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Please join us and TAKE THE PLEDGE: "I’m with Full Disclosure. I oppose the Pentagon campaign to re-write the history of the Vietnam War."

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Mission statement:

The Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Viet Nam -- which is now approaching a series of 50th anniversary events. It represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon's current efforts to sanitize and mythologize the Vietnam war and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Memorial Day Event: Walk The Wall Vietnam War Memorial Service & Commemoration

    May 25 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  2. No Justice, No Peace: Confronting the Crises of Capitalism and Democracy May 29th-31st

    May 29 - May 31
  3. Aug 5 – 9, 2015 – VFP National Convention in San Diego CA

    August 5 - August 9

" The Wall " - 1986 by Mike Hastie Army Medic Vietnam

This Week in History:

May 21-23 The largest Vietnam teach-in was held on May 21–23 at UC Berkeley. The event was organized by the Vietnam Day Committee (VDC), a group founded by ex-grad student (sociology) and future YIPPIE, Jerry Rubin, UCB Professor Stephen Smale (Mathematics), and others. From 10-30,000 people turned out. The State Department was invited by the VDC to send a representative, but declined. UC Berkeley professors Eugene Burdick (Political Science) and Robert A. Scalapino (Political Science), who had agreed to speak in defense of President Johnson’s handling of the war, withdrew at the last minute. An empty chair was set aside on the stage with a sign reading “Reserved for the State Department” taped to the back. Participants in the event included Dr. Benjamin Spock; veteran socialist leader Norman Thomas; novelist Norman Mailer; independent journalist I. F. Stone and historian Isaac Deutscher. Other speakers included: California Assemblymen Willie Brown, William Stanton and John Burton; Dave Dellinger (political activist); James Aronson (National Guardian magazine); philosopher Alan Watts; comedian Dick Gregory; Paul Krassner (editor, The Realist); Bob Moses (Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee); Jack Barnes (National Chair of the Young Socialist Alliance); Mario Savio (Free Speech Movement); Paul Potter (Students for a Democratic Society); and Mike Meyerson (national head of the Du Bois Clubs of America). British philosopher and pacifist Bertrand Russell sent a taped message to the teach-in. Faculty participants included Professor Staughton Lynd (Yale); Professor Gerald Berreman (Chair, UCB Anthropology Dept.); and Professor Aaron Wildavsky (Political Science and Public Policy). Performers included folk singer Phil Ochs; the improv group: The Committee; and others. See http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/pacificaviet.html#1965 for recordings of events.

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