|VANCOUVER YIPPIE! put the "International" in Youth International Party. Besides turning the city upside down in the early 1970s, the group would have an enduring impact on the anarchist movement. Vancouver Yippies combined a witty, imaginative protest style, with creative day-to-day organizing, while producing flashy, ground-breaking publications. Along the way, they did everything from invade the USA, to bring down a right-wing mayor, to build a people's park, to play a considerable role in politicizing the counter-culture and punk rock. To read more click HERE|
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One of the saddest and most degrading incidents suffered by the people of this country since the Alamo.
From the Blaine Journal, describing the Vancouver Yippie invasion of the United States at Blaine WA - 1970
Bound and determined to overthrow all recognized authority.
Vancouved City Police on Yippie organizers of Gastown Smoke-in 1971
All you are doing here is tearing apart this institution.
Vancouver City College dean, to two Yippies expelled for political activity - 1971
Your offenses, in light of other similar recent disturbances, pose a grave threat to the whole community.
Vancouver judge to a Yippie sentenced to 2 1/2 years following the Bay Sip-In riot - 1970
It's a sad weekend in Vancouver's history .
Vancouver mayor on the opening weekend of a Yippie-organized people's park - 1971 OB
Bound and deterBmined to overthrow