Fifty years ago this week, The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers. Democracy Now! interview: Daniel Ellsberg.
50th Anniversary Dates To Commemorate
Largest civil disobedience detention in U.S. history—12,000 in all, including 7,000 people on May 3, 1971 alone. Reflections by Steve Early.
How Richard Nixon’s obsession with Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers sowed the seeds for the president’s downfall.
Bigger than the Jan. 6 insurrection, the 1971 antiwar mobilization altered the course of the war and uplifted the nation.
A 50th Anniversary Conference Commemorating the Release of the Pentagon Papers. Free, online and open to all.
50 years ago, activists staged a stunning act of defiance. They broke into an FBI office and exposed the secret Counterintelligence Program.
Complete with multiple perspectives, including that of the Vietnamese resistance, the anti war movement, and US servicemembers.
Attorney Terence “Kayo” Hallinan died earlier this year. Fifty years ago, 17 Army prisoners accepted his free representation after the Presidio Mutiny.
Watch Jackson State University’s Margaret Walker Center and the Gibbs-Green 50th Commemoration Commission’s discussion, held via Zoom, on May 14th.
The violence 50 years ago wasn’t caused by anti-war student protest; it was another chapter in the long history of state violence against African Americans.
“We had had several nights of protests … every campus in this country was in an uproar about the war in Vietnam.”
“It’s possible that the campuses are really going to blow up after this speech,” noted President Nixon regarding his address on the US invasion of Cambodia.
The deadly episode stood for a bitterly divided era. Did we ever leave it? By Jill Lepore for the New Yorker Phillip...
The Kent State shootings marked the end of the 1960s, and the beginning of our era of political polarization. By Richard M. Perloff, professor at Cleveland State University.