[July 24 2012]
This book by Fulton Ryder, chronicles the story of the Diggers, who were a radical community-action group of activists and Improv actors operating from 1966–68, based in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. The group sought to create a mini-society free of money and capitalism. The Diggers provided free food, clothing, medical care and lodging to anyone in need as part of their effort to create a unified and mutually supportive community. They also threw free parties with music provided by the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and other bands. Notes from a Revolution: Com/Co., the Diggers, & the Haight is available to buy online at Fulton Ryder.