Grizzly Puma PAC read the radical treatise by Obama benefactors Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn.
I managed to find a copy of a book authored by "Billy" Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn titled "Prairie Fire". I have included a copy of passages transcribed, verbatim, into a word doc.
I also just picked up a copy of a book published in 2006 titled "Sing a Battle Song". The book reprints copies of Prairie Fire and two other Weather Underground "classics" with comments by Ayers and Dorhn.
While I have not gotten through much of "Sing a Battle Song", I was in interested to see whether the forwards written by Ayers and Dorhn expressed any regret or remorse for their activities in the sixties. They did not. As a matter of fact, aside from expressing remorse only on the "bombast" contained in the earlier books, they reiterate their communist beliefs and add a new hero of the revolution to their repertoire - Rashid Khalidi.
In Prairie Fire, the dedications page lists many "victims" of imperialism. One of those freedom fighters is Sirhan Sirhan. Sirhan, as you probably recall, assassinated Bobby Kennedy. What you may not recall is that Sirhan was a Palestinian who was upset with Bobby Kennedy's support of Israel. The new reprint, Sing a Battle Song, acknowledges those dedications, and surprisingly adds that "political prisoners and prisoners of conscience", like Sirhan Sirhan, who they also glowingly refer to as "committed activists" , remain "unconscionably" jailed today. I have attached a copy of the dedications for your perusal. I did not recognize many of the names, but a Google search on a couple of them confirms that they are all murderers, kidnappers. etc, who are lionized by Ayers and Dohrn. Capital crimes are apparently excused if committed for the right cause - the epitome of the end justifying the means.
PAGE 5: PRAIRIE FIRE is written to communist-minded revolutionaries, independent organizers and anti-imperialists; those who carry the traditions and lessons of the struggles of the last decade, those who join in the struggles today. PRAIRIE FIRE is written to all sisters and brothers who are engaged in armed struggle against the enemy; It is written to prisoners, women’s groups, collectives, study groups, workers’ organizing committees, communes, GI organizers, consciousness-raising groups, veterans, community groups and revolutionaries of all kinds; to all who will read, criticize and bring its content to life in practice. It is written as an argument to those who oppose action and hold back the struggle.
The Palestinian struggle is a genuine and deep-rooted movement for national liberation. .. There is a sobering similarity between the situation of the Palestinians and the history of the Native American people. The reality is that Israel is an expansionist power, based on Zionist colonialism.
From its inception, Zionism has been an imperial ideology, presented as an alternative to communism. Page 125
Israel is an expansionist country. .. Israel is a class society. Page 126
Zionist colonialism has cultivated a worldwide image as the besieged victim, the heroic victim holding off the barbarians, a semi-socialist state where strong and free sabras made the desert bloom, the refuge and guarantee against anti-Semitism. The reality is very different:
-The Zionist state is clearly the aggressor, the source of violence and war in the Mideast, the occupier of stolen lands…It is racist and expansionist – the enemy of the Palestinians, the Arab people, and the Jewish people.
-Israeli society internally reflects this imperialist reality; militarized, commercial and competitive.
-The myth of the kibbutz is a powerful one, but the kibbutzim never contained more than 5% of the Jewish population of Palestine or Israel, and are no evidence for Israel being a socialist country. Many of the kibbutzim are on land which Palestinian peasants were driven from, some directly exploit Palestinian labor. And they are all subsidized by Zionist funds.
-Zionism does not represent Jews. It is a racist ideology based on a claim that “God” chose a people superior to others. It has been consistently used as an alternative to class struggle and socialism for Jews, undermining Jewish progressive and working-class traditions.
-There is no basis for a claim that Zionism is a bulwark against anti-Semitism…. The white movement in the U.S. has failed to give clear and open support to the Palestinian struggle. We have not taken on the necessary task of exposing the myths about Israel that cloak the true situation and disarm many people. Page 127
The Palestinian liberation movement is a most progressive force in the politics of the Mideast, as in the revolution of South Yemen – known as the Cuba of the Mideast. Page 128
The U.S. people have been seriously deceived about the Palestinians and Israel. … SELF-DETERMINATION FOR THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE! U.S. OUT OF THE MIDEAST! END AID TO ISRAEL!