The Anti-Vietnam War Movement

Event Details
Date: , 2010
Venue: The Hatchet,
Price: Donation
With: Mike Levine, Roger Ball
Series: The 1970s - Life Before Thatcher
Page Details
Section: Events
Subjects: Activism, Modern History (Post World War II)
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The student rebellion in America in 1968 was fuelled by revulsion against the Vietnam War. It gave momentum to previously existing anti-nuclear and anti-racist movements on the campuses. The difference between the anti-war movement then and now is that the students were being drafted to serve as junior officers in Vietnam.

Mike Levine provides an eyewitness account of the student revolt illustrated by contemporary newspaper pictures.

Roger surveys the hidden history of resistance to the war amongst the US armed forces, which ranged from desertion and sabotage through to outright mutiny. Includes excerpts from the film Sir, No Sir.

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