[Los Angeles: Crack the C.I.A. Coalition, 1997]. Broadside, 11" x 8-1/2". Offset printed in black, on white bond. Fine. An apparently unused, uncirculated copy.
The "Crack the C.I.A. Coalition" was a briefly active Los Angeles political organization, composed of African-American, Latino, and allied progressive groups who coalesced around the theory that the crack cocaine epidemic was instigated and sustained by the Central Intelligence Agency in order to disrupt community organizing and political action in Black and Latino neighborhoods. This rally and march, which culminated at L.A. City Hall, featured guest appearances by Casey Kasem (!), Joe Madison, Dominique Di Prima, and musical appearances by Horace Tapscott, 2000 Crows, Phunky Dialect, Cuauhtemoc, and Jumbalaya. Bottom third of text lists ca. 100 sponsoring individuals and organizations, including Angela Davis, Oliver Stone, Comrades of Geronimo Pratt, Kwanzaa People of Color, the National Council of Negro Women, Mike Ruppert (former L.A.P.D. officer), and many others. Among demands called for in this broadside are the complete dismantling of the C.I.A., reparations for affected communities, and an end to the "phony drug war." Not separately catalogued in OCLC.