Some pictures of the friends of the famous San Francisco attorney at the Be-In 2007.
By Bruce B. Brugmann
Mel Belli's friends got together last Friday night (Aug.24) for the Human Be-In 2007.
Belli, the famous San Francisco attorney and King of Torts, as he liked to call himself, has been dead for many years but his spirit lives on, at the Be-In and at Sunday's Summer of Love spectacular in Speedway Meadows at Golden Gate Park.
The reason is a most tantalizing and unknown San Francisco story, as I mentioned in a previous blog and as a panelist at the Be-In. Read more »
From time to time, I will pass along articles that I think are particularly timely and cogent. This week's piece by John Nichols, in the Nation's "Online Beat," gets to the heart of the issue of the Gonzalez and Karl Rove resignations.
He writes, "The essential question with regard to Gonzalez remains the same as the question that Leahy ((Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont) laid down when Rove said he would go. Read more »
Literally, as I was polishing up my blog for tonight's Human Be-In,
I got a call from Michael Bowen, a key organizer with Allen Cohen of the original Human Be-In on January 14, l967.
He is now living in a house ten minutes out of Stockholm, Sweden.
Bowen had lots to say about the Be-In and the era but he noted there was one key piece of information that has not been published and remains unknown: the issue of how the hippie group got a permit to put on the event in Golden Gate Park. Read more »
The original Human Be-In on Jan. 14, l967, was not just a giant hippy party. It had an important political purpose and political consequences and helped mobilize the youth movement against the war in Vietnam