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Northwestern Law Prof Bernardine Dohrn Weather Underground

April 18, 2008

Does Northwestern University Law School condone or support morally terrorism by employing as faculty Bernadine Dohrn?

Bernardine Rae Dohrn (born January 12, 1942) is a former leader of the 1960s radical leftist organization Weatherman. She is an Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law and the Director of Northwestern’s Children and Family Justice Center.

The Weathermen and Weather Underground were suspected in various bombings–police cars, the National Guard Association building, the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon. Dohrn allegedly participated in many of the group’s revolutionary activities.

Dohrn pled guilty to charges of aggravated battery and bail jumping, receiving probation. [5] She later served less than a year of jail time, after refusing to testify against ex-Weatherman Susan Rosenberg in an armed robbery case[6]

From 1984 to 1988, Dohrn was employed by the law firm Sidley Austin, although her criminal record has prevented her from being admitted to either the New York or Illinois bar.[7] In 1991, she became a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University in Chicago. She now serves on the board of numerous human rights committees and teaches comparative law. Since 2002, she has served as Visiting Law Faculty at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.

Why not at the Osama bin Laden Institute of Comparative Law of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia?

Also pictured are Weather Underground members Bernardine Rae Dohrn and Katherine Ann Power.

Most Wanted, 1970 (Number 2 on list)

BERNADINE RAE DOHRN. Crime: Wanted for mob action, riot, and conspiracy in an alleged bombing plot in Flint, Mich., and a series of violent demonstrations in Chicago put on by the militant Weathermen faction of the SDS. Conclusion: Dohrn shared the Top Ten title with 15 others that year, as the list became inflated to an all-time peak with the inclusion of radical fugitives. The Government dropped the bombing indictment against her in 1973, and her name was removed from the list.

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William C. (“Bill”) Ayers (born 1944) is a Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was a 1960s-era radical and former member of the Weather Underground.

He has also served on the board of the Woods Fund of Chicago, a anti-poverty philanthropic foundation, since 1999. Barack Obama served on the same board from 1999 to 2002.[3]

Ayers’s interview with the New York Times about his book was published on September 11, 2001, and opens with his statement, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”

I feel like I’m in a bit of a trough here, because I hear the demand for a general apology in the context of the media chorus as a howling mob with an impossibly broad demand, and on top of that I’m not sure what exactly I’m expected to apologize for. The ’68 Convention? The Days of Rage? The Pentagon? Every one of these can be unpacked and found to be a complicated mix of good and bad choices, noble and low motives. My attitude? Being born in the suburbs? I feel regret for much—I resonate with Bob Dylan singing of “so many things we never will undo; I know you’re sorry, well I’m sorry too.” But, he goes on, “stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow, things are going to get interesting right about now.” Some read my failure to apologize as arrogance, stupidity, and recalcitrance, or worse, but I think, or I hope, that I’m holding on to a more complex, a truer read and memory of that history.

But I still refuse to grow up if the price is to falsely confess a sin I don’t take to be a sin.

One way to apologize is for UIUC to lose all federal funding. Northwestern as well. Lets see their rage then.

Performance By ABC’s Moderators Is a Matter Of Debate

By Howard Kurtz

Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 18, 2008; Page C01

In the first 40 minutes of Wednesday’s two-hour Democratic debate, the moderators asked Obama about his remarks that small-town residents bitterly cling to guns and religion; the inflammatory sermons of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright (Stephanopoulos follow-up: “Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?”); why Obama doesn’t wear an American flag pin; and his relationship with William Ayers, a former Weather Underground radical who has acknowledged involvement in several bombings in the 1970s.

Obama, for his part, complained about “gotcha games,” saying yesterday: “I think we set a new record, because it took us 45 minutes before we even started talking about a single issue that matters to the American people.”

We are at war because of a bombing of the Pentagon. Obama can’t be president in the war on Osama if Obama hangs out with others who bombed or planned the bombing of the Pentagon. That disqualifies Obama from office under the United States.

Some critics, including MSNBC‘s Keith Olbermann, pounced on the question about Ayers, saying that conservative radio hosts Sean Hannity and Steve Malzberg had suggested it when Stephanopoulos appeared on their programs this week.

But Stephanopoulos said he had been following the issue since the Politico reported it in February. “What finally tipped the balance on whether to ask it or not was that as far as we could tell, Obama had never answered the question,” he said.


Obama also faced questions about a controversial supporter of his, Bill Ayers who was once a member of the violent radical left group Weather Underground seeking to overthrow the U.S. government. The two men served together on the board of a Chicago nonprofit.

“The notion that somehow, as a consequence of me knowing someone who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago when I was 8 years old, that somehow reflects on my values is crazy,” Obama said.

Crazy to Northwestern Law School and UIUC. What about slavery? Was that less than 40 years ago? Why are all white people guilty for slavery hundreds of years ago? Slaves were owned all over the world and whites were slaves in Africa in the 19th century of Muslims. What about that? Also Obama agrees affirmative action should now end?

Clinton framed the association in the context of the general election, “What they did was set bombs, and in some cases people died. I know Sen Obama is a good man and I respect him greatly but this is certainly something the Republicans will be raising.”

Obama countered, “I don’t think Sen. Clinton would make her own vetting standard. Cause President Clinton pardoned 2 members of the weather underground. Which is a bigger deal than serving on a board with someone.”

James Fulford:

An ambitious politician in Chicago, son of a white liberal and a polygamist from Kenya, in his own “dramatic and perilous journey to come to grips with his mixed-race identity,” finds himself hobnobbing with…lethal and murderous, white liberals. That would be Barack Obama, and the liberals in question are Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, whom Obama visited in 1995.[Obama once visited ’60s radicals, By Ben Smith,, Feb 22, 2008] Ayers is the unrepentant terrorist who had an interview appear in the New York Times, with the headline No Regrets for a Love of Explosives, published on September 11, 2001.

Here’s what Peter Brimelow had to say about them, writing from New York for the London Times in 1989:

Hayden claims to have been shocked when he heard Bernadine Dohrn, a leader of the Weathermen faction, exalt the Manson cult’s murders of actress Sharon Tate and others as an example of what must be done to bourgeois society right down to pushing a fork into a victim’s stomach.

Grasping such information would be more than just serving on a board with them.


The only hard facts that have come out so far are the $200 contribution by Ayers to the Obama re-election fund, and their joint membership of the eight-person Woods Fund Board. Ayers did not respond to e-mails and telephone calls requesting clarification of the relationship. Obama spokesman Bill Burton noted in a statement that Ayers was a professor of education at the University of Illinois and a former aide to Mayor Richard M. Daley, and continued:

Senator Obama strongly condemns the violent actions of the Weathermen group, as he does all acts of violence. But he was an eight-year-old child when Ayers and the Weathermen were active, and any attempt to connect Obama with events of almost forty years ago is ridiculous.


Actually, the Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn connection with Barack Obama is very telling. Bernardine Dohrn is Ayers’ fellow bomber, and in the early 1970s she was more famous and infamous than Ayers. They live together in Chicago, and on at least one occasion in 1995 Obama visited their house. He probably visited their house on more than that one occasion, but last year he instructed all of his comrades in Chicago not to talk to the press at all on this issue. Because Obama knew that this would kill his campaign if it got enough publicity.
The press has played along, until now, but George Stephanopolis’ question did NOT reveal that Obama had visited their house. EVERY POLITICAL PERSON IN LEFT-WING CIRCLES IN CHICAGO KNEW WHO THEY WERE AND THAT THEY WERE TERRORISTS WHO WRIGGLED OUT OF ALL PUNISHMENT BECAUSE THE SURVEILLANCE THAT PROVIDE THE EVIDENCE WAS OBTAINED WITHOUT A WARRANT. They were guilty, but never served a day in jail.

Posted by: R. Astor | April 18, 2008 12:13 AM


What you’ve written makes it seem that the Obama-Ayers connection is a non-issue, but according to other credible sources, there was more of a relationship. When Obama first ran for state senator in Illinois, Ayers hosted a gathering for him.
Other references to their associations can be found on:
Obama was deceptive about his relationship with Tony Rezko, so there’s every reason to believe he has had more of a relationship with Ayers over the years than he is admitting to.

Posted by: Carol | April 18, 2008 12:39 AM

In 1988, Michelle was a young Sidley lawyer fresh out of Harvard Law School and she was put in charge of mentoring a summer associate named Barack.

From above:

From 1984 to 1988, Dohrn was employed by the law firm Sidley Austin, although her criminal record has prevented her from being admitted to either the New York or Illinois bar.

According to one website I saw that it was Michelle Obama who put Ayers on a board with Barack Obama. It appears possible that Michelle Obama and Dohrn became friends at Sidley Austin. Dohrn may have seemed a romantic figure as one blog points out. So it may be that Michelle Obama put Barack together with Ayers and Dohrn and these associations come from her as the link. Sidley Austin may also try to keep its links with its alumni including law professors and those in public life such as Michelle and Barack Obama.


Here is a highly informative section of the April 11th op-ed piece published at CBS News and the National Review Online, “The Bad Company of Barack Obama“:

[First, there’s a lengthy list of the crimes in which William Ayers participated — all acts of terrorism.]

Barack Obama made a joint appearance with Bill Ayers in 1997 at a University of Chicago panel on the outrage of treating juvenile criminals as if they were, well, criminals. Obama apologists say, “So what? People appear with other people all the time.” Nice try. This panel was orchestrated by none other than Michelle Obama, then an Associate Dean of Student Services. Ayers didn’t happen to be there — he was invited by the Obamas to educate students on the question before the house: “Should a Child Ever Be Called a ‘Super Predator?’”

The above blog also had the idea that Dohrn and Ayers would seem romantic figures in Hyde Park, including to Michelle Obama and Barack Obama in the 1990’s, and it appears likely, the 1980’s.

So Obama was deceptive and disingenuous in his debate answer on Ayers in several ways and for several reasons. He was on a board picked by his wife with Ayers. He got a donation from Ayers which he didn’t mention at the debate. He was at at least one party at the Ayers Dohrn house. His wife met Dohrn at Sidley Austin in the 1980’s. Dohrn was number 2 on the FBI most wanted list in 1970.

The bombings of the Pentagon and the Capitol is what attracted Michelle Obama to Dohrn at least in part. This fits in with Michelle’s statement that she hadn’t felt good about America until 2008, and thus didn’t feel proud of America from 1988 to 2007. This is the basis of her being attracted to someone who was linked to an organization that bombed the Pentagon and the Capitol of the United States.


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Guest residence masters at UIUC dorm

How exciting to have the number 2 on the FBI most wanted list as your guest dorm master? You can live the 1960’s even if you weren’t there.

Ayers guest residence at UIUC dorm on his own:

William Ayers


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