They had reason to be appalled by Vietnam, but also, as Paul Potter of SDS put it directly: “The intellectuals want power.”
By the time Ayers became prominent in the organization, SDS could claim 100,000 members.
In the 1960s the big left-wing student organization on campus was called Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS.
They were trying to mirror SNCC and SDS globally and move the Peace Corps in that direction.
Another unit returned was a cartridge magnetic-tape system built by SDS.