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  • SLA member captured after more than 20 years (1999)

    06/16/2017 12:39:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    SLA member captured after more On this day in 1999, Kathleen Ann Soliah, a former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), is arrested near her home in St. Paul, Minnesota. Soliah, who now calls herself Sara Jane Olsen, had been evading authorities for more than 20 years. In the mid-1970s, the SLA, a small, radical American paramilitary group, made a name for itself with a series of murders, robberies and other violent acts. They were most well-known for the 1974 kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst, who became a member of the group. In April 1975, members of the SLA...
  • Patty Hearst kidnapped (1974)

    02/04/2017 11:40:53 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 49 replies
    On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, the 19-year-old daughter of newspaper publisher Randolph Hearst, is kidnapped from her apartment in Berkeley, California, by two black men and a white woman, all three of whom are armed. Her fiance, Stephen Weed, was beaten and tied up along with a neighbor who tried to help. Witnesses reported seeing a struggling Hearst being carried away blindfolded, and she was put in the trunk of a car. Neighbors who came out into the street were forced to take cover after the kidnappers fired their guns to cover their escape. Three days later, the Symbionese...
  • The history of Kwanzaa

    01/02/2016 4:20:55 PM PST · by This_far · 27 replies
    google ^ | who knows | da seach thingy
    Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, created Kwanzaa in 1966. After the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Dr. Karenga searched for ways to bring African-Americans together as a community.
  • Myrna Lee Opsahl, December 13, 1932 – April 21, 1975

    04/20/2015 10:31:51 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 19 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 4/21/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
    "Death to the Fascist Insect" Proclaimed the Revolutionary Cohorts of the Symbionese Liberation Army as they Bravely Murdered the Humble Christian Woman, Myrna Lee Opsahl This Day Forty Years Ago.  A photographic exhibition once featured the resolute face of a late 1930s murder suspect as he was marched into a paddy wagon. I ve often searched for that image as an example of dedicated unrepentance. No more. We have the face of Emily Harris and her colleagues in domestic terrorism, waiting in court. We can see arrogant unrepentance, and yet hidden fear in the faces of Myrna's murderers.  Dr. Trygve Opsahl received news of...
  • Designer Creates a DIY SLA 3D Printer for Under $30 (Minus the Projector)

    03/27/2015 9:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 25, 2015 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    Most of us are aware of the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid! And while simplicity is certainly a theme in many 3D printers, they are anything but stupid—and created by those who are the polar opposite—with ingenuity in abundance—which they use to share new innovations with the world. One quite simply has to give up with wondering what the collective ‘they’ will come up with next and just roll with the idea that the possibilities in 3D printing are infinite. And as progress in the industry and the community of makers marches on daily and hourly, it’s hard not...
  • Domestic Terrorism, Hate Crime Exhibit Comes to D.C. Museum (leftists highlighted)

    03/22/2015 4:45:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 3/22/15 | Victoria Bekiempis
    For those interested in examining “terrorist attacks committed on American soil” and hate crimes, the Crime Museum in Washington, D.C., is the place to be starting on Wednesday. In addition to offering information on recent attacks, the museum's "Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes" exhibit will display objects from the wrenching incidents. From the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, for example, there will be a runner’s medal and a bib from one of the victims. Letters from the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, will also be on display, as will a Virginia Jihad Network rifle that was confiscated in 2003. The exhibit will also...
  • Patty Hearst Misses out on the Top Spot as Beagle Beats her Pet Shih Tzu to Win Best in Show at ....

    02/18/2015 9:08:18 AM PST · by Cecily · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 18, 2015 | Zoe Szathmary
    A soft-spoken beagle really raised a ruckus Tuesday night. Wagging her tail a mile a minute, Miss P became America's top dog by winning best in show in a big surprise at the Westminster Kennel Club.
  • Ex-Radical Group Member Says University Ending Job

    04/22/2014 3:09:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 22, 2014
    A former member of the radical 1970s group the Symbionese Liberation Army says the University of Illinois has told him he'll lose his job teaching there. James Kilgore said Tuesday that he was told earlier this month that the university will not let him teach classes after this semester. He said he was not told why, but he suspects the university was pressured by donors or people with political connections.
  • Cults In Our Midst: Patty Hearst And The Brainwashing Of America

    04/15/2014 10:50:48 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 5 replies
    Exactly forty years ago Patricia Hearst stunned the nation when she turned up as a bank robber, a mere two months after she was kidnapped by the violent cult that called itself “The Symbionese Liberation Army.” Her astonishing transformation was documented by bank cameras on April 15, 1974.
  • "Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It"

    12/18/2011 1:48:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | December 18, 2011 | Adisa Banjoko, West Coast Editor
    Kwanzaa Is Wack: There, I Said It Kwanzaa is wack. The other day I said this on my Facebook page. Actually, what I said was:” Is it wrong of me to say that I love AFRICA, but I think Kwanzaa is wack? #ducksfromthebricks .” Now, when I said it, I meant it but gave no thought to how it might affect people. I’m kind of bad like that. A ton of people (some Black and some not) got on and said they thought Kwanzaa was wack to. I never thought about it again really. Just a funny little thread. Then...
  • The Left, Not the Right, Owns Political Violence

    01/10/2011 1:33:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    It took less than 24 hours for the political Left to seize upon the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people on Saturday to blame the political Right for the shooting. Perhaps the most egregious example came from Paul Krugman of the New York Times, who wrote "We don't have proof yet that this was political, but the odds are that it was." (The newspaper that published plagiarized and fabricated accounts of the "D.C. sniper" by affirmative-action hire Jayson Blair in 2003 is still publishing unsubstantiated suppositions without "proof," eh?) "[Giffords'] father says that ‘the...
  • Some Lebanese who fled to Israel in 2000 have returned, more expected

    06/03/2009 3:35:22 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 208+ views
    NOW Lebanon ^ | May 29, 2009 | Matt Nash
    Dozens of Lebanese who fled to Israel following the May 2000 withdrawal of the Israeli army from South Lebanon have returned and are currently living in Lebanon as a result of March 8 efforts. The coalition hopes that hundreds more will come following the June 7 parliamentary elections. Around 7,000 Lebanese fled Lebanon in 2000, most of whom were members of the South Lebanon Army, an Israeli proxy militia, and their families. The Memorandum of Understanding between the Free Patriotic Movement and Hezbollah calls for repatriating as many of them as want to return, an objective the two allies are...
  • Last Captured SLA Member is Released From Prison

    05/11/2009 12:28:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,326+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
    James William Kilgore, the last captured member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, was released on parole Sunday morning from a Northern California prison. Kilgore, 61, was arrested in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2002 after almost three decades on the run. He was one of five SLA members who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1975 death of Myrna Opsahl, a 42-year-old mother of four who was killed by a shotgun blast after she arrived at a suburban Sacramento bank. Kilgore apologized to Opsahl's family at his sentencing, saying he wished he could live that day over. He served...
  • Another Communist Terrorist to be Free [Ayers and Dohrn comrade, Sara Jane Olson]

    03/19/2009 11:15:32 AM PDT · by ETL · 12 replies · 440+ views
    Accuracy In Media - AIM ^ | March 17, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Another one of Bill Ayers’ and Bernardine Dohrn’s terrorist comrades is being released on the streets of America. Sara Jane Olson, a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), an off-shoot of the Weather Underground, has served only seven years for involvement in the murder of a bank customer and the attempted murder of Los Angeles police officers by bombing their cars. Meanwhile, justice continues to be sought for the victims of Weather Underground terrorism such as San Francisco Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell, who was killed by a bomb on February 16, 1970. Former FBI informant Larry Grathwohl has...
  • Symbionese Liberation Army -'70s radical Sara Jane Olson released from prison

    03/17/2009 1:10:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 918+ views
    cnn. ^ | 3 hours, 4 minutes ago | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    Jon Opsahl said he doesn't think domestic terrorist-turned-housewife Sara Jane Olson served nearly enough time for his mother's murder, but he's relieved the saga ended with Olson's Tuesday release from prison. Sara Jane Olson was released from a California prison Tuesday after serving seven years. Sara Jane Olson was released from a California prison Olson, a member of the self-styled revolutionary Symbionese Liberation Army -- perhaps best known for kidnapping Patricia Hearst -- was released from a California prison after serving seven years, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. She was released to her husband just after midnight...
  • '70s radical Sara Jane Olson to be released from prison (kicked pregnant woman)

    03/17/2009 7:41:09 AM PDT · by earlJam · 94 replies · 2,213+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/17/09
    Olson took part in two bank robberies to help fund the SLA, according to court documents. During the Carmichael robbery, Olson "entered the bank with a firearm and kicked a nonresisting pregnant teller in the stomach. The teller miscarried after the robbery," the documents said. In August 1975, Los Angeles police found homemade bombs under two squad cars. They were designed to explode when the car moved, but neither device detonated. Authorities cast the attempted bombings as payback for the bloody shootout that left Atwood and other SLA members dead. A probe into the gunbattle helped police arrest Hearst, the...
  • Minnesota legislators tell California: We don't want Sara Jane Olson

    03/16/2009 10:04:32 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies · 893+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/16/09 | Paul Walsh
    Opposition is growing today in Minnesota to allowing 1970s terror figure Sara Jane Olson to return home to St. Paul after she completes her seven-year prison sentence Tuesday in California for attempting to kill police officers and participating in a murderous bank robbery. State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and a counterpart in the Minnesota House, Laura Brod, R-New Prague, are preparing a resolution for introduction today that urges California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to require Olson to serve her parole in California. "This woman was involved in a very cowardly act of domestic terrorism," Ingebrigtsen said this morning. "After 25 years...
  • California due to release 1970s radical Olson

    03/15/2009 10:20:29 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies · 1,342+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 15, 2009 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A saga that began in the violent cauldron of California's 1970s radical counterculture and took a dramatic turn into a quiet middle-class neighborhood in Minnesota is about to come to an end. Sara Jane Olson, who was a fugitive for a quarter-century after attempting to kill Los Angeles police officers and participating in a deadly bank robbery near Sacramento as a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, is scheduled to be released from a California prison next week.
  • California scheduled to release 1970s radical { Sara Jane Olson }

    03/14/2009 10:39:45 AM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies · 1,351+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/14/9 | DON THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer
    Sacramento, CA (AP) -- A saga that began in the cauldron of California's counterculture and took a dramatic turn in a quiet middle class neighborhood in Minnesota is about to come to an end. Sara Jane Olson, a 1970s radical who became a fugitive after attempting to kill Los Angeles police officers and participating in a deadly bank robbery near Sacramento, is scheduled to be released from a California prison next week. Her bid for freedom after serving seven years is not ending quietly. . . . Police leagues in Los Angeles and Minnesota are objecting to having her paroled...
  • 'SLA members? Not in this community'

    03/08/2009 5:57:32 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 538+ views
    YNet ^ | 03.06.09 | Anat Yitach
    After preventing family of Sudanese refugees from residing in his town, Shlomi Mayor Gabi Naaman does the same with Lebanese couple seeking to rent apartment in area For the second time in the past few weeks, Zivit Avivi has been forced to terminate a tenancy agreement for her apartment in the northern town of Shlomi after the local council rejected her potential lodgers. About two months ago, the tenants were a family of Sudanese refugees staying in Israel legally. This time it was a young couple, former members of the Southern Lebanon Army, who had already signed a contract and...