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Students for a Democratic Society

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Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was founded in 1959, as the Student League for Industrial Democracy (SLID), the youth branch of the League for Industrial Democracy (LID).

The original president was Robert Haber. In 1962, SDS issued the “Port Huron Statement,” a manifesto written by Tom Hayden and Haber. Hayden became president in 1962.

By 1970, internal conflicts between the Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM) and the Worker Student Alliance (WSA) wings had made the group ineffective.

The Weather Underground (also known as the Weatherman) faction became a revolutionary party for the violent overthrow of the US government. They took their name from the lyrics of the Bob Dylan song "Subterranean Homesick Blues." You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.


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