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Endless War

August 2, 2011 Leave a comment

The article below was originally published in the February 6, 1975 issue of the underground newspaper Free Flowing.  Thanks to R S for transcribing it.

Ames Teach-In

  Phoenix Party held a teach-in Sunday, January 26, at the Collegiate Methodist Church.  The teach-in was held in conjuction with a national demonstration against the United States’ imperialistic Indo-China policies. The purpose of the each-in was to inform the people of the corruption and fascism of the Thieu regime.

Moderator, Nancy Baumgardner, welcomed an estimated crowd of fifty people and introduced the first speaker, Jim Newcomer, a member of the political science faculty. Read more…

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Student Protests of the 1970s

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

From University of Iowa Library Blog

Spring of 1970 was a tumultuous time on college campuses. On April 30, President Richard Nixon announced that U.S forces would invade Cambodia because of the recent communist coup. Students around the country protested this escalation of the Vietnam War. On May 4, the National Guard fired on students at Kent State University, killing 4 and wounding 9 people, which ignited protests all over the country.

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Pictures & Articles of 1960s University of Iowa Antiwar Protests

January 3, 2011 Leave a comment

From Echoes of Dissent: A Comparison of Wartime Opposition

PDF With Newspaper Articles right here.

Protester being dragged away U of I Campus Iowa City

Student being dragged away smoking cig U of I Campus Iowa City

Students looking from parking ramp U of I Campus Iowa City

Students Confronting police U of I Campus Iowa City

Students Protest Dow Chemical

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Some Notes on Early Anti-War Activity at Iowa State University

December 30, 2010 2 comments

Donald B. Siano – June, 1995

This is an account of my activities against the war in Vietnam, based on a few newspaper clippings that I saved, my FBI file, my selective service records, and a few leaflets and notes. My records are pretty sketchy, especially for the first couple of years, and my memories are no doubt biased to reduce embarrassments. I also amplify my own role in events with many actors–this is, after all, a personal account. Read more…

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Q&A of Iowan on Antiwar Movement of the Sixties

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

From Chicago68

I was thirteen years old in 1968, growing up in a town of about 30,000 in Iowa. At the end of 1968 an antiwar committee formed in town and I joined a small group of people who organized local demonstrations for the fall 1969 moratoriums and beyond. That’s an example of how deeply into the heartland of America the antiwar movement reached. It was not an elitist, isolated, bicoastal, college campus phenomenon like some people try to portray—it bubbled up in the cornfields of Iowa and the wheatfields of Kansas. There were factory workers and farmers for peace, as well as students and freaks. Read more…

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