‘Taking to the Streets against the Vietnam War’: A Timeline History of Australian Protest 1962-1972 –– 1971

1971 January – Commonwealth police interrogate signatories to Christmas anti-conscription advertisement in The Australian January 9-10 – National Moratorium Coordinating Committee meets in Melbourne to plan February 17-21 National Anti-War Conference January 15 – ‘Black Power’ demonstration by GI’s in South Vietnam January 18 – Brian Glover to serve seven days at Long Bay jail... Continue Reading →

‘Taking to the Streets against the Vietnam War’: A Timeline History of Australian Protest 1962-1972 –– 1966

1966 January – Robert Menzies resigns as Australian Prime Minister – Harold Holt takes the reins January 20 – Francis James (editor of The Anglican) returns home to Sydney after trip to North Vietnam January 29-30 – National anti-conscription conference (Sydney) convened by YCAC (NSW) February 2 –Third conscript intake Swan Street Army Depot February... Continue Reading →

‘Taking to the Streets against the Vietnam War’: A Timeline History of Australian Protest 1962-1972 –– 1965

1965 January – U.S extends the war to Laos and blasts trails used by North Vietnamese to pass supplies and cadres to NLF January – ‘National Service’ registration period begins for youths turning twenty January 1-June 30 January – Australian military personnel numbers in South Vietnam rise to 200 (including 81 ‘advisors’) February 7 –... Continue Reading →

‘Taking to the Streets against the Vietnam War’: A Timeline History of Australian Protest 1962-1972 –– 1964

1964 March – CND march Dandenong to Melbourne against French nuclear tests April 5 – CICD launches national petition against French nuclear tests in Pacific and underground nuclear tests June 6 – Defence Minister Paltridge announces doubling (30 to 60) of Australian military ‘advisors’ in South Vietnam July 6 – Warrant Officer Kevin Conway from... Continue Reading →

‘Taking to the Streets against the Vietnam War’: A Timeline History of Australian Protest 1962-1972 –– 1963

1963 January – External Affairs Minister Barwick announces further consignment of wire and ‘equipment’ for ‘strategic villages’ in South Vietnam March 8 – Jim Cairns denounces ‘military resistance to national-revolutionary movements in economically-retarded countries’ March 26 – CICD launches new nation-wide petition for nuclear-free zone in Southern Hemisphere and against foreign military bases on Australian... Continue Reading →

‘Taking to the Streets against the Vietnam War’: A Timeline History of Australian Protest 1962-1972 –– 1962

1962 March – CND in Melbourne campaigns against atmospheric testing by both superpowers April – ‘Aldermaston Solidarity March’ organised by ANZ Congress for International Cooperation and Disarmament (CICD) May – U.S Secretary of State Dean Rusk visits Australia to demand Australian participation in South Vietnam conflict 24 – Australian Government announces thirty ‘military advisors’ to... Continue Reading →

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