Trump has maligned Blumenthal for misrepresenting his military service during the Vietnam War, an ironic line of attack from a president who received five deferments from the draft and never served in the military.
Hayden’s charisma, drive and intellectual heft made him a potent force. The anti-Vietnam War activist and member of the Chicago 7 relished being a thorn in the side of the powerful.
At an emotional memorial service at a Louisville sports arena, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal, Ali’s wife Lonnie and leaders of many of the world’s religious traditions delivered powerful tributes to the man who Clinton called a “universal soldier for our common humanity.”
Muhammed Ali, who called himself “The Greatest” — and many agreed — has died at age 74. An icon of the 20th Century, Ali’s boxing fame was amplified by his political activism, his commitment to Islam, his humanitarian work, and his charismatic persona.
In this special Memorial Day excerpt from Witness To the Revolution, her new oral history of the upheavals at the end of the Sixties, author Clara Bingham brings us voices of the pathbreaking protesters who stood up as Vietnam Veterans Against the War.
In the waning months of his presidency, Barack Obama seeks to redefine U.S. foreign policy, most recently in his embrace of one of the biggest phantoms of the Cold War battlefield: Vietnam.
Berrigan was once imprisoned for burning draft files in a protest against the Vietnam war in 1968. The brothers entered a draft board in Catonsville, Maryland, in May 1968 with other activists and removed records of young men about to be shipped to Vietnam. The group took the files outside and burned them.
On Memorial Day, Purdie will visit the grave of her son — whom most everyone called David — at the Los Angeles National Cemetery. It will be her 100th birthday.