John and Yoko had recorded anthems like \"Power to the People\" and commiserated with leftist figures such as Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. He had also (with Yoko) recorded Sometime in New York City (1972), a largely political album that included songs like \"Woman Is the Nigger of the World.\" (this song attracted attention!).
Much of Lennon\'s time in the mid-\'70s was diverted by the U.S. Immigration Department\'s prolonged effort to deport him for a past drug arrest and for supposed subversive activities. Ultimately, he won permanent resident status.
Left wing sympathies dtv Portrait, 126 (german)