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New challenges for US movement against war

03 November 2009
The quagmire in Afghanistan is worse than it has ever been. But the US anti-war movement finds itself in a desperately floundering situation, unable to adequately mobilise protest activity around Barack Obama’s Vietnam.

Winter Soldier | Sir! No Sir! | FTA

17 February 2009
This is a long awaited chance to get hold of three classic films about the hidden history of US troops in the Vietnam War.

Afghanistan: war is ‘tougher than Vietnam’ for US

10 February 2009
The US has admitted that winning the war in Afghanistan will be "tougher than Vietnam".

Video of Adrian Mitchell at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965

28 December 2008
Anti-Vietnam war poetry reading

US voices for change

11 November 2008
Jim Baldridge – Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Baltimore ‘I went with a busload of union members from Maryland to Richmond, Virginia, to support the Obama campaign.

Waged London: photographer Larry Herman on his new project

04 March 2008
Larry Herman was born in New York, and moved to Britain during the Vietnam War. Since then he has lived in Glasgow and Sheffield, but mostly in London.

Watergate, anti Vietnam war protests and US imperial failure

04 September 2007
A US President losing a war abroad and facing an anti-war movement at home, while talking up troop withdrawal, extends his imperial adventure – leading ultimately to his downfall. That is what happened to Republican president Richard Nixon.

Vietnam vet on George Bush’s false history lesson

28 August 2007
In his speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention last week, president George Bush urged Americans to "resist the allure of retreat".

The anti-war movement: the radicals have not gone away

28 August 2007
"Where are the students on the rampage?" Polly Toynbee asked plaintively in the Guardian recently. "Compare this inertia with the fury over Vietnam back in the late 1960s, when Britain had no troops in that war.

Rewards to imperialism

06 June 2007
By 1967 the US was losing its long and bitter war in Vietnam with the Viet Cong, the peasant-based guerrilla national liberation movement. It was terrified by the prospect of the anti?imperialist movement spreading to the Middle East.

Half Nelson | Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare

24 April 2007
Half NelsonDirected by Ryan FleckFilm out now Heard the one about the sexy, 20-something, crackhead, inner city, history teacher whose star student is his dealer’s runner and whose parents are alcoholic anti-Vietnam war lefties?

John Pilger: ‘This is Bush’s Vietnam’

28 October 2006
The Anglo-American adventure in Iraq is heading for a disaster for Washington as great as the defeat in Vietnam.

The bitter choices for Bush in Iraq

28 October 2006
Even George Bush now acknowledges there may be a similarity between the present situation in Iraq and the Tet offensive mounted by Viet Cong guerrillas in South Vietnam in early 1968.

René Burri Retrospective | Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk | Metamorphosis

14 October 2006
René Burri Retrospective 1950-2000 Manchester Art Gallery until 12 NovemberAdmission free From the Suez crisis and the Korean War, to Vietnam and Tiananmen Square, René Burri was seemingly on location for almost every major political, cultural and historical event in the second half of the 20th century. Much of his work captures the responses of ordinary people, soldiers, refugees and young people to their surroundings. His scenes of street life in Brazil are rich, expressive and naturally shot. Burri was clearly interested in the possibility of change and looked to the diversity of peoples from across the world to find its spirit. Ove

Winter Soldier: a powerful testimony against the Vietnam War

23 September 2006
This is the film about the investigations held in Detroit by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War into the war crimes carried out by the US on the people of south east Asia during the Vietnam War.

‘Vietnam veterans are angry again’

08 July 2006
The war in Iraq has re-politicised some of the generation of soldiers who opposed the war in Vietnam, veteran Jerry Lembcke told Socialist Worker.

Who says?

24 June 2006
"Iraq is Vietnam without water."Rick Weidman, executive director for policy and government affairs at Vietnam Veterans of America

Massacre at Haditha: how the occupation turned an Iraqi town into hell

03 June 2006
The Iraqi town of Haditha will now forever be linked with the blood and terror of the US occupation. For many it will be Iraq’s equivalent of Vietnam’s My Lai, a symbol of the violence of imperialism.

Lessons learnt from an imperial history

23 May 2006
During the Vietnam War, the US ruling class reacted to growing domestic opposition to the conflict by getting locally recruited forces to take over the bulk of the fighting, and thus the bulk of the casualties. The process was known as "Vietnamisation".

The first casualty of war

18 March 2006
In the My Lai massacre in Vietnam you saw the mundane racism of the US troops. On 16 March 1968, they killed between 90 and 130 men, women and children. What is important and notable is that it wasn’t until November 1969 that the story came out.

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