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Formed by young activists in September 1994, Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM) was a left wing revolutionary cadre-based organization based in the Bay Area of the United States. STORM grew out of a radical organization in the Bay Area called Roots Against War (RAW), which was committed to involving young people of color in direct action protests against the Gulf War. RAW emerged in the early 1990s and organized mass protests in the Bay Area around the Rodney King verdict, as well as protests in 1992 against the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus landing in the Americas in 1492. After STORM disbanded, a collective summation entitled Reclaiming Revolution: History, Summation, and Lessons from the Work of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM) was written by former STORM members, collectively endorsed by a majority of the organization's former membership and was published in Spring 2004.

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1 I hadn't heard of these guys until now, but their name alone earns them a "Boned on Day One" vote from me. No matter how many millions of people communist regimes have shot, starved or stripped of their dignity since Lenin stepped off his sealed train at the Finland Station, there always seem to be plenty of earnest Americans willing to romanticize the movements which brought those regimes to power, and - though they won't tell you this - to hold to the belief that the primary reason those Marx-inspired societies beyond our shores never manage to fulfill the promises of their creators is a shortage of earnest Americans among the revolutionaries. (It's a form of Yankee bigotry: "You Russians/Chinese/Vietnamese/Cubans aren't quite smart enough to make Marxism work like WE can.") At heart, though, it's always been much more about enjoying the process of revolution - the glamour and camaraderie of the barricades, the adrenaline rush that comes from combatting The Man and his henchmen, and the sense of personal relevance which accompanies the knowledge that one is Part Of Something Really Important - than it is about actually rebuilding a society after the shooting stops (which, after all, is singularly unglamorous work). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 8, 2011, 3:29 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
2 "Involving young people of color in direct action protests against the Gulf War"? That smacks of racial exploitation. And, no, I'm not playing the race card; STORM aims for them. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on December 30, 2010, 9:25 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Or it could be that America became so dominated by liberalism they mostly got what they wanted. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it :-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on December 29, 2010, 12:31 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Let's see... Group forms... gets a small following, and pretty much a few years after that is nothing, then eventually disbands. Sounds to me like a bunch of young people who either got bored with it and quit, or grew up. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on December 28, 2010, 5:04 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote

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