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Abbie Hoffman

"Stay away from needle drugs. The only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon."

Youth International Party co-founder. One of the Chicago Eight. Author of Steal This Book.

Went underground after he got nailed for selling cocaine. Changed his name to "Barry Freed" and got plastic surgery. Lived as a fugitive for six years.

Committed suicide in 1989 by swallowing 150 phenobarbitals, although lots of people like to think that the government had him killed for some nefarious reason.


Jun 1971 The first issue of the Youth International Party Line newsletter is published. Its primary subject is fone phreaking. Later, the paper's name is changed to TAP.

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