Chicago ghosts


The Chicago History Museum dances around these events much more gingerly than other crises like anarchist violence or race riots. There is no easy resting place for the puzzling upsurge of the 1960s.

But Mark Bradford wants to remind everyone how troubling are the events of the 1960s.

Pigasus, the Yippies' nominee for the Democratic Party presidential candidate is arrested by the Chicago Police in 1968

Pigasus, the Yippies’ nominee for the 1968 presidential election is arrested by the Chicago Police.

Wikipedia entry on the Youth International Party (Yippies)

Wikipedia entry on Operation Chaos

Operation CHAOS or Operation MHCHAOSwas the code name for a domestic espionage project conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency. A department within the CIA was established in 1967 on orders from President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson and later expanded under President Richard Nixon. The operation was launched underDirector of Central Intelligence (DCI) Richard Helms, by chief of counter-intelligence, James Jesus Angleton, and headed by Richard Ober. The program’s goal was to unmask possible foreign influences on the student antiwar movement.[1][2] The “MH” designation is to signify the program had a worldwide area of operations.[3]

Montage of 1968

Washington DC after the assassination of Martin Luther King

Black GI Rebellion at Fort Hood, Texas


Police riot Chicago National Democratic Convention

Abbie Hoffman does talkback radio, 1969

Excellent account of the falsification of history relative to the events of 1968

Wiki on Ramparts, a radical, New Left magazine


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