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Reclaim Armistice Day!

United for Justice and Peace & Veterans for Peace United for Justice and Peace & Veterans for Peace
November 11 was proclaimed Armistice Day after World War I. But during the Korean War, the Congress rebranded it “Veterans Day” and turned the meaning on its head.

Tidbits - Oct. 10, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; Turkey, Kurds; Climate Change and Militarism; Red Meat; Abolish Columbus Day; Vietnam War; Knights of Labor resource; Announcements - Chicago, Berkeley, New York, Washington, DC; more....

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; Turkey, Kurds, Rojava; Climate Change and Militarism; Red Meat Safe - readers take issue; Abolish Columbus Day; Vietnam War; Knights of Labor resource; Announcements - Chicago, Berkeley, New York, Washington, DC; more...

The New Age of Protest; Veteran Activists Express Hope, and Caution

Ethan Sacks; John Feffer
People are hitting the streets to protest government inaction, repression, and corruption. Youth have "unbounded energy and optimism coupled with idealism." That energy, however, can't be sustained without organization, activists warn.

Tidbits - Oct. 3, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; Global Climate Strike; Peggy Lipschutz Remembered; Science Education; Venceremos Brigade; Holocaust Partisans; China at 70; Resources; Announcements - New York, Brooklyn, New Haven, more...

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; Global Climate Strike; Peggy Lipschutz Remembered; Science Education; Venceremos Brigade; Holocaust Partisans; China at 70; Mexico; Women's Work; Resources; Announcements - New York, Brooklyn, New Haven, and lots more..

books

Vietnam: Terror Was Absolute

Chris Mullin London Review of Books
Decades after the US retreat from Vietnam, the causes of the war and the outcome are still controversial if not murky, its lessons still not understood by US foreign policy makers. A comprehensive new book aims to clear away much of the detritus.

Lessons from the FBI’s Secret War on Activism

Michael Steven Smith The Indypendent
The FBI had played its role as the “political police of the national government,” Noam Chomsky wrote and the government maintained to the bitter end that it had a right to undermine an organization just because of its ideas.

The 1968 Democratic Convention Protests - 50 Years Ago

Joel Bleifuss, Marilyn Katz, Todd Gitlin, Don Rose, Rick Perlstein In These Times
50 years after the infamous demonstrations, participants and historians reflect. What lessons does the battle of Chicago have for us today? We asked three veterans of 1968 and one historian of the period to revisit this 50-year-old debate.

David McReynolds, Socialist Activist Who Ran for President, Dies at 88

Jacey Fortin; Ed Hedemann; Anthony Giacchino New York Times
David McReynolds, lifelong pacifist and socialist, died last Friday. Twice a presidential candidate, lifetime member of the War Resisters League, well-known photographer, was the first out gay man to run for President.

Tidbits - May 31, 2018 - Reader Comments: Roseanne; NFL #TakingaKnee; Jewish anti-Zionism; Iran sanctions; Federal workers; privatization of food policy; Resources: Black women leaders; GI resistance to Vietnam war; and more.....

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Reader Comments: Roseanne; NFL Support Taking a Knee; Jewish anti-Zionism; Iran sanctions; When the Mailmen Rebelled (struck) and Trump clamp-down on Federal workers; privatization of food policy in Africa; Resources: New video series on Black women leaders; GI resistance to the Vietnam war; and mo

We Could Not Do Otherwise

Abby Zimet Common Dreams
"Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children, the angering of the orderlies in the front parlor of the charnel house. We could not, so help us God, do otherwise.” -- Remembering the Catonsville 9.
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