This Spring marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War. At least that’s what it’s called in the United States, the Vietnam War. In
This article originally appeared at DemocracyNow.org. Fifty years after the U.S. ground invasion of Vietnam began, we look
This photo below was taken March 16, 1968 at My Lai. I arrived in country a year later on March 8, 1969, but of course had no idea
This article originally appeared in The New Yorker. There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai. On the morning of March 16, 1968, it
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First anti-war teach-in held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor organized by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Despite three bomb threats, the event was attended by about 3,500 and consisted of debates, lectures, movies, and musical events aimed at protesting the war. Speakers included: Robert Browne, was an economist at Farleigh Dickinson University, who had spent three years in Vietnam as a State Department adviser; John Donahue, a Michigan State University anthropology professor who had done field work in Vietnam; Arthur Waskow of the Institute for Policy Studies. Hundreds of students stayed until 8:00 AM to discuss the war. Teach-ins spread to campuses around the country over the next few months, including a National Teach-In day on May 15.
Teach-in at Columbia University in New York City attended by 2,500 students.