Sing a Battle Song The Revolutionary Poetry, Statements, and Communiques of the Weather Underground, 1970-1974

ISBN-10: 1583227261
ISBN-13: 9781583227268
Edition: 2006
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 6/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, a group of young American radicals announced their intention to "bring the war home." The Weather Underground waged a low-level war against the U.S. government through much of the 1970s, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history. Sing a Battle Song brings together the three complete and unedited publications produced by the Weatherman during their most active period underground, 1970 to 1974: The Weather Eye:Communiques from the Weather Underground; Prairie Fire:The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism; and Sing a Battle Song:Poems by Women in the Weather Underground Organization . Sing a Battle Song is introduced and annotated by three of the Weather Underground's original organizers-Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, and Jeff Jones-all of whom are all still actively engaged in social justice movement work. Bernardine Dohrn, who during her years underground was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, today is a child advocate and professor of children's law and international human rights. Bill Ayers, education professor and author of numerous books on democratic education is the author of a memoir, Fugitive Days. Jeff Jones, an environmentalist, fights global warming and other environmental threats that disproportionately harm the lives of the world's poor. Idealistic, inspired, pissed-off, and often way-over-the-top, the writings of the Weather Underground epitomizes the sexual, psychedelic, anti-war counterculture of the American 1960s and 1970s.

Bill Ayers is Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired), and founder of both the Small Schools Workshop and the Center for Youth and Society, where he taught courses in interpretive and qualitative research, urban school change, and teaching and the modern predicament. A graduate of the University of Michigan, the Bank Street College of Education, Bennington College, and Teachers College, Columbia University, Ayers has written extensively about social justice, democracy and education, the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. He is currently the vice-president of the curriculum studies division of the American Educational Research Association.

Editors' Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
When Hope and History Rhyme
Revisiting the Weather Underground
From Weather to Climate: Revolutionary Anti-imperialism and the Battle to Save the Earth
Timeline
You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows (1969 excerpt)
Sing a Battle Song: Poems by Women in the Weather Underground Organization
Looking Backward: Personal Reflections on Language, Gesture, and Mythology in the Weather Underground
The Weather Eye: Communiques from the Weather Underground
Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-imperialism Political Statement of the Weather Underground
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