At Least a Dozen Domestic Terrorists Teaching at America’s Universities/ Six Weather Underground

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At least a dozen former members of domestic terrorist organizations are now college professors. Members of the Weather Underground make up half of this list; some are well known, like Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, Ayers is now retired from the University of Illinois, while Dohrn is still teaching at Northwestern Law.

Controversy ensued when the news broke that Kathy Boudin, former member of the Weather Underground who was convicted in 1984 of felony murder, received the position of adjunct professor at Columbia University. While it may be ironic that Boudin received a teaching position at a university she was plotted to bomb, she is not the only former domestic terrorist to receive such a position.

Other lesser-known members of the group include Howard Machtinger, who was charged with conspiring to bomb the Detroit Police Officers Association Building and was on the run from the law for five years from 1973 to 1978. Machtinger now works for the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Another Weatherman alumni, Mark Naison, has been a professor at Fordham University for 43 years. His time in the Weatherman was brief; he was a part of SDS and was part of the Columbia University occupation in 1967 and 1968. He was arrested for those protests as well as for a bar fight in 1969. Naison left the Weatherman after his last arrest, for fear he was putting his life in danger.

Eleanor Raskin was also involved in the 1968 Columbia University occupation by SDS. She continued to work with the Weather Underground throughout the 1960s and 1970s; eventually her home was raided in 1979 and bomb-making materials were discovered there. In 1981 she was arrested and prosecuted for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. She began to teach at the State University of New York in Albany and then later at Albany Law School. She currently is an administrative law judge.

After seven years in hiding from the law due to his activities in the Weatherman, Mark Rudd, former spokesman for students in the Columbia student revolt of 1969, avoided a long prison sentence due to a technicality and served less than a year in prison. He is now retired but spent a long career as a math instructor at the Central New Mexico Community College. He still, however, travels around the country in support of different chapters of the Students for a Democratic Society.

Other radical groups from the 1960s and 1970s besides the Weatherman saw their former radical members enter the university system. Jamal Joseph, formerly Eddie Joseph, was a member of the Panther 21, a group of Black Panthers who were arrested for conspiring to blow up railroad lines, department stores and the Botanical Gardens. While the Panther 21 were found not guilty, Joseph did several other stints in prison due to his association with the Black Panthers. He is now a professor at Columbia University.

Fellow Black Panther member Ericka Huggins was the founder of the New Haven Black Panthers during the New Haven Black Panther trials of 1969, during which time the Black Panthers of New Haven were on trial, facing several charges including felony murder of nineteen-year-old Alex Rockley. According to court testimony Huggins was present and assisted in torturing Rackley; another Black Panther member, George Sams, implicated Huggins in the call to murder Rackley. Huggins’ charges were dismissed after the jury was unable to reach a verdict. Ericka Huggins is presently a professor at Laney & Berkeley City College and has been an invited lecturer at Stanford and Cornell.

Distinguished Professor Emerita from University of California, Santa Cruz, Angela Davis, was never an actual member of the Black Panther Party but had several close ties to the group. Before becoming a distinguished professor in the History of Consciousness and the Feminist Studies departments, Huggins was on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted List. She had purchased a shotgun two days before it was used in a hostage situation, which left six people dead. She would later be acquitted and run for Vice President in 1980 and 1984 under the Communist Party USA ticket.

Former Black Panther Chief of Staff David Hilliard was convicted on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon in 1968, after he took place in a shootout with Oakland Police. He is currently a visiting instructor at the University of New Mexico.
Steve Best, philosopher professor from the University of Texas at El Paso, is not an accused terrorist; he is, however, the founder of the Animal Liberation Press Office. The ALPO acts as the media office for several animal rights groups, including the Animal Liberation Front, which is a domestic terrorist group. In 2004, the British Home Office told him that they intended to use counter-terrorist measures to prevent him from speaking at an animal rights rally in the UK.

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  • dennislippy

    A lot of human scum in this group……..

  • How do these people get these jobs?

    • Nikita63

      Five will get you ten it was probably by POLITICAL APPOINTMENT.; a sordid and disgusting as well as outrageous example of abuse of power and YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: to your everlasting detriment!

  • Thank You very much Jan. The more truth that is brought out the better.

  • I have no problem with a repentant criminal, one that denounces there old way. BUT I see with at least Bill Ayers,he seems to feel he didn’t do enough,bombings and killing people. And him and the others that still “glorify” their actions should not be teaching or being a Judge.

  • Shane

    It’s easier for a convicted terrorist to get a job at an elite U.S. college than it is for a conservative professor to get a job. Many of our colleges are run by left wing radicals.

    • edc

      This kind of publicity seems only to enhance the resumes of liberal college professor “wantabes”. The more of a terrorist, the better their chances of being “enthroned” in a public university.

  • Ross Fortificacion

    The moral is that it is not good to send your kids to college and get them indoctrinated in leftist terrorist crap. Best to keep your money and teach them to be plumbers or carpenters or some real trade.

  • marineh2ominer

    Communists , now calling themselves progressives , will take care of their own as long as it serves their agenda of destroying America by indoctrinating her youth into their own brand of sick fantasies . Probably over ninety percent of our so-called educators are in reality progressive indoctrinators in ALL our schools and colleges and universities .

  • JDk

    Parents need to stop supporting these leftest universities with tuition dollars. Only way to stop them is to starve them of funds.

    • The problem is that they have turned out so many Commie lovers that are Alumni of these Colleges and Universities over the years that they actively support these idiot Professorships with their money.

    • This is the reason why the government gives Pell grants to C average students. Most students don’t have to pay.

    • The only problem is that of perhaps a 150 universities there are not more than a hand full that are not leftist, liberal, Marxist brainwashing institutions. Of every 100 teaching professors in these anti-American institutions they might be one who is even a little right of center or at least tries to be objective.

  • al brignac

    And taxpaying, American citizens are paying them? The deans of those colleges should be banned from running a school of any type

  • Nikita63

    Does anyone else find it exceedingly innappropriate that these 60’s scumbags are in positions of indoctrination at major universities and have had apparently NO PROBLEM in finding jobs in Spite of being involved in all manner of seditious behavior which SHOULD have disqualified them from even the least consideration for the positions they hold? I find it to be a terrible affront to all like myself who in accordance WITH the law, served our country at the time and came home to be considered war crimials and pariahs socially for having done so. These people ALL belong in prison, not in positions of authority in education to pervert our Constitution and teach revisionist history. This report makes me physically ILL and spiritually revolted! Were there any justice in this country, they would be removed as the scum they are based on their records. In this administration; THAT will NEVER happen.Why are our returning troops, many of them well educated unable to find adequate employment but these scumbags are long term scions and respected when they are seditionist by definiton? Is there NO RESPECT for our Constitution in this country anymore? There certainly is NONE in this totally revisionist administration from hell; and that includes the majority of those in BOTH PARTIES AND BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS AS WELL AS MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE! The shoe certainly fits, does it not?

    • honestly they all should be shot in my opinion, but then again i was born in 54 when America was great and patriotic was a given

      • Nikita63

        I was born on Valentine’s Day of 1945 making me either a fugitive from Jurrassic Park, Pre- Atomic or BOTH! However, that is also why we see the world as it is and not as the revisionist wreckers of the constitution and all things AMERICAN would have us believe it is in THEIR fantasy world. Makes you wonder what drugs they’ve been taking in accord with UN Agenda 21, Doesn’t it?

    • sniff sniff cry

      • Nikita63

        I am a 100% disabled Vietnam veteran who with the vast majority of my brethren swore the same oath as the current crop of constitutional criminals infesting our Congress from the Fraud in Chief on down. The difference between us and them is we HONORED the oath; many at the cost of our lives or health to allow simpletons like you to make inane and derogatory as well as unintelligent replies to those with legitimate concerns about the direction this country is headed in. Since the shoe fits, WEAR IT, cementhead!

  • Lorraine E

    And how much does it cost to have a university transform young students into terrorists? Why not send young people to technical and trade schools for a lot less money where they are almost guaranteed to find good jobs after graduation. Best of all the young people will not be transformed into Marxists revolutionaries by felons.

  • let me get a grip on this. You hire killers to teach and wonder about shootings in schools? Huh? Another piece of the puzzle as far as the second amendment goes…

  • Gorbachev spent many years teaching Socialism to American students in American universities,…paid for by the American tax payer. When are we going to finally admit that Universities in America aren’t making us smarter they are making us Socialist American universities have done more damage to America, our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and freedom of everything, than was ever done by any terrorist organization.

  • what a freaking joke …. we are done…..

  • Seems like there are some Institutions of “higher learning” that need to call the “Orkin Man”…and get rid of their cockroaches……

  • Susan

    The public schools are designed to destroy Virtue in kids—since John Dewey–a Fabian Socialists. Postmodernists/socialist/marxists/progressives have been writing the curricula of a hundred years (conditioning in the Pavlovian sense to destroy Christian Ethics)—–as “Man and God at Yale”—book by WFB,jr—stated, even once Christians schools like Yale were putting out godless collectivists who are ideologues and cannot use Reason.

  • The NEA is a terrorist group

  • SFS444

    These menaces need to be exterminated.

  • Nuts

    All the people that were blowing up thing in the 60’s were offered university job in Lew of prison. I lived through that period and often wondered what ever became of them. Now I know.

  • Time to take America back, I’m tired of them using the system to destroy us, take back the Universities, Colleges and fire all the union idiots who hate this country or want it to be run by the Hitler in the White House, no more unions, term limits, no retirement and kick the little god people out and start over.

  • the left colludes with terrorists because they are desperate radicals for whom the ends justify the means. these unprincipled partisans have no shame and must be exposed for the dangers they pose.

  • Robert Moulds

    This is insane remember Patty Hurst the grand daughter of William Hurst who funded Hurst publicans. She was kidnapped and brain washed into becoming a terrorist in the 1970s. Who in their right mind wants these people to teach our young adults.

    • Patty Hearst was not brainwashed. She held an automtic weapon on bankgoers while looking at them menacingly… she was having fun… during a bank armed-robbery. But she is rich and was able to buy her escape from justice.

  • Wait, so they murdered people and blew things up/conspired to blow things up, yet aren’t rotting in a jail cell, but are now teaching at universities? ‘Murikan exceptionalism.

  • awayBBL

    Well obviously the indoctrination didn’t work too well since all y’all yahoos are still running around spouting nonsense.

    • We “yahoos” were educated BEFORE our schools were infiltrated with subversives.

  • sean murry

    Some of obummers buddies they should be in prison.

  • govtrumbull

    Communists and terrorists are allowed to be on the faculties of our colleges and universities. But try placing a well written, conservative book in a college bookstore. I tried to do that once. All the flyers about the book were torn down faster than I could put them up and the bookstore staff received threats. That is academic freedom in our institutions of higher learning. And this was in the late 1980’s!

  • seaofteamerican

    I say give them what they rightly deserve namely a permanent jail cell next to Bubba!

  • The Labor Unions are deeply entwined with what the education establishment is doing to our country, too.

  • Raymond

    Who am I?

    I was born in one country, raised in another. My father
    was born in another country. I was not his only child.
    He fathered several children with numerous women.
    I became very close to my mother, as my father showed
    no interest in me.

    My mother died at an early age from cancer. Although
    my father deserted me and my mother raised me,
    I later wrote a book idolizing my father, not my mother.

    Later in life, questions arose over my real name.

    My birth records were sketchy. No one was able to
    produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.

    I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity,
    as it was widely accepted in my new country, but I practiced
    non-traditional beliefs and didn’t follow Christianity, except
    in the public eye under scrutiny. I worked and lived among
    lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as
    someone who really cared about them. That was before I
    decided it was time to get serious about my life and embarked
    on a new career.

    I wrote a book about my struggles growing up. It was clear to those
    who read my memoirs that I had difficulties accepting that my father
    abandoned me as a child. I became active in local politics in my 30’s;
    then, with help behind the scenes, I literally burst onto the scene as a
    candidate for national office in my 40s. They said I had a golden tongue
    and could talk anyone into anything.

    I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history, and no experience
    in leading a single organization.

    Yet I was a powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to me, as though I
    were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks. I drew incredibly large
    crowds during my public appearances. This bolstered my ego. At first, my
    political campaign focused on my country’s foreign policy… I was very critical
    of my country in the last war, and seized every opportunity to bash my country.
    But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country’s
    economy. I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better, and
    every poor person would be fed and housed for free. I knew which group was
    responsible for getting us into this mess. It was the free market, banks and corporations.
    I decided to start making citizens hate them and, if they became envious of others who
    did well, the plan was clinched tight.

    I called mine “A People’s Campaign”. That sounded good to all people.

    I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path of
    politics and was able to gain widespread popular support. I knew that, if I merely offered
    the people ‘hope’, together we could change our country and the world. So, I started to
    make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, ignorant
    to include “persecuted minorities”.

    My true views were not widely known, and I kept them unknown, until after I became
    my nation’s leader.

    I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed,
    if they had simply read my writings and examined those people associated with. I’m glad they didn’t….

    Then I became the most powerful man in the world.
    And then world learned the truth.

    Who am I?


    If you were thinking of SOMEONE ELSE,
    You should be scared, very scared!

  • lawrence

    This is why these young people do not believe in the US Constitution? And think that benefits even for non citizens are things tat they should all get for free? Things that are paid for by the US taxpayers?

  • DockyWocky

    So, basically, none of these fine, upstanding citizens appear the least bit repentant for their past deeds and thoughts. In fact, they have, in all actuality, merely switched from active bomb carrying radicals to book carrying teaching radicals, teaching a new generation of radicals radicalism.

  • Thank you for this article. Very well done. Keep on shining that light.

  • TexRancher

    These TRAITORS should not be in front of college students, they should be in front of a firing squad!