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August 31, 1967 - Image 115

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SNCCRap Brown Join March
To'Sh ut DOwnthe Pentagon'
By RAY MUNGO against war, then?" Brown could
New Press Project only say, "How could I be?" with
NEW YORK-Student Non-Vio- impatience running close to dis-
I e n t Coordinating Committee gust. He is not "against war"-
let'CorintngComtteonly "the wrong wars"; and it
chairman H. Rap Brown, out on . "te rog ar";an i
is wrong. for Negroes to fight~
bond after his arrest last week for Vietnamese "when they should be
carrying a carbine gun, appeared here fighting Americans."
Monday at the press conference of He said he is not "against I
the National Mobilization Com- war"-he is for "freedom through
mittee. He came to throw his sup-. politics. Politics is war without
port behind what may be the most bloodshed. War is politics with
radical peace demonstration in the bloodshed. We will extend our
history of the Vietnam war. war"
Brown and SNCC have coalesced After the press conference,
with numerous white anti-war Brown was in no hurry to leave.
groups, women's groups, veterans' He wandered through the lounge
unions, and hippies in a scheduled of the Overseas Press Club, relat- u
October 21 March on Washington, ing South African apartheid to
D.C. to "shut down the Pentagon." the domestic struggle as an inter-
The project is directed by Jerry national resistance. "The South
Rubin of the 'Berkeley Vietnam African government," he said, "is
Day committee. an. illegal . fascist government
which the United States supports."
The October 21 march promises
thtat its non-violence will depend Brownand former SNCC leader
on circumstances in Washington. James Forman Monday tent a
'D.C. is the center of violence in letter of solidarity to Oliver Tarn
the world today. Ask th, police, bo, president of the African Na-
ask the National Guard i they're tional Congress, supporting his
going to be nonviolent that day," guerrilla action against the Apar-
Rubin said. theid regime and urging American
New Tactic jNegroes to boycott 1968 General
new tactic Motors cars (GM has investments Dick Gregory and H. Rap Brown, appearing at a press conference
Tarching adicketind whh in South Africa). Monday, disclosed plans for supporting a peace march on Wash-
characterized April'sedemonstra- Finally, Brown tired of answer- ington. The march, a protest of the Viet War, is scheduled for
tion. That demonstration brought ing questions and asked for the mid-October and is said to have the support of numerous anti-
a half-million people to New York last one. A CBS reporter wanted war groups.
and San Francisco and is unpre- to know what SNCC is doing to - -
cedented in the history of popular or for the "civil rights movement." STUDENT'S REACTION:,
protest against the war. The spon- Civil Rights
sors of the October confrontation "'The civil rights movement is
said Monday they intend to "fill dead, so you are talking about it 'C ohabitationD rug s,
hallways and block th e entrances, posthumously," Brown said, and
ican, and call the war makers to Strolling through Manhattanr
Noto Sn
Brown strode to the microphone occasionally dropped remarks
task."claerion seemoped rcalmbu
and rested his arms by his sides about the possibility of snipers on By DAVID MANN believed that use of marijuana is
in his free-of-gesticulation man- the rooftops. All looked around 'We don't think that there are on the rise at the University,
ner, and started to talk.. Would nervously, except Gregory, who more than 200 hard core marl- and had accordingly put more
you start over again? Start over has "so much insurance my old juana smokers on campus," com- men from Ann Arbor's narcotic
again," shouted the television lady will get a $5 million funeral mented Ann Arbor Chief of P0- squad to work in and around
cameramen and reporters who and I'll lie there in the casket just lice Walter Kansny. campus. He added that to his
missed the first line. Brown glow- smiling."knowledge there are no students
erdfr ul hry eodswieHe was commenting on an art- knwegtee:r osuet
ered for a full thirty seconds while Brown's style differed from his icle by a University campus mari- working as narcotics agents on
ligty med arnddhusnbegan SNCC co-workers. While he man- juna dealer which appeared in | having his picture in a national
light meters, and then aged 'to remain calm and almost this month's issue of Esquire magazine, but that it was "really
eaI unmoving at the restaurant table, magazine, no big thing" living with his girl-
theytalked about FBI agents, po- There was no comment from the friend. One outcome, however
nition.,Iawon, rng my gun tential assassins, getting to the Office of Student Affairs. How- said Shure, was a feeler from
'cusateouI to t aro m e, airport in a Negro cab without ever, Krasny said the University David Suskind about a television
bcuexyt tme ighty ring a, paying the fare. "I'm living for is aware of "the problem on cam- performance. Shure turned it!
bot next ti cker!" it was the today, man, so I don't worry pus, an is cooperating with the down. Student reaction, he said,
strongest of many remarks he about tomorrow-but I sure worry police." was all favorable.
made, but the only one' that got about today," said one. Several student sources set the The freshmen interviewed were
on TV. Asked why SNCC has chosen to number of marijuna smokers at surprised that so much of the
"Does your organization intend affiliate with the essentially white 1 well over Chief Kransny's 200. drug was sold on campus, but
to be nonviolent at the October 21 movement that proposes to storm They estimated that more than 40 r
demonstration?" a reporter asked. the Pentagon. Brown replied "We per cent of the campus can be generally felt it was "OK for
Brown silently walked away. chose to coalesce with positions classified as marijuna users. others to do, though I'd never
To the question "you're not that are our own." Krasny said his department touch the stuff myself."




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