Calling All Veterans of 1968
The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and harbinger of the Weathermen are returning to the scene of their greatest defeat next week in an effort to recapture the glory days of yore:
- Students for a Democratic Society, the "New Left" organization whose numbers swelled on college campuses in the 1960s, has resurrected itself and is planning its first national convention in 37 years. Next week, on August 4-7, the reconstituted group returns to Chicago, the same city where SDS had its headquarters and where rioting erupted at the 1968 Democratic Party convention.
- To announce the convention, an SDS member from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Geoff White, 21, adapted the design of a red fist from an old poster announcing the "Days of Rage" in 1969, when an SDS faction, the Weathermen, rampaged on Chicago's streets in response to the trial of the "Chicago Seven," who had been indicted for inciting the riots a year earlier.
Guess it's time to break out the batons and axe handles and paddy wagons and finish the job our forefathers began. Hopefully we're up to the task. Thanks to Captain's Quarters for alerting us to the return of the student menace.