In 1968, as the whole world was watching the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, anti-war Yippies captured media attention by nominating a pig for President. This piece of guerilla theater made a serious statement about the corruption of politicians, the power of the police, and the irrelevance of national elections. In 1996, a couple of activists are taking a similar tactic by promoting a far more controversial candidate for the White House. Lydia Eccles and Chris Korda, are waging a write-in campaign for the Unabomber for President. Eccles and Korda were able to get into the Democratic National Convention in Chicago as members of the press: they invented a network called TV-TV and a program called News-News, and so they had credentials to be on the inside. That’s where Pacifica’s Julie Drizin met Lydia Eccles and Chris Korda as they campaigned on behalf of the Unabomber.
Web ExclusiveJun 19, 2012