The Seattle Liberation Front (SLF) was one of the more flamboyant, if short-lived, radical organizations to rise out of the student movement of the 1960s. Organized in January 1970 by University of Washington professor Michael Lerner, the SLF made headlines the following month by sponsoring a violent protest at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Seattle. Federal conspiracy charges were later filed against SLF leaders, who became known as the Seattle Seven and were cited for contempt of court. Although several SLF leaders and members became quite influential, the group itself disintegrated in 1971.VideoVideo: 2011 Jeff "The Dude" Dowd, the real-life inspiration behind the cult classic movie, "The Big Lebowski," and an original Seattle Seven member appears at Occupy Los Angeles for the October 15, 2011
Seattle Liberation Front (SLF)
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