Forty years ago, on April 3, 1969, more than 800 people met in Stanford University’s Dinkelspiel Auditorium to form what became known as the April Third Movement (A3M). This movement called upon Stanford and the Stanford Research Institute, which was owned by the university, to halt chemical and biological warfare research, classified research and other programs related to the Vietnam War. The April Third Movement was more than just an activist movement that took place at Stanford. It was part of a national youth movement that mobilized against America’s colonial and atrocious war in Southeast Asia. This movement occurred on university campuses across America, in which students organized sit-ins, teach-ins and rallies, printed flyers and occupied buildings to express moral outrage against and put an end to the war in Vietnam. Through their hard work and passionate organizing, Stanford students were successful in eliminating classified research at Stanford and contributed to the popular movement that ended the Vietnam War. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Adam Hudson on October 5, 2009 in Activism & Social Change, Empire/Hegemony, Human Rights, International Law, International Relations, Iraq, Middle East & North Africa, Speeches, Student Activism, Torture, War & Peace
Tags: activism, anti-war, April 3rd Movement (A3M), Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Hoover Institution, Human Rights, International Law, Noam Chomsky, Rally Against War Crimes, social change, social movement, Stanford University, struggle, Student Activism, War, war crimes
Yesterday, the San Francisco Bay View published my op-ed discussing my candidacy for the KPFA Local Station Board and the role of student activism in social change. It was pretty cool seeing my op-ed published in an official newspaper.
Throughout history, students have played a crucial role in furthering social change. During the Vietnam War, there was a nationwide youth rebellion in the U.S. against America’s imperialist war in Southeast Asia and the ensuing atrocities. On university campuses across America, from the University of California, Berkeley, to Columbia University, students organized sit-ins, teach-ins and rallies, printed flyers and occupied campus buildings to protest against the injustices occurring at home and abroad. These protests were not only a sign of moral outrage; they were also strategically designed to end the involvement of American universities in perpetuating the atrocities in Vietnam and other social ills. Read the rest of this entry »