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Postal Workers Fight for a Good Contract

August 3, 2011 Leave a comment

The article below is from the August 1st, 1975 issue of the underground newspaper Free Flowing.  Thanks to R S for transcribing these.

By the Revolutionary Student Brigade

Postal workers across the U.S. are gathering fury which may lead to a strike over the new contract announced last week by union leaders and the U.S. Postal Service.

The new contract contains no changes in the layoff clause; no changes in the cost of living allowance or health benefits; and no changes in the productivity requirement, or age of retirement.

“The contract is no good and we’re going to start a campaign to strike,” announced a representative of the National Committee for a Good Postal Contract. Read more…

Endless War

August 2, 2011 Leave a comment

The article below was originally published in the February 6, 1975 issue of the underground newspaper Free Flowing.  Thanks to R S for transcribing it.


Ames Teach-In

  Phoenix Party held a teach-in Sunday, January 26, at the Collegiate Methodist Church.  The teach-in was held in conjuction with a national demonstration against the United States’ imperialistic Indo-China policies. The purpose of the each-in was to inform the people of the corruption and fascism of the Thieu regime.

Moderator, Nancy Baumgardner, welcomed an estimated crowd of fifty people and introduced the first speaker, Jim Newcomer, a member of the political science faculty. Read more…

Categories: Anti-War, Student

New Wave Party

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

From University of Iowa Library Special Collections & University Archives

Organizational History

In the spring of 1979, concerned students at the University of Iowa believed they were poised to help initiate a fresh movement of political activism on campus. Capturing this idea by calling themselves “New Wave,” these students organized a progressive party within the university student government and entered the election campaign for seats in the Student Senate the following year. Since 1980, when they won 8 of the 21 seats, they enlarged their support base and solidified an aggressive platform built around their support of a wide range of social causes. Read more…

Categories: Student

Joe Iosbaker & The New Wave Party

January 16, 2011 Leave a comment

From Key Wiki

In the spring of 1979, concerned students at the University of Iowa believed they were poised to help initiate a fresh movement of political activism on campus. Capturing this idea by calling themselves the New Wave Party, these students organized a progressive party within the university student government and entered the election campaign for seats in the Student Senate the following year. Since 1980, when they won 8 of the 21 seats, they enlarged their support base and solidified an aggressive platform built around their support of a wide range of social causes. Key New Wave Party activists included Joe Iosbaker, Stephanie Weiner and Linda Yanney.

Categories: Student

Student Protests of the 1970s

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

From University of Iowa Library Blog

Spring of 1970 was a tumultuous time on college campuses. On April 30, President Richard Nixon announced that U.S forces would invade Cambodia because of the recent communist coup. Students around the country protested this escalation of the Vietnam War. On May 4, the National Guard fired on students at Kent State University, killing 4 and wounding 9 people, which ignited protests all over the country.

Read more…

Categories: Anti-War, Student

Revolutionary Student Brigade The First National Campaign: Throw The Bum Out! Organize To Fight!

January 7, 2011 Leave a comment

From Marxists Internet Archive

Brigade members really threw themselves into building the Throw the Bum Out – Organize to Fight campaign. Chapters on local campuses held discussions, movies, forums, and built “Burn-the-Bum” effigy-torching rallies. Thousands upon thousands of leaflets and pamphlets were distributed, and Throw the Bum Out committees were formed. And whenever administration voiceboxes forayed out to spout their lies, they were confronted by crowds of angry people chanting “Throw All the Bums Out!”. Brigaders threw eggs at Ford (the heir transparent) in Providence Rhode Island, and then built large demonstrations which chased him throughout Ohio and up to Michigan where he was shouted down at a university commencement speech. On March 15th 1n Chicago, 3,000 people marched on Nixon as he spoke to a convention of big businessmen. In Iowa City, Iowa, the Brigade led a thousand students in throwing a “Nixon” Into the river. And In N.Y., the Attica Brigade seized the Statue of Liberty to the applause of millions of Americans.

Revolutionary Student Brigade: Iowa City National Convention in 1974

January 4, 2011 Leave a comment

From Marxists Internet Archive

National Convention – Iowa City, Iowa

June 15th through 17th in Iowa City marked the first National Convention of the Brigade and the consolidation of it as a national revolutionary student organization. The convention, which was characterized by enthusiasm, spirited struggle, and unity, was attended by students from nearly 30 states and over 80 colleges and universities. Throughout the convention, both in the workshops and in the floor discussions, people drew from their experiences to sum up the present situation on the campuses and the potential for building a powerful student movement. The Brigade heard speeches from representatives of organizations involved in the revolutionary struggle – the Revolutionary Union, Viet Nam Veterans Against the War, Zimbabwe African National Union, and Attica defendant Herbert X. Blyden. Solidarity statements of support were given by Federacion Universidad Estudiantes Puerto Rican, Mouvement Revolutionnaire des Etudiants du Quebec, and the Iranian Students Association. Read more…