Stop the Trial. Computers.

Stop the Trial

New York: 1970. 8 1/2 x 11". printed in blue (perhaps dittoed) on pink paper. Small chip missing from lower right tip, marginal toning and a 1/2" closed tear to left margin; very good.

Original flyer for this 1970 party benefit opposing the little known Courant 2 trial, one of the most intriguing but little known events of the era, in which a group of student protestors stormed the Courant center at NYU and and seized the AEC's computer, holding it for $100,000 ransom to pay the bail bond of a jailed Black Panther. Oddly enough, the party here is dated January 9, 1970, but most sources that the action occured in May of 1970 (see Katsiaficas p. 120, and also a brief notice in the May 1928 issue of Jet), leading us to believe that this early in the year the poster-maker forgot to change the date. the flyer states that faculty members Nick Unger and Bob Wolfe have been indicted and are slated to face trial in February, but we can find no reference to the trial having taken place. A fascinating and ill-illumined episode in the annals of the uneasy relationship between radical movements of the era and technology. Item #19364

Price: $75.00

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