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Finding the Gulf of Tonkin, finding 9/11: a fraud by the United States

On August 4, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson admitted there was no US losses in the Gulf of Tonkin incident in a televised speech that was also published in leading newspapers the following day. This speech is now hidden in history. The speech and the information of "no losses" is in direct contradiction with presentations of that information as "declassified" since 1995 in the Robert McNamara book and film productions and by the National Security Agency. The information was never classified. It was known all along. And this is how it was known.Finding the Gulf of Tonkin: an exposé of disinformation; reading the Pentagon Papers; the content and the cover-up of that content; screenshots of search engine lists to witness fraud by the United States government.

Reflections on the My Lai Memorial Exhibit and the American War in Vietnam or How to Get Away with Murder

Not looking backward therefore shapes how we look forward. Let us begin by examining how the American establishment has failed to come to terms with the meaning of the American war in Vietnam by a calculated process of reframing which has served to distort the reality of that war.

Bruce Beyer Reflects on 50 Years of Activism

On October 20, 1967 I stood on the steps of the Justice Department and returned my draft card to then US Attorney General Ramsey Clark. ... If it took going to jail as a way of serving my country then I was prepared to go.

Memorial Day 2019

PLEASE WRITE A LETTER TO THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (THE WALL)   When then-president Barack Obama announced his...

Podcast: Paul Cox, Vietnam grunt to underground GI paper publisher

"There was a lot of guilt that I didn't have the courage to stand up on the day that we killed those people," explains Paul Cox. "But I decided I'm not gonna be quiet anymore. And I haven't been quiet since."

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

Resistance in Buffalo: 1968

Resistance in Buffalo: 1968

In 1968 my friend Bruce Cline and I took symbolic sanctuary in the Unitarian Church in Buffalo, NY. Over the course of the nine days we were in Sanctuary we published a newsletter, a copy of the first edition is attached. Bruce and David Cline were brothers. Bruce...

The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War

The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War

This article originally appeared at the bbc.com Agent Orange was the most notorious chemical defoliant sprayed by US forces over Vietnam to destroy jungles and vegetation during the Vietnam war. Agent Orange contained dioxin, one of the most toxic chemicals known to...

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 — which is now approaching a series of 50th anniversary events. 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.

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

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? by Lawrence Reichard

Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy A Used War? I was raised by two historians. My father had a Harvard PhD in history and was a history professor, and my mother was ABD (all but dissertation) in history from Johns Hopkins. History was a conversational mainstay at our family dinner...

…thoughts from Suel Jones

“If you hold a real weapon in your hand you will feel its character strongly. It is fearsome. It’s only purpose is death. And its power is not just in the material from which it is made, but also from the intention of its makers. It is regrettable that...

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans know from first hand experience that you cannot bomb your way to peace. More bombing will ultimately mean more division, bloodshed, recruitment for extremist organizations, and a continual cycle of violent intervention. Veterans for Peace September 23, 2014...