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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Click here for details. Click here. To enroll send an email to office. News about efforts for peace. Read our columnist and click on links to important articles. Go to www. Vietnam, however, was an entirely different ballgame.
Unpopular from the start, the war incited the most vocal and widespread antiwar sentiment in U. Draft-dodging, protests and the burning of draft cards and American flags abounded in a protest movement that had something for everyone.
Antiwar protests built on the momentum of the civil rights movement and borrowed many of its nonviolent tactics: among the iconic images from the time are flowers in guns , Abbie Hoffman and the Chicago Seven at the Democratic National Convention, sit-ins, bed-ins, peace-ins and the ubiquitous peace sign. Now, taking a breather, the movement has begun to plot its next move. Thompson, the spiritual father of the movement, told an eight-nation strategy meeting in Brussels Dec.
Next year will be even more demanding. The feeling among European antiwar activists is that until now events, more than leadership, have shaped the movement, and that that must change. Thompson said. We must begin to orchestrate ourselves. We must find our own conductor. No doubt, in the European peace movement will continue to ''orchestrate'' the same sorts of activities that captured the world's attention this fall - mass rallies in major cities. Scores of demonstrations are already planned for next spring.
But beyond that, according to the movement's leaders, two new directions, at least, will be pursued in the coming months. One is to broaden the scope of the appeal to include the communist countries to the east and the United States to the west.
Representatives of several European peace organizations will visit the US on a city tour next spring.Jul 09, · The national peace movements, despite their common aims, had different historic backgrounds and characteristics. This book, originally published in , presents an authoritative review of the peace movements in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany and the United States.