Bob Meola, Lifelong Advocate for War Resisters (1952-2021)

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.

Patrick Leahy’s full-circle moment caps a half-century political career

In 1974, Patrick Leahy entered the Montpelier Statehouse as a 33-year-old insurgent with the seemingly impossible dream.

Podcast: “The common thing is that no one wants war” – Col. Ann Wright (ret.)

“You are doing the right thing because this is going to be horrible for the people of Iraq, but it’s going to be horrible for the United States, too.”

The Legacy of Colin Powell, and the Legacy of Vietnam

Colin Powell was not only exposed to the defoliants; he directly accompanied the unit of South Vietnamese soldiers who were spraying them.

The Magic & Sorrow of Vietnam’s Côn Sơn Island

Their tormentors routinely poked sticks through the bars, beat the prisoners, threw lime on their open wounds, and urinated on them.

The Women Who Won the Vietnam War

The fighting women of North and South Vietnam played a key military role in defending their families, land, and country.

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

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Forgotten Casualties of the Vietnam War

Originally posted on This Can't Be Happening by John Grant Charging a man with murder in this place was like handing out speeding tickets in the Indy 500. -...

Anti-War Essay/Commentary

By Clare Hanrahan “The time for dissent is passed once the war is declared,” one Asheville resident recently wrote to a local paper. He echoed a sentiment of...

Agent Orange and the Continuing Vietnam War

Agent Orange and the Continuing Vietnam War

Originally published on by Bill Fletcher, Jr. (NNPA) In a 2009 visit to Vietnam I asked a retired colonel in the Vietnam People’s Army...

The 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.

Upcoming Events

“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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