Friday, February 20, 2004

  • John Kerry Then: Hear Kerry’s Historic 1971 Testimony Against the Vietnam War

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    After returning from the Vietnam War, John Kerry became a prominent critic of the war. He testified before the Senate in 1971 and told of atrocities being committed by U.S. troops. He called for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops. And he asked: "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" We broadcast a rare recording of this historic address from the Pacifica Radio Archives.

  • John Kerry Now: Kerry Backs Iraq Invasion & U.S. Militarism

    Kerry2002

    On October 9, 2002 Senator John Kerry voted in favor of the invasion of Iraq. His friend and fellow Vietnam veteran Brian Willson soon penned an open letter to Kerry to express his disappointment that Kerry went from an ardent opponent of the Vietnam War to a support of a preemptive attack on Iraq. We speak to Willson. [includes transcript]

  • Malcolm X: May 19, 1925–Feb. 21, 1965

    We hear the words of Malcolm X, 39 years after he was assassinated in New York City on Feb. 21, 1965. We’ll hear an excerpt of his speech "The Ballot or the Bullet." [includes transcript]

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