Paul Krassner, radical activist, dies at 87
[POLITICO] Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, his daughter said.
Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Holly Krassner Dawson told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named. He was 87 and had recently transitioned to hospice care after an illness, Dawson said. She didn’t say what the illness was.
The Yippies, who included Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman and were otherwise known as the Youth International Party, briefly became notorious for such stunts as running a pig for president and throwing dollar bills onto the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Hoffman and Rubin, but not Krassner, were among the so-called "reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
7" charged with inciting riots at 1968′s chaotic Democratic National Convention.
Posted by: Fred 2019-07-23