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Podcast: “All forms of resistance to an illegal and unjust war are fully justifiable” – Dee Knight

Dee Knight, who left the US to resist the Vietnam War from Canada, declares, "Don't be afraid. Follow your conscience."

Let’s rethink the POW/MIA flag

Ever since the Viet Nam war, the POW/MIA flag has been a powerful symbol. In the feature photo, U.S. Airmen carry a...

Podcast: “Everything we could think of to screw with the system” – Ray Parrish

"The fact that we were not shot encouraged us that this was not an unusual opinion ... that Vietnam was just a bad idea in so many ways."

Podcast: “Not something you go home and be proud of” – John Ketwig

"The vast majority of guys who were sent to Vietnam were sent against their will...coerced into the army and had a chip on our shoulders."

Waging Peace in Vietnam: A Story We Need to Tell

Tens of thousands of active duty GIs opposed America’s war in Vietnam, marching, signing petitions, writing underground newspapers for their fellow soldiers, and refusing to fight, often at great personal sacrifice.

Podcast: “I’ll be so glad when you go home” – Michael Dempsey

I said, "This is fucked up.” And he said, “You’re just having a little thing.” And I said, “No, it’s not okay.” I said, “We don’t belong here.”

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

Let’s rethink the POW/MIA flag

Let’s rethink the POW/MIA flag

Ever since the Viet Nam war, the POW/MIA flag has been a powerful symbol. In the feature photo, U.S. Airmen carry a POW/MIA flag, center, and a unit guidon during the POW/MIA Vigil Run, a 24-hour run in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, at Joint Base...

Media coverage of Agent Orange widens its scope

Media coverage of Agent Orange widens its scope

In Public Radio International’s The World broadcast of July 24, 2019, host Marco Werman interviews Susan Hammond with the War Legacies Project about the health effects of Agent Orange still experienced by people in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos today, generations...

Waging Peace in Vietnam: A Story We Need to Tell

Waging Peace in Vietnam: A Story We Need to Tell

Tens of thousands of active duty GIs opposed America’s war in Vietnam, marching, signing petitions, writing underground newspapers for their fellow soldiers, and refusing to fight, often at great personal sacrifice.

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. Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue

    March 15 - September 2
  2. Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit at UMass Boston

    September 3 @ 10:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm EDT
  3. Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit at UMass Amherst

    September 23 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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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...

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,...