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Safe Return: A Vietnam Veteran’s Involvement in the 1970s Amnesty Movement

Above: Draft-age Americans being counseled by Mark Satin (far left) at the Anti-Draft Programme office on Spadina Avenue in...

Podcast: “Intentionally trying to disrupt the machine” – Ward Reilly

"Four of us from the same platoon deserted together, which is the ultimate military crime," shares Ward Reilly, US Army Vietnam era GI resister

In Vietnam I Found Peace

This post originally appeared at www.rebeccaruetten.com On July 21, 1954, Vietnam was divided into two sections, the...

Podcast: “I refuse to be [used] against people who dissent” – Zels Johnson

"It's very hard for people to believe that their country would try to kill them," explains former National Guard member Zels Johnson.

The War in Vietnam and the Confederate Flag

The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (pp. 207-10) Greg Grandin The Confederate...

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

In Vietnam I Found Peace

In Vietnam I Found Peace

This post originally appeared at www.rebeccaruetten.com On July 21, 1954, Vietnam was divided into two sections, the communist North and the capitalist South. The United States responded by sending more and more of its sons to Vietnam, into a war, in which success was...

The War in Vietnam and the Confederate Flag

The War in Vietnam and the Confederate Flag

The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (pp. 207-10) Greg Grandin The Confederate battle flag and other symbols of white supremacy, including the Klan hood and the burning cross, were already displayed in Vietnam before King’s...

Exceptional Victims

Exceptional Victims

The resistance to the Vietnam War was the most diverse and dynamic antiwar movement in U.S. history. We have all but forgotten it today. CHRISTIAN G. APPY Image: Aftermath of the Tet Offensive in Saigon, 1968 / manhhai This post appeared at the BostonReview.com....

Visiting Saigon in 1973 during the  War Surviving in War

Visiting Saigon in 1973 during the War Surviving in War

Photo: 1973 in Saigon (Credit: Saigoneer) This post originally appeared at Justice Initiative.com. By HEATHER GRAY May 26, 2019 Justice Initiative (Link to article) Introduction This is the 2019 Memorial Day weekend and it is, of course, relevant to consider the...

veterans for peace logoThe Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Viet Nam — which is now approaching a series of 50th anniversary events. It represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon’s current efforts to sanitize and mythologize the Vietnam war and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars.

50 Years of GI Resistance, In and Out of Uniform

2019 is the year that we acknowledge and honor the courage, sacrifice, and moral strength of those who resisted.

Original Podcasts

Produced by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.

On the Burns/Novick PBS Documentary

Critical responses to the 10-part PBS series by Ken Burns, The Vietnam War (2018)

Philip Jones Griffith's Viet Nam

Highly recommended photo exhibit available to local community arts centers, galleries and schools.

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“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory.”

— Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Memorial Day 2019

PLEASE WRITE A LETTER TO THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (THE WALL)   When then-president Barack Obama announced his government was willing to spend $63 million on a series of commemorations of the American War in Viet Nam stretching over a decade, we in Veterans...

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Order via lulu.com The second volume has been put to print and will soon be available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.  We have added a few new touches for this collection of letters delivered to The Wall in 2017 and 2018 — for one, we have provided detailed...

LETTERS TO THE WALL Book Now Available

A second edition of LETTERS TO THE WALL is now available at a 30% discount price. This edition includes two added features — an authors’ index and a reference index for names on The Wall that letter writers addressed. This book is made up of 187 or so letters written...

Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Paying the Price… Vietnam Veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government’s defiance of international law through waging...

FINALLY A VOICE: The Birth of the VVA

An inspiring new film about Vietnam veterans coming together to heal the wounds of war. About the Film A decade after the last American troops left South Vietnam, veterans of that divisive and brutal war were still not receiving the care and benefits they had earned....

Chickenhawk Hall of Shame

This originally appeared at The New Hampshire Gazette. Chickenhawk Hall of Shame When an American male (or an especially belligerent female) makes the challenging transition from late adolescence into early adulthood, he is faced with many decisions. One certain,...