Protest on trial tells the story of the trial of the seattle seven in 1970 bakkes extensive interviews and legal insights show how the justice department became perverted by political dogma and paranoia. Kit bakkes thought provoking case study of the seattle 7 and their 1970 conspiracy trial brings to life the times the place the characters and the high stakes involved for a group of dissidents in seattle who chose to protest government actions during a volatile period in our history. Protest on trial the seattle 7 conspiracy kit bakke 2295 the seattle 7 faced federal indictments aimed at destroying their ability to protest a surprise ruling ended their trial and sent them to prison this is their story bakke . Bakkes recounting of the trial of the seattle 7 is fascinating and eminently readable and thoroughly fills a gap in the history of anti war activism bakke does a fine job of sketching characters and the milieu of anti war activism in the late 60s and early 70s. The seattle 7 faced federal conspiracy and intent to riot indictments aimed at limiting their ability to organize and protest the prosecutions key witness faltered and the governments case appeared doomed but the presiding judge issued a surprise ruling to end the dramatic trial and send the defendants to prison
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