An insightful look at two important political organizations in the history of the American white Left, from a participant. It points out their contributions, while not glossing over their weaknesses. Gilbert was a member of the Columbia University chapter of SDS in New York and was a key participant in the large student strike and occupation of 1968. He joined the WUO when it was formed and continued as a member till its collapse in 1976. Includes WUO communiques and a SDS/WUO chronology.