The Minority Rights Revolution. At the start of the s, counterculture-oriented publications like the Whole Earth Catalog and The Mother Earth News were popular, out of which emerged a back to the land movement. This section is not intended be exhaustive, but rather a representative cross section of individuals active within the larger movement. He explains that their pacifism, anarchism, and commitment to the downtrodden were one of the important models and inspirations for the 60s. But as he gets older and gives more thought to his and his fellow man's responsibilities, he finds that it can't work out that way—that some people just won't carry their load
On college and university campuses, student activists fought for the right to exercise their basic constitutional rights, especially freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.
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The popularization of LSD outside of the medical world was hastened when individuals such as Ken Kesey participated in drug trials and liked what they saw. The UK Underground was a movement linked to the growing subculture in the US and associated with the hippie phenomenon, generating its own magazines and newspapers, fashion, music groups, and clubs. The Baby Boomers were coming of age in the 's, and held different cultural values than the Greatest Generation. The new left revisited. But, the term still held a lot of weight. They saw peace, exploring a widened area of consciousness, love and sexual experimentation as more worthy of their attention than entering the rat race.