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The Landmark 1968 ACLU Film Documenting What The US Supreme Court Ruled A ''Police Riot'' At The 1968 Democratic National Convention, PLUS The Controversial 1968 Film On The Police Chiefs Convention Where Such "Riotous" Behavior Was Enabled, All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #TheSeasonsChange #1968DemocraticNationalConventionProtests #1968DNCProtests #1968DemocraticNationalConvention #1968DNC #ACLU #RennieDavis #NationalMobilizationCommittee #AlanGinsberg #TomHayden #SDS #StudentsForADemocraticSociety #GeorgeYumich #EugeneMcCarthy #PaulGorman #DanRather #WalterCronkite #DickGregory #AnnaKerr #RichardJDaley #Activism #YouthInternationalParty #Yippies #PeaceMovements #Pacifism #Demonstrations #OppositionToUSInvolvementInTheVietnamWar #AntiVietnamWarMovement #Protest #AntiWarMovement #Counterculture #ChicagoPoliceRiot #UnitedStatesNationalGuard #USNationalGuard #NationalGuardOfTheUnitedStates #Chiefs #Chiefs1968Film #1968PoliceChiefsConvention #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
THE SEASONS CHANGE (1968, 44:45)
A precious film document for which the American Civil Liberties Union and The National Mobilization To End The War In Vietnam are to be commended detailing the truth about what a federal court judge ruled was "a police riot" in the city of Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Includes accounts of perjured testimony of policeman regarding innocent arrested citizens; harassment of delegates by policeman; racially motivated police brutality; accounts by Rennie Davis, leader of the National Mobilization Committee; an account by poet Alan Ginsberg; an account by Tom Hayden, leader of the Students For A Democratic Society; acts of random and unprovoked violence by the police in bars, hotels and upon cripples; accounts by George Yumich, an aide to Senator McCarthy, and Eugene McCarthy speech writer Paul Gorman; CBS news coverage outtakes including convention footage, the roughing-up of Dan Rather on the convention floor during a broadcast, anchoring and interviews by Walter Cronkite and more; an account by comedian and political activist Dick Gregory; National Guard armed confrontation with a middle aged woman trying to drive protesters to safety; police beating of newsmen covering the convention; an account by British Parliament member Anna Kerr who was an innocent bystander who was brutalized, arrested and maced before TV cameras; various accounts by Mayor Daley; the violent assaults upon demonstrators in Lincoln Park and in front of the convention center; more.
CHIEFS (1968, 19:49)
Director Richard Leacock's documentation of the 1968 Police Chiefs Convention held in Hawaii where attention was focused on the means and weapons of crowd control in reaction to the youth, anti-war and other political movements whose protests were sweeping the country at that time, fortified with speeches denouncing these movements and shoring up morale in support of their own actions against them.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention Protests: Protest activity against the Vietnam War took place prior to and during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. In 1968, counterculture and anti-Vietnam War protest groups began planning protests and demonstrations in response to the convention, and the city promised to maintain law and order. The protesters were met by the Chicago Police Department in the streets and parks of Chicago before and during the convention, including indiscriminate police violence against protesters, reporters, photographers, and bystanders that was later described by the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence as a "police riot".
The 1968 Democratic National Convention was held August 26-29 at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois, United States. As President Lyndon B. Johnson had announced he would not seek reelection, the purpose of the convention was to select a new presidential nominee for the Democratic Party. The keynote speaker was Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii). Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Senator Edmund S. Muskie of Maine were nominated for president and vice president, respectively. The centerpiece of debate was the continuing American military involvement in the Vietnam War and calls to present reforms in the representation by minorities and youth in government and politics. The convention was held during a year of violence, political turbulence and civil unrest, particularly riots in more than 100 cities following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4. The convention also followed the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy on June 5. Both Kennedy and Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota had been running for the Democratic nomination at the time.