John Roberts

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John Roberts

Democratic Socialists of America

In 1993 John Roberts was a member of Rochester Democratic Socialists of America (Youth Section).[1]

In 1994 John Roberts was Rochester NY local contact for Democratic Socialists of America.[2]

"Support Bill Ayers"

In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement Support Bill Ayers in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.

In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.

We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.

John Roberts, Exec. Director, Emeritus, ACLU of MA signed the statement.[3]


  1. Dem. Left, July/ Aug. 1993, page 13
  2. Dem. Left, Jan./ Feb. 1994, page 14
  3. Liberal Education website: Bill Ayers supporters