Category Archives: Weather Underground

Women’s Brigade of Weather Underground

Bernardine Dohrn “Initially called ‘The Proud Eagle Tribe,’ the communiqué from the Women’s Brigade of the Weather Underground pledged to ‘build a militant women’s movement that commits itself to the destruction of Amerikan imperialism’ and exploit ‘the man’s chauvinism’ as … Continue reading

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Richard Avedon: Murals & Portraits

Richard Avedon photographing SNCC demonstrators, March 1963 “Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Richard Avedon’s legendary photographic murals and related portraits. The exhibition has been drawn from the collection of and developed in collaboration with The Richard … Continue reading

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Hollywood and Vietnam

“In writing to President Johnson in December 1965 about his intention to make a film about the Green Berets, John Wayne explained that it was ‘extremely important that not only the people of the United States but those all over … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Truth About a Raid on the Black Panthers

“The call came in the early morning hours of December 4, 1969. ‘Come to the crib’ was the command. ‘The police have murdered Chairman Fred.’ I was a second-year law student at Northwestern Law School, working with a group of … Continue reading

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Flint War Council

“The Flint War Council (also known as the SDS National War Council) was a series of meetings of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO) and associates in Flint, Michigan, that took place from 27–31 December 1969. During these meetings, the decisions … Continue reading

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Training Teenagers for Guerrilla Warfare in the Wealthy Suburbs? Welcome to 1969

Stephen Kling using a toy gun and a water balloon “grenade” while teaching guerrilla war tactics to students from Scarsdale High School. The girl in pigtails played a “peasant,” as the original caption put it. Aug. 14, 1969. “In the … Continue reading

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Year of the Mad Bomber

“Throughout much of 1968, Sam Melville, an unemployed 34-year-old with an estranged wife and 5-year-old son, frequently sat at his desk in a squalid apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, contemplating how he could destroy America. Smoking a … Continue reading

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Underground – Emile de Antonio, Haskell Wexler, Mary Lampson (1976)

“Underground is a 1976 documentary film about the Weathermen, founded as a militant faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), who fought to overthrow the U.S. government during the 1960s and 1970s. The film consists of interviews with … Continue reading

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Military–Industrial Complex

“The military–industrial complex (MIC) is an informal alliance between a nation’s military and the defense industry that supplies it, seen together as a vested interest which influences public policy. A driving factor behind this relationship between the government and defense-minded … Continue reading

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Weatherman – edited by Harold Jacobs (1970)

“The first complete picture of the Weatherman in the words of those who theorized, those who acted and those who watched it all – from the SDS split in June 1969 to the bombings in June, 1970. Selected by Harold … Continue reading

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