A Lasting Legacy
The Stanford anti-war Movement continues through the end of the Vietnam War because it remains tied to the University’s role in the War, helps shape Stanford and its environs as the Community of Technical Scholars becomes known as Silicon Valley, and it evolves into a cohort of peace and justice advocates who remain active even today.
Is Peace at Hand?
Mini-pamphlet published by the Pacific Studies Center and the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars, between the December 1972 Christmas bombings of North Vietnam by the U.S. and the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in late January 1973.
Is Peace at Hand?Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars at Stanford and Pacific Studies Center, January 3, 1973, p. 3, A3M Historical Archive, 1972–1977 (pdf, 6 MB).
Peace Is Not at Hand
Lenny Siegel's column calling for continuing anti-war action.
Friday, Joan Baez led 300 people in a march down University Avenue to Lytton Plaza. There she criticized the bombing as outrageous, heart rending, and terrifying.Friday evening, she addressed an overflow crowd of 2000 at Stanford Memorial Church.
Link: Bill Weinstein,
Baez Relates Vietnam Experiences; Lambastes ‘Outrageous Bombing,’Stanford Daily, January 15, 1973, p. 1.
After Vietnam Truce, What’s Next?
For seven years, Religion Prof.Robert McAfee Brown has been involved in the antiwar movement… 'A lot of us thought Vietnam was an isolated problem. Once it was taken care of, we expected to go back to business as usual,' says Brown. 'But Vietnam has come to be seen as an extension of a policy that is applied all over.'
Link: Dan Brenner,
Vietnam Truce Leaves Anti-War Movement in Limbo,Stanford Daily, February 6, 1973, p. 1.
George Bush’s Remarks to the American Legislative Council
President George H.W. Bush claimed that the Persian Gulf War had overcome the
Link: George H.W. Bush, “Remarks to the American Legislative Exchange Council,” March 1, 1991. From the U.S. Government Publishing Office: Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project, p.2.
The Movement Oral History Project
Antiwar Protest and Allied Activism in the Stanford Community, 1963-1973.
CPSR Reports on the FBI's National Crime Information Center
I can’t tell if this is the full report that I edited, but it’s related. A version was also included in FBI Oversight and Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 1990, Hearings before the Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, 101st Congress First Session, 1989, Serial No. 48, pp. 513 ff.
Environmental oversight at Moffett Field and Mountain View
How Lenny Siege's local environmental activism became a national career.
Adaptive Cleanup of the ‘Regional Plume’ in Mountain View, California,Center for Public Environmental Oversight (CPEO), May, 2011.
Mountain View’s City Council Election
The Mountain View Voice—now just an online newspaper—endorsed Lenny Siegel and his three Housing Justice allies.
Editorial: Elect Lieber, Showalter, Nunez and Siegel to the Mountain View City Council,Mountain View Voice, September 9, 2020.
’60s Anti-War Movement Reunited
At noon yesterday, several dozen alumni and current students marched to Building 10 and nailed an informal indictment against Condoleezza Rice, urging legal authorities to investigate and prosecute the former Secretary of State. Rice, who returned to campus during winter quarter, has begun engaging students amid persistent controversy over her role in authorizing the alleged torture of prisoners during the Bush administration.
While many comrades have fallen, many from our cohort remain professionally and politically effective in our seventies. While we and people like us have brought a great deal of progress to both the university and the country, the need for research, education, organizing, and protest remains as great as ever.