Vietnam war

The rape of Vietnam - Bob Potter

Anti-Vietnam war pamphlet published as pamphlet 25 by Solidarity June-July 1967, which was quite unique in the time in that it also criticised the North Vietnamese bureaucratic regime. It was later added to and superseded by the lengthier pamphlet, Vietnam: whose victory?.

GI resistance to the Vietnam War photo gallery

From the archives at Sir ! No Sir!, photos of various episodes of rank-and-file soldiers' resistance to the Vietnam War

Chicago 1968

A history and analysis of the Yippie Festival of Life and the clashes with the police that occurred in Chicago 1968 during the Democratic National Convention.

Background
Yippies

The whole thing started at the end of last year, when some “kids with hair” founded the Youth International Party (which made them YIPpies), decided to run a pig for the presidency of the United States of America, and began to prepare a Festival of Life as a response to the Democratic Party’s Convention of Death in Chicago.

Understanding power: The indispensable Chomsky - Noam Chomsky

The best of Chomsky's talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power.

In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration.

The trial of Henry Kissinger - Christopher Hitchens

The United States is home to an individual whose record of war crimes bears comparison with the worst dictators of recent history. Please stand, ex-Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, Henry A. Kissinger.

Weighing the evidence with judicial care, and developing his case with scrupulous parsing of the written record, Hitchens takes the floor as prosecuting counsel. He investigates, in turn, Kissinger’s involvement in the war in Indochina, mass murder in Bangladesh, planned assassinations in Santiago, Nicosia and Washington, D.C., and genocide in East Timor.

Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media - Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman

In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.

Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worthy” versus “unworthy” victims, “legitimizing” and “meaningless” Third World elections, and devastating critiques of media coverage of the U.S. wars against Indochina—Herman and Chomsky draw on decades of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media’s behavior and performance.

Vietnam: whose victory? - Bob Potter

Vietnam : whose victory ?

Solidarity (London) pamphlet about the origins and meaning of the Vietnam War.

Published in December 1973 (Solidarity pamphlet No. 43) it was the third and last Solidarity pamphlet by Potter about Vietnam.


Solidarity Preface

The untold history of the United States - Peter Kuznick and Oliver Stone

The companion to the Showtime documentary series, director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history.

The notion of American exceptionalism, dating back to John Winthrop’s 1630 sermon aboard the Arbella, still warps Americans’ understanding of their nation’s role in the world. Most are loathe to admit that the United States has any imperial pretensions.

The death of CND as performed by the Grosvenor Square demonstrators under the direction of themselves alone - Solidarity

Police attempt to block demonstrators entering Grosvenor Square, March 1968

Solidarity compare and contrast an orderly CND Aldermaston march with the militant Grosvenor Square riot against the Vietnam war and critique pacifism as a method for social change.

Readers should note the back page of this pamphlet has an offensive cartoon which we are reproducing for reference only.

First published in 1968 as Solidarity pamphlet 28

Radical America #08.03: Organizing against the war: G.I.'s and civilians

Constituent articles:

- Introduction
- The olive-drab rebels military organizing during the Vietnam era (Rinaldi, Matthew)
- The anti-war movement and the war (O'Brien, James P.)
- Myths and truths a review of Frances Fitzgerald's Fire in the lake (Vien, Nguyen Khac)
- Radical America catalogue