffed by para-legal organizers, law stu dents, E .nd lav;yers. The organt zer :l.s need.ed t o handle the d a ;,rto-day requ:Lc e ment s of coordin ating legal defense, gathering more attorney support and essentially building a strcng radical legal orgrul:i .zation to provide a legal check on tbe por;ers-that be. On Saturday March 6 the GuHd sponsered a Students Rights from lOam-4-pm at the Denver Free University. T'ne object:lvc was not only to define existing legal rights of stu dents, but also to furnish a forum for way s and !!leans of organizing in a H schools. On Saturday February zr the Guild spon sored a Military La w Conference at the Uni vers:Uy of Denver Law Center. This was primarily devoted t o legal problems of people in the military who wish to voice their opposition to that in stitution. In July, the local Colorado Chapter will host the National Convention of the Guild. I t will be held in Boulder at CU Md. bring in. approximately 1, 000 of the nations radical lawyers, law stuil.ePts, Md para-legal workers. We are hoping that the Conventio n will not only help to organize the local Gui .ld chapter but c an be fully integrated d.th the Movemen t !:Jere. Tentative scheduling ca.lls for a l day session to the Chican o movemen t and a 1 d.ay session on Women's rig..llts. As anyone who has been involved in a convenUo n is aware, a J.ot of and 20 effort must go into adminis t ej .':!ng it, thus the Guild is looking I 1 ' I ! . j I ' I I I !

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for people interested in helping. FUrther info '..1.11 be forth-coming as the Convention draws near,_ . .. . In conjunct:i. on . with the Peoples' Defense Comnlittee, the Guild is tentatively planning a seminar for train:lmg :para-legal workers. Although still very tentative, hopefully Guild lawyers will train intereste .P. people in the legal aspects of landlordtenant relations, criminal procedures, and many other areas. The objective is that the para-legal could work to organize legal defenses in their field or interest, i.e. mass busts, dope busts, and provide the necessary connection between movement people in legal hassles. and Guild la-w-yers willing to help. Finally, al ti)ought the Guild now does the majority of the political tri.als in Colorado, it is haphazard. Thus by establishing a legal defense structure the Guild is hoping not only to s-erve the movement but to acquaint more lawyers with the na ture of the legal system with which they work and to j oin us in the struggle to radically alter that system. Colorado Chapter National Lawyers Gu:f.:Ld Opening soon in Park will be a :paperback cooperativ e bookstore where one can go and browse, order books not in stock and get a cup of coffee. I t will be located at 23rd and Dexter. They have incOl?Orated hope to attract a number of $10 memberships to bring the bookstore into being by April. For more information Buzzy 333-0348 or Joyce at 399-7854. :Marshals are urgently needed for rallies and demonstrations beginning April 3rd. We ldll go through a one evening training program togethe r and f'orm that will act together at demonstrations . For call: 2TT-0762 or 443 791\3. A:a:y bands, folksingers or e.n::r other esso..-...t,ed entertainers a.t'e requested to contact People's News concerning summer concer-t;s in the parks. Please call 333-7875 21

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PldiCII iDfDPIIIiOI. IPDiiCI;J book review I "A.l.'"i'].'E:'{ PINKVll;LE!i BY NOll!"! CHW.SKY 15 After Pinkv:U.le :i.s fi trrelve y.age essay which 1 .;a s fil'St p\1blished in the New York Reviev of: Books in 1970. In case yon don't recall "Pinkville" is the. name .u. s . forces applied to MyLai 4 , or SongMy. Lt. William Calley • . . has just been conv:!. cted o:f tlw m1.rrcler o : r of' citizens. C".r.o:n sk.y' s r;urpose in the essay i s to remj_ n(l us hi:m far America is w:i.lling to go in orcl e:r to have it 1 s O\o.'Tl 't!ay in Vietnam. Jn order to really u nd.erstand A ;uerica.n efforts in Vietnam it :!. s necessa:r y to the facts of .Aroeric::m racism and imperialism. Those t , n worcts are really hard fo1 us to swallow because w e b eliev0 we have outgrovrn rac:f.sm and 5.rrr_perial:!.sm . />J'ter all, ou r R evolutionary Har ;.1as a T:ar against imperialism, r:!.ght? .4nc l o u r Civil 11iar "ic wbere our pu":Jlic education left us on .those two quest:l.ons o I'b.2 fact is that if American history was actually Emt.i-racist c:n d a.nt:l.-irrpe:dalist then America •!Ould still be located i n (;he vicinity of ,TamestoYmo Amer ic&"ls have al1m. y s 'been \.rill:i . ng to use mll ttary awl economic pO'Iler to control territory occupied by other peoples ( i!I:J:>:>r-ialisul) a.rld they have ah:f1.: 1 s justified their actions b:y ing tha-t the conquered peoples were in:ferior and needed Amerguidance (racism), EJ.:i.minate slavery of black :people e.nd >?ars against Indians ar:d Mexicans &'ld what 5.s left of .American histor y : Jc..ree:>to,.no The themes of r acism and illiperia .. Usm sta.'1d out sharply in the history o f involvement ln Asiao We have

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always regarded the ._Pacific area as our territory. In the last thirty years we have fought Japanese, Koreans, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodians and Laotions to assert oUl will in Asia. \fuat we are doing in Vietnam now fits nicely into the fabric of American history. A:fter World Har II when America did not inherit China as it hoped to, the rhetoric became anti-communism, but the actions ,;ere stHl racist and imper ialist. Chomsky discusses the determination to "stabilize" Asia. He quotes Dean Acheson, Secretary of State, nIt is not only the threat of direct military attack whltch must be 'considered, but also the conquest by default, by pressure, l?Y subversion, b;Y neutralism ••• " The United States has tried every imaginable method to malntain a ,pro-Aruerican regime in Saigon. No method works. While this. is being written, a radio news report says that 38 U.S. helicopters were shot down over Laos just on Saturday. "Vietnamization'' is getting creamed 14 miles into Laos. There is one power America has and American history suggests that power might be exercised. The amount of materlal and human destruction caused by US bombs and artillery in Vi.etnam , Cambodia and J_,aos is almost beyond belief. The ll..mer:1 can strategy that one hears most abou.t these day'S is a policy of "urbanization" is when you bonib the country side so often that people have to move to cities to survive. In the cities American :planners hope the people can be controlled by the 3aigon regime. In the process Vietnar!leze society a.nd many of it1s people will have been destroyed. THE WORLD1S MOST SOCIE.l'Y HAS FOUND THE ANSWER TO 'l'Im PEOPLE'S WAR: ELD!:INA!J:'' THE PEOPLE. That prospect is terrify-Ing and depressing, but we P,ave no time to be depressed •. We must work. Chomsky closed the essay with this admonition, "Continued mass actions, patient explanatlon, principaled resistance may be boring, depr essing • . But those who program the B-52 attacks and the pacification exercises are not bored, and as long as they contimte in their vrork, so must we." the RIP Collective 23

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LONG AGO THE MICIENT ONES TOLD US 'l'HAT TRio WOULD BE. THE WHITE MAN WOULD KILL THE SPIRIT OF 'l'Hl<: PEOPli!E, .AND TAKE IT TO A FA.>{ PL.t..CE, BUT AF'l'ER A 'iiHILE IT WOULD COME BACK AGALl\l" 1 IT WOULD BF. AGAIN. IN TIME A N.FW SPIRIT WOULD COME INTO THE "h'ORLD AND WE SHOULD LOOK FOR IT. LIKF THE RAINDROPS GATHERING IN THE CLOUDS OF SPRING'l'LlvlE SO WOULD THE SPU\IT COME TO A THIRSTY LAND A DYING PEOPLE. LET IT LF"i' IT GROWL THIS LIGHT YOU MUS'l' JiIJffi. WHEN YOU SE'ED FOR YOUR V:ESION ON THE MOilliTAOOOP YOU WILL BE TOlD HOW TO FIND IT. FOR IT WILL BE SOtm:HING SO BIG AND WONDER..WUI, THAT IN IT ALL PEOPLES OF THE v:0RL:S CAN Fllm SHELTER AND IN THAT DAY ALI. 'I'ITE LITTLE CLRCJ.F;ii Wn..:L COME UNDER THF BIG CIRCLE OF' tTi\fD:E:PSTANDING AND UNI1'Y RATilBOW IS A 8JGN OJF THAT WHICH IS IU Al.L THINGS. IT IS A SIGN OF 'rRE UNION OF ALL THE PEO!'LES UKE ONE BIG F.AlULY. SF.:.EN THE VISION. BECOME A \>i'ARlUOR OF THE RAINBO'I'lt 1LE1' IT t.J!lOWl LET IT GROWL