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Mark Rudd — post-event notes July 21, 2009

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with reporting by Sam Zaber

Mark Rudd (member of SDS during the Columbia University takeover and founding member of the Weather Underground) came by the Galaxy on Wednesday the 15th to read from his new memoir, Underground, and take questions from the audience. And what an audience–over 50 people, from students to seniors, turned out to hear Rudd speak. It seemed that everyone packed into the Galaxy’s front room had their own fascinating story to share which led from discussion to discussion on any and every topic. Debates over the means of effecting change were especially lively. Rudd himself was involved in violent activities with the Weather Underground, but has since embraced a non-violent philosophy, and is an advocate for peaceful activism and organization. The program stretched into the night but inside no one seemed to notice.

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1. bobf - July 21, 2009

Readers of the Underground book might also find some of the 1960s alternative public domain historical material about Columbia SDS that’s posted on the following blog link of interest:

http://bfeldman68.blogspot.com/2007/01/sundial-columbia-sds-memories-table-of.html


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