Category Archives: Draft board

The Anti-Vietnam War Movement In 39 Photos

Prominent civil rights leaders and activists would come out against the war as the decade wore on. In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. told the Harlem Riverside Church congregation. “In 2003, Senator John Kerry offered the following thoughts on the … Continue reading

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The Art and Activism of Grace Paley

Paley’s fiction is peopled with the politically minded but it never preaches. “There’s a case to be made that Grace Paley was first and foremost an antinuclear, antiwar, antiracist feminist activist who managed, in her spare time, to become one … Continue reading

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Understanding the Vietnam War Machine

NARMIC’s top 100 defense contractors list, which continued after the war. Here is a 1977 edition. “Diana Roose was a longtime staffer with National Action/Research on the Military-Industrial Complex, or NARMIC, as it was commonly known. NARMIC was a group … Continue reading

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A Most Violent Year

“It was neither the best nor the worst of times. But in contrast to the relative placidity of the 1950s, the events of 1968 opened up previously unimaginable vistas to people all across the globe. ‘We knew about the Paris … Continue reading

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The Priest Who Practiced Radical Direct Action: Father Daniel J. Berrigan By Bernardine Dohrn

“In 1970, we received a ‘Letter from the Underground’ from Father Daniel Berrigan, printed in the New York Review of Books. It was a note from a comrade, for Dan too was a ‘most wanted’ fugitive from the FBI and … Continue reading

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Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (1967)

“Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the late 1960s, several … Continue reading

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David Harris

“David Victor Harris (born February 28, 1946 in Fresno, California) is an American journalist and author. He is known chiefly for his role as an anti-war activist during the Vietnam War era, most notably as a leading opponent of the … Continue reading

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