His circle included Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Founder of the The Realist, he was called the “father of the underground press”.
Robert “Bob” Meola was a leader of Students for a Democratic Society at MSU during the Vietnam War and committed his life to anti-militarism.
Bob Moses not only fought for Black people to have the right to vote, he also spoke out against war and imperialism.
“The prosecutors of the [Vietnam] war,” he said, were “the same people who refused to protect civil rights in the South.”
He demonstrated that differences in DNA between groups of people were far smaller than originally believed.
Senator Gravel was fiercely opposed to the Vietnam War and the draft and played a seminal role in the release of the Pentagon Papers.
“Kostas Sarantidis’s life is tied in with the heroic moments of the Vietnamese people.” Named Hero of the People’s Armed Forces of Vietnam.
Senator Gravel read the Pentagon Papers aloud at a hearing at a time when newspapers were barred from publishing them.
In 1962 a group of SF veterans—knowing the Viet Nam war was looming—marched unofficially under the banner of “Veterans For Peace.”
One of the last living ‘Chicago 7′ activists, Rennis Davis died last week at the age of 80. Remembered by Chuck Searcy.
A longtime peace activist, Davis was national director of the community organizing program for the anti-war Students for a Democratic Society.
The Vietnam War left a terrible mark on Lee Thorn, searing him with guilty memories of loading bombs onto jets. So he left a mark in return.
The work he did was instrumental in pressing the US government to begin addressing the ongoing environmental impacts of the US war in Vietnam.
Attorney Terence “Kayo” Hallinan died earlier this year. Fifty years ago, 17 Army prisoners accepted his free representation after the Presidio Mutiny.