December 4th, 2013 by Daniel H. Johnson
The Marxist-Lenninst Party, USA was an anti-revisionist communist group founded in 1967 out of the Cleveland Draft Resistance Union. Anti-revisionist groups were created as a counter to many existing groups as a return to “orthodox Marxism-Leninism.” The MPL would probably most closely be representative of a Maoist group in the US. The group dissolved in 1993 without ever having a huge following. Typical of many left wing groups the MPL was affiliated with many groups and also had many splinter groups including, Communist Voice Organization, U.S. Marxist-Leninist Organization, and the American Communist Workers’ Movement (Marxist-Leninist). The group dissolved in 1993.
May Day Poster (Unknown Date)
November 14th, 2013 by Daniel H. Johnson
The National White American Party also known as the American States Rights Party has a somewhat confusing history. A version of the group was started in the 1950s before becoming part of the National States Rights Party, only to splinter from the NSRP in 1966 with Jerry Dutton as the leader. The NWAP would most accurately be described as a racist, anti-Semetic white supremacist political party. The NAWP was defunct by the 1970s and Dutton became involved with David Duke and the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and then later after a contentious split with Duke, Bill Wilkinson‘s Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
The White American Front Cover (1966)
The White American Back Cover (1966)
 George, John and Laird Wilcox “Nazis, Communists, Klansmen, and Others on the Fringe” Prometheus Books (1992) pp.382
 George, John and Laird Wilcox “Nazis, Communists, Klansmen, and Others on the Fringe” Prometheus Books (1992) pp.403
November 6th, 2013 by Daniel H. Johnson
Overthrow was a publication associated with the Yippie movement founded by Dana Beal. The paper, originally called The Yipster Times was started in 1972 and became known as Overthrow in 1979.
The Yippies or the Youth International Party was founded in 1967 and commonly used street theatre and pranks to make political statements. Somewhat related to the anti-war movement of the 1960s the Yippies were a counterculture group known to buck the establishment and focused on issues ranging from free speech, drug legalization, and the creation of counterculture cooperatives.
Dana Beal is best known for his efforts to legalize marijuana. He is currently incarcerated on drug related charges in Nebraska although he should be released sometime this month.
Over Throw Cover (1981)
Over Throw Back Cover (1981)
October 30th, 2013 by Daniel H. Johnson
The Quicksilver Times was a Washington, D.C. based underground newspaper that published somewhat sporadically from 1969 until 1972. Founded by Terry Becker Jr. wrote in support of civil rights, feminism and gay rights. Additionally the paper supported communist movements as seen in the edition highlighted in this post with a quote from Mao Zedong and an ad for the National Liberation Front in Vietnam on the back cover.
Quicksilver was also the subject of a CIA investigation during its run. 
There are only a handful of copies of the Quicksilver Times in the Hall Hoag Collection Part II.
Quicksilver Times Cover (December 1970)
Quicksilver Times Back Cover (December 1970)
October 22nd, 2013 by Daniel H. Johnson
The Chicago Seed was an underground newspaper founded by Don Lewis and Earl Segal in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago and was printed from 1967 to 1973. The Seed, edited for years by Abe Peck, was a member of the Underground Press Syndicate. Although the paper was far left leaning, it was known for its independence and impartiality on left wing issues, not subscribing to a particular ideology, which was unusual for the time. Along with political commentary and editorials “it featured freeform poetry, music and movie reviews, reports on area rock concerts, and a fairly detailed Dope on Dope listing of the current street prices of drugs like LSD, marijuana and hashish.”
The addition highlight in this post was printed following the 1968 National Democratic Convention and depicts a pig in a Chicago Police uniform and Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley’s face.
Chicago Seed Cover (September 1968)
Chicago Seed Back Cover (September 1968)