It all started in 1967, with six Vietnam veterans marching together in a peace demonstration. Now, fifty-two years later, VVAW is still going strong-- continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
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New crises, new dangers, new possibilities.
Since our last issue, it seems we have entered a new era, with ever-compounding crises in politics and environment. At the same time, there are new possibilities in politics and citizen activity with fresh new faces and voices in Washington a...|
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Excerpt From THE VETERAN: Now Online
Taken from The Positive Power of Dissent by Paul Nichols:
The front cover feature article of the May/June 2006 Disabled American Veteran (DAV) magazine began with the following quote: "In October 1929 the stock market crashed, 40 percent of the paper values of common stock crashed with it, and the nation was soon plunged into its greatest economic depression." Banks failed, businesses shuttered, farmers' crop prices fell, homes were foreclosed on, unemployment spread, and suicide rates mounted. The American people grew destitute as the economy plummeted.
The Great Depression wasn't the main focus of the DAV piece. However, it provided the impetus for bringing to light The March of the Bonus Army, a moving 30-minute PBS documentary chronicling thousands of World War I veterans who demonstrated in Washington, DC. The film, partially funded by the DAV, first aired on TV around Memorial Day 2006. It contains archival photographs and newsreel footage, music of the period, and powerful interviews.... Read More
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