Tag Archives: Vietnam War

“The Minnesota Conspiracy to Save Lives” by Chuck Turchick

“Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? By Chuck Turchick  July 14, 2020 “Move and you’re dead!” What? Who was this fellow? With a cut-off sweatshirt, jeans, loafers without socks, I noticed he also had a gun pointed at me. Following him were a phalanx of about a dozen others. Who were they? […]

Danny Sjursen: Undercover Patriots Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent

“Then there was the powerful visual statement of Marine Corps veteran Todd Winn, twice wounded in Iraq, who stood for hours outside the Utah state capitol in the sweltering heat in full dress uniform with the message ‘I Can’t Breathe’ taped over his mouth.”

Honoring the Warrior: Jim Northrup 1943 – 2016, by Craig Wood

“Despite his political edginess, PTSD and success as a writer, Northrup remained a warm, folksy man who continued to tell his stories in a straightforward and humorous way until his death. In 2016,”

Andrew J. Bacevich, The All-American Way: MLK’s Giant Triplets

“What I am suggesting is that those calling for fundamental change will go badly astray if they ignore Dr. King’s insistence that each of the giant triplets [racism, extreme materialism, militarism] is intimately tied to the other two.”

Ralph Nader: “Democratic Socialism” – Bring it on Corporate Socialists!

What is democratic socialism, anyway? Ralph Nader explains.

The Generals’ Long Con on Afghanistan, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

“I, for one, doubt that I’ll ever again trust the assertions and promises of most generals. And I’m not in bad company.”

Democracy Dies Without Alternative Media, Robert Sheer interview of Peter Richardson

It really goes to the great secret of American greatness, which comes not from, ever, from the establishment. It never comes from the best and the brightest. Unless they betray their class; unless they betray their teaching.

Minnesota Antiwar Activists: Polly Mann, Minnesota 8, and Catonsville 9

Like many of you, I suspect, I live a divided life—as described by the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci—with the pessimism of the intellect and the optimism of the will.  —Polly Mann The VIetnam War Era Oral History Project is a project of the Minnesota Historical Society that has documented the experiences of Minnesotans during the […]

What Activists Today Can Learn From MLK’s Bold Anti-War Stance, by Naomi LaChance

“The speech he delivered in New York, on April 4, 1967, was a speech for all humanity—for the world community. “

Break the Silence on Palestine, by Michelle Alexander

I cannot say for certain that King would applaud Birmingham for its zealous defense of Angela Davis’s solidarity with Palestinian people. But I do.

Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series

Nowhere in 18 hours of programming does the G.I. resistance movement merit mention and “instead of honoring the civilian peace movement for its accomplishments, activists are generally belittled as self-interested and self-indulgent, with stress on its supposed deep antagonism toward American soldiers,” the ad protests.

Recipe for Perpetual War by Coleen Rowley and Robert Wing

Our out of control national destructiveness and its unspeakable costs constitute the “spiritual death” that Martin Luther King warned us about at the height of the Vietnam War, yet they remain mostly unaddressed in public discourse.

May 1968: Fifty Years Since the Catonsville Nine Action

Readers may ponder the sanity of a society that imprisoned those who substantively opposed a war of aggression by a superpower against a relatively small agrarian nation.

Recipe Concocted for Perpetual War is a Bitter One

Perpetual war is leading to a host of societal ills, yet debates on war and peace are almost entirely absent from public discourse, Robert Wing and Coleen Rowley observe.

John Dear | The Year of “Nonviolence or Non-Existence”

Now, 50 years on, King’s words take on more weight with each passing hour.

Marianne Hamilton, Presente! Peace Activist and Co-founder of Women Against Military Madness

Her peace message was part of her intrinsic being, and her presence will be missed by all who knew her.

Barry Riesch | Vietnam: What have we learned?

A Vietnam vet on Burns/Novick “Vietnam” documentary.

From ‘Doan Ket’ by Meridel LeSueur

We will light singing across all seas…

Ray McGovern, David Swanson, and Daniel Ellsberg discuss Stone’s “Johnson, Nixon & Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune”

Includes references to the current Novick/Burns series on Vietnam.   

Rise Up Times Weekly Summary September 24, 2017

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