quote by Russell Banks

John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university.

— Russell Banks

Glamorous Anti War Movement quotations

Richard Nixon was not the lesser evil, he was the greater evil, but in his administration the war was finally brought to an end, because he had to deal with the power of the anti-war movement as well as the power of the Vietnamese movement. I will vote, but always with a caution that voting is not crucial, and organizing is the important thing.


Anti war movement quote Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

The anti-war movement should turn itself into a pro-democracy movement

Anti war movement quote Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.

Now you may like the images of long-haired hippies running in the streets throwing tear gas canisters, but we didn't end the war. And that's what we set out to do. What was not ended by the anti-war movement was ended by the Vietnamese. That's our shame.

In many ways, I have no idea what would have become of me if punk hadn't happened, because the '70s turned out to be so stale, and so boring, and so backward compared to what had come just before. We were too young to have fully experienced the '60s and the fervor of the anti-war movement.

I came at age in the '60s, and initially my hopes and dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time - the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement. I worked on Bobby Kennedy's campaign for president as a teenager in California and the night he was killed.


Anti war movement quote Be selective in your battles, don't make every problem a war.
Be selective in your battles, don't make every problem a war.

The day of reckoning is not just coming for Saddam Hussein. It's coming for the anti-war movement.

I wish that I had bridged the feminist movement and the anti-war movement better than I did.

'Rage' is the word that most often attaches itself to the Tea Party movement, and it's true that, from the outside looking in, their public demonstrations appear to be more enraged than any political events in America since the race riots and anti-war protests of the 1960s.

Anti war movement quote It's hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.
It's hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.
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All political movements are basically anti-creative - since a political movement is a form of war.

My work has been in the field of engaged Buddhism.

That is my own practice, which began in 1965 that formed the base for the work I was doing in the civil rights and anti-war movement.


I'm a child of the '60s, I came of age then.

I went to a couple of demonstrations, and then in the late '60s when the Vietnam anti-war movement grew as the Vietnam War was heating up, I became very involved in that.

Anti war movement quote Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war.
Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war.

The argument of those who are being criticized at any time, the civil rights movement forward, the anti-war movement forward, is, it's always outside agitators doing it.

When Dalton Trumbo and his friends joined the Communist Party it was 1943, and Russia was our ally in World War II. This was connected to a very popular movement of artists and intellectuals at that time towards anti fascism, and an alliance with the union movement.

I played with English and Sociology in college but dropped out to work in the anti-war movement. I was going around denouncing the Viet Nam war as immoral but one day it dawned on me that I didn't know what that meant. I signed up for an ethics class at San Francisco State to find out the answer.

Anti war movement quote The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.
The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.

Rock-and-roll was an example of change in the body of the culture.

I think it's really what helped bring the anti-war movement to its peak and moved people into the streets to seize the day - the movement was the embodiment of what was happening in the music. This is what taught me that it was possible to bring art and activism together. Without that piece, that energetic embodiment piece, the rest is just intellectual construct.


I had begun what I thought might be a career in social work.

I was married and deeply involved in the anti-war movement. I thought I'd go about saving the world one person at a time. I worked with kids, teenagers mostly, in neighborhood centers, on the streets, and eventually in a drop-in center.

The massive anti-war movement, which I was a part of and which was a major part of my life, never stopped the war in Vietnam.

Anti war movement quote All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

We're here to let the Democrats know that the grass roots and the anti-war movement elected them to create change.

The elites hate to acknowledge it, but when large numbers of ordinary people are moved to action, it changes the narrow political world where the elites call the shots. Inside accounts reveal the extent to which Johnson and Nixon's conduct of the Vietnam War was constrained by the huge anti-war movement. It was the civil rights movement, not compelling arguments, that convinced members of Congress to end legal racial discrimination.

Movements are not radical. Movements are the American way. A small group of abolitionists writing and speaking eventually led to the end of slavery. A few stirred-up women brought about women's voting. The Populist movement, the Progressive movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the women's movement - the examples go on and on of 'little people' getting together and telling the truth about their lives. They made our government act.


Anti war movement quote Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.

I was involved in the anti-war movement.

All political movements are basically anti-creative - since a political movement is a form of war. "There's no place for impractical dreamers around here," that's what they always say. "Your writing activities will be directed, kindly stop horsing around." "As for the smoking of marijuana, it is the exploitation for the workers." Both favor alcohol and are against pot.