Vietnam Full Disclosure


Waging Peace in Vietnam: A Story We Need to Tell

Waging Peace in Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers and Veterans who Opposed the War Tens of thousands of active duty GIs opposed...

Podcast: “I’ll be so glad when you go home” – Michael Dempsey

I said, "This is fucked up.” And he said, “You’re just having a little thing.” And I said, “No, it’s not okay.” I said, “We don’t belong here.”

Podcast: “The right not to fight an illegal war” – John Catalinotto

On organizing with the American Serviceman's Union: "I thought, what could I be doing that's more effective than helping the GIs organize to stay out of this war."

Safe Return: A Vietnam Veteran’s Involvement in the 1970s Amnesty Movement

Above: Draft-age Americans being counseled by Mark Satin (far left) at the Anti-Draft Programme office on Spadina Avenue in...

Podcast: “Intentionally trying to disrupt the machine” – Ward Reilly

"Four of us from the same platoon deserted together, which is the ultimate military crime," shares Ward Reilly, US Army Vietnam era GI resister

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

The War in Vietnam and the Confederate Flag

The War in Vietnam and the Confederate Flag

The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (pp. 207-10) Greg Grandin The Confederate battle flag and other symbols of white supremacy, including the Klan hood and the burning cross, were already displayed in Vietnam before King’s...

Exceptional Victims

Exceptional Victims

The resistance to the Vietnam War was the most diverse and dynamic antiwar movement in U.S. history. We have all but forgotten it today. CHRISTIAN G. APPY Image: Aftermath of the Tet Offensive in Saigon, 1968 / manhhai This post appeared at the

Visiting Saigon in 1973 during the  War Surviving in War

Visiting Saigon in 1973 during the War Surviving in War

Photo: 1973 in Saigon (Credit: Saigoneer) This post originally appeared at Justice By HEATHER GRAY May 26, 2019 Justice Initiative (Link to article) Introduction This is the 2019 Memorial Day weekend and it is, of course, relevant to consider the...

The Liberal Embrace of War

The Liberal Embrace of War

Photo: An anti-government protester dressed as Lady Liberty, wearing the colors of Venezuela’s flag, hugs a fellow protester during a demonstration near La Carlota airbase in Caracas, Venezuela. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó is calling for Venezuelans to fill...

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

This article originally appeared on Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange. By George Black On a mild, sunny morning last November, Chuck Searcy and I drove...

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.

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

  1. Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue

    March 15 - September 2
  2. Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit at UMass Boston

    September 3 @ 10:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm EDT
  3. Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit at UMass Amherst

    September 23 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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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...