Northwestern Univ Catalyst For Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) Anti-American Violence in 1960's Led by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. In 2011 Bernardine Dohrn is a Professor of Law at Northwestern University.It is very bizare that 69-year-old Bernardine Dohrn, DOB Jan 12, 1942 (SEE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS RECORD) was once branded a dangerous woman. Former member of the Weather Underground, poster girl for militant, revolution-spouting anarchy of the SDS, that she is now a professor of law at Northwestern University in Chicago.
In 1970 Bernardine Dohrn and Bill Ayers went underground for 11 years on the run from the FBI. They took aliases (Dohrn was Rose Bridges, Ayers became Joe Brown); concocted ways to obtain false identity papers; grew beards or dyed their hair; moved frequently; and developed a secret code or "Weatherese" to avoid suspicion. Dohrn acknowledges that she and the Underground "made a lot of mistakes," but neither she nor Ayers would admit regret about the violent actions the group committed, like killing cops.
Northwestern Univ student protests against the Vietnam War had their roots in 1965, when students organized a chapter of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) led by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn . With chapters at colleges and universities nationwide, the SDS was pivotal to student activism and violence at the time.
Anti-War Demonstrations; Northwestern's first massive anti-war rally was a teach-in held in April 1967. That same month, a student rally was held on the steps of the administration building. The rally started as a demand for a voice in academic issues and financial aid decisions, but it turned into an anti-war protest when students asked to discontinue the National Reserve Training Officer program, which had existed on campus since 1926.
The tempo of protests took a more radical turn in 1969. In May, demonstrators tried to block the entrance to the ROTC Review at McGaw Hall. In the fall of that year, Chancellor J. Roscoe Miller issued a statement that the University would not countenance any disruptions. A month later the SDS students stepped up their demands and tried to force their way in to see the Chancellor. Forced back by security, the students staged a sit-in at the NROTC headquarters in Lunt Hall.
Escalation in Violence; In February 1970 William Kunstler, defense lawyer for the Chicago Seven on trial for disruption during the 1968 Democratic Convention, was invited to speak on the campus by the Northwestern Faculty Action Committee. After the lecture, some people went on a rampage in downtown Evanston, smashing windows and causing several thousands of dollars in damage.
Violence broke out again in April 1970 at Northwestern Univ, when an arson fire caused extensive damage to the Linguistics building. Arsonists also burned down the Traffic Institute building at Hinman and Clark, and a group of SDS protestors tore up the NROTC offices...MORE FROM THIS SOURCE...
A founder of the Weatherman group, Bernardine Dohrn was a member of the “Weather Bureau”. Larry Grathwohl, an FBI informant who was with the Weatherman from 1969 through 1970, considered Dohrn one of the two top leaders of the organization, along with Bill Ayers.
FOX NEWS, Report: Police Union Accuses Ayers in Deadly 1970 San Francisco Bombing. A San Francisco police union has accused former domestic terrorist William Ayers, co-founder of the Weather Underground, and his wife Bernardine Dohrn in a 1970 bombing that killed one sergeant, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The union, in a letter to a conservative organization lobbying for arrests in the case, accused Ayers and wife Bernardine Dohrn of bombing a city police station. On Feb. 16, 1970, a bomb placed on a window ledge of Park Station killed Sgt. Brian McDonnell and injured eight other officers, the Chronicle reported.
IN 1970, Bill Ayers and other members of the Weather Underground group set up a bomb factory in an apartment on Pine St. in San Francisco CA. Bill Ayers’ fingerprints were found in the San Francisco apartment when the Weather Underground bombers fled California, the apartment was rented from April 1970 to March 1971.
Bernardine Dohrn was a principal signatory on the group’s “Declaration of a State of War” in 1970 that formally declared “war” on the U.S. Government, and completed the group’s transformation from political advocacy to violent action. Dohrn also co-wrote and published the subversive manifesto Prairie Fire in 1974, Dohrn clearly stated support for Communist ideology, In the late 1970s, the Weatherman group split into two factions — the “May 19 Coalition” and the “Prairie Fire Collective” — with Dohrn and Ayers in the latter. Once a “Commie’ always a “Commie”.
U.S. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS RECORDS; BERNARDINE DOHRN age now 69, White F , RELEASED 12-23-1982. In 1982 Dohrn did eight months in a Federal prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury about the 1981 Brink’s robbery ($1.6 Mill) that involved David Gilbert (doing life) and Kathy Boudin (granted parole on August 20, 2003) that resulted in the shooting death of two Nyack NY cops and a security guard.
On Oct. 20, 1981, Sgt. Edward O’Grady, Patrolman Waverly Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige were gunned down in Rockland County, N.Y. by heavily armed terrorists. The half dozen gunmen — all Americans — were members of the Weather Underground, a faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Black Liberation Army, formed from members of the Black Panther Party and the Republic of New Afrika.
Ayers said in his book that he participated in the bombing of New York City police headquarters in 1970, the U.S. Capitol in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972. In September 2001, the New York Times quoted him as saying, “I don’t regret setting bombs . . . I feel we didn’t do enough.” Ayers’ wife, Bernardine Dohrn, was sent to prison for failing to cooperate in solving the robbery of a Brink’s armored car in which two police officers were killed. Charges against Ayers were dropped because the FBI used so-called national security wiretaps that could not be used legally in criminal cases.
Bernardine Dohrn Northwestern University
Clinical Associate Professor of Law. Director.
Children and Family Justice Center
Phone: (312) 503-0396
Curriculum Vitae (pdf) 1991 TO 2011 Northwestern Univ.
Bernardine Dohrn, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director and founder of the Children and Family Justice Center, is a child advocate who teaches, lectures and writes about children’s law, juvenile justice, the needs and rights of youth, and international human rights, MORE FROM THIS SOURCE...