The staff listed on the masthead for this issue reads as follows: Dinora Gil, Seigo Hayashi, Laura Ho, Mike Murase, James Okasaki, Tracy Okida, Colin Watanabe.
Table of contents:
- S.I. Rips Gidra! An almost gleeful response to S.I. Hayakawa's critique of Gidra.
- Pigs, Pickets & a Banana by Laura Ho. A journalistic account of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) event that occurred on April 26, 1969 at the Disneyland Hotel. Outside the hotel, radical students from UCLA, USC, and Cal State Long Beach distributed newsletters outside the hotel.
- Noguchi Hearing by S. Hayashi. An updated on the trial of Thomas Noguchi.
- The Oriental as a 'Middleman Minority' by Alan Nishio. A version of a critique of what we could today call the "Model Minority myth": 'The Oriental is a highly visible ethnic minority that has 'made 'it,' that is, he has worked hard and has not been a threat to the Establishment. As a result, Orientals are often used as a buffer by the Establishment in the confrontation between racial groups."
- Asian Center at UCLA. A brief unsigned account of the growing pains of the new Asian American Studies Center (part of the group of four American cultures Centers that were being developed by the university).
- Red Guard Party by Laura Ho. A journalistic account of the creation of a new political party in San Francisco's Chinatown. The Red Guard party was modeled on the Black Panther Party; some of its leaders would write for other Asian American Little Magazines, including Aion.
- UCLA Class on 'Orientals in America' by I.M. Yeh-Lo. Describes the new course being offered by Gidra editor Mike Murase, with Yuji Ichioka as the principal instructor.
- 1949 by Donna Hashiguchi
- The Descension by Kaoru
- Sister by Kaoru
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