MIT’s Anti-War Protests 1967-1972


“The protests that erupted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1960s were an important part of the wider student unrest that shook the US in this period. Noam Chomsky has often talked sympathetically about these protests, which focused on MIT’s development of both nuclear weapons and weapons used in the Vietnam war. However, Chomsky also has a strong loyalty to MIT – at one point describing the university as ‘the freest and the most honest and has the best relations between faculty and students than any other … [with] a good record on civil liberties’ – and it seems this loyalty has prevented him from giving a full account of these events. The following links show the remarkable story of what happened when students at the centre of the US’s university-based war research program decided to rebel. …

Science Revolution (Video)
MIT: Delivered at March 4, 1969 Protests at MIT by Noam Chomsky
Open Democracy – Why Chomsky felt ‘guilty most of the time’: war research and linguistics at MIT


Individuals gather in the offices of the MIT Science Action Coordinating Committee in 1969.

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