Jerry Rubin "The making of a radical: Jerry Rubin was the son of a union representative and interested in social movements. He lived on a kibbutz in Israel for a time, and in 1964 visited Cuba, where he met Fidel Castro and Che Guevara..." He formed the Vietnam Day Committee. He founded the Youth International Party (Yippies) with Abbie Hoffman.
DSA Conference delegate
Vietnam Day Committee
- "In May 1965, he and a few others formed the Vietnam Day Committee, one of the first activities in the United States organized to oppose the Vietnam War. The group had a 36-hour teach-in event on campus, and it shockingly attracted some 30,000 people; this showed an unexpected degree of dissatisfaction with the war. The invited guests at the UC Berkeley event included Dr. Benjamin Spock, philosopher Alan Watts, comedian Dick Gregory, peace activist Dave Dellinger, journalist I. F. Stone, and author Norman Mailer, whose comment that “President Johnson was a bully with an air force” was widely reported in the national media."
- "January 17, 1970: Jerry Rubin Brings the Chicago Noise to Seattle"
- Brief History Of Chicago's 1968 Democratic Convention
- DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
- Newly Discovered: The Insider’s Story of the 1968 Democratic Convention Riots, the Trial of the Chicago 8 (afterwards Chicago 7), the Anti-war Movement, Revolutionary Politics, and ’60s Counterculture (Accessed April 26, 2021