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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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.
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.
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, 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.
The Nine were:
Father Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest
Philip Berrigan, a former Josephite priest
Br. David Darst, a De La Salle Christian Brother
Tom Lewis, an artist
Marjorie Bradford Melville
Thomas Melville, a former Maryknoll priest
I always thought that the homemade napalm was a nice touch.