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The Yippies or Youth International Party were radical New Left acitivists who used parody to convey a political message of liberation from arbitrary, exploitive and coereive bourgeois authority. Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin were its best known leaders. The party president was Pigasus, a pig.

Lee and Shlain describe the 1968 Chicago Convention, a.k.a. The Battle of Chicago, as "marking the symbolic end of the resistance period and the turn toward revolution."


  • Martin A. Lee & Bruce Shlain. 1985. Acid Dreams: The Complete History of LSD: The Sixties, and Beyond. Grove Press. ISBN 0802130623. Pp. 219-222.


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