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Ft. Bragg GIs Get It Together

Fayetteville, N.C. (LNS) -- Fayetteville witnessed its' first anti-war GI-civilian demonstration on October 11 as 50 GIs from Ft. Bragg led a marcjh of 1,000 people down the town's main street.

The crowd marched through the streets shouting slogans like: "Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight," "um, umgowa, People got the Power," and "Nixon's indicted by GI's United." They encountered little harassment from either the cops or the town residents.

While the GI organizers, GIs United, Donald Duncan and Dr. Howard Levy talked about the war in terms of U.S. imperialism. Duncan, a former Green Beret sergeant, said that a new generation stands in opposition to U.S. imperialist interests.

Levy, the army doctor who was sentenced to two years at Leavenworth for refusal to train Green Berets in medical skills, sid that GIs he had talked to at Ft. Dix were conscious of U.S. capitalist and imperialist motives for the war.

Clearly, the Ft. Dix GIs are much further along in political development than most GIs across the country (thanks in part to the presence of the Ft. Dix Coffeehouse and the radical anti-war paper, Shakedown) but the Army war machine makes a great school of anti-imperialism all by itself and if the GIs at Bragg can march against the war now, they'll soon be marching to support third world struggles.

 

Duck Power, vol. 1, no. 6

 

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