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Vietnam War Protests

"We Will Not Be Part of this Unjust, Immoral, and Illegal War": Remembering the Fort Hood Three

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
The Zinn Education Project

The trio had been stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and they had just been informed they were going to Vietnam. They were given a 30-day leave before they had to embark. The G.I.'s convened the press conference to perform a bold act: they intended to refuse their orders to go fight.

Daniel Berrigan's Passing and Witness

Matthew Fox | Posted 05.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matthew Fox

The life and witness, the poetry and teaching of the late Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan hold deep meaning for us all in these days of hunger for moral...

The Worst Reason to Not Vote for Bernie Sanders

Cody Gough | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics
Cody Gough

But what does it say about the United States if its citizens are afraid to vote for a candidate because they don't believe their government will allow the leader of the free world to address the biggest domestic problems it faces?

Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The importance of an antiwar movement that refused to stand down can't be emphasized too strongly. Its refusal to shut up brought Vietnam, both literally and figuratively, to America's doorstep. It made a grim war a living (and dying) presence in American lives.

Thanks, But No Thanks

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Doug Bradley

Since Thanksgiving is the most American of holidays, it should come as no surprise that the U.S. Army pulled out all the stops to make us homesick G.I.s partake in a quintessential Thanksgiving dinner in Vietnam.

Civil Disobedience: It Worked for the Hippies, Why Not the Tea Party?

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

If I were to tell you that in Washington, D.C., right now there is mounting pressure among an entrenched minority to correct grievous oversights of government and the abuses of a powerful few... which of these would you say I'm describing?

A Must-Read on the '60s -- Carl Oglesby's Raven in the Storm

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.23.2013 | Home
Steve Mariotti

Much has been written about the tragedy of Vietnam and what often is not discussed is the waste of time and energy that was spent over the war and its advocates and opponents.

Peter Yarrow: An American Journey, Ending Bullying, and the Story of the Hungry Goat!

Robert LoCascio | Posted 04.30.2013 | Arts
Robert LoCascio

"Well our lives were threatened, you know we went to a march in Frankfort, Ky., as part of the Civil Rights movement where we got the direct message, if you go to this march you will be killed. And even though Mary was pregnant with her second daughter at the time, we didn't even give it a second thought."

Johnny Cash & Vietnam

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home
Doug Bradley

Black and white, rich and poor, officer and draftee, rural and urban -- Vietnam soldiers loved Johnny Cash and his music. For them, Cash stood for hard work, tough times, resilience, and honesty.

Ali, Frazier, Jackson, Stallone: Of Image, Race, Politics, and Myth

William Bradley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Monday's Philadelphia funeral for former heavyweight boxing champ Joe Frazier brought some old but still very salient issues back to the fore. Frazier's sudden death from liver cancer has reminded many of some uncomfortable truths.

For the Wall Street Protesters, Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind?

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 12.18.2011 | New York
Sarwar Kashmeri

As I made my way down to Zuccotti Park, I had clearly misjudged the mood of the moment and the pent-up feelings of frustration that the Occupy Wall Street movement has unleashed.

Who We Fight for and Why it Matters

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I saw The Eagle this weekend, and thought Tatum Channing acquitted himself remarkably well, considering how contemporary he might have seemed in a his...

Coming to Grips with "The Technicality Generation"

Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

If we continue to be "technically correct" without being morally centered as well, I can't help but recall with dread the old proverb: If we don't change our direction, we're liable to get where we're headed.

How Two Teenagers Beat the Secret Service

Paul Raeburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Raeburn

Tareq and Michaele Salahi are not the first gate-crashers to discover that the Secret Service isn't so tough.

Who are These Tea Party Protesters?

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

What do you mean when you say "we want our country back?" Who are the "we" and what do you want to go back to?

What a Long, Strange, Thoroughly Obnoxious Trip It's Been 2: Battle Lines

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

The 60s kind of activism doesn't really work anymore -- mostly because the political power structure in this country doesn't fear the individual anymore. It fears numbers.

Anniversary: Chicago '68

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Kaplan

All things converged to one night: tonight, forty-one years ago. The police found the fuse and lit it.

40 Years After Woodstock: An Extraordinarily Different America

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brent Green

Woodstock means little until you place it in larger context of a society unraveling around the newest generation of young adults, a dominant and dominating cohort of malcontents.

Dream Big Dreams -- a Song for the Ages

Rondi Charleston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rondi Charleston

While no one yet knows what impact the Obama presidency will have on the world, it is important that we put our bodies, minds and spirits to work to help make this administration a success.

Oil-Free President Network Politics, Street Corner St Louis

Virginia Gilbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Virginia Gilbert

The gathering here is an example of the way politics is changing, as supporters both use and bypass mainstream media and traditional political groups, mixing online networking with old-style street demonstrations.