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In the late 1960s and early ’70s, all sorts of underground newspapers had emerged from the counterculture and antiwar movements. Most of them weren’t actually all that underground, since there wasn’t much risk involved in publishing or distributing them.

But if you were in the military and you wanted to publish stories that strayed from the company line, you could get in serious trouble. That led in part to something called the GI underground movement.

One of the newspapers, called Fed Up, was published in Tacoma near Fort Lewis from 1969-73.

KPLU’s Paula Wissel tracked down some copies of the paper and some of the people who were involved.