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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:12 PM
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What would Abbie Hoffman do to stop the Koch brothers?
He levitated the Pentagon, brought down Lyndon B. Johnson, shamed Richard Nixon, challenged Wall Street and pioneered a cultural revolution.

Sometimes I still hear his Brooklyn meets Boston accent when I think about Abbie Hoffman, his family or his legacy. I directed Steal This Movie to capture what I consider to be Abbies greatest gift: using satire and culture to impact and inspire people to take action. Steal This Movie was the last narrative film I did, and Abbie inspires me to this day.

Abbie died 22 years ago this month and thats got me thinking about what he would do to stop the Koch brothers.

http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2011/04/24/what-wou...


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Abbie was an interesting guy. My daughter and I met him just months before he couldn't stand it any more and took his own life...
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:13 PM
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1. Something very rude with Brawny paper towels for starters.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:15 PM
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2. Oooooh
On the floor of the Stock Market... :rofl:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:16 PM
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3. He was from my home town of Worcester, MA.
The public memorial service was held on the grounds of the Jewish temple on Chandler St. across the street from Worcester State College where I was going to school at the time.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:18 PM
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4. He was knocked off the stage by Pete Townshend at Woodstock...
:o
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:18 PM
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5. He would definitely brand their followers "Kochroaches"!
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:22 PM
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6. He would be down with Billionaires for Healthcare and Code Pink.
BTW, as hard as we tried, we did not manage to actually levitate the pentagon that October day. The Fugs were rocking out though, and that was pretty cosmic. :hippie:
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:32 PM
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7. Make them look ridiculous. Relentlessly and imaginatively and publicly. n/t
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:53 PM
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8. K and R from a big Abbie fan. My favorite memory:
Wore an American flag shirt on the Merv Griiffin show...prompting the suits to overreact ridiculously by "blacking him out" w. a ludicrous split screen arrangement. ( i.e Griffin was on the right of the screen talking to a blank space on the left side.Today the suits would solve the problem by just not having him on.)


2nd favorite : had the word FUCK tattooed on his forehead during the 68 convention so newspaper photogs wouldn't be trailing him around while he was busy bringing down western civilization.
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:48 PM
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9. Abbie was a complex guy
He deserves credit for pushing the envelope with a lot of creativity. I would question the claim that he "shamed Richard Nixon" -- Nixon was beyond feeling shame from what I saw. And while Abbie certainly was a catalyst for the anti-war movement, a lot of people deserve credit for bringing down LBJ, not just Abbie.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 05:27 PM
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10. I lived with his son for a while about 10 years ago
Cool guy, had some great stories about Abbie :)
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