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Invitation to a Bombing

Daniel Burton-Rose

in Guerrilla USA

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780520264281
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520946033 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520264281.003.0016
Invitation to a Bombing

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In the midst of the storm of criticism, Rita Brown received an intriguing invitation from Bruce Seidel, a fellow prison organizer with whom her girlfriend Therese Coupez had first became acquainted on the University of Washington campus. “Would you like to meet with the George Jackson Brigade?” Bruce asked. Brown and Coupez first heard of the Brigade that summer after the Olympia Division of Corrections bombing. The couple had read the accompanying communiqué in The Sunfighter indicting capitalism as the culprit in creating crime. Yet Brown and Coupez, like everyone else in the Seattle's Left activist community, were distressed by the carelessness of the Safeway Store bombing, feeling that it made radicals look like callous crazies. Nevertheless, Brown accepted Seidel's invitation. The meeting took place at the new safehouse Seidel and Edward Allen Mead had established on Beacon Hill. Mead's old friend John Sherman also signed on.

Keywords: Edward Allen Mead; Bruce Seidel; bombing; Safeway Store; Rita Brown; Therese Coupez; John Sherman; George Jackson Brigade; crime

Chapter.  4508 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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