Abbie Hoffman
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"Abbot Howard "Abbie" Hoffman" was an American political and social activist who co-founded the Youth International Party ("Yippies").

Hoffman was arrested and tried for Conspiracy (crime)/conspiracy and inciting to riot as a result of his role in protests that led to violent confrontations with police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, along with Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner, and Bobby Seale. The group was known collectively as the "Chicago Eight"; when Seale's prosecution was separated from the others, they became known as the Chicago Seven. While the defendants were initially convicted of intent to incite a riot, the verdicts were overturned on appeal.

Hoffman arose to prominence in the 1960s, continued his activism in the 1970s, and has remained a symbol of the youth rebellion of the counterculture of the 1960s/counterculture era.

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Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.

I was probably the only revolutionary referred to as cute.

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.

Once you get the right image the details aren't that important.

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.

Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.

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

Democracy is not something that you believe in, or something that you hang your hat on. It's something that you do, you participate. Without participation, democracy crumbles and fails. If you participate, you win, and the future is yours.

The '60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.

Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.

Its embarrassing, you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on a Best Sellers List.