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The New SDS: What Every Young Person Needs to Know About Its Past

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

In 1965, Carl Oglesby assumed leadership of the student-activist organization SDS. This change reflected what I believe was an ideological shift in America's left wing: from the East Coast intellectual tradition to the New Left emerging from the Midwest.

The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for Democratic Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Today, the student-activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is being reactivated on college campuses around the country as the New SDS. Yet, how many of its new members are aware of SDS's complex past and the role of its legendary leader, Carl Oglesby?

Class Acts

George Heymont | Posted 07.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

For me, watching a film or a live theatrical performance is a bit like making love. I'm often in the dark, unsure of the next move. Whether or not my hopes and expectations will match reality remains to be seen.

'We Made A Lot of Mistakes But We Were Right' -- Robert Redford Explores Radical Questions From the 60s and Today

Rick Ayers | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Rick Ayers

It has finally happened. We knew it was coming. With the release of Robert Redford's film adaptation of Neil Gordon's book The Company You Keep, the Weather Underground has achieved the status of a cultural trope.

Popcorn Preview: The Company You Keep

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Company You Keep (2012) Cast includes: Robert Redford (Spy Game), Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Julie Christie (Finding Neverland), Susan Sar...

Movie Review: The Company You Keep

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While The Company You Keep can't sustain itself as the kind of thriller it's being pitched as, it's still a thoughtful, provocative story about the continuing battle between idealism and cynicism.

Lucia Graves

Study: Climate Activists' 'Worst Case Scenario Approach' Could Backfire | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.28.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Climate activists' strategy of barraging people with information about the consequences of climate change could end up hurting the cause...

Anarchists, Cops, the Super Rich -- It's New York 100 Years Ago

Rick Ayers | Posted 07.22.2012 | Books
Rick Ayers

In More Powerful Than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives, and New York's Year of Anarchy, many will find parallels to the current social crises, from the upheavals of Occupy Wall Street to the manipulations of the super rich.

Aaron Sankin

Never Fear Microclimates Again: New App Conquers Our Bizarre Weather | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.26.2012 | San Francisco

It's been said that if you don't like the weather in San Francisco, just walk ten feet. The city is famous for its litany of microclimates, which ...

National Weather Forecast

AP | WEATHER UNDERGROUND | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green

Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, March 07, 2012. The winter storm that brought widespread snow and strong winds to the West ...

Joshua Hersh

Hurricane Irene: Jeff Masters' Must-Read Irene Blog | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.27.2011 | Green

He may be nearly 1,000 miles from the storm's center, but few people in America have as good idea of what Hurricane Irene is doing -- and is about to ...

Shia LaBeouf Getting Political With A Legend

Posted 09.18.2011 | Entertainment

Who'da thought Robert Redford was a "Transformers" fan? The legendary actor/director has officially cast Shia LaBeouf in his next directorial effor...

Un-American, Anti-Muslim Hearings Serve No Useful Purpose

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

I want my Muslim brothers and sisters to know that Thursday was not a day that brought honor to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Bill Ayers Denied Emeritus Status By University Of Illinois After Chris Kennedy's Plea

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois on Thursday denied 1960s radical William Ayers emeritus faculty status after trustees Chairman Christo...

Marilyn Buck Dead: Radical Leftist Dies At 62

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Marilyn Buck, a violent leftist incarcerated for 25 years for her role in some of the most notorious radical acts of the 1980s, inclu...

Bill Ayers To Retire From UIC After 20 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After 20 years of teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago, former Weather Underground member William Ayers is getting ready to retire. T...

University Of Wyoming CANCELS William Ayers Speech: 'Presence Would Adversely Impact School's Reputation'

AP | BOB MOEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming has canceled a speech by former 1960s radical William Ayers after it raised hundreds of objections fr...

Bill Ayers Speech CANCELED By University Of Wyoming

AP | BOB MOEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming has canceled a speech by former 1960s radical William Ayers after it raised hundreds of objections fr...

Trip-Hop's Biggest Stars Are Back: Massive Attack on New Album Heligoland

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

Massive Attack returns with its fifth album, Heligoland. The new record returns to simple, spooky, elegance. We spoke to Daddy G about the album.

A Short Vocabulary Lesson for Sen. Lieberman (With Some History Thrown In At No Extra Charge)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

People who label Nidal Malik Hasan a "terrorist," like Joe Lieberman has done, literally don't understand the meaning of the word. How can they protect us from it if they don't even know what it is?

Politiku for Mother's Day

Susanna Speier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susanna Speier

The impact that our mothers' feelings, ideas, ideals, experiences and activities have on us is difficult to grasp. What is clear, however, is that our mothers' politics influence our political identity

Ayers To Make Speech Via Satellite After Appearance Canceled

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BOSTON (AP) -- Former Weather Underground Organization member William Ayers will address Boston College students via satellite after university admini...

San Francisco Police Take Aim At Bill Ayers And Bernardine Dohrn For 1970 Bombing

San Francisco Chronicle | Demian Bulwa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Leaders of San Francisco's police officers union have accused Weather Underground co-founder Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, of taking part...

Former Weather Underground Member: Ayers "Disingenuous"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Weather Underground member Howard Machtinger argues in an "In These Times" essay that Bill Ayers "glosses over" the violence of the organizatio...

TV Ad Wars: McCain's "Joe The Plumber" Campaign (Seriously)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

McCain is going with Joe the Plumber as the advertising centerpiece of his campaign and absent some fantastic new character attack against Obama, it's his best shot left at an economic message.