Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pershing Missiles Deployment Decision

A December 12, 1979 decision by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to station 464 land-based U.S. cruise and Pershing II missiles in Europe prompted a major protest movement across Europe and the United States.  Begun during the Carter administration, the deployment continued under Reagan.  In Britain, where Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, one aspect of the antinuclear movement was an encampment led by women.  "The women’s persistent daily resistance to nuclear arms on English soil. The decision to put a fourth of the weapons at Greenham Common, the women said, had been taken “over our heads and without our knowledge” and over the heads of most elected Members of Parliament."

Friday, November 17, 2017

Nixon says he is not a crook

November 17, 1973
President Nixon told an
Associated Press
managing editors
meeting at Disney World
in Orlando, Florida,
"people have got to know
whether or not
their president is a crook.
Well, I'm not a crook."

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Doonesbury Comic Goes Nationwide on October 26, 1970

No longer just a comic strip for the Yale newspaper, Doonesbury hit the mainstream newspapers. Not exactly an underground comic, but its leftish political content meant that some newspapers put the trip on the editorial page instead of with the rest of the comics.

Here is that "original" strip

Thursday, September 14, 2017

New Orleans Police Attack Panther HQ

Using a US Army tank, the New Orleans police attacked the local party headquarters of the Blank Panthers.  The link below describes the situation and the results...