[Marxism] Three snapshots of the Vietnam antiwar movement in Australia, 1965-70
ozleft at optushome.com.au
Mon May 30 07:36:33 MDT 2005
By Bob Gould
In his "History of the Democratic Socialist Party and Resistance", John
Percy crudely portrays the socialist magazine, Outlook, as being
isolated from the antiwar movement of the 1960s.
Ozleft has reproduced three articles capturing the antiwar movement at
three phases, from small beginnings in 1965 to the first of the massive
Moratorium mobilisations in the early 1970s.
All three articles were written by Outlook's editor, Helen Palmer. They
are capture the atmosphere of the movement as it developed and evolved.
The Vietnam antiwar movement waxed and waned over seven years, and the
lessons for the agitation against the Iraq war are obvious: antiwar
movements can decline and revive.
Helen Palmer and the other people involved in Outlook were up to their
ears in the Vietnam agitation and mobilisations against the war. John
Percy should be more careful than to dismiss them from history in his
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