Vancouver, BC: Open Road, 1977-79. Eight issues of Open Road, a Vancouver-based anarchist-oriented newspaper. Sixteen to 32 pages, issue five missing the centerfold section; these are generally worn examples, having come from a prisoner's library (his cell number on issue 8); reading copies only.
Contents include articles on the internal breakdown of the Weather Underground, reggae in Jamaica, the George Jackson Brigade, the American Indian Movement, "Punk rock: puking in the face of boredom," the release of Martin Sostre, prisoners, Anarchist science fiction, "Putting the finger on rapists," and much more. A favorite quote from an article on political pie-throwing prank attacks on public figures in issue four, about Yipster pieman Aron Kay: "Aron's protege on the west coast is Vancouver-based Frankie Lee of the Anarchist Party of Canada (Groucho-Marxist), whose specialty is the personalized pie. Lee, who's known as the pious nihilist, took out brain experimenter Jose Delgado with a cow brain and tomato concoction and revolutionist-turned-religionist Eldridge Cleaver with an Oreo cream pie (chocolate on the outside, vanilla on the inside."