SUN #9 [?] (Ann Arbor, MI: May 28, 1971).
SUN #9 [?] (Ann Arbor, MI: May 28, 1971).
SUN #9 [?] (Ann Arbor, MI: May 28, 1971).
SUN #9 [?] (Ann Arbor, MI: May 28, 1971).
SUN #9 [?] (Ann Arbor, MI: May 28, 1971).

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SUN #9 [?] (Ann Arbor, MI: May 28, 1971).

Tabloid newspaper format, folded, as issued. 16pp. Free John Now! issue (Sinclair was sentenced to ten years in prison in 1969 after offering two joints to an undercover female narcotics officer).

Contents include Michael Aldrich (aka Dr. Dope) on unpure grass; a Statement by the Central Committee, Rainbow People's Party; Dave Marsh on John Sinclair (w. photo of Wayne Kramer and Sinclair); Rock & Roll Dope column by Frank Bach (w. photo of the MC5 at the Grande Ballroom); "John Must Be Set Free" by Pun Plamondon; an excerpted transcript of court proceedings from the day Sinclair was sentenced; a two-colour centrespread Free John Now! poster by Gary Grimshaw; Sinclair's "Poem for Warner Stringfellow" (the Detective Lieutenant of the Detroit Narcotics Squad who arrested Sinclair); "Dragon Teeth", a column by Sinclair; Michael Aldrich on "Racism and Imperialism in the Formation of U.S. Anti-Marijuana Policy"; "The Christ of Marijuana" by Ed Sanders (w. photo), reprinted from the East Village Other; ad. for upcoming benefit concerts at the Grande Ballroom; more.

The Sun was founded in 1967 in Detroit as the Warren Forest Sun (the name was changed when the Trans-Love Energies commune moved to Ann Arbor in 1968), and provided a mouthpiece for the White Panther Party and later, as here, its offshoot, the Rainbow People's Party.

Small split to spine at centre fold, o/w Very Good plus.

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