>Don wrote > >>One strong point would be to examine the GI movement. At first >we >>degrade the GIs but that quickly changed as we turned to >supporting them >>with a Bring the Troops Home focus. I recall >talking to many GIs at Fort >>Hood Texas back then and feeling that >we had much in common, and they >>displayed no hostility to us and >what we were about. We were all in the >>same boat. roz wrote > >Newsreel has a film named Summer 68. The film has a section on >GI >organizing and focuses on Fort Hood. It is a look into GI >coffee houses near >bases. While Im at it, let me say that to >complain that there was a small >crowd in Berkeley around the recent >Palestinian/Israeli fighting , at least >you had an event. I have >not heard of other events happening anywhere >else. roz roz, In the Anthology "Voices from the Underground: Volume 1--Insider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press" there are two bios of anti war newspapers published and distributed by military personnel. In the Table of Contents: "Soldiers Against the War in Vietnam: The Story of Aboveground" by Harry W. Haines (Pages 181 to 198) "Tell us about the plan to burn down barracks buildings at Fort Carson." The army intelligence officer wasn't keeping notes during the interrogation, so I figured the gray room had a microphone hidden somewhere, recording my answers. My cover was blown, and here I sat in my dress uniform, summoned to explain my role in the publication of Aboveground, an antiwar paper directed at soldiers stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. Harry Haines looks back at the widespread GI antiwar movement, that largely hidden, secret part of the war's history that embarrasses and threatens the regime that rules America today. An appendix identifies 227 underground, antiwar newspapers aimed at members of the U.S. armed forces during the Vietnam War. and Freedom of the Press-or Subversion and Sabotage? by Nancy Strohl (Pages 259 to 268) In the late 1960s and early 1970s young Americans, disproportionately poor and of color, were shipped off to Southeast Asia ostensibly to fight for freedom for the Vietnamese people. They soon became angry about racism, brutal conditions, and their own lack of freedom inside the U.S. military, as well as the insane policies they were supposed to defend with their lives. Meanwhile, antiwar activists at home often mistakenly attacked these same military personnel for their role in the Vietnam War. In the early seventies, however, some of us began to understand that they were themselves victimized by the war. One product of the natural coalition between antiwar GIs and the antiwar movement at home, writes Nancy Strohl, was Freedom of the Press, an alternative newspaper she produced and distributed with her husband at the naval Air Station in Yokosuka, Japan, port for the USS Midway when it was not serving as the base for bombing raids on north Vietnam. To see the complete Table of Contents: http://www.bookzen.com/books/0000095.html -- "I see how peoples are set against one another and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another. I see that the keenest brains of the world invent weapons and words to make it yet more refined and enduring." --Paul Baumer, the protagonist in Erich Maria Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front"
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