The Weather Underground

documentary film

About the Weather Underground.

  • Radicalised by Vietnam War.
  • Marches on Washington not working in their eyes.
  • They felt they were part of wider worldwide revolution at the time.
  • Wanted to overthrow capitalist system and put in place something more humane.
  • Grew out of Students for a Democratic Society. The Weathermen took it over.
  • Took their name from Bob Dylan song.
  • Aimed to establish themselves in working class neighbourhoods.
  • Smash monogamy.
  • Riots in Chicago - "Days of Rage" Black Panthers distanced from them.
  • Murder of Fred Hampton. Altamont. Charles Bronson. My Lai. The sixties was over.


1. Elsewhere

1.1. In my garden

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