Category Archives: Weather Underground

Half the Way with Mao Zedong

“The American left has never produced a group more self-critical than Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In the years since the organization’s 1969 collapse, its former members have produced an endless stream of mea culpas. Some of this has … Continue reading

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The Priest Who Practiced Radical Direct Action: Father Daniel J. Berrigan By Bernardine Dohrn

“In 1970, we received a ‘Letter from the Underground’ from Father Daniel Berrigan, printed in the New York Review of Books. It was a note from a comrade, for Dan too was a ‘most wanted’ fugitive from the FBI and … Continue reading

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Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism

“The Prairie Fire Organizing Committee is an activist group whose members advocate the overthrow of the current capitalist system as the only solution to racism, sexism, homophobia, classism and imperialism. … The Prairie Fire Organization began in 1975. It sprang … Continue reading

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With the Weathermen: The Personal Journal of a Revolutionary Woman – Susan Stern (1975)

“Drugs. Sex. Revolutionary violence. From its first pages, Susan Stern’s memoir With the Weathermen provides a candid, first-hand look at the radical politics and the social and cultural environment of the New Left during the late 1960s. The Weathermen–a U.S.-based, … Continue reading

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Diana Oughton

“Diana Oughton (January 26, 1942 – March 6, 1970) was a member of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Michigan Chapter and later, a member of the 1960s radical group Weather Underground. Oughton received her B.A. from Bryn Mawr … Continue reading

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A brief history of the “clenched fist” image

“A persistent symbol of resistance and unity, the clenched fist (or raised fist) is part of the broader genre of ‘hand’ symbols that include the peace ‘V,’ the forward-thrust-fist, and the clasped hands. The clenched fist usually appears in full … Continue reading

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Radio Atlantic: How Has America Changed Since 1968?

“As 2018 begins, tensions and tumult in America are high. But before the end of 1968, Conor Friedersdorf reminded us in The Atlantic, ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated; U.S. troops would suffer their deadliest … Continue reading

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