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Volume 1, Number 16 (March-April 1973)

The Post Amerikan was an underground, alternative newspaper published in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois from 1972 to 2004.

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" i l y o u ' r e l o o kin� f o r an a n sw e r , f e ar to the f inal c onc lus i on that s upport, sinc e a raped woman i s
She ' s stan d i n� the re by y our side, women must un ite to c hanpe the struc ­ usually tre ated as a c r iminal herself .
And you ' ll never really know how far tur e that smashes the ir hopes for
th ems e l � e s and the ir c h i ldren, S chmid and 3arnett f e e l that women
you ' ll zo
f ill you ' ve j o ined t o �ether and tried" C W LU P rogra m s must form their own organ i zati ons
separate from men, In a separate
O n � a r c h 1 1 , almost 1 0 0 w o m e n and a � ost of the women who are active in group, women are forced to learn to
the Chicago � omen ' s L iberation U n i on make our o wn important dec isi ons,
f ew men c ame together for a program a r e p o l it i c ally r�d i c a l - - t h at is, they someth i ng whi c h we are not used t o
c annot see a non-rac ist and non-sexist d o i n � b e c ause of our soc i a l i z ati on.
,"" iven by t/i.'.vaer�8"ma ret ..3 c hmid and L o i sB a r ­ so c i ety existing w ithin the c ap ital ist N e l�arn to l isten to and acc ent
� ett, ac emb rs of the Chi c ago e c onomic system, sinc e rac ism and
e sexism funct i on so usefully to p erpet­ other women as who le thinking �u�an
uate the c ap ital ist system . H o wever, be ings .
-,/ arr.en ' s L i b e r a "C i or: Jni on, I think the servi c es and pro je cts of the CWLU
are designed to benefit all women in
that th is or�an i zation is r ightly many area� .

c al l e d a " un i on, " for it is dedic­ �he CWLU is an extremely high- e n e rgy
group. They have a Graphi c s Co l l e c t­
ated to m a ikni n (gwthhe te hee nr vir o nm e nt women i v e whi c h prints p osters and art for L oca l Wo m e n's G roup·
must work th e y are paid women ; the W omens L i b e rat i on R o ck Band,
a.n a l l -w oman group whi c h provides
or unpa i d ) more "C o l e rable and f a i r . ant i - s exist tunes with c onsc i ousness­ The W omen ' s L ib e rat i on Group in Blo o m­
raising and fun c ombined ; and a month­
K ar �are t S c hm id b e �an the even i n � w i th ly women ' s ne wspap,.er, d o mank ind. ington-lwrmal is, of c ourse, not as

a short overv i e w oI h o w w omen ar� O n e of the ir pro jects is the L i b e r ­ w e il -devel oped and organ i z ed as the
ati on School for W omen, Volunteer
o ppressed i n almost every asp e c t of teac hers give c l asses on any sub- CWLU . I th ink that talking with the
ject that a group of w omen show in­
l if e - - educ at i on, r e l i g i on, e c onom i c s, terest in, Sometimes the school C h i c ag o women was insp iring for us .
offers a c ourse for men, taught b y
f amily, soc ial relati onships, etc, a man, on l iberati on and sex roles, but our main energy and power in the
In the l e gal area, CWLU offers a
etc, etc , She p o inted out that we L egal Cl inic staffed with woman future must c ome from the women in
l awyers, c onsultants, and law students,
are not deal ing with "a c ase of indi­ and DARE, Direct Act i on for R ights th is c ommunity . Any woman is w e l c ome
of Empl oyment, whi c h take s l eeal
v i dual evil m en, " but with bas i c in­ a c t i on on discr iminat i on case s . to c ome to the N om en ' s C enter at J 04

stitut i ons whi ch, by the i r very F o r women ' s b o d i e s, CWL U provides h orth St, in ;-:ormal t o rap and re ad,
p regnancy test ing and abort i on c oun­
struc ture, systemat i c ally oppress s e l ing . F o r w omen ' s he ads, they have The C enter is open �onromTu�es-d9 a. ysTfhrerome
a Rape Cr i s i s L ine, where a woman 1-4 and W ednesdays
i=0frM sI'he film shown that evening is simply may c al l in for sympath e t i c talk and w i : l �e :n � Qp l P ti-- s-�_e -t o talk to and
support. The y w i l l also a c c ompany
c alled "� omen ' s F ilm" and is basic­ a victim of rape to the polic e, the a small l i brary of women ' s bo oks that
a l l y a c o llage of p e rsonal stori e s hospital, and to c ourt for emotional
f r om w omen of many c lasses and rac e s y ou c an c he c k out , The r e are also
who have found that, as Emma G o ld -
m a n said, " the l ot of w o man i s d i s­ two rap gr oups: One me ets on Thurs .
appo intment, " W e saw a middl e - aged,
w orn out p o o r woman w i th k ids c rawl­ n ights at 7 1 J O and has its emphasis
i ng all over h e r, wh o had envisi oned
marriage as " �ying on my c ouch in my on polit i c al matters, and the o ther
c l e an l iving r o om, e at i ng c andy bars
and drinkine: Pepsis, " We saw a y oung m e ets at 8 1 0 0 on Tuesdays and has a
white middl e - c l ass woman who said that
more general emphasis . You c an
she should feel lucky for her past
e du c at i on and her " d e c ent" job, but c al l Sus i e at 8 2 8 - 70 2 6 to f ind out
sti l l found herself c r y ing after
typ ing some one else ' s l e tt e rs all whe r e the general rap group w i l l be
d ay. 't! e saw w e ;t.fare mothe rs, w ork­
e rs, housewives, and s e cretari e s - - held and to get a ride if you need
all movin� from disappo intment and
i t , and y ou c an c al l � ary a t 8 2 8 -

7944 t o f ind out about t h e p o l it i c a l

rap group.

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Cal led PRE J UDI CE

(Thi s art i c l e was subm itted by the W h e r e as Z arathustra revealed in Persia and f or the sake of sGooudrcree'soo{l vceonttoenr­o o t
Bahi ' is of N ormal. ) that
out whatever is the

" Anyone in the w orld here b e l ow t i on amongst you, Then w i l l th e ef­
c an w in purity f or himse lf by c l ean­
I rememb e r a man t e l l ing me last y e ar sing hims e l f w ith g o od thoughts, fulg e n c e of the w orld ' s great Luminary
w ords, and d e e ds, " (V endidad 1 0 , 19 )
that G o d had made pe ople black in or­ enve lop the whole earth, and its in­
And, a bout 5 0 0 0 B. C. Drisha r e v e a l e d
d e r to make the ir sp i r i tual inf e r i o rity that hab i tants b e c om e the c it i z ens of the

obvi ous. N ow, he knew that he c ould " I ' m equa l ly present in all b e ings; one c ity, and the o c cupants of one and
there is none hateful or dear to Me,
not eff e c tively support r a c i a l super­ They, how ever, who devoutly w orship the same throne, This wronged One
M e abide in M� , and I stand revealed
i or ity on phys i c al o r mental grounds i n Them, " (BG IX , 2 9 ) hath, ever since the e ar ly days of H i s

(both sc i enc e and psychol ogy have ex­ l i fe, cher ished none other desi r e but

p l oded those o ld myths). And, as it th i s w i sh. The r e c an be no doubt what�

turns out, n e i ther the B i b l e , o r any ever that the p e o pl e s of the w orld,

other writing from the w orld ' s faiths, of whatever rac e or r e l ig i on, derive

w i l l support his c laim of sAppiors)..ttluea_lP aul the i r inspirat i on from one heavenly
sup e r i o rity, In
fact , the sour c e , and are the sub je cts of one

r emarked ab out 58 A. D . that G o d, The differ enc e b e tw e en the or­

And, fina l ly, anc i ent H o p i (Amer i c an d inanc e s unde r which they abide
Indian) leg e nd dec lares that
" All flesh is not the same f l e sh, should b e attr ibuted t o the vary ing
but the r e is one f l e sh of man, " The F i rst P e o pl e kept multiply ing
another f l e sh of b e asts, another and spr e ad ing over the fac e of the land r equirements and exigenc i e s of the age
of f i shes, and another of b i rds, " and w ere happy, Although they were of
(I Cor, 1 5 . J9 ) diff e r e nt c o lors and spoke differ ent in which they were reve a l e d, All of
l anguages, th ey fe lt as one and unde r­
And, tw o of t� e e arl i est, and f inest, stood one another w i thout talking. " them, exc e pt a few which are the out­
of Chri st i an t e a c hers, c ont emporary ( Bo ok of the H opi, page 1 5 )
w ith Faul and Peter, w ere black men, c ome of human perversity, w er e ordained
Luc ius and Barnabus (Acts l J ) . N ot­ Cle arly, then, there i s a un iversal di­
w ithstanding the fact that J esus H im­ r e c t i on within these statements. Pre- r by G od, and are a refl e c t i on of H is
self had dec lare d : judi c e, therefore, c an only b e the
product of the m inds of spi r i tual hyp o­ W i l l and Purpose, Ar ise and, armed
" Ca l l n o man y our f athe r upon the c r ites who c annot and never could sup­
earth, for one is your F ather, whi c h p o rt their absurd imaginings of ra­ w ith the power of fa ith, shatt er to
i s i n he aven. " (M atthew 2 J . 9 ) c ially sp i r i tual sup eri ority w ith
s c r i ptural exce rpts not taken out of p i e c es the g ods of y our vain imagin­
And, p l e ase, none of that " se parate
but equa l " l ove ! When Moses marr i e d context t i ngs, the sow ers of dissens i on
a black woman from Eth i op i a, h i s s i s­
ter M iriam rebuked him, but G od pr ompt­ F ol low ing is a bri ef tablet w r itten by amongst y ou. Cl e ave unto that whi c h
ly struck her w ith l e pr osy (Numb e rs Baha ' u ' llah, founder of the Baha ' i
12 . 1 - 10 ) for her indisc r e t i on . And, F a ith, wh i c h onc e aga in d e c lares G od ' s draweth you together and uniteth y o u .
q l ittle l ater, the prophet Samu e l re­ (Jehovah ' s, I AM THAT I AM's, Al lah ' s,
vealed to a grow ing mankind that the Great S p irit � ystery ' s, Brahman ' s, This, veri ly, is the most exalted
Ahura Ma zda ' s, Love ' s • • • ) t i m e l ess
" • • • the L ord s e e th not as man s e e th 1 d e c re e that all mankind is of one spir­ W ord which the �other Book hath sent
for man l o oketh on the outward ap­ itual Sourc e -Father and that we are,
pearan c e , but the Lord l o o keth upon c onsequently, all of one spiritual d own and revealed unto y ou, To thi s
the heart, " ( I Samu e l 1 6 , 7 ) f am i l y.
b e areth witness the Tongue of Grandeur
A b out 4 0 0 ye ars later, Buddha d e c l ared 1 " O c ontending pe oples and kindr eds of
the e arth ! S et your fac es towards un­ from His hab itati on of glory, "
" Ask n o t of rac_e, but ask of c onduct, i ty, and let the r adian c e of its l i ght
for from the st i c k is b·orn the sac r ed shine upon you . Gather ye together, - - Baha ' u ' llah, (G l e anings, pp2 1 7 - 8 )
f ir e . " ( Suttra N i pata �4 6 2 )
You are always welc ome at the informal
c onversa t i o ns, sp onsored by the l o c a l

Baha ' is, h e l d Friday n ights a t 7 1 J O
at 7 0 7 N. O a k in N o rmal and on Tues­
day � i ghts in R o om 2 0 6 of th e U n i on

( ISU ) at 8 1 15 . Thank you !





















IRAN, ANOTH ER VIET NAM 2
3

• the making ?

.I D

I s a n ew V i e tnam b e g inning in the The impererial i s t s domina t i o n o f Br i t a i n , Thus a great port i o n o f
M i d d l e East or Lat in Amer ica? I ran ' s o i l revenue s are u s e d t o
I ran i s no t po s s i b l e w i t hout t he purc ha s e U . S . phantom j e t s and Chi e f ­
Aft er t he hero i c vi ctory o f t he t a n tanks from Br i t a in . T h e arm s
V i e t nam e s e p e o p l e o v e r t h e aggre s s i o n mil itary dictat orsh i p , The Shah are not onJ y us e d against t he peo ple
o f t he u . s . , thi s is an impo rtant o f I ra n , but a l s o , f o r t h e suppr e s s ­
que s t i o n . The Arabian Peni n s u la and ha s laun c h e d t he u s ua l t e rro r ing t h e revo lut i o na r y movement s o f
P e r s ian Gul f area i s of ma j o r t he who l e area e . g . t h e arm e d s t rugg l e
s t rat e g i c and e conom i c int e r e s t pa c i f i ca t i o n program - - arr e s t s ,
t o t he U . S , be cau s e o f t he e xt e n s iv e R i c hard H e lm s , f o rm e r head o f
Ame r i can part i c i pat i o n in t he p e n in­ t o rture by SAVAK ( t he s e cret po l i c e ) , t he CIA , played a ke y ro l e in t he
s u l a ' s va s t p e t r o l e um indus t r y . T h i s
i s t he s ingle mo s t important mo t ivat ­ a s s a s s i nat i o ns and impr i s o nm e nt , O f .1 9 5 3 c o up in I ran and wa a r e c e nt l y
ing fa c t o r b e h i nd t he a p p l i c a t i o n o f 2 , 4 0 0 .t he
t he Nixon Do c t rine - - t he U . S . w i l l po l i t i cal pr i s oners in I ran, appo int e d a s t he U . S . amba s sador
part i c i pat e i n . t he d e fe n s e and d e ­ 80 w e r e e x e cut e d in t he l a s t 18 months . to I ran . T h i s t ransforming of a
v e l o pm e nt o f a l l i e s and f r i ends but ma s t e r s p y i n t o a d i p l omat g i v e s u s
Am e r i ca canno t , and w i l l not , c o n­ T h i s i s t he large s t number for any s om e ind i cat i o n o f t he e c o nomfc
c e iv e a l l t h e p lans , de s i gn a l l t he impo rtanc e of Iran to t he U . S . S e ct .
t he programs , execute a l l t he d e ­ c o unt ry i n t he wo r l d d ur i ng " p e a c e o f S t a t e R o g e r s r e p o r t e d t ha t " dur-
c i s i o ns a n d und e rtake a l l t he d e ­
f e n s e o f t he f r e e nat ions o f t h e t ime " , De s p i t e t he s e d i f f i cult i e s , i ng 1 9 7 1 . r e t urns on U . S f o r e i gn in­
wo rld .
t he I ranian p e o p l e have c o nt i nu e d v e s tment -- almo s t all of i t in t he
In t h e M i d d l e Ea s t , I ran s e em s o i l indu s t r y - - in t he Ara b i a n Pen­
t o be t he subimperial i s t c l i e nt s t at e t h e i r s t rugg l e a ga i ns t t he S hah and i nsula and P e r s ian Gul f s t a t e s c o nt ­
t hat w i l l impl iment t h e " N i xon Do c ­ inue s t o make a ma j or c o nt r i but i o n
t r i ne , " T h i s i s why t he r e a c t i o na r y We s t ern Impe r ia l i sm , T he gue r i l la t o t h e U . S . ba lanc e o f payment s .
r e g ime of the Shah ( K i ng ) of I ran i s R e pat r i a t e d earnings o f U . S . p r i vat e
be ing s o hand s om e l y out f i t t e d mi l i ­ movement s tart e d t wo years ago and
t ar i l y i n .h i s new g e ndarme r o l e , T h e $ 1c o r p o rat i o n s t o g e t h e r w i t h t rade ,
S hah was r e s t o r e d t o power b y t he is still dev e l o p ing . W orkers ' d emon­
o n c e aga i n c o nt r i but e d n e ar l y
C I A - e ng i n e e r e d c o up in 1 9 5 3 . T he po p­ s t rat i o n s and s t u d e nt pro t e &"t s nave b i l l i o n t o o ur n e t balanc e o f payment s�

ular Prem i e r M o s s a d e g h , who nat i o na l ­ b e e n c r u s h e d by t h e gove rnment , La s t unite
i z e d t he o i l , wa s ov e r t hrown . S i n c e
t he n t he S ha h ha s b e e n t he d e s po t i c mont h , s i x univers ity student s were The U . S . i s plant ing the seeds
rul e r o f I ran and one o f t h e l e a s t of another V iet Nam in the M iddle
enl i ght ened d i ct a t o r s o f t he " fr e e k i l l e d dur i ng a ma s s demo n s t rat i o n
wo r l d " , East . O i l i s the b a s i s of W e st ern
pr o t e s t ing m i l i t a r y e x p e nd i t ur e s . I m p e r i a l i s t e c o nom i e s . O i l i s black
p r i s o n e r s e x e c u t ·e d go l d , T he ru l e r s ( U . S . and I ranian )
A l t hough I ran i s a r i c h c o unt ry a r e w i l l i ng t o k i l l , mur d e r and
Und e r t he S h a h ' s r e i gn I ra n i an s t o rt ure in o rder to pro t e ct t h e i r
have b e e n d e pr iv e d o f t h e mo s t e l e ­ o i l , c o pper and o t her minera l s -- mo s t int ere s t s . T h e Capi t a l i s t b l o o d­
mentary demo cra t i c o r c i v i l r i ght s . ba t h c ont inu e s day i n and day out ,
o f the 32 million Iranians l ive in S o l i da r i t y and uni t y i s ne e d e d b e ­
$ 2 5 0povert y , T h e p e r c a p i t a i n c om e i s we e n t he pro gre s s i v e f o r c e s i n t he
40%p e r year . o f t h e f ami l i e s l ive in U . S . and Ir�n . The t error w i l l
7 0 %one r o om hous e s , no t e nd unt i l t he impe r i a l i s t U , s ..
o f t he p e o p l e government i s d e s t r o ye d ,

a r e i l l i t e ra t e , A l l o f t he s e c o nd i t i o ns Liberat ion News Service

e x i s t in a c o unt r y w h i c h i s t he f o u r t h

larg e s t o i l pr o duc ing c o unt ry i n t he

wo r l d . Where do t he o i l r e v e nue s go ?

$$ for wea pons

D e f e n s e o f t he Em p i r e do e s no t

c ome c heap , e s p e c ia l l y f o r t he I ran­

ian p e o p l e . The U . S . has made I ra n

t he s t ro nge s t m i l i ta r y p o w e r i n t he

r e g i o n . T h i s year I ran w i l l s pe n d

2 . 5 b i l l i o n d o l la r s , % of t he I ra n i an

GNP , purc ha s ing modern weapons from
W e s t � r n Impe r i a l i s t s i . e . U .._s . and


















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