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The Liberal Embrace of War

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Podcast: “There were US anti-war soldiers all over the world” – Hal Muskat

"I told my command officer that I wasn't going to, I was refusing my orders to Vietnam ... In his rage, he thought if he court-martialed me, he'd have to stay in the Army past his discharge date."

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

This article originally appeared on thenation.com. Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the...

Overcoming War Legacies: The Road to Reconciliation and Future Cooperation Between the United States and Vietnam

This post originally appeared at the aspeninstitute.org   MARCH 26, 2019  • THE AGENT ORANGE IN VIETNAM PROGRAM On...

Why American soldiers were on front lines of anti-Vietnam-war movement

Ho Chi Minh City exhibition recalls how American GIs organized protests, published underground newspapers and served jail time in their efforts to bring peace to Southeast Asia.

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

The Liberal Embrace of War

The Liberal Embrace of War

Photo: An anti-government protester dressed as Lady Liberty, wearing the colors of Venezuela’s flag, hugs a fellow protester during a demonstration near La Carlota airbase in Caracas, Venezuela. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó is calling for Venezuelans to fill...

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

This article originally appeared on thenation.com. Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange. By George Black On a mild, sunny morning last November, Chuck Searcy and I drove...

Launched for a Lifetime

Launched for a Lifetime

By Bill Ramsey. Norman Mailer dubbed us “armies of the night.” But I retreated before sunset to what I thought would be safer ground as our our protesting “armies” lit camp fires outside the Pentagon.

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,...