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  • Secret Pentagon Documents Classify Central Coast Group as a "Threat"

    11/24/2006 5:59:33 PM PST · by TexKat · 25 replies · 1,700+ views
    KSBY ^ | 11/24/06 | Matt Cota
    New details tonight about a secret Pentagon database used to monitor anti-war protests and activists. Recently-disclosed documents reveal that some of the surveillance targets include an organization with ties to the Central Coast. Secret Pentagon documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union provide details of how the organization called "Veterans for Peace" was considered a threat. Every Sunday for the past three years, members of the Santa Barbara Chapter of Veterans for Peace place a cross in the sand near Stearns Wharf for every American soldier killed in Iraq. First started in Santa Barbara, the "Arlington West" display has...
  • John Kerry's Trail of Treachery (from 2004)

    03/11/2015 4:11:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Front Page ^ | 44/8/2004 | |
    March 8, 1965 -- The first Stockholm Conference on Vietnam is held in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference is the creation of Romesh Chandra, chairman of the KGB-funded World Peace Council. Former Soviet bloc spy chief Ion Mihai Pacepa will later describe it as "a permanent international organization to aid or to conduct operations to help Americans dodge the draft or defect, to demoralize its army with anti-American propaganda, to conduct protests, demonstrations, and boycotts, and to sanction anyone connected with the war." The operation is staffed by undercover intelligence officers and funded to the tune of about $15 million per...
  • Who is William Arkin, and why does it matter?

    02/26/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 37 replies · 1,133+ views
    The New Dominion ^ | Feb. 26, 2007 | Max Friedman
    As most of you have read or seen by now, a journalist and NBC/MSNBC media consultant named William “Bill” Arkin has created quite a stir by viciously insulting American soldiers in Iraq. He wrote at his Washington Post blog, “Early Warning: William M. Arkin on National and Homeland Security” column (1/30/07), that “… this NBC (Nightly News) report is just an ugly reminder of the price we pay for a mercenary - oops sorry, volunteer force that thinks it is doing the dirty work” re Iraq. The “report,” according to Arkin, featured “a number of soldiers (who) expressed frustration with...
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at
  • To Set The Record Straight: How the Old Media Goliath was killed (book review)

    09/19/2009 6:26:42 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 47 replies · 1,740+ views
    Matthew Bracken | Sep 19, 2009 | Matthew Bracken
    To Set The Record Straight, first pubished in 2008, is much more than a history of the 2004 presidential race, and the effects the Swiftboat veterans had on that campaign. TSTRS uses the Swiftboat veterans' story to focus upon the role the mainstream media has played in shaping American public opinion over the past forty years, from the Vietnam War until the recent past. When Senator Kerry decided to make his military record a central part of his campaign, the Swiftboat veterans who knew him the best were angered and sickened. They had had enough, and they decided literally “to...
  • Kerry aims to rescue newspapers

    04/22/2009 7:59:32 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 45 replies · 1,819+ views
    Jennifer Harper ^ | 4/22/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Yes, annoyed his hometown newspaper is about to be shuttered by the NYT, Sen. John Kerry wants to rescue the mainstream press. Capitol Hill hearings a-'coming.
  • Kerry draws on '71 Vietnam testimony in asking current vets to speak

    04/21/2009 9:01:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies · 912+ views
    Kerry draws on '71 Vietnam testimony in asking current vets to speak @ 11:43 am by Michael O'Brien Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) is drawing on his own background as a Vietnam War protester in inviting veterans of the war in Afghanistan to testify in front of the committee this week. "One of the lessons that I learned a long time ago and lived out here was that it's important to listen to the troops, it's important to listen to the folks who are implementing these policies and putting their lives at risk," Kerry told National Public...
  • Viet-Nam Veterens Against the War - VVAW was a US terrorist group

    04/16/2009 6:26:24 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 30 replies · 661+ views ^ | Collected over many years | From the FBI file on the VVAW
    The VVAW was a US terrorist group comprised mainly of our veterans from the war in Viet-Nam.Most of this groups leaders were former soliders. They plotted many terrorist acts against the US and our leaders, these plots include but are not limited to the following:1. A plot to murder about 19 pro-war US Senators.2. An attempt to murder VP Agnew.3. A plot to murder President Nixon.4. A plot to bomb mutiple Government buildings in DC.5. A plot to kidnap many leaders of our National government.6. They were suspected of smuggling firearms to black militents who had killed a police officer...
  • John Kerry (the next Secretary of State?) on Veteran's Day

    11/11/2008 5:27:14 AM PST · by ETL · 42 replies · 577+ views
    various sources | various authors
    John Kerry, from his book, The New Soldier: "We will not quickly join those who march on Veterans' Day waving small [American] flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the 'greater glory of the United States.'..." "The John Kerry quote comes in the epilogue to "The New Soldier," the book put out [in 1971] by Vietnam Veterans Against the War [VVAW]. The book's cover features a group of not-particularly sober-looking anti-war protesters (vets, presumably) flying the American flag upside down [while mocking the historic flag raising event at Iwo Jima]": Note John Kerry's name at top right of...
  • Sen. Kerry: GOP Used Pelosi as Excuse to 'Screw the Guy on Main Street'

    09/30/2008 6:47:08 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 36 replies · 432+ views ^ | September 30, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    With all the turmoil in financial markets in the wake of a defeated federal government bailout package, hyperbole is running at high levels. Take former presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. Kerry appeared on FOX News Channel’s Sept. 29 “The O’Reilly Factor” and commended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for her efforts garnering Democratic votes in the House. He lambasted the Republicans members for not voting ‘yes’ on the proposed $700 billion bailout. “Let me tell you something. She [Pelosi] summoned a supermajority,” Kerry said. “Sixty percent plus voted for this. The Republicans had a super-supermajority – almost veto proof...
  • Did you know Kerry supports our Veterans?

    08/13/2008 8:04:21 AM PDT · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 18 replies · 215+ views
    Kerry Campaign ^ | Aug 13, 2008 | Kerry Campaign
    Holy Moley....did you know Kerry supports our Veterans??? Get the Tums...
  • Democrats Winter Soldier Returns

    08/08/2008 6:19:05 AM PDT · by PlainOleAmerican · 20 replies · 333+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | Aug. 8, 2008 | JB Williams
    That which is old, is new again… “On January 31, 1971, members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) met in a Detroit hotel to discuss war crimes they claimed to have participated in or witnessed during their combat tours in Vietnam. During the next three days, more than 100 Vietnam veterans and 16 civilians gave anguished, emotional testimony describing hundreds of atrocities against innocent civilians in South Vietnam, including rape, arson, torture, murder, and the shelling or napalming of entire villages. The witnesses stated that these acts were being committed casually and routinely, under orders, as a matter of...
  • "Swiftboating"

    07/05/2008 9:17:13 AM PDT · by ETL · 13 replies · 345+ views
    numerous sources | numerous authors
    Re: "swiftboating" From, July 3, 2008: "The 'Swiftboating' slogan is used by leftist politicians and members of the old media to smear the Swift Vets and other anti-Kerry veterans as liars. The truth is that they were effective because they supported their charges with evidence. A second goal of this tactic is to preempt any criticism of Sen. Obama and the other Democrats they are trying to elect - however accurate and relevant such criticism may be," said Scott Swett, the primary author of To Set the Record Straight. Source: Authors of New Book on Swift Boat Veterans for...
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War Lane Anderson Spreads Smear That McCain Started Forrestal Fire

    07/01/2008 9:42:59 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 53 replies · 1,674+ views
    Look out for the next smear from the radical left, that McCain started the USS Forrestal fire. McCain plane was hit by an accidentally fired rocket, for Pete's sake how to you even work up a lie that he's somehow responsible.
  • IVAW “Presents” to Congress??

    05/08/2008 7:30:06 AM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 1 replies · 349+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | May 7, 2008 | Coby Dillard
    For those who haven’t heard, IVAW will be presenting materials from their Winter Soldier investigation to the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) next Thursday (May 15). I’ve created another petition asking the CPC to verfiy any info that IVAW brings to them. This petition reads about the same as the petition that was circulated for the Senate Armed Services Committee. The CPC is more of an ad-hoc group than any sort of official committee, but since we’ve been out in front of IVAW on this, we should probably stay there. Please circulate this petition among your mailing lists. I’ll be doing...
  • Winter-Soldier Again: But maybe this time, the press will be less credulous

    03/31/2008 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 25 replies · 683+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 31, 2008 | Mackubin Thomas Owens
    An organization calling itself Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) convened a conference in Silver Spring, Maryland, entitled Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan — Eyewitness Accounts of the Occupations, this month. Modeling itself on the 1971 Winter Soldier Investigation (WSI), which provided the text for John Kerry’s infamous testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee later that year, the event claimed to “feature testimony from U.S. veterans who served in [the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan], giving an accurate account of what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground.” But in the immortal words of Yogi...
  • IVAW's Winter Soldier A Bust! But Who Was Inside The Black Limousines?

    03/17/2008 2:28:44 PM PDT · by concretebob · 30 replies · 1,606+ views
    Ronald Winter ^ | 17 March 2008 | Ronald Winter
    "The most dramatic testimony out of the IVAW's Winter Soldier II hearings is that American troops are using bullets in Iraq!" Col. Harry Riley, US Army, Retired, at Eagles Muster, Washington, D.C., May 15, 2008. There is a saying that sunlight is the strongest disinfectant. That was certainly the case this past weekend in the Washington, D.C., area when American veterans and troop supporters gathered to counter the Iraq Veterans Against the War's ill-conceived Winter Soldier II "hearings" at the National Labor College in Silver Springs, Maryland. The original Winter Soldier "investigation" was a farce put together by John Kerry's...
  • Sen. John Kerry confronted about Winter Soldier II

    03/12/2008 10:43:52 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 67 replies · 2,635+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 3-12-08 | Michelle Malkin
    Hot Air TV: Sen. John Kerry confronted about Winter Soldier II By Michelle Malkin • March 12, 2008 11:12 PM Grab the popcorn. We’ve got another joint YAF/Hot Air TV production for you, just in time for the anti-war confab known as “Winter Soldier II” that kicks off in Washington, D.C. tomorrow and runs through Sunday. YAF’s Jason Mattera, our intrepid special correspondent who cornered Jack Murtha in September, is back in the halls of Congress. This week, Jason caught up with the original Winter Soldier, Sen. John Kerry, and confronted him about his unsubstantiated, troop-smearing testimony. Jason also tried...
  • New Orders for Congress to Come From Crawford (Ultra Hurl Alert)

    03/10/2008 10:21:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 810+ views
    North Texas Indie Media Center ^ | March 8, 2008 | "Rainshadow"
    Does Congress want to take an Easter break? The American People have used many different tactics to try to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have camped outside the Bush Ranch in an attempt to get a conference with the president. He refused to meet with them.The people have petitioned Congress and even changed its balance of power. Still, Congress votes to continue funding the wars, and on the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War which has killed almost 4,000 Americans and over a million Iraqis, Congress plans to be on vacation. Except that a...
  • Touching Nerves, Hearts and Painful Memories

    02/27/2008 8:23:21 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 63 replies · 715+ views
    Obiter Dictum ^ | February 27, 2008 | Denis Keohane
    Last Monday morning (Feb 25) Scott Swett’s timely article “Newly Discovered Army Reports Discredit ‘Winter Soldier’ Claims” on the discovery of the summary files of the Army CID Investigations of VVAW War Crimes Allegations from the 1971 Winter Soldier Investigation was published at By late that evening, at the suggestion of a friend, I had gotten the on-line petition entitled “Appeal to the Senate Armed Service Committee” up, and it has been there for less than two full days. Many of the hundreds of signatories have made comments. Many of those show how truly appalled people are that the...
  • To Set The Record Straight

    01/24/2008 8:56:32 PM PST · by The Shrew · 14 replies · 626+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2008 | Henry Mark Holzer
    If John Kerry had been elected President of the United States in November 2004, especially with the incoming majority Democrat Congress, it is highly likely that Iraq would be in the midst of a civil war, Iran’s regional influence would have increased, Israel would be in more jeopardy than it is now, two Supreme Court seats would be occupied by clones of John Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg instead of by John Roberts and Samuel Alito, judicial decisions would have given even more “rights” to enemy combatants, domestic entitlements and earmarks would have skyrocketed, the Bush tax cuts would be...
  • Swiftboating History

    12/23/2007 8:26:06 AM PST · by vietvet67 · 109 replies · 428+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2007 | Denis Keohane
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana... It may be Providential that a book of history is soon to be released dealing extensively with certain shameful events of nearly four decades ago, just as others are now seeking to shamelessly and eagerly repeat those events. Scott Swett and Tim Ziegler have co-authored To Set The Record Straight with the apt subtitle How Swift Boat Veterans, POWs and the New Media Defeated John Kerry. The book all but begins with details of the Winter Soldier Investigation (WSI) of 1971, an event I wrote about here...
  • U.S. War Vets to Speak Publicly About War Crimes

    11/30/2007 10:41:29 PM PST · by Phil Harmonic · 149 replies · 1,072+ views
    OneWorld.Net ^ | Nov 30, 2007 | Aaron Glantz
    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (OneWorld) - U.S. war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan have announced they're planning to descend on Washington, DC this March to testify about war crimes they committed or personally witnessed in Iraq. "The war in Iraq is not covered to its potential because of how dangerous it is for reporters to cover it," said Liam Madden, a former Marine and member of the group Iraq Veterans Against the War. "That's left a lot of misconceptions in the minds of the American public about what the true nature of military occupation looks like." Iraq Veterans Against the...
  • URGENT: Iraq Veterans Against The War To Smear Military as Babykillers (Winter Soldier II)

    11/15/2007 7:06:55 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 136 replies · 1,507+ views
    As I said at the GOE rally, the Iraq Veterans Against The War are out to smear this generation of military as "babykillers" the way their mentors the Vietnam Veterans Against the War did during the Vietnam era. But I never expected that they'd give away their intent by calling it "Winter Soldier" just like their mentors. Winter Soldier was a series of 109 interviews that were turned into a book and film. According to B.G. Burkett's investigation of Winter Soldier in his book Stolen Valor, many were phony soldiers that never served, others like VVAW leader Al Hubbard served...
  • NYP: ANSWERING ANSWER (and The Gathering of Eagles, Freepers, etc.)

    08/29/2007 5:36:39 AM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 926+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 29, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    ...The Gathering of Eagles turnout was unprecedented. The Cindy Sheehanistas and socialist rabble-rousers had never been met and matched with such force. Now, the Eagles are organizing a return to Washington at a historic moment in the global war against jihad. Gen. David Petraeus, top commander in Iraq, and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker are expected to testify before the Senate on 9/11. Yes, that 9/11. Four days later, Sept. 15, is the deadline for the president to submit reports to Congress on how Iraq is meeting benchmarks for progress since the troop surge was announced. ANSWER will lead...
  • Great Photos From Kennebunport Protest, John Kerry Wannabes Upset With GOE Non-Violent Direct Action

    08/25/2007 4:59:02 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 103 replies · 6,292+ views
    8/25/08 | AP likns
    Here's Our guys jumping out in front of their march. Here's the womenfolk from the Iraq Veterans Against the War (John Kerry Wannabes) getting run off by the police. More IVAW traitors yapping at our guys. Free speech only for comrades says IVAW traitors.. The Iraq Veterans Against the War are modelled after and mentored by the traitors known as the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. What the VVAW did to smear the Vietnam generation of military, the IVAW is doing to smear this generation of military.Back in January, they stood by Jane Fonda and helped her smear their...
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 59 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • Who is Thomas Vallely, anybody knows?

    09/05/2004 7:58:06 PM PDT · by crushelits · 43 replies · 2,231+ views
    Newsweek ^ | September 05, 2004 | crushelits
    Sept. 13 issue - John Kerry wanted to hit back. It had been a miserable August as he took incoming fire about his military service from a gang of hostile Vietnam vets. But no, campaign manager Mary Beth Cahill and other staffers argued, the Swift Boat ads would blow over. Finally, Kerry had had enough. For three or four days, as he campaigned across the country, Kerry ripped into Cahill, furious that the mostly baseless attacks on his valor were driving his numbers down. "He was very angry," one old friend says. "The calculation had been made that this wasn't...
  • Why Rush Limbaugh is wrong on the Liberals position on evesdropping on Terrorists calling the US.

    01/18/2007 10:36:53 AM PST · by stockpirate · 42 replies · 1,855+ views
    The FBI files on the VVAW reveal that on many occations the North Vietnamese Government would call the VVAW in the United States and advise them in advance about an upcoming NV attack on the South and US troops. In these contacts the NV would advise the VVAW leaders to start ramping up for anti-war protests because as soon as the NV invaded the South Nixon would start bombing the north. This is what allowed the VVAW and other anti-war groups to mount such large anti-war protests on what seemed to be very short notice, ie Nixon starts bombing and...
  • Kerry's VVAW collected US Military intel and met with Soviet KGB agents! FBI Files reveal! (2004)

    12/24/2006 7:15:07 AM PST · by stockpirate · 63 replies · 2,909+ views
    VVAW distributes literature at an event that is used to collect intelligence on military tactics and methods in Vietnam. Considering the fact that the VVAW has meetings with the North Vietnam Communists and VVAW members travel to Moscow and Hanoi, this is a very serious matter. VVAW collects military intelligence concerning US tactics and methods in Vietnam War.
  • John F'ing Kerry and the FBI Files for the VVAW, Trader's everyone.

    10/25/2006 4:25:41 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 10 replies · 1,180+ views
    FBI Files ^ | Various dates | FBI Files on VVAW and Kerry
    Here for your preview is some of the research I did during the last election. Enjoy!
  • John Kerry and Ned Lamont’s Common Ancestry: Corliss Lamont and the VVAW

    08/17/2006 3:07:06 PM PDT · by Fedora · 94 replies · 2,257+ views
    John Kerry and Ned Lamont’s Common AncestryCorliss Lamont and the VVAWBy Fedora When John Kerry threw his political machine’s fundraising support to Ned Lamont this week, he was in a sense returning a favor the Lamont family had once done for Kerry’s old organization Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). Prior to Kerry’s affiliation with that group, Ned Lamont’s great-uncle Corliss Lamont and his great-aunt Helen had actually helped finance the creation of the VVAW in 1967. In August 1972, as US government prosecutors were preparing a case against VVAW members indicted in the “Gainesville Eight” case, FBI headquarters collected...
  • Still Slandering the Troops

    08/15/2006 10:01:29 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 54 replies · 1,406+ views ^ | August 15, 2006 | Scott Swett
    On August 8th, the Los Angeles Times published a long article in which Nick Turse and Deborah Nelson reported that Army investigators had substantiated 320 U.S. atrocities during the Vietnam War. It is not clear what the Times meant by "substantiated," since many of these investigations did not lead to criminal charges. It is also difficult to determine how many of the events, if confirmed, would qualify as war crimes, since Turse and Nelson did not distinguish between ordinary crimes by soldiers and military atrocities. The only "news" presented in the Times article was that documents on file in the...
  • People of Vietnam seek more freedom, rights

    07/19/2006 7:36:59 AM PDT · by John Carey · 25 replies · 766+ views
    Vietnam Human Rights ^ | July 17, 2006 | various
    July 17, 2006 The Honorable Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State of the United States of America U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Madam: We, the undersigned, are the citizens of Vietnam who, on April 8, 2006, have proclaimed the Manifesto 2006 which calls for democracy and freedom in Vietnam. We call ourselves Group 8406. According to the information that we received from Vietnam’s Ministry of External Affairs and the U.S. Department of States, we understand that you’ll be visiting Vietnam by the end of this month. We will be happy to welcome you here...
  • Vietnam veterans drop suit over 2004 anti-Kerry film [Kerry stooges]

    07/17/2006 3:12:53 PM PDT · by johnny7 · 11 replies · 887+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2006 | By Maryclaire Dale
    PHILADELPHIA --Several Vietnam War veterans who sued over a documentary about Sen. John Kerry's anti-war activities have dropped their libel suits, leaving just one lawsuit pending over the controversial 2004 film. Filmmaker Carlton Sherwood says the outcome shows the suits were frivolous complaints filed by Kerry operatives to try to block the film's release in the final weeks of the presidential race. "We've always believed that Kerry controlled these lawsuits," Sherwood said Monday. He said the suits were dropped as depositions got under way. "We also felt we were getting a tad too close to the truth about Kerry."
  • Still Battling

    07/14/2006 10:14:15 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 76 replies · 1,615+ views
    The Legal Intelligencer Online ^ | July 13, 2006 | Shannon P. Duffy
    A controversial documentary titled Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal, about Sen. John F. Kerry’s anti-Vietnam War activities in the 1970s that was released just before the 2004 presidential election sparked at least five politically charged lawsuits. Now there’s only one. In recent weeks, lawyers for the plaintiffs have dropped three libel suits brought by anti-war veterans who said they were falsely portrayed in the film made by journalist Carlton Sherwood. Sherwood was also hit with a copyright infringement suit in New York that accused him of unfairly including clips from another film and photos from a book. But that...
  • Goodfellow’s Bedfellows: Who’s in Bed with the Washington Post

    07/04/2006 1:02:34 PM PDT · by Fedora · 85 replies · 8,567+ views
    Original FReeper research | 07/04/2006 | Fedora
    Goodfellow’s BedfellowsWho’s in Bed with the Washington PostBy Fedora Introduction I. A Radical Education: Boston University and Cambridge-Goddard II. Vietnam Roots: Indochina Resource Center A. Luce at International Voluntary Services B. Luce and Cornell’s Hanoi for Lunch Bunch C. Luce’s Tiger Cages and the Indochina Mobile Education Project D. Luce and Branfman: The COLIFAM Connection E. Luce, Branfman, Winter Soldier, and Project Air War F. The Indochina Resource Center: Branfman, Luce, and Goodfellow G. The IRC and the Indochina Peace Campaign: The Hayden-Fonda Link III. Post-Vietnam Transition: Campaign for a Democratic Foreign Policy and Coalition for a New Foreign and...
  • The Real John Kerry Finally Stands Up [Atomic Barf Alert!]

    04/24/2006 5:38:43 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 45 replies · 1,508+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 24, 2006 | By Dotty Lynch
    Kerry has the opportunity to lead a movement once again... by rallying a very angry public to force a change in policy. Richard Nixon worried about Kerry's potential as a leader back in the 70s; maybe the new Kerry will finally prove him right.John Kerry came to national attention not because he was a war hero but because he was a dissenter. In 1971, he appeared on "The Dick Cavett Show," testified before Congress, and electrified anti-war rallies with his message that the war was wrong. His phrase, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to...
  • The Washington Post and the Winter Soldiers

    03/23/2006 7:12:00 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 41 replies · 1,015+ views ^ | March 23, 2006 | Scott Swett
    On March 17, Media Life Magazine published an article about the difficulties facing the Washington Post, which recently announced that it would have to eliminate some eighty positions over the next year, or nearly 10% of its editors and reporters. The key reason for the Post’s decline is a relentless drop in paying customers – daily subscriptions have fallen 17% in the last ten years, from 816,474 in 1995 to 678,779 in 2005. Media Life was careful not to suggest that the paper bears any responsibility for its own problems, describing the Post as "one of America’s most celebrated newspapers,...
  • The American Taliban's Plea for Mercy

    10/04/2004 1:55:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 852+ views ^ | 10/04/04 | Don Feder
    Last week, John Walker Lindh  petitioned the president to commute his 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban, imposed in 2002.  It’s a shame that this pampered child of Marin County is sitting in a cell for something as trivial as treason. Under a plea bargain, Walker Lindh (AKA: Abdul Hamid, AKA: Sulayman Al-Lindh) pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban regime and carrying explosives for  Afghanistan’s former rulers.Which is like to saying that Benedict Arnold supplied services to George III. Johnny Jihad trained in an al-Qaeda camp – where he learned to fire an AK-47 and rubbed elbows...
  • Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York Times

    12/19/2005 8:51:45 AM PST · by Fedora · 135 replies · 7,095+ views
    Original FReeper Research | 12/19/2005 | Fedora
    Traitors of Record: The Record of the New York TimesBy Fedora “. . .the most untrustworthy paper in the United States. . .” --President Dwight Eisenhower, referring to the New York TimesIntroductionLast week Senator John Cornyn criticized the New York Times for endangering national security with a James Risen story on NSA surveillance timed to coincide with a vote on the Patriot Act and, incidentally, with the release of a book by Risen. A review of the record illustrates that endangering national security through irresponsible leaks is nothing new for the New York Times. Some particularly outrageous examples are worth...
  • 'Winter Soldier': Cold Days in Hell

    12/10/2005 4:21:52 AM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 96 replies · 2,097+ views
    the washington post ^ | Friday, December 9, 2005; Page C05 | By Ann Hornaday
    Vietnam Veterans Bare Their Souls In a Searing '72 Documentary See "Winter Soldier." This extraordinary documentary, made in 1972 and having its first theatrical release, not only revisits events during the Vietnam War that have uncanny resonance today but also stands as a riveting example of pure filmic storytelling. An unadorned, black-and-white record of a three-day gathering held in Detroit in 1971, "Winter Soldier" turns the camera on the testimony of former soldiers invited by Vietnam Veterans Against the War to share accounts of atrocities they committed or witnessed. The result is a spellbinding film that achieves impressive power through...
  • Winter Soldier once again reviewed in Washington Post

    12/09/2005 6:34:55 AM PST · by vharlow · 26 replies · 1,437+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/9/2005 | vharlow
    It will come as a surprise to most filmgoers that they've been waiting 30 years to see "Winter Soldier." But now that they have the chance, they won't want to miss it. This extraordinary documentary, having its first theatrical release, not only revisits events during the Vietnam War that have uncanny resonance today but also stands as a riveting example of pure filmic storytelling. An unadorned, black-and-white record of a three-day gathering in Detroit in 1971, "Winter Soldier" turns the camera on the testimony of former soldiers invited by Vietnam Veterans Against the War to share accounts of atrocities they...
  • Suing Kerry

    10/13/2005 11:18:47 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 34 replies · 1,577+ views ^ | October 12, 2005 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Mary Jane McManus, wife of former Vietnam POW, Kevin McManus, who is part of a lawsuit against John Kerry for conspiracy and defamation. FP: Mary Jane McManus, welcome to Frontpage Interview. McManus: Thanks so much for this opportunity. I'm a Frontpage fan. FP: The Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation (VVLF), led by a group of former Vietnam combat veterans, including several POWs, is suing Sen. John Kerry and a top DNC campaign official for conspiracy and defamation. You are also involved. Before I ask you about these developments, could you kindly tell us a bit about...
  • Bringing Down Bush?

    08/25/2005 9:12:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies · 1,290+ views ^ | August 25, 2005 | Ralf Seiffe
    OPINION - One of the few compensations of hitting deep middle age is that life leaves you with some experiences and with them, some perspective. Perspective, properly applied, equals judgment. That judgment is why old guys can sometime beat the young and exuberant. The news media gleefully reports that president’s poll numbers have collapsed and that Americans are becoming frustrated with the management of the war in Iraq. This has lured many reporters who do not have the benefit of middle-aged perspective, to conclude that there is a burgeoning anti-war movement. The problem with this is that when the network...
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Al Hubbard

    08/24/2005 8:52:07 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 16 replies · 759+ views
    Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation ^ | August 23, 2005 | VVLF
    Al Hubbard at the VVAW's Winter Soldier Investigation, early 1971 Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Al Hubbard Al Hubbard, a radical activist with ties to the Black Panthers and to the Peoples Coalition for Peace and Justice, joined the VVAW in late 1969 and was elevated to the top leadership position of Executive Secretary in early 1970. Hubbard, who said he had spent two years in Vietnam as an Air Force pilot and captain and had been wounded in a plane crash in Danang, impressed fellow organizers with his quick mind and militant rhetoric, advising activists to "resist the...
  • Winter Soldier film -- 5 stars from

    08/13/2005 12:42:44 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 45 replies · 2,782+ views ^ | August 12, 2005 | Chris Barsanti
    Winter Soldier is a documentary which one experiences, instead of simply viewing. Over three days in January and February 1971, just a couple months before Lieutenant William Calley would be sentenced to life in prison for the My Lai Massacre (he would eventually serve less than four years), a group of Vietnam War veterans convened at a Howard Johnson in Detroit to testify about the atrocities they had witnessed or partaken in while serving in Vietnam. The conference was titled “The Winter Soldier Investigation,” after Thomas Paine: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summertime soldier and the...
  • CPT Rusty Sachs, USMC, Winter Soldier.

    08/11/2005 8:04:16 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 10 replies · 1,162+ views
    WHYY, Phila.- Fresh Air ^ | 10 Aug, '05 | NPR's Terry Gross (interview)
    [Once a Marine, Always a Marine?] The anti-Vietnam War documentary Winter Soldier is having its first major theatrical release -- 34 years after it was made. It focuses on a three-day gathering in 1971 when Vietnam veterans, including former Marine pilot Rusty Sachs, told of the atrocities they had participated in or witnessed during the war.
  • "Tell a lie... Winter Soldier" CARTOON GRAPHIC featuring Joseph Goebbels and John Kerry circa 1971

    08/10/2005 10:49:06 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 19 replies · 2,032+ views ^ | 8/10/2005 | IPWGOP
     (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)  here is a link to the news article thread, posted by FReeper Interesting Times:  
  • Film Echoes the Present in Atrocities of the Past

    08/08/2005 8:08:58 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 52 replies · 1,901+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 9, 2005 | David M. Halbfinger
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 - Like a live hand grenade brought home from a distant battlefield, the 34-year-old antiwar documentary "Winter Soldier" has been handled for decades as if it could explode at any moment. Now, the 95-minute film - which has circulated like 16-millimeter samizdat on college campuses for decades but has never been accessible to a wide audience - is about to get its first significant theatrical release in the United States, beginning on Friday at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. (Other bookings, including Chicago, Detroit, Hartford and Minneapolis, can be found at Its distributors say...