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Hundreds of young people wearing football helmets and wielding lead pipes marched through an upscale Chicago shopping district in October 1969, shattering shop windows and pummeling parked vehicles.
The Weather Underground’s “Days of Rage” made its debut at this event. Outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, the group waged a low-level war against the United States government for most of the 1970s, bombing the Capitol building, escaping from jail, and evading one of the biggest FBI manhunts in history.
Former members of the Weather Underground talk candidly about the idealistic zeal that drove them to “bring the war home” and the trajectory that put them on the FBI’s most wanted list in the feature-length documentary The Weather Underground.
Thirty years ago, a group of young American activists declared their plan to overthrow the government with those terms. Former Underground members Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, Mark Rudd, David Gilbert, and Brian Flanagan speak out in THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND about the idealistic zeal that drove them to “bring the war home” and the trajectory that led to them being placed on the FBI’s most wanted list.
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This article is about the political party in the United States. Weather Underground is a weather forecasting facility (weather service). See Weather Underground for more information (disambiguation).
The Weather Underground Organization (WUO), also known as the Weather Underground, was a radical left militant organization based on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Originally, it was known as the Weathermen. The WUO was formed in 1969 as a faction of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) that was primarily made up of SDS national office leadership and supporters. The organization’s stated political mission since its inception in 1974 has been to establish a revolutionary party to overthrow American imperialism.
The FBI classified the WUO as a domestic terrorist organization, with militant positions rooted in black power and anti-Vietnam War sentiment.
[two] The WUO was involved in domestic assaults such as Timothy Leary’s 1970 jailbreak. [number four] (5) The WUO’s first riot took place in Chicago in October 1969, timed to coincide with the trial of the Chicago Seven. Under the label “Weather Underground Movement,” the party issued a “Declaration of a State of War” against the US government in 1970. [number six]
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I’ve been looking at the significance of radical organizations’ symbology/logos throughout history. The weather underground’s logo is one that I can’t seem to find any information on. Can you tell me what the rainbow with the arrow crossing it represents?
Going through various print accounts and dispersed archival collections to find contemporary accounts of the logo’s design and intended purpose will be time-consuming, but Bill Ayers does mention the symbol in a 2006 blog post:
Each letter had our signature thick and vibrant rainbow with a slash of angry lightning cutting through it hand-drawn across the paper. It signaled a new day and a shift in the weather. Surprisingly, as intense as it all seemed and sounded, it was prudent and responsible in our minds at the time, a significant de-escalation from the dystopian plans of just months before. In any case, I adored the sign of peace and reconciliation, which was counterbalanced by a fiery justice bolt.
This is offset by the fact that I have had 30+ years of memory, but it gives you the general idea. The lightning bolt is also reminiscent of Mao Zedong’s quote “a single spark [that] ignites a prairie fire,” which inspired the title of the WUO manifesto Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Anti-Imperialist Anti-Imperialist Anti-Imperialist Anti-Imperialist Anti-Imperialist Anti-Imperialist Anti-Imperialist Anti-Imperialist Anti-Imperialist Anti-I