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  •  Hoffman became "Barry Freed" & helped found (7+ / 0-)

    Save the River, an environmental group in upstate New York dedicated to protecting the St. Lawrence River, after he went underground to stay out of prison.  He was the group's spokesperson and appeared regularly on tv, and no one caught on that it was really Abbie Hoffman. He was a damn good activist.

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 08:08:11 PM PDT

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      he had gone underground for a number of years and became Barry Freed. His book "Steal this Book" is a fun read. Some fascinating insights into who he was.

      Inconceivable! You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

      by hopeful on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 05:31:33 AM PDT

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