Supreme Court delivers its verdict in the case of Gravel v. the United States. “We were only saved by the gravity of Nixon’s crimes.”
50th Anniversary Dates To Commemorate
Sen. Mike Gravel takes his case against President Richard Nixon to the U.S. Supreme Court, where Nixon has also sued Gravel.
Sen. Mike Gravel made the risky move to have the Pentagon Papers published outside Congress at Beacon Press in Boston.
The Supreme Court decision NYT v. the US left Sen. Gravel in more legal peril as he contemplates publishing the Papers outside of Congress.
Audio interview with VFP’s Hector Black chapter podcast. Howie Machtinger leads the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.
“Policy was governed neither by the … Atlantic Charter, nor by the President’s anti-colonialism, but by the dictates of military strategy.”
“People have gotta be put to the torch for this sort of thing … let’s get the son-of-a-bitch [who leaked it] in jail,” Nixon raged.
Ellsberg had approached members of Congress to release the Pentagon Papers. Several senators turned him down, Sen. Mike Gravel, said yes.
Ellsberg presents an explosive inside account of how and why he helped bring an end to the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon’s presidency.
Fifty years ago this week, The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers. Democracy Now! interview: Daniel Ellsberg.
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.