Vietnam War

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The ABC of National Liberation Movements
Draper, Hal
Article
1969
A war is politics continued by other, that is forcible, means. Our attitude toward a war must be congruent with our attitude toward the politics of which it is the continuation. This determines our pr...
After Pinkville: In Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunal on Vietnam
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1971
Chomsky begins by expressing criticism of the peace movement protestors. He claims that their demands on the US government to "stop bombing and enter negotiations" in Vietnam were insufficient; they s...
After the Cataclysm: Postwar Indochina & the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology (The Political Economy of Human Rights)
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Book
1979
A carefully dcoumented asessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina.
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
America's Use of Terror in Vietnam: The Evil That Was Phoenix
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2014
There’s a reason the CIA wanted to prevent the publication of Douglas Valentine’s 1990 book, The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam. This masterwork is more than an exposé of the US p...
America's War in Indochina
Mattick, Paul
Article
1971
There is no special reason for America's intervention in Indochina, apart from her general policy of intervening anywhere in the world in order to prevent political and social changes that would be de...
Anthroplogy and the Machine
Ruane, Martin
Article
1997
The first Teach-In against the Vietnam war, held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in March 1965, proved the ideal solution, an event that was at the same time an exercise in learning and a p...
At War With Asia: Essays on Indochina
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1970
Noam Chomsky examines the many effects of America's war in Indochina and tries to answer the questions that underlie this conflict.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
The Catonsville Nine: Connexipedia Article
Article
Nine Catholic activists who burned draft files in 1968 to protest the Vietnam War.
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why: The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Central American Women Speak for Themselves
Central America Today
Book
1983
A dossier focusing on the participation of women in the popular movements and revolutionary organizations in Central America. Contains transations from newspapers, pamphlets, documents, interviews and...
Chomsky for Beginners
Cogswell, David; Gordon, Paul
Book
1996
An introduction to the life and works of Noam Chomsky.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Book
1998
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
The Culture of Terrorism
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Chomsky argues that the United States elites are dedicated to the rule of force, and that their commitment to violence and lawlessness has to be masked by an ideological system which attempts to contr...
Democracy is in the Streets: From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago
Miller, James
Book
1987
A thoughtful and evocative history of the American New Left in the 1960's, looking critically but sympathetically at the struggles and passions of that period.
A Dweller in Peace: The Life and Times of Daniel Berrigan
Dear, John
Article
2016
Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the renowned anti-war activist, award-winning poet, author and Jesuit priest, who inspired religious opposition to the Vietnam war and later the U.S. nuclear weapons industry, di...
For Reasons of State
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1973
Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
Forgotten Graffiti Sheds New Light on Long, Hot Journeys to Vietnam
Svrluga, Susan
Article
2014
Inside a rusting former US army ship, historians found vivid details of the hopes and fears of soldiers bound for war.
Fragging: Connexipedia Article
Article
The assassination of an unpopular officer by members of his own unit.
"Fragging" and "Combat Refusals" in Vietnam
Article
The US Army itself does not know exactly how many...officers were murdered. But they know at least 600 were murdered, and then they have another 1400 that died mysteriously. Consequently by early 1970...
Friends and the Vietnam War
Fager, Chuck (ed.)
Book
Friends from across North America gathered at Pendle Hill in 1998 for an in-depth analysis of what the Vietnam War means - both for themselves and for the larger Quaker community. This is the compilat...
How We Fought the War: Bob Kerrey's Revolting Medal of Honor
St. Clair, Jeffrey; Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2001
On May 16, 2016, former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey was named chairman of Fulbright University, a US-backed college with ties to the State Department in Ho Chi Minh City. During his recent visit to Vi...
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Investigation of a Flame
Sachs, Lynne (director)
Film/Video
2003
Investigation of a Flame is a 2001 documentary by Lynne Sachs about the Catonsville Nine, nine Catholic activists who became known for their May 17, 1968 nonviolent act of civil disobedience in burnin...
Jeff Sharlet (activist): Wikipedia article
Article
2016
Jeff Sharlet (1942–1969), a Vietnam veteran, was a leader of the GI resistance movement during the Vietnam War and the founding editor of Vietnam GI.
Kampuchea, Decade of the Genocide: Report of a Finnish Inquiry Commission
Kiljenen, Kimmo
Book
1990
Commissioned by the Finnish Inquiry Commission this a straight forward account of the history of Kampuchea from the saturation bombing by the United States during the Vietnam war in the 1970's to the ...
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
Turse, Nick
Book
2013
Turse demonstrates that violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the American war against Vietnam. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequen...
Landmines still exacting a heavy toll on Vietnamese civilians
Cordall, Simon
Article
2012
37 years on, unexploded bombs continue to ruin lives in the former wartime frontline regions of Vietnam.
Laos After the Bombs
Morris, Brett S.
Article
2015
From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped two million tons of bombs on Laos. The horrendous effects are still being felt.
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
Kostash, Myrna
Book
1980
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
Looking Back -- and Ahead: Against The Current vol. 133
The Editors
Article
2008
The year 1968 stands out as one of those pivotal years on multiple political and cultural levels. Against the Current will devote considerable space to discussing what the upheavals of that year meant...
Machismo and Its Discontents: Against The Current vol. 134
Ferguson, Ann
Article
2008
The one clear memory I have of 1968 (as opposed to all those other antiwar and pro-civil rights struggles in which I was engaged in the 1960s and ‘70s) is that I was a member of a faculty ad-hoc group...
Mainstream News And USA's Heroics In Vietnam: Why The Silence About The 7 Million Dead?
Janson, Jay
Article
2017
An account of the media's role in suppressing information about US military actions in Indochina from the 1940s and onward, and how the same tactics persist in the present.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
A Marxist History of the World part 98: The Vietnam War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
How an army of peasant guerrillas managed to defeat US imperialism in a full-scale war.
A Marxist History of the World part 99: 1968 - the long sleep ends
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The long sleep of the post-war period was brought to an end in 1968, as revolts erupted across the developed world.
Mayday: The Case for Civil Disobedience
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1971
Chomsky addresses the expected "cooling" of the Student Movement in light of negative reviews of the May Day demonstration. He analyzes this cooling as a key factor in US strategy, especially in relat...
McNamara's Vietnam
Robinson, Lillian S.
Article
1996
McNamara's Cold War mentality is as firmly fixed as ever. The purpose of American policy in Southeast Asia was to stop Communism, invariably characterized as "Communist aggression." That end justified...
Memories
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1995
Regarding 1995 as the year of memories, Noam Chomsky critically accounts numerous historical conflicts before exploring the content of Robert McNamara's memoirs, In Retrospect.
The Memory of Justice
Ophuls, Marcel (director)
Film/Video
1976
The Memory of Justice is a 1976 documentary film directed by Marcel Ophüls. It explores the subject of atrocities committed in wartime.
Modern Capitalism and Revolution
Cardan, Paul (Cornelius Castoriadis)
Book
1959
For revolutionaries one central point must be grasped to understand how the system works: the struggle of human beings against their alientation, and the ensuing conflict and split in all spheres, asp...
Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam: Connexipedia Article
Article
A large demonstration against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War that took place across the United States on October 15, 1969.
My 1968 in the Heartland: Against The Current vol. 133
Ezekiel, Judith
Article
2008
“Ezekiel's brother got arrested. He’s a Communist!”
The New Left at 40: Legacy and Continuity
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios (ed.)
Book
2007
A collection of memoirs and commentaries.
The New Refugees: American Voices in Canada
Christy, Jim
Book
1972
Stories of 18 "new refugees" who came in Canada to escape the U.S. war against Vietnam.
One Woman Army: The Life of Claire Culhane
Lowe, Mick
Book
1992
A biography of Claire Culhane, member of the Canadian Communist Party, crusader for prison abolition, and peace activist opposed to the Vietnam war.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017: Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017: Public Transit
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Public transit – good affordable public transit – is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many...
The Party: Volume 1: The Sixties, A Political Memoir: The Socialist Workers Party 1960-1988
Sheppard, Barry
Book
2005
Barry Sheppard was a member of the US Socialist Workers Party for 28 years, and a central leader for most of that time. This is the first of two volumes recounting his life in the party.
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
Perspectives On Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970
Stone, I.F.
Book
1972
An anthology of I.F. Stone's articles from 1967 - 1970.
The Power of Women United: Against The Current vol. 134
Dawson, Kipp
Article
2008
Interview with Kipp Dawson.
A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror
McCoy, Alfred
Book
2006
Chronicles the US government's use of terror as a political instrument
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Book
1982
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
Reflections on a Political Trial
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1968
In wake of the sentencing of 4 of the 5 men on trial for illegal activities against the draft, Chomsky explores the details of the so-called "Spock" case as well as its meaning for both the "peace mov...
Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War
Dancis, Bruce
Book
2014
An insider's account of the antiwar and student protest movements of the sixties and a look at the prison experiences of Vietnam-era draft resisters.
The Responsibility of Intellectuals
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1967
It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and to expose lies.
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky analyzes the Kennedy Administration's policy on the Vietnam War and compares the US Administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan.
Review: Nick Turse, Kill Anything That Moves. The Real American War in Vietnam (2013)
Goldner, Loren
Article
2014
Review of Nick Turse's book Kill Anything That Moves. The Real American War in Vietnam.
Revolutionary Nonviolence: Essays by Dave Dellinger
Dellinger, Dave
Book
1970
Dellinger says that "those of us who oppose the violence of the status quo and reject the violence of armed revolt and class hatred bear a heavy responsibility to struggle existentially to provdew non...
Root & Branch: A Libertarian Socialist Journal, #4
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
SDS
Sale, Kirkpatrick
Book
1973
The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutio...
Sir! No Sir!
Zeiger, David (director)
Film/Video
2005
A documentary about the anti-war movement within the ranks of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War.
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
The Socialist Register 1967: Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1967
Socialist Register 1992: Volume 28: New World Order?
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
Soldiers in Revolt: GI Resistance during the Vietnam War
Cortright, David
Book
A definitive account of GI resistance in the Vietnam War. With an introduction by Howard Zinn.
Storming Heaven: 1968 Revisted
Ali, Tariq
Article
2008
The eruptions of 1968 challenged the power structures north and south, east and west. Countries in each continent were infected with the desire for change. Hope reigned supreme.
The story of the GI coffeehouses
Ruder, Eric
Article
2007
Examining the rise of the GI coffeehouse movement--during the Vietnam War and again today in protest of the war on Iraq.
The terrible legacy of Agent Orange and dioxin
Wynter, Coral
Article
2013
Agent Orange was manufactured by Monsanto Corporation and Dow Chemicals to use as a herbicide and defoliant in the Vietnam War.
A Time for Learning: Against The Current vol. 133
Slaughter, Jane
Article
2008
I don't recall being aware of the events in France in May-June 1968. I was in college, beginning to get radicalized on several fronts, notably the war. Something called the “Free University” was start...
Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1982
A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Underground Times
Verzuh, Ron
Book
1989
The story of Canadian 'underground' newspapers of the 1960s.
U.S. Imperialism Defeated, Capitalist Rule Smashed
Article
1975
April 30, 2015 was the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, marking the defeat of U.S. imperialism and its South Vietnamese puppet forces. The heroic Vietnamese workers and pe...
The Urge to Surge: War is a Drug
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2011
Englehardt describes the effects of the US surge addiction with the military issue as an example.
Vain Hopes, False Dreams
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1992
In a time in which hopes and dreams seemed to be fading from American society, Chomsky systematically explores the theory that the reason for JFK's assassination was his intention to withdraw from Vie...
Victory in Vietnam
Smith, Jack
Article
2015
Forty years ago on April 30, 1975, the Vietnamese peopl were finally victorious in the long just struggle for national independence and unification against the United States and its puppet regime in S...
Viet Peace will come with victory
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1972
The burning determination of the Vietnamese to control their own future deserves our full support.
Vietnam: From National Liberation to Trans-Pacific Vassalage 1975-2015
Petras, James
Article
2015
In 1975 the people of Vietnam successfully ended one of the longest and bloodiest anti-colonial wars in world-history – defeating the US, the world's biggest imperial power, after 20 years of struggle...
Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Connexipedia Article
Article
A national veterans' organization.
War and the Culture of Violence: Against The Current vol. 125
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2006
Last year I had the opportunity to see “Winter Soldier,” a rarely shown 1971 documentary based on the testimony of over 100 soldiers recently back from Vietnam. It was filmed during a three-day hearin...
War Crimes in Vietnam
Russell, Bertrand
Book
The War Is Over (song): Connexipedia Article
Article
An anti-war song by Phil Ochs.
The Wars on Vietnam
Gibson, Rich
Article
2015
In the past month, the Pentagon, PBS, and the for-profit press took a three pronged approach to the Vietnam Wars: (1) praise the returned troops and promote the notion of a home-country stab in the ba...
Weatherman
Jacobs, Harold
Book
1971
A history of the Weatherman organization.
We're facing a new Cold War
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2015
The linguist and philosopher on the warped coverage of Putin's Russia and the ways we whitewash our war crimes.
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and pain...
When Phoenix Came to Thanh Phong: Bob Kerrey and War Crimes as Policy in Vietnam
Valentine, Douglas
Article
2016
On May 16, 2016, former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey was named chairman of Fulbright University, a US-backed college with ties to the State Department in Ho Chi Minh City. During his recent visit to Vi...
When Soldiers Resist
Fanning, Rory
Article
2016
Let's remember the courageous war resisters who said no to the slaughter in Vietnam.
Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?: War, Sunny Side Up, and the Summer of Slaughter (Vietnam and Today)
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2015
Let me tell you a story about a moment in my life I'm not likely to forget even if, with the passage of years, so much around it has grown fuzzy. It involves a broken-down TV, movies from my childhood...
Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
Pilger, John
Article
2015
Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to ...
Winter Soldier
Winterfilm Collective
Film
1972
A chronicling of the Winter Soldier Investigation - about war crimes during the Vietnam War - that took place in Detroit, Michigan, from January 31 to February 2, 1971.
Winter Soldier 2008: Against The Current vol. 134
Franco, Nate; Feeley, Dianne
Article
2008
More than 250 veterans and military families gathered from March 13-15 outside Washington, DC for the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Winter Soldier Investigation: Iraq and Afghanistan. Videos of...
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A personal history of our times
Zinn, Howard
Book
1994
Zinn tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.

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My Lai Massacre
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The My Lai Massacre was the mass murder conducted by a unit of the U.S. Army on March 16, 1968 of 347–504 unarmed citizens in South Vietnam, all of whom were civilians and a majority of whom were wo...
1965-1975 Another Vietnam
Unseen images of the war from the winning side
Arbuckle, Alex Q.
2016
Many famous images of the war were taken by Western photographers and news agencies, working alongside American or South Vietnamese troops.But the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong had hundreds of photog...
Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie
2006

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