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Casual Observations About the Ha Noi Summit

Chuck Searcy Veterans for Peace
Staff at a restaurant were discussing Trump's quick departure yesterday. "Trump left because the meeting was not successful," they said. But they added with relaxed assurance, "No problem; there will be other meetings. This will take some steps."

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Seymour Hersh: He Got the Story

Michael Hirsch Jacobin
Veteran journalist Seymour Hersh has gotten a few things wrong over his career. But his memoir shows a reporter with broad and brave consistency, exposing one atrocity and cover-up by the forces of American imperial power after another.

Tidbits - Sept. 6, 2018 - Reader Comments: My Lai, Vietnam Remembered; Mollie Tibbbetts, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams; Chicago 1968; New York Farmworker Leader Detained; Resources: Freedomways; 1968 Columbia; Announcements; and more....

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Reader Comments: My Lai, Vietnam War; Mollie Tibbbetts, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams, Racism of the Right; Chicago 1968; New York Farmworker Leader Detained; Jesse Lemisch - R.I.P.; Resources: Freedomways; 1968 Columbia; Announcements; and more....

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.

A Forgotten Hero Stopped the My Lai Massacre

Jon Wiener Los Angeles Times
Everybody's heard of the My Lai massacre, but not about the man who stopped it: Hugh Thompson, an Army helicopter pilot. He told the American troops, if they opened fire on the hiding Vietnamese civilians, he and his crew would open fire on them.

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 - Aug. 2, 2018 - Reader Comments: 2018 - Trump Country Cracking?, Embracing Democratic Socialism; MLK's Early Socialist Ideas; Household Debt; NATO; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements....

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Reader Comments: 2018 and Trump Country Cracking, Parts Embrace Democratic Socialism; Young MLK Already Had Socialist Ideas; Medicare; Household Debt; NATO: Time Up; Ken Burns’ “The Vietnam War”; Billy Joel; Meat Surplus; Resources; Announcements

The Vietnam War Is Over. The Bombs Remain.

Ariel Garkinkel New York TImes
cluster bomb dropped on Vietnam Nearly 40,000 Vietnamese have been killed since the end of the war in 1975, and 67,000 maimed, by land mines, cluster bombs and other ordnance.

MLK’s Radical Final Years

Fifty years ago Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated at age 39. This program looks back at the last three years of King’s life, beginning after the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King set his eyes on radical new objectives, launching a Poor People’s Campaign and campaigning to stop the Vietnam War.
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