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The Liberal Embrace of War

Photo: An anti-government protester dressed as Lady Liberty, wearing the colors of Venezuela’s flag, hugs a fellow...

Podcast: “There were US anti-war soldiers all over the world” – Hal Muskat

"I told my command officer that I wasn't going to, I was refusing my orders to Vietnam ... In his rage, he thought if he court-martialed me, he'd have to stay in the Army past his discharge date."

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

This article originally appeared on thenation.com. Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the...

Overcoming War Legacies: The Road to Reconciliation and Future Cooperation Between the United States and Vietnam

This post originally appeared at the aspeninstitute.org   MARCH 26, 2019  • THE AGENT ORANGE IN VIETNAM PROGRAM On...

Why American soldiers were on front lines of anti-Vietnam-war movement

Ho Chi Minh City exhibition recalls how American GIs organized protests, published underground newspapers and served jail time in their efforts to bring peace to Southeast Asia.

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

Deserción y Resistencia

Deserción y Resistencia

From Colectivo Editorial Amor y Rabia A coulpe of years ago, we published (in spanish) in our magazine a monography about the GI Resistance against the war in Vietnam. It’s the translation of a german book (“US-Army-Europe. Von der Deserion zum Widerstand...

All My Vexes Are in Texas

All My Vexes Are in Texas

Maya Linh’s war monument succeeds by its simplicity. The long tapering wall gradually rising to a delicate peak, falls equally away. Unencumbered, row upon row, by the tens of thousands the mute granite names speak to us, and we are filled with sorrow, rendered still. What more is there to say?

Protest Messages on Bombs

Protest Messages on Bombs

This post originally appeared at mnvietnam.com. David Cooley enlisted in the Navy as a jet engine mechanic and found himself having a direct role in supplying bombs for aircraft carriers. He was in country in 1972, one year after the release of the Pentagon Papers,...

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.

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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...