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Rubin began to demonstrate on behalf of various left-wing causes after dropping out of Berkeley. Rubin also ran for mayor of Berkeley, on a platform opposing the Vietnam War, and supporting black power and the legalization of marijuana, receiving over twenty per cent of the vote. Having been unsuccessful, Rubin turned all his attentions to political protest. His first protest was in Berkeley, protesting against the refusal of a local grocer to hire African Americans. Soon Rubin was leading protests of his own. Rubin organized the Vietnam Day Committee, that led some of the first large numbered protests against the war in Vietnam. He took part in planning the world's largest teach-in against the war, organized rallies and demonstrations that attempted to stop a train transporting troops to the Oakland Army Base, as well as trucks carrying napalm.:4 Vietnam Day Committee was a unique early antiwar organization in that it enjoyed large local participation and is believed to be a forerunner to the national movement against the war in Vietnam
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1970. Condition: Good. 1970. 256 pages. No dust jacket. Black boards. Book contains black and white illustrations. Light tanning to text pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and text edges. Inscription to front paste-down. Small bumps to corners. Finger marking to page edges. Softening to spine. Some rubbing to the board edges and wear to the spine ends. One or two marks to front and rear boards. Slight lean to spine. Small bumps to corners. Bumps to boards edges. Seller Inventory # 1503518150MEP
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1970. Hardback. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First English. Illustrated red d/jkt, unclipped, in clear film; light wear to upper edges; spine slightly faded. Pale blk boards, clean and bright; gilt titling bright, B/w illustrations. occasional pencil marks in margin. Introduction by Eldridge Cleaver. ; 8vo (6" x 9"); 256 pages. Seller Inventory # 31195
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1970. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Slightly discoloured green boards, the spine lettered in gilt. Bright scarlet jacket has 3 cm tear at top of rear panel near spine. Internally name to ffep. Contents clean and tight. Seller Inventory # 004206