SDS

Review: ‘Revolution in the Air’ by Max Elbaum - Loren Goldner

Loren Goldner reviews Max Elbaum's 'Revolution in the Air', and in the process critically examines Maoist and Third Worldist politics.

Students for a Stalinist Society - James W. Cain

A 1969 article about the dominance and factional fights of various Stalinist sects within Students For A Democratic Society.

SDS and the Wobblies: memories and observations - Paul Buhle

An article by Paul Buhle about the commonalities and limited crossover between the 1960s radical group, Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) and the revolutionary union, the Industrial Workers of the World.

The new radicals in the multiversity and other SDS writings on student syndicalism - Carl Davidson

Student demonstration against the Vietnam war in State Street, 1968

A manual for budding student organisers from one of the leaders of Students for a Democratic Society, the biggest student organisation in the US in the radical upsurge of the late 1960s. Much of its contents are still of use to students today.

Radical America, 1967-1999

A history of the magazine Radical America, which emerged out of, and eventually outlasted, Students For A Democratic Society.

Toward a student syndicalist movement

Position paper by Carl Davidson delivered at the August 1966 Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) Convention in Clear Lake, Iowa.

SDS: The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society

Kirkpatrick Sale's massive book on Students For a Democratic Society, a student activist movement in the United States that was one of the main representations of the country's New Left.

The way the wind blew: A history of the Weather Underground

Weather Underground member mugshots

A detailed history of the US left-wing urban guerrilla group the Weather Underground, or Weathermen.

Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen

in 1968, Mark Rudd led the legendary occupation of five buildings at Columbia University, a dramatic act of protest against the university’s support for the Vietnam War and its institutional racism. Rudd was the charismatic chairman of the Columbia chapter of SDS, Students for a Democratic Society, the largest radical student organization in the U.S. After a violent police bust, the Columbia occupation turned into a student strike that closed down the entire campus, turning Rudd into a national symbol of student revolt.

Radical America

Archive of Radical America magazine, a left-wing journal published in the US 1967-1999. It began life as an official journal of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) but later became independent.