Six Statements with Extrapolations for the Underground Press Service


In June of 1967 Israel conducted its six-day war against its Arab neighbors. Earlier, in April, The Experimental Arts Festival at UCLA featured a controversial "auto da fe" book-burning by Kurt von Meier as "stand-in" for supposed revolutionary artist Jose Que. Discontent in the black community was high, the Vietnam War was ramping up and anti-war activism was on the rise as well. Kurt von Meier, UCLA's unconventional art professor, was getting a lot of press attention, and writing for several underground newspapers, like the LA Free Press. This document was sent by Kurt to the Underground Press Service.