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Crying a River

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/9780520264281.003.0026
Crying a River

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Janine Bertram was devastated by the capture of Rita Brown. Compounding the pain of the abrupt loss of her partner was her isolation from her friends and loved ones in the community in Seattle. Further, she was alienated from John Sherman and Therese Coupez both conjugally and politically. During the period directly following Brown's capture, Bertram kept a diary. The document offers an invaluable look at the George Jackson Brigade's most dismal period until its disintegration. As a continuing member of the perpetually broke Brigade, Bertram was compelled once again to participate in bank robberies. Janine did not mention it in her diary, but the collective had decided to bomb the Puget Sound Power … Light substation at the intersection of One Hundred Eighty-fifth Street and the West Valley Highway, in Tukwila close to the Renton border. This chapter how the Brigade ceased to exist by looking at the diary entries of a heartbroken Bertram.

Keywords: Janine Bertram; Rita Brown; John Sherman; bank robberies; Seattle; Therese Coupez; diary; George Jackson Brigade; Puget Sound Power

Chapter.  8667 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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