“I wanted to show that an actual active duty GI in 1968 could do this, could take a very public stance against the war,” shares Vietnam War GI resister.
50 Years of GI Resistance
Was he brainwashed in Vietnam? Maybe, he said. But no more so than he had been by American culture before he went to war.
Al Glatkowski for the very first time explains how and why he helped seize a US naval ship transporting napalm for the Vietnam War.
Excerpted from the October 45th Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee's e-newsletter sent by John McAuliff, VPCC...
Ron Carver’s Waging Peace in Viet Nam exhibit opened yesterday at UMass Boston. The opening reception was graced with poets Doug Rawlings, Dave Connolly, and Lamont Steptoe, and Vietnam-era resister Susan Schnall.
“I met the enemy, guess who it was? It was me. And it’s always true. And that saved me. That has really saved me.”
Attorney Eric Seitz on defending war objectors, “Our efforts were better utilized representing people in the military who were beginning to stir.”
On July 16, 2019, New Hampshire Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster announced her office's participation in the Vietnam...
First posted August 20, 2019 by author Steve Early on BeyondChron; reposted August 24 on Portside. by Steve Early...
While on active duty, “We flew the plane and fliers over five military installations in the SF Bay Area,” explained the former Army “Peace Nurse.”
Dee Knight, who left the US to resist the Vietnam War from Canada, declares, “Don’t be afraid. Follow your conscience.”
“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.”
“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.”
Suggested classes on GI and veteran resistance to the Vietnam War that can be incorporated into courses on social movements, political change and other topics.