Peace & Planet News Issue #2, Summer 2020, now online

The entire 24-page issue of PPN is now available online. Print, view, and share the PDF of Issue #2.

Podcast: “I wanted to forget about it” – Mike Tork, Vietnam Veteran

Mike Tork joined the Navy before turning 18 and served in Vietnam with the Mobile Riverine Force (1966-1967).

‘America Told Us to Get Over It’: Black Vietnam Veterans Hail Spike Lee film

“Da 5 Bloods” highlights the experience of veterans who fought for their country only to be treated as second-class citizens.

“An Other War Memorial” asks “How do nations remember wars?”

Vietnamese writer Viet Thanh Nguyen (who we quote for this website’s tagline) has created, along with his students, a new website of peoples’ memories of the war.

50th Commemoration of Gibbs-Green Virtual Town Hall

Watch Jackson State University’s Margaret Walker Center and the Gibbs-Green 50th Commemoration Commission’s discussion, held via Zoom, on May 14th.

Podcast: “Based on nothing but a stack of lies” – Greg Laxer

“I wanted to show that an actual active duty GI in 1968 could do this, could take a very public stance against the war,” shares Vietnam War GI resister.

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

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Shootings at Kent State, May 4, 1970

Shootings at Kent State, May 4, 1970

Jon Oplinger was wounded in Vietnam and came home to pursue a doctorate in sociology at Kent State. This is his account of the massacre ....

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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