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Past opinions provide perspective

Kent State, May 6, 1970 An S-R editorial examined the fatal shooting of four students during a war protest at Kent State University.

Amy Goodman: King speech has lessons for today

The Rev. Dr. William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP, calls King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech “a prophetic sermon,” and is carrying King’s strategy forward into the 21st century

Past opinions offer perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Marines to Vietnam, March 9, 1965

Vietnam education center gets $10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center adjacent to its famous memorial on the Mall in Washington. The fund said the grant from the Lilly Endowment is the largest single cash donation in the fund’s 37-year history.

Everything is Copy: Teaching vets, and learning even more

Like many others now in comfortable middle age, my political consciousness was shaped by the geopolitics of Southeast Asia. With my parents I went to protest marches and chanted “Hell, no, we won’t go.” I asked my babysitters why they wore bracelets with the names of men they’d never met on their wrists, vaguely understood about “going to Canada,” and plastered my school notebooks with peace signs. I may have a had a poster in my childhood bedroom that read “Make love, not war” when thoughts of making love were nothing less than disgusting.

Vietnam War-era tear gas bombs found in Cambodian village

A village in eastern Cambodia will have to be largely evacuated next month when two large bombs left over from the Vietnam War containing a powerful tear gas are excavated from the grounds of a Buddhist temple, demining experts said Tuesday.

Felled by hepatitis C, a Vietnam vet joins comrades on the Wall

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago, but it continues to claim soldiers’ lives. Nearly every spring, new names are etched into the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which pays tribute to the more than 58,000 U.S. service members who lost their lives in the conflict.

Prince William: We’re still step behind wildlife traffickers

Britain’s Prince William praised Vietnam, China and other Asian countries for taking unprecedented steps to battle wildlife trafficking but said Thursday the truth is that rhinos, elephants, pangolins and lions are still being killed in horrifying numbers.