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William Ayers Backs OWS (Imagine that)

November 25, 2011

Via: Weasel Zippers

Obama Pal Bill Ayers to Address Obama-Backed Occupy Harrisburg

The voice of the Regime: He’s in high demand these days.

HARRISBURG — Bill Ayers, a controversial activist and retired professor, will be back in the midstate next month to address an Occupy Harrisburg gathering.

Ayers will lead a discussion at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. He is expected to discuss activism and grassroots organization. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Occupy group is hosting Ayers in an effort to hear all views, but is not endorsing him or his views, member Tyler Chick said.

Ayers spoke at Dickinson College in February and at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in 2010. That discussion was so inspiring, Chick said, that he wanted to invite Ayers back.

 

Classy guy…

Bill Ayers was born in December 1944 and was raised in a Chicago suburb. In the mid-1960s he taught at a radical alternative school — part of the “free school movement” — where students addressed teachers by their first names, and where no grades or report cards were given. By age 21, Ayers had become the director of that school. In 1968 he earned a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Michigan.

In the late Sixties, Ayers became a leader of the Weather Underground (WU), a splinter faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Characterizing WU as “an American Red Army,” Ayers summed up the organization’s ideology as follows: “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents.” One of Ayers’ fellow WU leaders was Bernardine Dohrn, the woman who would later become his wife.

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