Re: [sixties-l] peoples park/national guard/Dupont

From: monkerud (
Date: Sat Jul 22 2000 - 17:48:40 CUT

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    Are the Newsreel films available to rent? Might be good to show them around
    this area. Where can we order them?

    best, Don Monkerud

    PS: It's Frank Bardacke. He moved to Monterey and then Watsonville, was
    instramental in the farmworkers' strike against the growers, and worked
    with the United Farm Workers until they threatened his family and purged
    themselves of "leftist" influnces. He's still active in the area.

    >The reason I love Newsreel films is that they are a living history. I just
    >put our film Peoples Park on my vcr and there they are the national guard in
    >trucks rolling down telegraph ave. Later , tear gas is being dropped from
    >the air over UCB campus and folks are being beaten and tear gased. It show
    >the sod being rolled out for the part. A great rap about peoples grass and
    >ruling class grass by frank barnike (spell( It ends with a great march for
    >the park and the narrator says, "same folks who were fighting the national
    >guard for the park are now pinning daisey s on their rifles."
    >Jeff wrote
    ><< First, in
    >Berkeley, there is the well-publicized record of the Reagan calling out
    >the National Guard during the struggle over People's Park which vets of
    >the movement still talk about. >>
    >,Another untold story is what happened in Wilmington, Delaware, following
    >the murder of MLK Jr. The governor called out the national guard to
    >quell the city's angry black citizenry and, at least eight years, later,
    >I remember reading a small item noting that they were still there. When
    >did they leave? I don't know and the story was ignored by the
    >alternative media as it was by the mainstream. Delaware is like a
    >country almost unto itself, controlled by DuPont..>
    >News reel also made a film called Wilmington . Michael Falk worked hard on
    >it for a very long time. Glad you made the connection.
    >You are right, it was the longest period of time w/ national guard on duty
    >in any city.
    > my best, roz

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