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Citizen Soldier’s Agent Orange Archives

Shared by Vietnam veteran Michael Uhl, with this introduction: In early 1978, Citizen Soldier, a nonprofit dedicated...

Deporting Ho Chi Minh

A history lesson about a critical period in Ho Chi Minh’s earlier life, by Tom Vaizey published January 16, 2020...

Many Soldiers Want to Stop Fighting. Let’s Build a Movement That Welcomes Them.

This piece by Rory Fanning, a veteran twice deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion over a decade...

Podcast: “What am I doing here? This is crazy!” – S Brian Willson

"I'd probably seen somewheres between 700 to 900 dead Vietnamese, most of whom were children or very young people. I was both shocked and sickened."

Noam Chomsky: US Is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It

C.J. Polychroniou conducted the following interview with Noam Chomsky, published by Truthout on January 7, 2020....

With Iran, Trump Throws Matches in the Gas Tank

“As we are caught up in the moment, here on the knife’s edge, it would be easy to forget how we got here, how we...

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

Citizen Soldier’s Agent Orange Archives

Citizen Soldier’s Agent Orange Archives

Shared by Vietnam veteran Michael Uhl, with this introduction: In early 1978, Citizen Soldier, a nonprofit dedicated to advocacy on behalf of GIs and veterans, became involved in the controversial Agent Orange issue when a range of negative health effects began being...

Deporting Ho Chi Minh

Deporting Ho Chi Minh

A history lesson about a critical period in Ho Chi Minh’s earlier life, by Tom Vaizey published January 16, 2020 by History Today. Feature photo caption: Nguyen Ai Quoc (Ho Chi Minh) in 1921. When, in 1931, the Vietnamese revolutionary Nguyen Ai Quoc was...

With Iran, Trump Throws Matches in the Gas Tank

With Iran, Trump Throws Matches in the Gas Tank

“As we are caught up in the moment, here on the knife’s edge, it would be easy to forget how we got here, how we set the board for Donald Strangelove to push the world closer to the nuclear brink. It started with the abdication of Congressional oversight on...

Short-term Tough Guy, Long-term International Menace

Short-term Tough Guy, Long-term International Menace

This piece by Vietnam veteran John Grant was originally posted January 4, 2020 on the blog, This Can’t Be Happening Here we go again. We lived through George Bush Senior’s war, then George Bush Junior’s war and now we have Donald Trump’s war. Our leaders don’t...

Trump Threatens Afghan Armageddon

Trump Threatens Afghan Armageddon

Read the original Tomgram with Tom’s intro as posted by author Nick Turse January 5, 2020, on TomDispatch.com. By Nick Turse On February 4, 2002, a Predator drone circled over Afghanistan’s Paktia province, near the city of Khost. Below was al-Qaeda’s founder...

VIPS Memo: Doubling Down Into Another “March of Folly”?

VIPS Memo: Doubling Down Into Another “March of Folly”?

“We write with a sense of urgency suggesting you avoid doubling down on catastrophe,” VIPS tells Donald Trump in its latest memo to the president. Posted January 3, 2020 by Consortium News [featured photo of Iranian crowds: Reuters] MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM:...

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 — with a series of 50th anniversary events now occurring. 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.

Upcoming Events

  1. Waging Peace Exhibit: Duke University, Durham, NC

    January 15 @ 7:00 am - February 15 @ 10:00 pm EST
  2. UNAC Conference 2020

    February 21 - February 23

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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

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

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...

New CD Release “Until You Come Home:  Songs to Heal the Wounds of War”

New CD Release “Until You Come Home: Songs to Heal the Wounds of War”

This post originally appeared at www.untilyoucomehome.org New CD Release: “Until You Come Home: Songs to Heal the Wounds of War” A compilation CD about war and its toll produced by George Mann.  George Mann announces the release of “Until You Come Home: Songs to Heal...

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 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...

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,...

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? by Lawrence Reichard

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? by Lawrence Reichard

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? I was raised by two historians. My father had a Harvard PhD in history and was a history professor, and my mother was ABD (all but dissertation) in history from Johns Hopkins. History was a conversational mainstay at our family dinner...