New Haven: Abbie Hoffman and the National Guard

1970 | 00:22:53 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3

Collection: Videofreex Archive, Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Activism, Documentation, History, Politics, War

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Footage of a May 1970 rally featuring political speakers, including members of the Black Panther Party. Abbie Hoffman talks about fighting imperialism at home, and the Chicago 7 Conspiracy Trial. As the crowd chants “Free Bobby Seale,” the Videofreex attempt to interview several National Guardsmen. We see young black men talking to the troops, with one man telling a Guardsman, “I’ve got nothing... I went to Vietnam for you."