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Counter-culture beginnings hatch a decade of community news and issues at the Harrisburg Independent Press.

About the Harrisburg Independent Press

The Harrisburg Independent Press was published in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from 1971 to 1980. The weekly newspaper was founded to provide alternative news for the Harrisburg 7 trial during the Vietnam War. After the trial ended the newspaper, known by its readers as HIP, went on to spotlight many issues important to the community - housing, education, prison reform, government corruption - and, most notably, safety concerns about the nearby Three Mile Island nuclear power plant.

In its pages were reported and debated many nascent topics which grew into importance today: the environment and womens issues, to name a few.

This website archives every issue and article published by HIP. It also features analysis, remebrances and commentary by staffers and readers, and showcases some of the articles we think stand the test of time.

We hope this web page informs today’s readers not only about this remarkable community newspaper, but the remarkable times in which it existed.

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