Politics: The Dissidents

On Labor Day, three days after the Democratic Convention has dissolved, thousands of delegates, newsmen, candidates and aides converge on Chicago's International Amphitheater. Outside, 100,000 demonstrators chant, "We want peace! We want peace!"

Next day, Tuesday, the platform committee meets, approves a strong peace plank calling for an end to the war in Viet Nam, endorses black power and recommends a massive infusion of federal funds into the nation's cities. All-Negro delegations from the South are seated without challenge.

On Wednesday, seats in the amphitheater are filled early. Convention Chairman Thruston...

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