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Bring the War Home!

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Creator:Students for a Democratic Society
Creator:University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
Title:Bring the War Home!

Announces: “On October 8-11, tens of thousands of people will come to Chicago. During those days there will be a series of actions aimed at exposing the real nature of the pig power structure and taking a price for all of the suffering, misery, and death that imperialism causes to the peoples of the world.” Calls for: Withdraw all U.S. troops from Vietnamrelease all political prisonerstotal support for the National Liberation Front and the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnamtotal support for the black liberation struggle at homeindependence for Puerto Ricono more surtax to pay for the war in Vietnamsolidarity with the Conspiracy 8and support for GI’s in Vietnam and GI’s who refused to go Vietnam. Quote from document: “Last year, there were only about 10,000 of us in Chicago. The press made it look like a massacre. All you could see on TV were shots of the horrors and blood of pig brutality. That was the line that the bald-headed businessmen were trying to run down--‘If you mess with us, we’ll let you have it.’ But those who were there tell a different story. We were together and our power was felt. It’s true that some of us got hurt, but last summer was a victory for the people in a thousand ways.” Background information: “SDS is the largest national group on the student left. It was founded as the student affiliate of the League for Industrial Democracy, a moderate left-liberal trade union oriented organization. Even upon adopting its present name, in 1962, SDS maintained a liberal stance well within the confines of the J.F. Kennedy establishment. Its founding document, the ‘Port Huron Statement’ (after Port Huron, Michigan where the first convention was held) upholds many policies, foreign and domestic, which SDSers today would decry as ‘co-optation’ or liberal racism and imperialism. As the student left and SDS in particular grew, a more leftward pose was bound to develop. The intensification of the war in Vietnam and the heightened struggle of blacks in the U.S. were important in the creation of a consciousness among radical students that America is in a serious crisis ... SDS is now in the forefront of the struggle to resist and abolish that system which oppresses us all.” (Students for a Democratic Society. (1968). Radical Orientation. p. 6)

Local identification number: UW26784

Types:Pamphlets | StillImage
Subjects:Racisim--United States | Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.) | Vietnam Conflict, 1961-1975--Protest movements | United States, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, 41.850033, -87.6500523
Collection:Vietnam War Era Ephemera Collection
Institution:University of Washington's Libraries
Contributors:University of Washington. Libraries. Special Collections Division
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