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Podcast: “Very jarring and brutal and dehumanizing” – Gerry Condon

Gerry Condon, Veterans For Peace President, spoke out against the Vietnam War as a Green Beret, refused orders, and lived and organized six years in exile.

Podcast: “Within a few months nothing made sense” – Bill Ehrhart

"When they tell stories to their children of the evil that awaits misbehavior, is it me they conjure?" Vietnam Veteran Bill Ehrhart, writer and poet.

Check it out: Soldiers for Peace Audio Doc

A stylish new audio documentary about GI resistance during the ’60s and ’70s produced by Kate Ellis and...

“I regret fighting for an America that’s become an intolerant bully”

This Veterans Day essay was published online at NBC News/Think on Nov. 11, 2019. PHOTO CAPTION: Danny Lane and Sotere...

Podcast: “You can’t be afraid to speak out” – Scott Camil

After serving two tours in Vietnam, Marine Scott Camil began speaking out and organizing with Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The FBI tired to kill him.

Regretting the Mission

Endless war can be wearying and takes a toll on our troops. We saw it in Viet Nam, and we’re seeing it in...

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

Veterans for Peace Forum, 5-14

Topics: Full Disclosure: An Honest Commemoration of the American War in Vietnam; Memorial Day; Vietnam Friendship Village (though we never really got there…) Host: Dan Shea of Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 Guest Bio: Becky Luening became involved with the...

VETERANS DAY

by Doug Rawlings NOTE: AFTER LIVING IN RURAL MAINE FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS, I NOTICED A WIERD CONFLUENCE: VETERANS DAY, HALLOWEEN, AND DEER HUNTING SEASON ALL MEET AROUND THIS TIME ​ ​Why this particular memory​ that always comes for me from a world a half a world away...

WHEEL DREAMS

by Doug Rawlings “If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face…”  — Wilfred Owen Each night of the full moon my dreams reinvent Wilfred Owen’s wagon wheel only to hoist it...

TO THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013

By Doug Rawlings ​If they got you thinking about signing up ​just to kill you some time ​(since nothing else is going down) ​you better be getting ready ​to kill you some women ​and some children too ​and you better be getting ready ​to kill you some time ​doing time...

GIVING SILENCE

For My Son Josh and His Best Friend David turning thirteen By Doug Rawlings   If ‘namvets were ancient shamans now would be the moment we’d choose to give you shelter from the coming storm But we are merely survivors of suburbs and cities not forest nor...

NUMBER 7

by Doug Rawlings, VFP I was a Good Humor Man. Lost my job Got drafted I can never go back again Lost my Good Humor Lost $80.00 a week Can never Have it again You gain Goodwill being a Good Humor Man. You establish a route You make friends I lost them all: My bike my...

NOVEMBER COMES

by Doug Rawlings November comes on to me like a C-130 slinking into Dover Air Force base laden with tin caskets draped in red, white, and blue   I know I know I should just let it be   Okay, I can still do this: push my shopping cart down the local...

Vietnam’s Photographic History, Told by the Winners

Originally published on the New York Times by James Estrin Patrick Chauvel was an 18-year-old rookie photographer looking for adventure and a chance to witness history when he arrived in Vietnam in 1968. He soon fell into a rhythm of photographing in the field for a...

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.

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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

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