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Buffalo Nine

“The Buffalo Nine was a group of nine Vietnam War protesters arrested together on August 19, 1968, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Buffalo, New York. During the Vietnam War there was a rise in draft resistance as a political … Continue reading

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How ‘Summer in the City’ Became the Soundtrack for Every City Summer

Little did members of Lovin’ Spoonful know that a few months after this photo was taken, their song would be a huge hit and that they — and New York — would be at the center of a brief pop … Continue reading

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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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