The Conspiracy The Chicago 8 Speak Out Author:Introduction by Noam Chomsky ?The most important Political trial in the history of the United States? - Jay Miller, Executive Director, Illinois Branch, American Civil Liberties Union — In early fall of 1969, a trial began in Chicago. The eight defendants ranged widely in age, politics and social philosophy. But they all came to Chicago at the time of the Democratic conventi... more »on to protest poverty, racism and the Vietnam war. All were indicted for violating a new Federal law that makes it a crime to cross a state line merely with intent to cause a riot.
For the first time this law is being tested. The defendants?uniting under the consciously ironic title of ?The Conspiracy??are making that test.
This important book documents the crisis of our times. These eight men speak out to you?the American public?with candor and courage. Hear them
?for in the balance may hang the rights of travel and free speech in the United States.« less