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NCJ Number: 30400 Find in a Library
Title: AMERICAN EXTREME LEFT - A DECADE OF CONFLICT
Journal: CONFLICT STUDIES  Issue:29  Dated:(DECEMBER 1972)  Pages:WHOLE ISSUE
Author(s): M I POPOV
Corporate Author: Institute for the Study of 12/12a Golden Square
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for the Study of 12/12a Golden Square
London, W1R 3AF, England
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: AN ANALYSIS OF ORGANIZATIONS, TRENDS, ACTIVITIES, LEADERS AND ALIGNMENTS WITHIN THE POLITICAL EXTREME LEFT DURING THE DECADE 1962 TO 1972, FOCUSING ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF VARIOUS RADICAL GROUPS TO THE VIETNAM PROTEST MOVEMENT.
Abstract: THE PAPER EXAMINES THE RISE OF EXTREMIST GROUPS AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, BLACK NATIONALIST MOVEMENT, AND ANTI-VIETNAM WAR PROTESTS, AS WELL AS THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK WITHIN WHICH RADICAL GROUPS COULD ENJOY PROTECTED GROWTH. SEPARATE SECTIONS ARE DEVOTED TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS: STUDENTS FOR DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY (SDS), THE WEATHERMAN, BLACK PANTHER PARTY, THE COMMUNIST PARTY (CPUSA), SOCIALIST WORKERS' PARTY (SWP), AND THE PROGRESSIVE LABOR PARTY (PLP). THE AUTHOR POINTS OUT THE DEMISE OF MANY STUDENT GROUPS DUE TO FRUSTRATION AND FADDISM, AND THE ADVANCES MADE BY THE 'ORTHODOX' EXTREME LEFT (PARTICULARLY THE TROTSKYISTS) THROUGH DISCIPLINE, ORGANIZATION, AND ADHERENCE TO GOALS.
Index Term(s): American Communist Party; Black Panthers; Bodyguards; Collective violence; Future trends; Political impact of terrorism; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Student activists; Student dissent; Students for a Democratic Society; Urban guerrilla warfare; Weather Underground
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