You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows (Documents on SDS and the Split). Karin ASHLEY, Mark Rudd, Terry Robbins, Jim Mellen, Howie Machtinger, Gerry Long, Jeff Jones, John Jacobs, Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayres, Steve Tappis.

You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows (Documents on SDS and the Split)

Boston: New England Free Press, [1969]. The founding statement of the Weatherman (later the Weather Underground) originally published in the June 18, 1969 issue of New Left Notes, which was distributed on the first day of the schismatic 1969 SDS National Convention in Chicago. The turgid New Left prose advocates a Revolutionary Youth Movement that will support the liberation struggle of the “black colony” in the U.S. and the international fight against U.S. imperialism, develop multi-issue neighborhood and city-wide movements with youth at the helm, and establish anti-pig self-defense groups that will allow these movements to flourish. The statement concludes: “The most important task for us toward making the revolution, and the work our collectives should engage in, is the creation of a mass revolutionary movement, without which a clandestine revolutionary party will be impossible.”

Plain, stapled wrappers (8 ½” x 10 ¾”), 13 p., illus. Name to front cover, a couple of lines faintly underlined in pencil, about Fine. Three copies found in OCLC (Kansas, Temple, and Wisconsin Historical Society). A seminal New Left document. Scarce. Item #07426

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