Category Archives: Newspaper

Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

President Kennedy signs the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. “The Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT) is the abbreviated name of the 1963 Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water, which prohibited all test … Continue reading

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New Left Review

“NLR was founded in 1960, from a merger between the Boards of Universities and Left Review and The New Reasoner—two journals that had emerged out of the political repercussions of Suez and Hungary in 1956, reflecting respective rejections of the … Continue reading

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Fritz the Cat

“Fritz the Cat is a comic strip created by Robert Crumb. Set in a ‘supercity’ of anthropomorphic animals, the strip focused on Fritz, a feline con artist who frequently went on wild adventures that sometimes involved sexual escapades. Crumb began … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Free Press

“The Los Angeles Free Press, also called ‘The Freep’, was among the most widely distributed underground newspapers of the 1960s. It is often cited as the first such newspaper. The Free Press was edited and published weekly, for most of … Continue reading

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The Black Dwarf

“The Black Dwarf  was announced with a free broadsheet on 1 May 1968 and published four weeks later. The inspiration was the struggle of the Vietnamese liberation movement against American imperialism that had taken over territories from the European colonial … Continue reading

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Provo

“Provo was a Dutch counterculture movement in the mid-1960s that focused on provoking violent responses from authorities using non-violent bait. It was preceded by the nozem movement and followed by the hippie movement. Provo was founded, on 25 May 1965, … Continue reading

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‘Ramparts’, the muck-racking San Francisco magazine that helped spawn ‘Rolling Stone’

“The 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine has arrived, and not without fanfare. Joe Hagan’s biography of co-founder Jann Wenner appeared in October to stellar reviews, and earlier this month, HBO aired Alex Gibney’s documentary film about the magazine’s history. … Continue reading

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