The Catonsville Nine action on May 17, 1968 prompted a wave of similar acts of anti-war, nonviolent civil disobedience.
Vietnam War historian Christian Appy talks to Michael Welch of the Global Research News Hour about the larger significance of one of the most shocking events of the Vietnam War.
In 1968, a U.S president was forced from office, a west African country was enflamed in civil war, and a new prime minister engendered high expectations Canada.
The Ken Burns documentary has multiple perspectives and lays them out almost randomly, not bothering to reconcile them or even segue between. That jibes with my own experience at the time.
David J. Climenhaga
Unlike 1972 when we all thought the world might end the same way because Nixon was mining Haiphong Harbour, at least this time there’s someone around who might be able to talk the president out of it.
In the most cited example of a Canadian leader (supposedly) opposing U.S. militarism, Lester Pearson described "U.S. peacekeeping and peacemaking policies in Vietnam."
Larry Gambone was part of the Yippie movement in Vancouver. His recent memoir "No Regrets" has just been published by Black Cat Press.
In Canada, the image of Aylan Kurdi, reinterpreted by somber political cartoonists and repeated on site after site in the latter half of last week, wrought political fallout. But will it bring change?
Jun 6, 2015 to Jun 10, 2015
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Re: Union is a thought-provoking political drama inspired by the real-life story of American Quaker and academic Norman Morrison.
Even as Canada enters the next stage of its two front wars, it would be good to pause and apologize for the unspeakable grief we have caused to the people of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.