Category Archives: Draft board

Soldiers in la Guerra

Gilberto C. Villarreal, the author’s father, in Vietnam. “The Edgewood Independent School District, located in a predominantly lower-income Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American west side neighborhood of San Antonio, suffered 54 casualties during the Vietnam War, one of the highest rates … Continue reading

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Radio Atlantic: How Has America Changed Since 1968?

“As 2018 begins, tensions and tumult in America are high. But before the end of 1968, Conor Friedersdorf reminded us in The Atlantic, ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated; U.S. troops would suffer their deadliest … Continue reading

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Ramparts

“Ramparts was a glossy illustrated American political and literary magazine, published from 1962 to 1975 and closely associated with the New Left political movement. Unlike most of the radical magazines of the day, Ramparts was expensively produced and graphically sophisticated. … Continue reading

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Handbook for Conscientious Objectors

“I read earlier editions bought from the publisher, with other authors. It explains who qualifies as a conscientious objector under the U.S. military draft and how the procedures work. The book did not push one type of belief over another, … Continue reading

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Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week’s Toll, June 1969

“In June 1969, LIFE magazine published a feature that remains as moving and, in some quarters, as controversial as it was when it intensified a nation’s soul-searching 45 years ago. On the cover, a young man’s face—the very model of … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement

Antiwar demonstrators in Washington in October, 1967. “The Vietnam antiwar movement, famous for its sound and fury, deserves credit for more. We were the first mass movement against a war in American history and one of its great moral crusades, … Continue reading

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The Moral Case for Draft Resistance

A clergyman joining those burning draft cards at Arlington Street Church in Boston, October 1967. “On Monday, Oct. 16, 1967, Americans gathered by the thousands in cities and on campuses all over the country for the first ‘Stop the Draft’ … Continue reading

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