Vietnam Full Disclosure


Podcast: “All forms of resistance to an illegal and unjust war are fully justifiable” – Dee Knight

Dee Knight, who left the US to resist the Vietnam War from Canada, declares, "Don't be afraid. Follow your conscience."

Let’s rethink the POW/MIA flag

Ever since the Viet Nam war, the POW/MIA flag has been a powerful symbol. In the feature photo, U.S. Airmen carry a...

Podcast: “Everything we could think of to screw with the system” – Ray Parrish

"The fact that we were not shot encouraged us that this was not an unusual opinion ... that Vietnam was just a bad idea in so many ways."

Podcast: “Not something you go home and be proud of” – John Ketwig

"The vast majority of guys who were sent to Vietnam were sent against their will...coerced into the army and had a chip on our shoulders."

Waging Peace in Vietnam: A Story We Need to Tell

Tens of thousands of active duty GIs opposed America’s war in Vietnam, marching, signing petitions, writing underground newspapers for their fellow soldiers, and refusing to fight, often at great personal sacrifice.

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.”

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

The Trip to the Shelter Half Coffee House

The Trip to the Shelter Half Coffee House

The Shelter Half was located near Fort Lewis, WA, where US Army soldier Deni Leonard was stationed. The coffeehouse was a base for him and others trying to end the war in Vietnam.
Launched for a Lifetime

Launched for a Lifetime

By Bill Ramsey. Norman Mailer dubbed us “armies of the night.” But I retreated before sunset to what I thought would be safer ground as our our protesting “armies” lit camp fires outside the Pentagon.
Ambassadors visit RENEW-NPA’s all-female clearance team

Ambassadors visit RENEW-NPA’s all-female clearance team

Photo: RENEW-NPA all-female field clearance team and four female ambassadors, front row (from left to right Deborah Paul, Canada; Wendy Matthews, New Zealand; Grete Løchen, Norway; and Beatrice Maser Mallor, Switzerland). Hai Lang, Quang Tri, May 9, 2019. © Hien Ngo /...

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.

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

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