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No Sir! Whistleblowing and GI Resistance During the Vietnam War
Date Tuesday May 05
Time 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Maude Fife Room / 315 Wheeler Hall / UC Berkeley / Berkeley CA
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorJulie Thi Underhill
No Sir! Whistleblowing and GI Resistance During the Vietnam War: An Evening with Daniel Ellsberg, With Film Screening and Panel Discussion of “Sir! No Sir!”

Talk by Daniel Ellsberg: “The Silence of the Doves”

The famous whistleblower who leaked the materials that became known as The Pentagon Papers will talk about those leaders who opposed the war but chose instead to “swallow the whistle.”

Since the end of the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg has been a lecturer, writer and activist on the dangers of the nuclear era, wrongful U.S. interventions and the urgent need for patriotic whistleblowing.

Documentary screening: “Sir! No Sir!” (David Zeiger, 2005)
In the 1960’s, an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no one expected, least of all those in it. Hundreds went to prison and thousands into exile. And by 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, infested the entire armed services. Yet today few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam.

Followed by a panel discussion with GI activists, conscientious objectors, and resisters featured in the film: Mike Wong & Keith Mather. Joined by Ellsberg & moderated by Paul Cox.

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. If you need any disability accommodations in order to attend, including communication services, please contact sschweik [at] berkeley.edu.

Featured Speaker: Daniel Ellsberg
Featured Panelists: Mike Wong, Keith Mather
Featured Artist: Ehren Tool
Sponsors: Susan Schweik, Julie Thi Underhill, Full Disclosure Campaign, A Project of Veterans of Peace, Jeanne Friedman, Paul Cox

Target audience: All Audiences
Open to audience: All Audiences
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