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Anti-July 4th Film & Discussion - Sir! No Sir! On on GI Resistance to end the Vietnam War

Sunday, July 04, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Revolution Books
Location Details:
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704

Come to Revolution Books at 2444 Durant Ave for an in-person event. We invite everyone who is sickened by the US government and what it has done to people all over the planet and to people here, everyone who refuses to join in the orgy of July 4 flag waving and patriotism, to come to Revolution Books for an Anti-July 4 screening and discussion of the powerful film “SIR! NO SIR!” by David Zeiger. This film tells the true story of the powerful anti-war movement which emerged inside the US military during the war in Vietnam. It is a powerful antidote to the lies about Making America Great Again, and the lies about the war in Vietnam that make heroes of the US military which dropped napalm on children.

Sir! No Sir! 1) Brings to life the history of the GI movement through the stories of those who were part of it; 2) Reveals the explosion of defiance that the movement gave birth to with never-before-seen archival material; 3) Explores the profound impact that movement had on the military and the war itself; and 4) The film also tells the story of how and why the GI Movement has been erased from the public memory.

As the Declaration, A Call to Get Organized Now for a Real Revolution says: “ is a fact that, at the high point of the 1960s, the strength of the radical liberation movements at that time reached into and strongly influenced every part and every institution of society—including the armed forces of this system, where more of the soldiers looked for leadership from the Black Panther Party and other revolutionary-minded forces than from the president of the United States (the so-called 'commander-in-chief' of the armed forces).”

On this July 4th, there is nothing to celebrate about this blood-soaked country, its wars of empire, its destruction of the environment, its murderous police, and all the suffering it has caused people here and around the world.

Watch the trailer here:

“Let’s get down to basics: We need a revolution—nothing less!” A DECLARATION, A CALL TO GET ORGANIZED NOW FOR A REAL REVOLUTION, from
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