The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground

2002, History  -   55 Comments
Ratings: 8.24/10 from 67 users.

The Weather UndergroundThe Weather Underground explores the unbelievable story of the Weathermen, the notorious group of 70 s radicals who, outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, went underground to wage a low-level war against the U.S. government, bombing targets across the country that they felt symbolized the real violence.

From pitched battles with police on Chicago's city streets, to bombing the U.S. Capitol building, to breaking acid-guru Timothy Leary out of prison, this carefully organized clandestine network attempted to incite a national revolution, while successfully evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history.

One of the top documentaries, this award-winning film interweaves extensive archival material with modern-day interviews to explore the incredible story of The Weather Underground.

As former members reflect candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to bring the war home, they paint a compelling portrait of troubled and revolutionary times, with unexpected and often striking connections to the current world situation.

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Mark Brown
2 years ago

All the La Boca Grande critics of the documentary posting here need to find a reliable entheogen source. And take a heroic dose. Then melt down and rot some. So their eyes can actually open to the savagery of life lived from egocentric obsession--the materialistic nightmare. Munch's Scream tells the real story. Yes the W.U. had many flaws and faults. But they heard the scream of the millions suffering the consequences of the petty greed and violence of those fallen fools responsible for the misery that causes 9-15 thousand children to die of starvation every day. Social media has spawned the antisemitic garbage heart, Gads.

5 years ago

Interestingly, the fact that the Weather Underground was almost entirely made up of Jews is omitted from this "documentary". And that this is what happened in Russia where the Jewish Bolsheviks won, murdered 100,000,000 Whites is also conspicuously missing.

Darka Smith
6 years ago

Walter44 defending the Judaic Satanic crime syndicate operating out of Israel and the City of London. Interesting times we live in right now, they're exposed for what they are, pedophile supremacists who have an insatiable lust for blood and love to us the west for their proxy wars. Ahhh but their days are numbered, we are in the end times.

6 years ago

Oh and you might want to check into an FBI agent assigned to the Weather Underground case. He said, while Bill Ayers was dangerous, Bernardine Dohrn was bat s*** crazy and scared the H out of him.

6 years ago

To those of you who agreed with these people just because you watched THEIR version of things, you're the kinds of people Hitler would have loved because you would never bother to verify anything you were told.

For starters, most of you probably don't even know that Jane Fonda visited a north Vietnamese prison camp for American prisoners, and BETRAYED a bunch of them to the camp commander so they were tortured and/or executed.

Do some research people!

Or you'll turn into nice little red book Mao-ssts.

7 years ago

Now look at all you. Keyboard arm chair warriors. HAHAH FAIL

10 years ago

From a moral viewpoint I do think that in some cases violence is justified. When you are fighting a violent institutions that have such undemocratic chokeholds on society that peaceful solutions simply won't work, the people in power leave no other options. But this applies only in extreme cases. And that is exactly the problem. When you live in a bubble of such stronghearted activists you lose your sense of selfevaluation. I wouldn't use violence as a mean to create a better world, simply because it is not effective. The cruelty that is required for militant action will stick on you, so even if you succeed to overthrow the people in power, you will not get new leaders that will bring the peaceful world. I think that many of the cruel revolutionaries started off as genuine goodwilled people who turned bad because of all the violence that came with their struggle.

11 years ago

Another fine example of why the future is inevitable.

11 years ago

I'm 62 years old. I was in high school in the 60's. I saw many things, but I never even heard of these people! Good job hiding the truth MSM! "Power to "we the people." What happened in Nam was WRONG, and every single act of terrorism committed by TPTB, is also wrong! And yet, "we the people" have done little-to nothing about it. Where, oh where, are the balls of the American people? We've MURDERED MILLIONS of civilians ALL OVER THE WORLD; and continue to do so!
However, "Violence begets violence." And it is WRONG as well!
PS By "never heard of" I'm referring to the "underground....society" "Democratic society? These so-called "College students" don't seem to know, this country was DESIGNED TO BE REPUBLIC! NOT a democracy. Our founders stated, that a "Democracy" is the WORST FORM of government!

11 years ago

Excellent doc, this sheds light on a fascinating time in American and in a way, world history. It was a point when youth across the world felt revolution was really possible...and to see what these kids, who are basically my age, were thinking when they decided to become urban guerillas and attack symbols of the United States, is really eye opening. In 2011, one could not feel that there was some major precedent in 1965 - 1973 when protests and riots seemed to happen everywhere, inspired by uprisings in the Arab world.

11 years ago

i hope not all the people on this site are pseudo intellectual types , seems that people just seem to try and get the upper hand even when comments are neutral and not agressive.

11 years ago

Excellent documentary lifting the lid on another hidden part of our history. It's easy to tell when a thought-provoking doc lands because all the trolls come out :)
If Israel is so democratic, how come they build a wall to exclude all those who they disagree with? Bit like the Roman Empire and Hadrian's Wall - that's not democracy but aparteid like in former South Africa.

11 years ago

Thanks for making this one available. Very important for the younger generation to take lessons, knowledge & wisdom from the past albeit not too distant. What a time it was...

11 years ago

Powerful. Informative. Inspirational.
And the 'right' wants to destroy these people and all who agree or even wonder about who they really are.

11 years ago

"leftist tyrannies"??? -- an oxym*ron Walter. No such thing as a "leftist" tyranny."
An oxym*ron only to a m*ron.
Let's list a few leftist tyrannies:
Stalin's Russia, Mao's china, Nicolae Ceau?escu's Romania, Pol Pot's Cambodia, Ulrich's East Germany,
Enver Hoxha'a Albania to name a few.
As for your comments on Israel, well they lack any facts. I won't waste too much time teaching you things you should know before you jabber nonsense.
I've been to Israel several times. Guess what. The Arabs in Israel are granted full citizenship.
They even have representatives in the Knesset who were voted in. Arabs are full citizens in Israel while the so called Palestinians you babble about were confined to refugee camps and treated as second class citizens in all Arab countries. These so called Palestinians have engaged in serial mass murder in terrorists attacks. I suggest you learn your facts instead of being a knee jerk leftist.

11 years ago

Great documentary, the moral of the story is never compromise morality for the sake of radical change, do what you can and the wrongs will be rewritten, the human spirit will never be conquered, it hasn't in the history all of civilization. Great new ideas will always make primitive ones obsolete, don't overthrow the government overgrow the government, and keep hope alive.

11 years ago

Definitely a top doc. Loved this. So glad they did what they did without killing anyone other than a few of their own. Have a feeling that was more luck than judgement though. I guess if your going to start a revolution you might as well do it in style. If your going to be a bear, be a grizzly :)

11 years ago

I really enjoyed this documentary.
I think their ideas were good, but their method to carry them out was wrong.
Ways change, but the struggle still goes on!!!

11 years ago

Ultimately, this movement not only failed but probably helped Nixon get elected.
Question: Dohrn and Rudd now are alive and well and out of jail.
In what other countries would anyone who engaged in violent overthrow
of the government still be alive.
Answer. Western style democracies and certainly not any of the Leftist tyrannies these people took as a model.
And certainly not the Islamofascist Palestinian cause that some of these lemmings agitate in favor of today.
Incidentally, Israel is a Western style democracy

11 years ago

They had a lot of revolutionary ideas, people, reasons but they didn't have the internet. We do.

11 years ago

I find it that history repeats its self >:D The cycle of times of peace and war.

Not much has changed in almost 100.000 years (Estimated time of humans existing.)

i doubt anything will change it least for another 1.000 years or more.
But that shouldn't stop us from trying >:D

One day the law will be so saturated that being a Criminal will actually mean your a good guy who wears black Muhuhahaha! :D (laughter is the best Medicine)

11 years ago

this is painfull to watch , just reminds you that previous generations have already tried and failed to stem the flow of corruption and mass murder that goes on in the name of the west, " i tremble for my country when i reflect that god is just " gefferson, or a modern take on it would be ,what goes around comes around , history will probably place the western imperialism thast goes on today in the same box as fascist nazism , i mean are they realy that different ?