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Mon May 18, 2015, 11:50 PM

10-11:30 PM ET Tonight: PBS Independent Lens, "1971", anti-Vietman War FBI Break in Media, PA

activists look back 40 years at their break in of an FBI Office to obtain government surveillance records of anti-war individuals and groups. The program also covers the 'Camden 28' group members who raided the Draft Board Office in Camden, NJ in Aug., 1971. Premiere Tonight, New, 2015.

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Reply 10-11:30 PM ET Tonight: PBS Independent Lens, "1971", anti-Vietman War FBI Break in Media, PA (Original post)
appalachiablue May 2015 OP
davidpdx May 2015 #1
Ford_Prefect May 2015 #2
appalachiablue May 2015 #3
yellowcanine May 2015 #4
appalachiablue May 2015 #5
yellowcanine May 2015 #6

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2015, 05:38 AM

1. Wow that would be interesting

That is the year I was born.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2015, 11:09 AM

2. Excellent program illustrating the reality that one small group can occasionally make a difference.

It is also a reminder that this was and is still our real history. The cult of secrecy remains toxic to democracy. It has far too often hidden the damage to our culture done by fearful minds and institutions.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #2)

Tue May 19, 2015, 11:55 AM

3. Well said. Brave, courageous people they were with much at stake in those times. We are

indeed living with the same or worse oppression and reduction of democracy. Good to know someone else appreciated the program, I got a lot out of it too.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 10:46 AM

4. My personal heroes of that era are the Catonsville Nine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catonsville_Nine

The Catonsville Nine were nine Catholic activists who burned draft files to protest the Vietnam War. On May 17, 1968 they went to the draft board in Catonsville,[1] in the U.S. state of Maryland, took 378 draft files, brought them to the parking lot in wire baskets, dumped them out, poured home-made napalm over them, and set them on fire.[2]

The Nine were:
Father Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest
Philip Berrigan, a former Josephite priest
Br. David Darst, a De La Salle Christian Brother
John Hogan
Tom Lewis, an artist
Marjorie Bradford Melville
Thomas Melville, a former Maryknoll priest
George Mische
Mary Moylan


I always thought that the homemade napalm was a nice touch.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #4)

Wed May 20, 2015, 12:31 PM

5. I didn't know about them, thanks. Been though Catonsville years back-

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #5)

Wed May 20, 2015, 01:48 PM

6. There is a book and I think a movie was made also.

Trial of the Catonsville Nine.

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