oscar run viii: away from her (sarah polley, 2006)

1968: january 24

The National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (MOBE) was formed in mid-1967 to ... well, to organize actions to protest the war. Their first big event was the March on the Pentagon in the fall of '67, which drew 100,000 and was the subject of Norman Mailer's Armies of the Night.

On January 24, 1968, MOBE met in New York to discuss possible actions at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August. Among the attendees:

David Dellinger, a lifelong pacifist who was a conscientious objector in World War II.

Rennie Davis, an organizer associated with the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Davis's father was a member of the Truman administration. Davis later became a follower of Guru Maharaj Ji.

Tom Hayden, a founder of SDS, primary author of the Port Huron Statement, later the husband of Jane Fonda and a member of the Assembly and Senate of California.

We will meet up with these people later. They were to become three "members" of the Chicago Eight/Seven.


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