War Weather

See the story of the protest Underground

Even though we are at war right now, it probably doesn't feel like it to your average college type. This was definitely not the case in the late '60s and early '70s during Vietnam. It seemed like every college student was either protesting the war or protesting the protesters. One of the most radical protest groups was The Weathermen. This violent, super-radical splinter faction of the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) weren't content to just stage sit-ins and occupy faculty buildings to show their opposition to the war. Feeling the need to fight fire with fire, they blew up government buildings and public monuments, aligned themselves with the Black Panthers and even helped to bust LSD guru Timothy Leary out of prison, smuggling him to Algeria. They lived underground like fugitives for years, only coming up for air once the war in Vietnam had ended, most willingly, feeling that they had been justly fighting the "war at home." All this is the subject of a fascinating documentary, The Weather Underground, showing 7 p.m. Wednesday at the AllGood Café, 2934 Main St. Admission is $5. Call 214-742-5362 or visit allgoodcafe.com.
Wed., Aug. 1

 
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