Lawrence Wittner: Today, 40 years after the American war in Vietnam ended in ignominious defeat, the traces of that terrible conflict are disappearing.
Murray Polner: On this Mother’s Day, we could use more anger and dissenting voices of many more women of all political stripes to protest the needless and cruel sacrifice of their sons, daughters, wives and husbands as cannon fodder
James Rhodes: This company has survived wars and global economic depressions because they pull together. People are more important than profits.
James Rhodes: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s reunification, the Academy of Journalism and Communication in Hanoi hosted an international war journalist conference.
Larry Wines: So, on April 30th, when we think about the fall of Saigon, we should think about the Tonkin Gulf Resolution that set us on the tragic, bloody road that took us there. And we should think about the arrogant decision to invoke “regime change” in Iraq.
Ed Rampell: President Obama said he was sorry for drone attack that killed Western hostages – now Uncle Sam must apologize to peace protesters and the Vietnamese.
Jim Rhodes: And unlike Cozumel, the streets of Con Dao are orderly and quiet — not filled with drunken foreigners being taken advantage of by the locals.
Karl Meyer and Kathy Kelly: It is now past time for the United States and other world powers to recognize that the age of neo-colonial military, political and economic domination, especially in the Islamic Middle East, is decisively coming to a close.
Stanley Kutler: The Pentagon has hijacked the history of the Vietnam War, magically transforming it into a memory to honor and cherish. George Orwell never imagined better.
Mark Naison: If you think something is crazy and wrong, and believe that to the core of your being, say so even if no one around you is willing to support you.
Mark Naison: As high-stakes tests have proliferated in our public schools, and are increasingly used as the basis of closing schools and firing teachers, more and more people despair of challenging policies that have bi-partisan support, are championed by the media, have the nation’s economic elite pressing for their implementation.
Tom Hall: The Roberts Court’s formal gutting of the 1965 Voting Rights Act will be announced later this spring, after the weather has warmed up, after the school year has ended. After young black men in cities around the nation will join their fathers, standing on line to apply for jobs they won’t be given.
Mark Naison: Policies which claim to be in the “public interest” that only affect other people’s children and affirm race and class privilege, should be subject to the most careful kind of scrutiny.