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Who are the Bombers ? 
^^ Often the Rulers! 



THE 

GOVERNMENT 
5R6ilkN II ES 
BOHBiHaS 

hm OTHER 

TERRORIST 

ACTSTa 

DISCREDIT 

RADICALS & 
HERO\C MA&S 
ACTIONS LIKE 
THE OME 

BELOWI Portage 




, Penn. — Aug. 9,1970 






350 pickets of the United Mine Workers charged through a line 
of about 50 State Police troopers to firebomb the Cooney Bros. 
Coal Co. 22 other mines in the Cambria County area were 
closed in sympathy to the pickets by over 45 00 workers. 



p. 2 



During the statewide miners' strike In Colorado In 1903 a 
Plnkerton detective attempted to cause a tralnwreck during the 
strike In order to discredit the union. During tha trial, H.H. 
MoKinney, the detective, testified that he had been paid $500 
by a representative of the Mine Owners Association to wreck the 
train and place the blame on the union. 
Poner, Philip S. History of the Labor Movement in the U.S. (196^), 
volume 3 » p« 394 



the oldest trick in the book... 



Time, Jun« 22,1970 p. 16 



New York: Tommy the Traveler 

A year ago, a handsome, tense, slen- 
der youth known only as "Tommy the 
Traveler" appeared at Hobart College 
in Geneva, N.Y., and began to preach 
revolution to anyone who would listen. 
He claimed to be an S.D.S. organizer, 
and his principal converts were two 
freshmen, would-be revolutionaries who 
were fascinated by his violent rhetoric. 
To them he taught the uses of the Ml 
carbine and demonstrated the construc- 
tion of various types of fire bombs. 

Last month his efforts seemed to have 
come to fruition when two of the stu- 
dents were arrested for allegedly fire- 
bombing the campus ROTC office, lo- 
cated in a dormitory where 120 stu- 
dents were sleeping. The fire was put 
out without any injuries. That was for- 
tunate because Tommy the Traveler, 
the zealous revolutionary, was in fact 
an undercover policeman. 

Harassment. After the ROTC fire. 
Tommy came under increasing pressure 
from his immediate employer, the On- 
tario County sheriffs office, to "produce 
some results" on campus. His answer 
was to lead an on-campus marijuana 
bust on June 5 in a sherifi'"s car. car- 
rying a side arm and accompanied by 
a sheriff's deputy, several Cicncva city 
policemen and, waiting off campus, two 
dozen riot police. The raid h!cw Tom- 
my's cover, and when it was o\cr. he re- 
tired to his Geneva apartment, presum- 
ably to prepare for his next undercover 
assignment. 

The incident probably would have 
ended there had not angered students 
seized on the fact that the month be- 
fore. Tommy had struck Hobart's as- 
sistant dean of students, Ted Theisme\ cr, 
and threatened a student's life. Soon 
after a John Doe complaint charyiny 
him with harassment was filed. Whv. 
the students now demanded, had the 
complaint npver been served' In an in- 
terview bro.iidcast last week on Walter 
Cronkite's ([bs l-.vcnini; /Vcu.s. Ontario 
County Sheriff Ray Morrou replied; be- 
cause he was oirly doing the job he 



was hired to do. Morrow defended Tom- 
my's actions as necessary to build up 
his credibility to radical students. As 
for instructing students on how to build 
bombs, then urging them to use thetii, 
said Morrow, "There's a lot of dif- 
ference between showing how to build 
a bomb and building one." What that dif- 
ference was, he never made clear, al- 
though the former, he indicated, was 
perfectly proper behavior for a police 
agent attempting to infiltrate student rad- 
icals. He did, however, finally have 



COS Ni*l FMCtC 




TOMMY IN CAR 
The revo/utionory was a cop. 



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Tommy delivered to court, where 
was charged with harassment and re- 
leased on SZ.** b,iil. 

Bv this lime, word of Tommy's ac- 
tisilies had spread to neighboring uni- 
versities, and tales of similar exploits 
bcyan to filter back to Hobart. Tommy 
the Ir.iveler. it seemed, had been a fa- 
miliar figure among radicals in upstate 
New York colleges since I9(S7. 

His presence had been rumored at 
Cornell. Syracuse L'ni\ersity. the State 
L'niNcrsitv of New York at Buffalo, Al- 
fred Lhiisersity and Keuka College, and. 



most recently, Hobart. He invariahls 
identified himself as an S.D.S. organizer, 
and wherever he went, violence seemed 
to follow. He was also said to have 
been at the head of the assault force 
that marched on the South Vietnamese 
embassy during last fall's demonstrations 
in Washington. His true identity was un- 
certain. The harassment complaint list- 
ed him either as Thomas M.I S. Ton- 

gyai or Singkata P. Tongyai, 26, of 
Warrington, Pa. 

If Tommy the Traveler was indeed 
so well traveled, the question arises 
whether he was an employee of the On- 
tario County sheriff's office the entire 
time. Time Correspondent Frank Mc- 
Culloch spoke with Sheriff Morrow in 
an effort to find out. 

Q. How long has Tommy worked 
for you? 

A. Two and one-half months, 
Q. Where did he come to you from'.' 
A. i can't say that. But he did come 
highly recommended. 

Q. Can you tell us by whom." 
A. No. I really^can't. 
Q. Was it airolher lavv-enforccmciit 
agency'.' Was Tommy actualK a p,'licc 
officer for the last two or three years ' 

A. I can't tell you because I priMiv 
ised those people — the ones who sent 
him to me — I would never tell who 
they were or anything else .ihou! it. 

Ihus the question remains; Who seiil 
Tommy to Sherilf Morrow' I he 1 Hi' 
Some i.)lher nation. il oi stale liW-cn- 
forccmcnt agencx' concerncif with i.id 
icals'.' Whoever were loninn's i.-inplii\- 
ers. the incident will reinfoicc a belief 
alreadv widely held among the \ouniz 
that much seemingh radic.il \Kilence is 
in f.ict the work of police .lyeiKics oui 
to discredit the radic.d movement, 

I he use of undcrco\cr .igcnls to in- 
filtrate sub\'ersi\e or othciwisc d iiit'.er- 
ous organizations is m^t new in the 
t'.S ; it is ;t defensible pr;Kiicc But 
wh.st h;ippens to such auenls who ,ic- 
tualh get ins'olved in iIIclmI activities' 
Tomnn's fire-bomb lcssc>ns to vouiil;, 
malleable students seem to represent .i 
serious breach of hiw-enforccmcnt ic- 
sponsibilily. The fire-bombing ol the Ho- 
bart ROTC building might never hivc 
happened had Tonmu not insiii;;ited it 



EDITORIAL 



hin1f«l^ 1 \ continues to take Its bloody toll and unemployment skyrockets to Jts second 
highest level since the Depression, the U.S. government is finding it harder and harder 
to drum up any popular support. But there's one "issue" they've got left: the bombers.' 

''rIc!^n.Z'^''V^''^''^^7' ^"^ "^^'^ ^'^ ^"^^^ ^"^ '^^^^ °f bomb-throwing, bankrobbing 
fl^fTlt .1 '^^^^^""^"^^i^S' " ^nd in many cases SDS is blamed or implicated. The 

"Tnm^. tf i.^'^'^'I°'^l ^°*' ^'^ °^^'' ^°*"^"y organized by the government. (See 
Tommy the Traveler" - front inside cover.) This is the oldest trick in the book. 
SDS nas nothing to do with these bombings, bankrobberies or any other terrorist acts. 

WE SUPPORT MASS MILITANCY 

No mass movement has ever wrested any concession from the U.S. government without 
mass militant action. The workers and peasants of Vietnam have been fighting back 
heroically for years to kick out the U.S. government. We support their struggle. We 
support black rebellions. We supported the militant GE, postal, and GM strikes, and 
the militancy of students in their fights against ROTC at Kent and Jackson State 
thJnfimTTf ' ^^^threatened by these militant fights. They want very much io discredit 
the militancy of workers and students in general and SDS in particular. This is the real 
reason why the government and the press are promoting these bombers. These rulers 
tear the growth of a strong worker-student alliance which fights back against their 
profitable practices — like the war, racism, and the oppression of women. 

Fight back '. Build a worker- student alliance'. Join SDS'. 



U. CONN. BOSSES, THREATENED BY SDS, 
RESORT TO TERRORISM ! 

On the last day before the jury went out in a political trial of an SDS member 
named Jim Sober at the University of Conn., a number of things happened: 

— The U. Conn. ROTC building was fire-bombed. 

■■ The Young Americans for Freedom passed out phony leaflets signed 'SDS,' 
hoping to provoke a confrontation between a few SDSers and the police. YAF did 
this in hope of building for a lecture they sponsored by a right-wing Cuban exile 
named Salizar. 



The University Administration and the big business interests they serve indeed 
have a lot to fear for last year SDS and BSU (Black Student Union) kicked off two 
scab GE recruiters and when prosecutions began against the students arrested for 
this action, 1200 militant students showed up at 3:30AM at the Administration build- 
ing to demand their release! And this year SDS led an action of 200 students that 
stopped a Portuguese diplomat from putting forth his racist. Imperialist theory that 
Africans need rule by the Portuguese, The U. Conn, bosses and their lackeys (YAF) 
would like nothing better than to try to engineer a slander campaign against SDS at 
such a time when a strong movement was being built to smash them. 



p. 4" 



RYM (WEATHERMEN) VS. 

THE PEOPLE 

This article, from the Sept, 20, 1969 issue of New L eft Notes, deals with 
RYM I which is now known as the Weathermen o Even though the Weathermen 
at first called themselves SDS they are not now and never have been part of 
SDS. (Note: This article was written before the Weathermen went underground 
and began their bombing tactics. )by Norm Daniels , Tufts . Jared Israel, NIC 



At the June SDS convention, the 
old national leaders (calling them- 
selves the 'Revolutionary' Youth 
Movement, *R*YM) led a minority 
(about 1/3) walkout, then declared 
that the Progressive Labor Party 
(PL) and Worker -Student Alliance 
caucus (WSA), as well as many 
others, had been 'ejqpelled*. The 
clear majority, including hundreds 
not in any caucus, repudiated any 
attempt to split SDS and avoid the 
political struggle which, it was evi- 
dent, the 'R*YM leaders had been 
losing all last year and at the con- 
vention. 'R*YM leaders walked out 
to maintain as much legitimacy as 
possible. To cover their opportunist 
maneuver - which threatens the ex- 
istence of the anti-imperialist stu- 
dent movement - they whipped up 
some principles. Perhaps key among 
these was the fact that PL, most 
WSAers and many other SDSer shave 
sharp disagreements with the Black 
Panther Party. Having lost politi- 
cally, 'R*YM leaders used this, 
maintaining that the Panthers' hos- 
tility to PL and others was grounds 
for 'expelling* the majority. But 
within a month the Panthers lead- 
ers had denounced *R*YM as 'Na- 
tional Socialists* - nazis ! 'R'YM's 
leaders had used the Panthers in a 
completely racist way — to 'get* 
their opponents. And the two *R*YM 
factions (they call themselves 'R*YM 
I, or 'Weatherman*, and 'R*YM II, 
the better to communicate with or- 
dinary people), which had united all 



year to 'get* PL and WSA, have 
been * at each other's throats for 
two months, calling each other 'run- 
ning dogs of imperialism*. Their 
'principled* unity and that between 
'R'YM as a whole and the Panthers 
has crumbled into a scramble for 
position since they walked out — 
or, as they claim, expelled every- 
one else. 

'R'YH Strategy: Serving the Rulers 



In the past, many SDSers have 
opposed 'R*YM*s ideas and prac- 
tice. We argued that 'R*YM is ter- 
ribly arrogant towards most peo- 
ple - especially working people - 
and has a thoroughly elitist, self- 
building notion of how to organize. 
They've advocated 'small group* 
or 'exemplary' actions, going 'wild 
in the streets' for the purpose of 
psychological self-liberation in- 
stead of organizing masses of peo- 
ple into REALLY militant strug- 
gle against iniperialism. 'R'YM al- 
ways denied that, but their prac- 
tice since the convention has more 
clearly than ever shown that our 
analysis is right. 

The owners of this country and 
their government and press love to 
paint SDS as a bunch of vicious 
rich kids, out for kicks, fanatics, 
fascists-on-the-left ready to kill 
any who won't mouth insane slo- 
gans. 

Articles in the 'R'YM paper 
show that, by poising workers, as the 



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enemy, by attacking the people, 
'R'YM is trying to live up to that 
lie. The government can smear SDS 
with 'R'YM's practice! 

Death to all Passengers! 

Consider the picture below. 



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DSncw left notes 




The caption reads: 'WITH A DEFI- 
ANT SMILE, 5-YEAR OLD MARI- 
ON DELGADO SHOWS HOW HE 
PLACED A 25-POUND CONCRETE 
SLAB ON THE TRACKS AND 
WRECKED A PASSENGER TRAIN/ 
The newspaper, which 'R*YM calls 
•NEW LEFT NOTES*, has no con- 
nection with this 'New Left Notes*. 



we are told, is the* fault of the 
American people — most of whom 
are exploited working people. The 
'R*YM leaders aren*t putting for- 
ward a too-militant approach. They 
aren*t proposing 'left-wing* terror- 
ism. To blow up a train carrying 
millionaires would b^ terrorism 
against the rich — who alone gain 
from the war and are responsible 
for it. That would be a bad mis- 
take, given the effect it would have. 
But THIS train is identified only as 
a PASSENGER trainl So 'R*YM*s 
line is that American working peo- 
ple gain f^-om and caused the war, 
that they must be fought — must 
be attacked and destroyed I What need 
newspapers do to convince most peo- 
ple (except suicidal maniacs) that 
SDS is their deadly enemy? Just 
reprint this picture! 

We could go on talking about 
this picture, but the point is clear. 
*R*YM is TRYING to LOOK LIKE 
the enemies of ihe people.' 

'R'YM Practice: Fighting the People 

That*s bad enough. But 'R*YM 
puts its theories into practice. They 
haven't yet reached the stage of the 
5-year old, but they've already done 
tremendous harm. Their attacks on 
the people are like something the 
Green Berets would think up, some- 
thing they would hire Vietnamese 
finks to do, disguised as Viet- 
namese revolutionaries to turn off 
the people. 



Grimm 
Tale 



A well-known student "radical" at 
the University of Alabama has been 
revealed as an FBI informer. Charles 
Grimm has admitted being an agent 
for both the- FBI and the local police 
department, Grimm's roles were to 
Infiltrate the student movement on 
cmapus, to identify the leaders of 
that movement, to provoke students 
intc committing acts of violence, 
and tc make regular reports on his 
actions and the activities of those 
whom he observed. Grimm admitted 
being present when the Dressier 
Hall fire was started May 1 , set- 
ting fire to a private residence off 
campus , setting fire to an abandoned 
house Mayl4, throwing Molotov 
cocktails into the street the same 
night and throwing three objects at 
police from a Union Building balcony 
May 18. Grimm, as a leader of the 
Student-Faculty Coalition had 
advocated the use of guns and had 
asked several of his counterparts 
to steal dynamite for use in campus 
action. An instructor said he quoted 
Mao Tsetung and Ho Chi Minh in 
class but seemed very unsure of 
himself during the presentation. 



revolu^ 
not a so< 



The girl: Diana Oughton, 

Bryn IMawr graduate turned terrorist. 

UPI documents tier tragic life 

and deatli in a significant, 

disturbing 5-part series. 

Will your paper miss out? 

Last March, Diana Oughton and two other 

"Weatherman" revolutionaries were 

trilled by an explosion in their New York 

City bomb factory. That news story made 

America shudder. But the story of how 

Diana, a wealthy and loving family girl, 

became a terrorist is even more troubling. 

How could it have happened? UPI reporters 

Lucinda Franitaand Tom Powers spent 

almost a month unraveling the story of 

Diana from the time she was a child. 




THE 

BILLBOARD SHOWN ON'THE COVER OF 

THIS PA MP HE T- WAS plastered all over the 
greater Boston area. The picture? One mic^t 
remember seeing it before. This fellow is one 
of the thousands who ri^itly stoned the police 
off the Berkeley campus last spring in the fight 
to abolish ROTC there. Here he is made to look 
like a bomb thrower in part of the media's in- 
creasing attempts to ppi^y radicals as small 
cliques of bomb throwing Idiots. 



The rich man's press -th 
news serices- attempts to 
turned-mad-bombers in ord 
workers and students, and c 
Build a mass Worker-Studen 



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>ciety 




They were assisted by Diana's family and 
friends. They visited cities where Diana 
had gone to school, worked and was 
active as a radical. 

Result? "The story of Diana— the oiaking 
of a terrorist." This five-part series 
portraying Diana Oughton as the product 
and victim of American society is one of 
the most significant pieces of journalism 
of the past decade. It is too important 
hot to be read. If you don't want your 
paper and readers to miss out on the 
important journalism of today, 
contact Wayne Sargent, UPl's VP for 
Sales In New York. 

UPI is at the scene 

220 East AZnd Street. New York, N. Y. 1001 7 
212-MU 2-0400 



p. 8 




in a line distributing Chicago Icai - 
lets and carrying a red flag.' After 
planting the flag, the 'R*YMers told 
the people 'that it's a political world 
and that they have to deal with that. 
The main contradiction is between 
those who have it (auto workers?) 
and those who don't — between white 
America and the colored nations.* 
People on the beach, seeing a bunch 
of dangerous nuts, attacked the 
'R'YMers. But 'R'YM was heroic. 
They 'fought the attackers (the peo- 
ple!) to a standstill and left the 
beach chanting.' As the excerpt be- 
low from 'R YM's paper notes, 
they're studying karate. Why such 
half-way measures? 



^e've Decome fighters this summer. 
Our study of karate makes us strong, 
and our practice makes us real to young 
people. Fighting understands winning. 
Our words have content because they 
are backed up by a growing base of 
power. Opening a new front here at 
home can only be achieved by striking 
blows at the enemy and building a 
movement that understands that to aid 
the Vietnamese and blacks we must 
develop a white fighting force that 



Why not just 
shoot down the people and be done? 
What will those people think if 
they hear some REAL radical say 
that not we but the rulers are the .^ 
people's enemy? [ 

A group of female 'R'YMers i 
(the Motor City 9, as 'R'YM calls ^- 
them) barricaded a class taking 
exams and attacked two men (using 
super -duper karate) when thev tried 
to leave. 



McComb Community College is 
located in an all-white working class 
community and trains the local white 
youth in the skills necessary for lower 
managerial jobs, positions that 
objectively oppress black people. By 
busting into a classroom during final 
exams, and by talking to people about 
what's happening in the world, we 
confronted them with their dual position 
in ' capitalist society. They are 
oppressors because of their acceptance 
of privilege, and they are oppressed 
because of their objective relationship 
to the ruling class. 



'R'YM calls this an 'ex- 
emplary action' raising the 'con- 



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sciousness ot women's oppression 
and male supremacy in the context 
of world revolution*. In reality, this 
was an attack on all the men and 
women present. The point wasn't, 
say, that the students were strik- 
ing, and this was an attempt to win 
others to the strike and shut the 
place down completely. The admin- 
istration wasn't even focused on. 
Instead, the students (for reasons 
unknown to them) were presented 
with a raving, surrealist visitation 
and told: accept or die! 

Was 'R'YM self-critical?: In- 
deed! They noted that 'we didn't 
look over the area thoroughly be- 
fore our action, we didn't have 
getaway routes planned, and that 
resulted in a bust.' In the same 
vein, their criticism of the beach 
episode was that their retreat was 
'disorderly* — 'it became obvious 
that the danger of somebody be- 
coming isolated and left behind^ with 
the resulting immobility of the whole 
group, had to be overcome.* Real 
radicals and revolutionaries defend 
the people, try to change them- 
selves so that we can serve the peo- 
ple. We try to fight self-righteous 
attitudes on our own part and while 
trying to explain what's wrong with 
pro -imperialist ideas - like ra- 
cism - which most people (includ- 
ing us) hold somewhat, we always 
try to differentiate between the peo- 
ple - working people and students - 
and the rulers, who are the enemy. 
That's what being *a fish in the sea 



and Columbus... 



p. 9 



*R'YM activities aren't confined 
to Detroit. In Columbus, Ohio, they 
criticized themselves as follows: 



Our correct fighting insttncts led ic 
a few fistfights when the men's 
chauvinist baiting reached an unbearable 
level. Such fights led the men to take us 
more seriously at first, but because 
they were in the context of no practice, 
the political content of such struggles 
became more and more tmclear. 



Aside from the weird sound of 'our 
correct fighting instincts' — aside 
from the paragraph itself, what was 
'R'YM's solution? To redirect their 
'fighting instincts' against working 
women. Some working women, in 
desperate need of money and un- 
able to leave their homes, are 
tricked into working for Stanly Co. 
Giving parties at home, they sell 
Stanly household products to their 
friends and get a small commission. 
Instead of uniting with these highly 
exploited saleswomen against Stan- 
ly, 'R'YM accepts Stanly* s lie that 
they are 'sales representatives* and 
attacks! Going to a 'Stanly party*, 
'R'YM puts forth its politics. After- 
wards, again, they are self -critical: 



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It was the first time we had 
really organized around women's 
liberation, and we made lots of 
mistakes. We were too liberal and we 
didn't put the women, particularly the 



p. 10 



And, indeed, overcoming their 
'liberalism', Columbus 'R'YMers 
'began charging through the parks 
with anNLFflag, leafletting and rap- 
ping... And in job after job, racists 
were put literally up against the 
walls.' One can imagine the local 
rulers trembling... with glee! 

and Pittsburgh 

Shouting the slogan 'jailbreak*, 
a large number of R'YMers charged 
into Pittsburgh's South Hills High 
School at lunch recess, shouting *Ho 
Lives!* After sporadic fighting with 
cops, 34 were arrested. Completely 
unrooted in any work being done at 
the school, and in any case, on its 
own, pretty crazy, this action is sup- 
posed to represent the essence of the 
'R'YM march on Chicago, planned 
for October. Take heed. 

Building on Decay 

These actions are so clearly geared 
to isolating radicals from the peo- 
ple that it's clear cops are influen- 
tial among 'R'YM leaders. (One 
'R'YM attack on the people is worth 
more to the rulers than a thousand 
editorials against SDS!) But why do 
these guys have any following? 
Clearly, some honest people get 
tricked. 

'R'YM's attraction comes from 
ideas most students hold to some 
extent — that the 'insensitive' (work- 
ing) people are to blame for what's 
wrong in America. 'It is THEIR bad 
traits which are the problem, it is 
THEY who foment racism and wars 
like Vietnam: The answer is for us 
(who've never exploited anyone and 
are free of wrong ideas) toform 



in-groups and fight the people. We 
should run down the streets very 
militantly, ferociously in fact — 
shout at people until they change and 
act like us revolutionaries. We'll 
teach those insensitive bastards to 
go to work every day and sweat their 
asses off and thus be part of 'the 
machine' — we'll teach their sons 
to go and die in Vietnam!* 

That sort of thinking is just an 
hysterical variation of the old lib- 
eral moral witness strategy, the 
idea that by confronting people with 
our moral superiority, we can 
change things. This strategy only 
helps the rulers. By attacking the 
people, 'R'YM is a tool in their 
hands, to use as they want to against 
the anti - imperialist movement. 
And, indeed, if one opposes the peo- | 
pie, who does one have really left, 
to ally with? ^ 

The very selfish and also mys- 
tical thinking that 'R'YM appeals 
to comes out in Detroit 'R'YM's 
leaflet for their Chicago demo — 
the leaflet is called 'TAKE THE 
BLUES TO CHICAGO*. It reads: 
'People all over the world will feel 
the blues in that city. The mass 
march on Saturday - October 11 - 
will be everything; all the reasons 
for our anger crystalized In our 
love for the people of Viet-Nam, 
the NLF, and joy at the strength of 
their will. It Will be as real and as 
pure as we can make it. Come and 
help us organize, sing the blues 
loud and strong; for these days in 
October, and for our future.* *R*YM 
appeals to the worst in people — 
in all of us — the desire to get 
together with the 'other good peo- 
ple* and squash everyone else with- 
in striking distance. 



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p. IZ 



REVOLUTIONARY' BANKROBBERS 

OR 



and revolutionaries' robbed a 
lies v/ere put forward by the 

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STANLEY BOND 




bank and killed a cop. We think that four main 
newspapers and the government concerning the robbery. 

^ The most important thing goiiiE on today is a bank robbery: 

While the press is- playing tliis up, the standard of living for most American 
people is lo%ver now than it was six years ago, layoffs are sweeping the country, 
the war continues, and police terror is Swing stepped up in the ghettoes. But 
people are fighting back; 350,000 auto workers are out on strike for decent 
wages and letter conditions, ghetto relx>llions demar.ding more jobs and better 
housing are raging, from New Bedford, Mass. to Augusta, and the Vietnamese 
working people are waging a fight to get the U.S. out of their country. The gov- 
ernment and the press want to take the focus off the ways .American people are 
being shafted and are fighting back. 

The suspects have been proven beyond doubt to have roblied the bank. 
There hasn't been one piece of concrete evidence that indicates any of the sus- 
pects actually robbed the bank. The press attempts to give the impression that 
a confession by Valeri started the police on a search for the four original sus- 
pects, and now Fleischer; a confession, incidently, which has never been print- 
ed or even quoted from. 

All of the suspects are radicals and revolutionaries. 

Based on a tremendous amount of evidence, Stanley Bond, referred to by the 
press as the leader of the hold-up gang, could be nothing further from a revo- 
lutionary -- HE'S A COP. FBI agent Gordon Hall stated in the Herald-Traveler 
(10/3) that Bond was a committed revolutionary while serving time in Walpole 
prison for armed robtiery. Vet somehow when EJond emerged from prison onto 
the Brandeis campus he was staunchly in favor of the war and racism. Even then 
he was trying to sound people out about terrorism. Bond was paroled early 
and brought to Brandeis on a program associated with the Lemhierg Center for 
the Study of Violence, which develops programs for police depaetments on how- 
to liest suppress ghetto rebellions and student unrest. AFTER REPEATEDLY 
COMING TO S.D.S, MEETINGS WITH THE SOLE PURPOSE OF DISRUPTING 
THEM, BOND W.\S PHYSICALLY EXCLUDED FROM FURTHER MEETINGS 
FOR BEING A COP. While Brandeis SDS was building a campaign to shut down 
the Lemberg Center, an institution which attacks most American people, E3ond 
brought people he met to have dinner with John Spiegel, the director of the center. 
When tlie suspects were first named, Police Commissioner McNamara said 
that although he had no documented proof, 'When a group springs up from our 
colleges that robs l)anks, it's revolutionary.' Not too many people were taken in 
l)y that one, so the next day McNamara changed it to tfie story that they're all 
part of a national revolutionary group, but he won't divulge the name. Conveni- 
ently lor McNamara, two days later a letter was produced written by Bond stat- 
ing that l)e is the commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary .\ction Force -East. 
Bond later denied that he's the commander of this previously unheard of group, 
but only a '(-(uiibat committee member'!!!! Perhaps McNamara is the real com- 
mandei -m-chiel of this 'revolutionarj ' group. 

No "sooner is Bond in jail facing charges of murder than he's engaged in writing 
a look about his life in 'crime and revolution'. Most prisoners are denied such 
privileges. 
Let's look at Valen next, the supposed commander-m-chief of the R.VI'' -West. 



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