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Radicals in the HeartlandThe 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois$
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Michael V. Metz

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042416

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.001.0001

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A Sign of the End: Weathermen Come to Town

A Sign of the End: Weathermen Come to Town

(p.185) Chapter 31 A Sign of the End: Weathermen Come to Town
Radicals in the Heartland

Michael V. Metz

University of Illinois Press

SDS split in two: the SDS/RYM (Revolutionary Youth Movement)--led by Jeff Jones, Bernardine Dohrn, and Mark Rudd, soon to become Weathermen—and the SDS/PL (Progressive Labor), led by old-school Marxists. The Weathermen visited campus, recruiting for a revolutionary action in Chicago, a failed effort—few Illini followed their lead—and the local SDS withdrew from the national organization, as antiwar feelings were now mainstream on campus but violent revolution was not. The Radical Union (RU) formed, supporting a national march on Washington; the FBI arrested three on campus for harboring a deserter; Seymour Hersh exposed the My Lai massacre.

Keywords:   RYM/SDS, Revolutionary Youth Movement, Jeff Jones, Bernardine Dohrn, Mark Rudd, Weathermen, PL/SDS, Progressive Labor, Days of Rage, Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, March of Death, Fred Hampton, Mark Clark, Jocelyn Werry, John Werry, Laurie McCarthy, Ron Lucas, Seymour Hersh, My Lai massacre

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