20 February 2007



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A film by Mark Ther

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the Pleasure Of Finding Things Out


40 min documentary interview with RP Feynman

14 February 2007




"My new line is, In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous."
(....Andy Warhol's Exposures -1979-)



the Weather Underground

‘‘Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon. The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them."
'fugitive Days', the memoir of weatherman Bill Ayers.

''I don't regret setting bombs,' Bill Ayers said. 'I feel we didn't do enough.'

in the late 60s a radical splinter group broke off from SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), convinced that only militant action could end racism, U.S. complicity in atrocities at home (assassinations) and abroad (Vietnam), an end to monogamy and the inequalities they felt inherent in a capitalist society. The Weather Underground engaged in numerous bombings that landed them on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

in a new yorker article, the Weather Underground is depicted as a group that found murder "cool" and violence "hip." members were charismatic, provocative, articulate, and intelligent. They commanded news media attention with their brash rhetoric, violent actions, and, in the eyes of many, romantic allure. Chic radicals, they seemed to treat their violence at once as very serious business and as kind of a lark. they blew up a statue of a policeman. they even busted timothy leary out of jail.

"When you feel that you have right on your side," says Weatherman Brian Flanagan, "you can do some pretty horrific things."

weatherman Naomi Jaffe argues that to have watched passively in the face of the U.S. government's own violence itself constituted a form of violence, or at least an endorsement of it. “Doing nothing in a period of violence is a form of violence,”

the weathermen were bringing the war home.

at the end of Sam Green and Bill Siegel's documentary "The Weather Underground" Naomi Jaffe, older, married with children, reflects that her beliefs haven't changed so much as the times; if not for her family, she tells us, sure, she'd do it all over again.

Interview With Mark Rudd Former Weatherman
What are your thoughts when you see your younger self in The Weather Underground documentary?

Mark Rudd: "It's a mixture, of a certain kind of pride. You know, that I stood up. ..... standing up against U.S. imperialism, I think it's something that needed to be done then, and something that needs to be done now."

pdf Full text of book Weatherman,
ed. by Harold Jacobs, a collection of documents by and about SDS/Weatherman. This book was published in 1970 and deals only with WUO's early period. Out of print

pdf Full text of book The Way The Wind Blew
A History Of The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground
Official site for the 2002 documentary directed and produced by Sam Green, Bill Siegel and Carrie Lozano