Occupy Wall Street Now Promoting the Weather Underground

So the Occupy movement is getting together to discuss common struggles with ’60s revolutionaries from the Weather Underground. Problem being, the Weather Underground, you may have heard, were not revolutionaries – they were terrorists. This is what the Occupy Wall Street movement is coming together for, to celebrate terrorist acts that they see parallels in?

Occupy Albany has announced an event in March called, The Weather Underground Meets Occupy Wall Street. The event will be held March 3rd, and is co-sponsored by The Sanctuary For Independent Media and the Albany Social Justice Center. It is described as, “A book event and multi-generational dialog to celebrate U.S. political prisoner David Gilbert’s new memoir, “Love and Struggle.”

Gilbert is currently serving time in the Auburn Correctional Facility and is described as “an American radical leftist organizer and activist.” He was imprisoned for his role in the Brinks Robbery of 1981, a botched effort that led to the murder of four people, including a security guard and two police officers.

Interestingly, Gilbert sounds strikingly similar to the Occupy protesters of today when he describes his actions during the robbery. In an interview in 1985, he described the scene as such:

“It was an attempted expropriation. That means taking money from those who amassed wealth by exploiting the people and using that money to finance the resistance.”

Justifying the killing of innocent people, and sugarcoating armed robbery by calling it ‘expropriation’. How Occupy of him.


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