John Jacobs

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John G. Jacobs (born Sept. 30, 1947 in New York, New York) was one of the leaders of the Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society chapter during the riots in 1968. Jacobs went on to become one of the leaders of the Weather Underground Organization in 1969. Jacobs, who was one of the authors of the "Weatherman Statement" upon which the WUO was founded, was arrested during the WUO "Days of Rage" riots in October, 1969. He submerged into the underground in early 1969 and remained therein.[1]

Jacobs also went under the false names of "JJ", Anthony Frank Rocco Jr. and Robert Carnie Morgan.

Foreign Travel

During Feb. 1970, Mark Rudd and John Jacobs traveled to Prince Edwards, Canada, from where the second contingent of the Venceremos Brigade was to depart for Cuba.[1]

Weathermen Flint "War Council"

December 27-31, 1969, about 400 of the national membership of the Weatherman faction of Students for a Democratic Society held a “War Council” at a ballroom dancehall in Flint, Michigan. Posters of a giant cardboard machinegun, Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevera, and Fidel Castro hung everywhere.

Among the attendees of the “War Council in Flint" identified by the Flint police department and/or its informant were: Michael Avey, Karen Ashley, Bill Ayers, Edward Benedict, Margaret Bennett, Douglas Bernhardt, Jeff Blum, Harvey Blume, David Chase, Peter Clapp, Judy Clark, Bernardine Dohrn, Diane Donghi, Linda Evans, Brian Flannigan, David Flatley, John Fuerst, Lynn Ray Garvin, Bert Garskof, Michele Garskoff, Mark Glasser, Theodore Gold, Lenny Handlesman, Ann Hathaway, Karen Hardiman, Daniel Hardy, Tom Hayden, Phoebe Hirsch, Arthur Hochberg, Anne Hodges, John Jacobs, Jeff Jones, Sam Karp, David Klafter, Dianne Kohn, Peter Kuttner, Bradford Lang, Stephen Lang, Karen Latimer, Jonathan Lerner, Naomi Lev, Bradford Long, Allan Maki, Eric Mann, Howard Machtinger, Carol McDermott, L.R. Meadows, Lisa Meisel, Jeff Melish, James Mellen, David Millstone, Russell Neufeld, Diana Oughton, John Pilkington, Edward Purtz, Jonah Raskin, Natalie Rosenstein, Dennis Roskamp, Mark Rudd, Karen Selin, Mark Shapiro, Janet Snider, Mike Spiegel, Jane Spiegelman, Marsha Steinberg, David Sole, Susan Stern, Clayton Van Lydegraf, Cathy Wilkerson and Mary Wozniak[2].

Jeff Jones drove to the meeting in a blue Volvo with Maryland plates (owned by Jeffrey David Blum) with Mark Rudd, Howard Machtinger and John Jacobs aboard.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 FBI Weatherman Underground Summary Dated 8/20/76, Part 2
  2. 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, 126-7
  3. 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, 127
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