Nuclear Disarmament and Cuban Crisis

Moving Away from the Brink of Nuclear War   As the world witnessed rising levels of nuclear fallout from the testing of atom bombs during the Cold War era, public demonstrations for nuclear disarmament grew during the late 1950’s. It … Continue reading

Peace and the HUAC Anti-Communist Crusade

Hiroshima Day March, HUAC Protests, Vietnam War Escalation After HUAC’s debacle in San Francisco when its 1960 hearings ended with fire hoses washing demonstrators down the steps of city hall, HUAC moved its witch hunt to Los Angeles where the anti-communists crusaders … Continue reading

Vietnam Day Committee March, October, 1965

U.C. Berkeley Students Protest the Vietnam War The Berkeley Vietnam Day Committee (VDC) held two marches to protest the Vietnam war in 1965, one in October and the second in November. This post presents photo images gallery from the first march to … Continue reading

Vietnam Day Committee March November, 1965

Vietnam Day Committee Makes It to Oakland The Vietnam Day Committee marched again a month after their first demonstration in October, 1965 was turned back by the Oakland Police.  This time the VDC obtained a permit to march through Oakland. … Continue reading