Eleanor Raskin

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Eleanor Raskin (nee Eleanor Stein, born March 16, 1946 in Washington, D.C.) is the daughter of New York Communist Party USA activist Arthur Stein. She later married Jonah Raskin and Weather Underground Organization terrorist Jeff Jones.[1] She was a former employee of the WUO-dominated Students for a Democratic Society National Office in Chicago during early 1970. She submerged into the WUO underground in early 1970 where she continued to function.[2]

She is currently an associate professor at Albany Law School, teaching transnational environmental law with a focus on catastrophic climate change.

Weather Underground Organization

On August 19, 1969, WUO members who had returned from a trip to Cuba held a press conference in New York to discuss their trip and to promote the planned "Days of Rage" or "National Action" scheduled to take place in Chicago October 8-11, 1969. Although there is no information to indicate that Boudin traveled to Cuba with fellow WUO members, she joined with Bernadine Dohrn, Dionne Donghi, Ted Gold, Eleanor Raskin and Howard Jefferson Melish in the press conference.[3]

Weathermen Flint "War Council"

December 27-31, 1969, about 400 of the national membership of the Weatherman faction of SDS held a “War Council” at a ballroom dancehall in Flint, Michigan.

Cars stopped during the “War Council” contained known members of Weather/Students for a Democratic Society and other passengers: Frederick Lee Miller with Richard L. Feldman, K. Sacks and Bernard Riff; David Flatley with Gerald D. Mitchell and Jerome J. Walsh; Jon Frappier with Nancy Gail Stein; James K. Kilpatrick; Harold R. Lade with George Crowley; John David Buttney with Raymond Lee Mosher, Ralph E. Ridgom, Benjamin C. Israel, Michael Wood and Richard D. Lee; Frank Hubert Mather with Bradley Brent Conners, Robert Bruce Mackowsky, Dennis Howland and Mike Ross Camp; Bahram Salimi with Gregory Albert Jaynes, Hamayoun Dehehan and Alirez Dehgan; Natasha Burd with Janet Rae Austin, Shari Ann Whitehead, Andrew Julian Truskier, Nancy Kurshan, Lendal B. Harris and Stuart Bishop; Daniel Hardy with Steve Abbot, Cookie Roby and Edward J. Bennett (owner); Christopher Bowe Miller with Eleanor Stein, Janet Press, Sheldon Rosenbaum, Michael Josefowicz, Kathryn M. Kehan and Laura Foner; Terry Lee Daley (minister) with Richard James Roehik, Scott Addy Braley, and Norman George Delisle; Lynda N. Josefowicz with Ann Hathaway, Jane Ann White, Laura W. Strang, Debbie Stern and Marie Smith; Robert D. Miller with Mark Pennington, Marilyn Pennington and Mariane Pennington and Donald R. Catterson; Richard W. Edelman with Samuel Fuchs and Judith E. Somberg; and Lynda N. Josefwicz with Laura Foner, John Fuerst, William Alexander Cleveland, David Elbaz, Richard K. Mansfield, David F. Pugh, Nigel G. Dickens, Brian Thomas Lavelle, Theodore L. Soares, Lawrence David Barber, Michael Marotta, Morris Allan Older, Nicholas Albrecht Freudenberg, Frank Spinelli[4].

"Support Bill Ayers"

In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement Support Bill Ayers in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.

In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.

We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.

Eleanor Raskin of the Albany Law School signed the statement.[5]

References

  1. A Radical line, Thai Jones p154
  2. FBI Weatherman Underground Summary Dated 8/20/76, Part 2
  3. FBI Weatherman Underground Summary Dated 8/20/76, Part 2
  4. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws, The Weather Underground, Committee Print, January 1975, 21-22, 126-27.
  5. Liberal Education website: Bill Ayers supporters