Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government

Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government

Jacob Miller - October 3, 2017

Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Dustin Hoffman stands outside 18 West 11th Street in New York, which was destroyed by the explosion and next door to his own apartment, on March 6, 1970. Credit- AP Photo
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Leaders of the Weathermen (left to right) Peter Clapp, John Jacobs, and Terry Robbins, march during the ‘Days of Rage’ actions in Chicago, 1969. David Fenton: Getty Images
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker” lays face down after members of the Weather Underground placed explosives at its base. The museum decided not to restore the mangled metal; the sculpture is still on display today. Cleveland, Ohio, March 24, 1970. Reddit
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Chicago Police Haymarket Statue Statue designed by Frank Batchelder of St. Paul Minnesota in 1889 and sculpted by sculptor Johannes Gelert of NYC. The statue’s marble pedestal inscription is the command that Captain William Ward delivered in the Haymarket just before the bomb was thrown: “In the name of the People of Illinois, I command peace.” Funded by private funds raised by the Union League Club of Chicago. The statue is the first known US monument honoring policemen. October 6, 1969, the Weatherman planted a bomb that blew up a statue in Chicago built to commemorate police casualties incurred in the 1886 Haymarket Riot. The blast broke nearly 100 windows and scattered pieces of the statue onto the Kennedy Expressway below. The statue was rebuilt and unveiled on May 4, 1970 (coincidentally, the same day as the Kent State massacre), only to be blown up by the Weathermen a second time on October 6, 1970. The statue was rebuilt once again and Mayor Richard J. Daley posted a 24-hour police guard to protect it, but the statue was later destroyed again a third time. The monument was rebuilt and is located at Chicago Police Headquarters.
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
For the bombing of the US Capitol building, on March 1, 1971, the group issued a communique stating that the bombing was in protest of the U.S. invasion of Laos. For the bombing of the Pentagon, on May 19, 1972, they issued a communique stating that they were retaliating against the U.S. bombing raid in Hanoi. For January 29, 1975, bombing of the United States Department of State building, they issued a communique indicating that they were protesting the past escalation of the Vietnam conflict. Medium
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Wanted poster for the Weather Underground Members Cathy Wilkerson, Bernadine Dohrn, Michael Spiegel, Kathy Boudin, Robert Roth, Judith Clark, Howard Machtinger, and Linda Evans. AP
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
FBI evidence photos document bomb-making supplies found in a Weather Underground safe house in Nob Hill in 1971. Max Nowel: SF Weekly
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Brian McDonnell was killed by shrapnel in the 1970 bombing of Park Police Station. San Francisco Police Department
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Bill Ayers mug shot. Chicago Police Department
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the radical, anti-war movement Weather Underground, and her companion Bill Ayers are escorted by federal authorities after surrendering at Cook County Courthouse in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 3, 1989. AP Photo
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Suspects Cathy Boudin, David Gilbert, (who gave his name as James Hackforth) and Judith Clark are lead from Nyack Police Headquarters after their arraignment on felony murder charges. The Journal News File photo
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Weather Underground member Katherine Boudin is led from Rockland County Courthouse in New City, New York, by sheriff’s officers in this Nov. 21, 1981. NY Daily News
Photos of the Radical Organization that Declared War on the United States Government
Kathy Boudin leaving prison on September 17, 2003. MARY ALTAFFER: AP

 

Sources For Further Reading:

The New York Times – ‘Days of Rage,’ by Bryan Burrough

Town & Country – The True Story Behind the Trial of the Chicago 7

Smithsonian Magazine – The True Story of ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7′

History Channel – Haymarket Riot

Mondo – Timothy Leary’s Great-ish Escape

The New York Times – A Radical ‘Declaration’ Warns of an Attack by Weathermen

BBC Channel – How the Weather Underground Failed at Revolution and Still Changed the World

Wyoming Public Media – Explosive Protests: U.S. Bombings During ‘Days of Rage’

NPR – How Young People Went Underground During the ’70s ‘Days of Rage’

Middle Tennessee State University – Chicago Seven Trial

Vanity Fair – How Ron Fliegelman Became the Weather Underground’s Bomb Guru?

The New York Times – I Was Part of the Weather Underground. Violence Is Not the Answer.

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