Category Archives: Pacifist

The March on the Pentagon: An Oral History

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrators run up against military police as they attempt to penetrate security lines at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21, 1967. “The Vietnam War is the only American conflict remembered as much for the opposition it … Continue reading

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John Pairman Brown – The Liberated Zone (1969)

“… By the mid-1960s, Berkeley, California had become a center of the ‘hippie’ culture drawing large numbers of transient youth to the area called South Campus, especially Telegraph Ave. A small group of area merchants and clergy of local churches, … Continue reading

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Peace Action

“Peace Action is a peace organization whose focus is on preventing the deployment of nuclear weapons in space, thwarting weapons sales to countries with human rights violations, and promoting a new United States foreign policy based on common security and … Continue reading

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Green politics

“Green politics (also known as ecopolitics) is a political ideology that aims to create an ecologically sustainable society rooted in environmentalism, nonviolence, social justice, and grassroots democracy. It began taking shape in the western world in the 1970s; since then … Continue reading

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Grace Paley, the Saint of Seeing

“Grace Paley’s literary approach is to make a dazzling verbal surface that doesn’t so much linearly represent the world as remind us of its dazzle.” “When photography arrived in the world, or so I’ve heard, painting had to reconsider itself. … Continue reading

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Central Park be-ins

Central Park Zoo, New York City, 1967 “In the 1960s, several ‘be-ins’ were held in Central Park to protest against various issues such as US involvement in the Vietnam War and racism. This park was a place where all of … Continue reading

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United States v. O’Brien (1968)

“United States v. O’Brien, 391 U.S. 367 (1968), was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled that a criminal prohibition against burning a draft card did not violate the First Amendment‘s guarantee of free speech. … Continue reading

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