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

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 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,...

Meet the Team Leader of Vietnam’s First All-Female Clearance Team

Meet the Team Leader of Vietnam’s First All-Female Clearance Team

At age 30, Nguyen Thi Thuy has started in a job that everyone in Vietnam believed that only men could do. This mother of one daughter now leads an all-female clearance team of 16 members for clearing cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war contaminated land in Quang Tri Province.
Vietnam honours US woman for Agent Orange relief work

Vietnam honours US woman for Agent Orange relief work

Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga on April 16 presented the Friendship Order, a notable distinction of the Vietnamese State, to Executive Director of the War Legacies Project (WLP) Susan Marie Hammond.
Patrick Leahy: War legacies and the expanding U.S.-Vietnam partnership

Patrick Leahy: War legacies and the expanding U.S.-Vietnam partnership

When I became a senator for Vermont in 1975, one of the first votes I cast was for a law to stop funding the war in Vietnam. That law passed by one vote.... Words cannot adequately describe the magnitude of the catastrophe of that war for the people of both countries. 

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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