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Bill Ayers Says G-8 Move a 'Victory for the People's Movement' After Declaring He's 'Not a Domestic Terrorist'

Radical left wing activist Bill Ayers, of the notorious Weather Underground, declared Tuesday in Springfield that moving the G-8 Summit from Chicago to Camp David is a "victory for the people's movement." In other words, he believes the Occupy movement has won.

“They realized they [G8] couldn't actually put on their little show of power,” Bill Ayers told a group of about 50 people at the Golden Frog Cafe in an appearance hosted by the Foundation for a United Front. “It’s a defeat for them and a victory for the people’s movement.”

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He also declared that he is not a domestic terrorist.

In an interview for The Springfield Register, Ayers maintained that although Weather Underground was involved in bombings of government buildings in the early 1970's, he finds the “domestic terrorist” label unfair.

“Absolutely not,” he said. If terrorism is defined as indiscriminately targeting civilians, "I never did that"

“We never hurt anybody,” he said. “We never killed anybody.”

The register adds:

Three members of the organization were killed when a bomb under construction detonated at a Greenwich Village townhouse.

“Had that gone forward, it would have been an act of terrorism,” Ayers said. “But it didn’t go forward.”

He said he wasn’t involved in the planning of any attack to hurt people.

“It was a catastrophe that they even thought of that,” Ayers said.

In speaking about Obama, Ayers dismissed his close connection to the president, saying, “I knew Barack Obama about as well as tens of thousands of people, and like millions of other people, I really wish I knew him better now.”

It should be noted that no matter how Ayers attempts to dismiss his past acts of agression and violent tactics, history tells a different story.

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