The Digger Papers (August 1968)

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Page Twenty

Prisoners of San Francisco Unite with Prisoners of San Quentin

who are the prisoners?
who are the people?
uniting for free

we are all prisoners and none of us will be free until we are all free. prisons are systems of human control predicated on the ethics of ownership. the treatment of inmates at san quentin is only one of the more recently well defined crimes in a long history of crimes committed by the most sophisticated prison yet devised in the name of the deeply rooted ethic of ownership. managed through the medium of money, inspired by the myth of gold, the ethic of ownership is the value that makes us all prisoners. the wall that keeps us all in the prison of ownership is money. break out of prisons/burn money/unite for free

san francisco

1. free identity. the ownership ethic of identity in terms of possession is a prison wall built by money. burn money & find your free identity. you are beautiful.

2. free food. food comes from mother earth. people & machines harvest & distribute food. the ethic of ownership is the prison that controlled the harvesting & distribution of food. break out of prison/burn money. free people harvest & distribute food because that's what they want to do.

3. free families. the ethic of ownership defines family responsibilities and the education of children. break out of prisonl/burn money/evolve free families.

4. free architecture. business is the architecture of the ownership ethic. profit, salaries, rent, taxes have been the architects of america. break out of prison, burn money, evolve free families.

5. free myths. the myth of gold, while mystically intesesting, is unsatisfying because it requires the ethic of identity in material possession to sustain its power. break out of prison, burn money, you are the myth.

6. free life. institutional ownership identity ethics sustain our fear of death. break out of prison, burn money, free acts inspire free life.

7. free government. the ownership identity ethic of institutional government requires police, of obvious disguise, at every level of the prison. break out of prison, burn money, vote for me.

8. free land. the planet earth is not owned by anyone. the prison of schizophrenia is the psychology of ownership. break out of prison, burn money. mother earth is to be cared for and loved as the source of our strength.

9. free god. institutional business church identity serves the god of the ethics of ownership. god is our image of liberation. break out of prison, burn money, liberation inspires god.

10. free city. san francisco is a city on plain earth governed by the ethic of ownership.

liberate san francisco . . . international exposition celebrating the liberation of san francisco beginning on the summer solstice and ending when there are no more prisons in the world.

break out of prison/burn money/unite for free

san quentin

1. opportunity for all alleged parole violators to have a hearing in a court of law, with normal constitutional guarantees.

2. abolition of increased penalties for first time offenders.

3. more favorable consideration for first offenders when their minimum time is completed.

4. replacement of all ex-law enforcement officers on the adult authority by such persons as professors and psychologists.

5. removal of all child sex offenders to mental health hospitals.

6. reconsideration by the adult authority of all cases heard since october 1967, when the longer time-scale took effect.

7. better food and living conditions.

8. complete revision of the pay scale for convict labor.

9. a doctor available within the prison around the clock.

10. requiring of written approval of requests granted by parole officers.

DAYTIME PARANOIA BECOMES A JOKE AT NIGHT

Some false-bottom fear holds downtown day in a hopeless comicstrip. Waiting for a payoff from parking meters? Flames to erupt from desks full of guilty gum-wrappers? Boring late-to-work lies—just one float flight slip skip could lose a living nobody's making and then where? Discontinued.

BusFace to LunchFace. Sidewalk strangers even at apathetic 4 o'clock only touch in recoil. StreetFace to HomeFace. Hear who really happened on the 7 o'clock news.

Abstract China and somebody else's riot.

Black Muslim minister in Cleveland predicted a solar eclipse in June as Allah's sign of impending war with China. Cleveland's terrified mayor tried to cover—National Guard troops if there was no eclipse, a promise that troops would remain in Cleveland Armory if there was an eclipse and war.

Bombgod Nickeldime mind!

Downtown faces, can you look in the mayor's eyes? There is no pushbutton for the sun and billyclubs pump more blood than you can swallow. Are you afraid to vomit salary and turn off atomic commercials? Bombgod is a deadpan ghost shaking down old ladies for life insurance.

We need not apply to job bodycounters. Up all night being meteors finally laid . . . off. Locked out screwed . . . and screwing, thank you. Celestial spine work paid in grace.

Risk roof—to be in the night together whose bed.

Risk food—harvesting machines leave half a crop to rot, fishing boats junk half a catch—feasts wait for celebrants. Start with one spine and stars. Bombgod gets the living dead.

The earth will supply sufficient resources to feed, clothe and house its entire population, if we only put our minds to that problem.—Buckminster Fuller.

The moon, in its first quarter is in Pisces and the Viet Cong, military arm of the South Vietnamese National Liberation Front, continued today what has become the major offensive of the war. Forty cities and towns were under attack and all of Free Vietnam was placed under martial law and 24-hour curfew. Nineteen of the Cong made it into the impregnable American Embassy again, but all were killed during a counterattack on their embassy by American paratroopers who landed on the roof in helicopters.

COCKIE DOODLE FREE TRASH REMOVAL
FOR OUR DAILY PLANET. Call 752-9919

White House sources stated that they knew in advance of the Viet Vong onslaught but that there was "no effective defense against suicide raids."

THE SEVENTH FLEET STILL COPS
IN THE HAIGHT-ASHBURY

Democrats accused Reagan of illegality in a judicial appointment. Reagan answered that the Judge was doing it free.

LENORE KANDEL IS STILL LOOKING FOR
SERIOUS MIDDLE-EASTERN MUSICIANS TO
ACCOMPANY HER BELLY DANCERS. Call YU 6-3965

Mayor Alioto plans a bigger and better San Francisco Film Festival this year.

MARDI-GRAS IN THE FILLMORE DANCING IN THE
STREETS AND PEOPLE AND FOOD FEB. 9, 10, 11

David Harris, former Stanford student body president, was arrested today by Federal Marshalls for refusing the draft.

PAULA AND HER LARGE FAMILY ARE STILL
LOOKING FOR A BIG ENOUGH HOUSE

Police Chief Blackmoor of San Jose said today that police should act quickly and on their own to quell campus riots.

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They were immigrants who had come too far off for their lord to be traced and who, since their serfdom could not be presumed, necessarily passed for free, although born of unfree parents.

But the fact had to be transformed into a right.

It was essential that the villains, who came to settle in the towns to seek a new livelihood, should feel safe and should not have to fear being taken back by force to the manors from which they had escaped.

They must be delivered from labor services and from all the hated dues by which the servile population was burdened, such as the obligation to marry only a woman of their own class and leave to the lord part of their inheritance.

Willy-nilly, in the course of the 12th century, these claims, backed up as they often were by dangerous revolts, had to be granted.

The most obstinate conservatives, such as Guibert de Nogent, in 1115, were reduced to a wordy revenge, speaking of those "detestable communes" which the serfs had set up to escape from their lord's authority and to do away with his most lawful rights.

Freedom became the legal status of the bourgeoisie, so much so that it was no longer a personal privilege only, but a territorial one, inherent in urban soil just as serfdom was in manorial soil.

In order to obtain it, it was enough to have resided for a year and a day within the walls of the town.

Stadtluft macht frei ! — City air makes a man free!

And the city was pure gold,
like unto clear glass.
And the gates of it shall not be shut
at all by day.
for there shall be no night there.

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THE MOON IS IN ITS THIRD QUARTER,
IN LEO, ENTERING VIRGO AT 8 AM

free city adventure for kids leaves today from the corner of belvedere & haight at 1 pm. tour radio station kmpx w/ phyllis & eva. pick the kids up again at 5 pm. toujours gai.

free news from new york . . . garbage is the meat of revolution . . . the recent two week municipal garbage strike had the entire lower east side smelling like the terminal end of a sewer . . . garbage piled at the rate of ten thousand tons a day . . . while liberals held protest demonstrations, puerto ricans, who have to live among the crap, used it to throw at policemen . . . local underground heroes instituted free garbage service, trucking the trash to lincoln center . . . that got to rocky where he lived.

have you smiled at your garbage man today?

A noisy dirty free factory is coming together through screaming irrational planning sessions at 22 Belvedere St. A loft in the mission district has been procured in which to put tools & machinery for the graceful production of free & useful goods. There will be living space for some: a certain amount of rent will have to be raised each month. Projections include potting wheels, welding tools, candlemaking, tie-dying, sewing machines, & such. What's needed to make this fantasy whole is a group of people willing to die for it. Ask for Lee.

It now costs 50 cents to take a stroll in Muir Woods. It's free to those who cross the stream & enter from the other side. Signs say 'Stay on the path' & 'Muir Woods closes at 8:30.' How do you close woods?

A free stove has been sitting at 528 Schrader St. for two weeks now and John Blackwell, whose apartment it sits in, says if no one takes the fucking thing soon he's going to sell it.

as two international free news correspondents disembarked at san francisco international airport, they were approached by an attractive lady from milwaukee. after inquiring if either of them called themselves jesus, she showed them the picture opposite [photo of girl] of her daughter, janis, usually known as trixie. she is 23 & has a dog named brod. "if you see her," the milwaukee mother said, "will you ask her to phone the police?"

PROPHECY . . . RUN YOUR VALENTINE FINGERS
THROUGH SAN FRANCISCO'S WEDNESDAY HAIR.
STROKE HER CITY HALL THIGHS ON THURSDAY.

Bishop's restaurant at 315 Divisadero needs food, supplies & help in order to fulfill a vision of free food for everyone. They now serve dinner and are forced to ask a 25c donation. They want to do it free. There is a possibility of free breakfast too, if people & food show up. Call 431-7195 and ask for Bishop.

A free greasemonkey with otherwise clean habits is looking for garage space in which to practice his trade. Ask for Richie at 22 Belvedere.

Free fabric exchange this Friday at 2 pm, 1748 Haight St. Bring what cloth has come to bore you, take away new stuff.

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TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

Free food

Lion meat
Soul vegetables
Blue chip dairy goods

Everymorning delivered to
Your commune.

Fresh fish
Ripe fruit
Solid greens

Everyevening feed the brothers
And sisters in your house.

It's free because it's yours

Give your address and the number of
People in the commune to the behind the
Counter cousin at the psychedelic shop.

Must be done now.

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"I dreamed a cop, an old cop,/a whitehaired cop bowed sad on a sofa/knowing in life he carried a gun/and when that realization mowed him down on the sofa/he wept to know Man."

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