We in Telegram
Add news
March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010
August 2010
September 2010 October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011 July 2011 August 2011 September 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011 January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013 January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 December 2015 January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 February 2017 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017 August 2017 September 2017 October 2017 November 2017 December 2017 January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018 May 2018 June 2018 July 2018 August 2018 September 2018 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2020 November 2020 December 2020 January 2021 February 2021 March 2021 April 2021 May 2021 June 2021 July 2021 August 2021 September 2021 October 2021 November 2021 December 2021 January 2022 February 2022 March 2022 April 2022 May 2022 June 2022 July 2022 August 2022 September 2022 October 2022 November 2022 December 2022 January 2023 February 2023 March 2023 April 2023 May 2023 June 2023 July 2023 August 2023 September 2023 October 2023 November 2023 December 2023 January 2024 February 2024 March 2024 April 2024 May 2024
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
News Every Day |

EXPLAINER: How US campus protests over Gaza differ from Vietnam war era

WASHINGTON, USA – A deep generational divide, anti-war protests on college campuses, and a looming Chicago Democratic convention invite comparisons between today’s protests against Israel’s attacks in Gaza and the movement against the Vietnam War.

The 54th anniversary of the Kent State University shooting on Saturday, May 4, marks the day when the Ohio National Guard troops sent to quell campus protests shot 13 students, killing four and unleashing a surge of unrest across the country.

The campus protests over the past two weeks differ in both scale and motivation. Student bodies have changed, as has the Democratic Party. But given the tight rematch incumbent President Joe Biden, a Democrat, faces with Republican Donald Trump, they could hold political sway.

Death tolls

By 1970, the Vietnam War had been raging for five years, and Republican President Richard Nixon had announced an expansion of the war into Cambodia. By the end of 1970, nearly 1.8 million young American men had been enlisted and nearly 30,000 had died.

There are no US troops fighting in Israel’s war in Gaza, but many US citizens have lost family members there.

Israel’s assault on Gaza was triggered by the October 7 attack by Islamist Hamas militants, which by its tallies killed 1,200 with 253 taken hostage. The subsequent Israeli bombardment has killed more than 35,000 Palestinians according to Palestinian medics, and displaced the majority of Gaza’s 2.3 million people.

Students at dozens of schools across the US have rallied or camped out to oppose Israel’s war in Gaza, demanding institutions stop doing business with companies that support the war. Police have arrested over 2,000 protesters.

Support for the war shifts

The growing death toll in Gaza and images of the widespread destruction there have swayed public opinion, with support for Israel’s military assault dropping from 50% in a November Gallup poll to 36% in late March.

Biden, who last month signed legislation to provide $14 billion more aid to Israel, has faced growing criticism over his handling of the crisis, with hundreds of thousands of voters casting “uncommitted ballots” in Democratic primaries in recent months to express their frustration and anger.

Senator Bernie Sanders also drew comparisons with Vietnam, noting former President Lyndon Johnson’s decision not to run in 1968 amid growing anger over the war in Vietnam.

“I worry very much that President Biden is putting himself in a position where he has alienated, not just young people, but a lot of the Democratic base, in terms of his views on Israel and this war,” Sanders told CNN.

Size, scope, and intensity

By 1970, the protests had grown in size and intensity, with some rallies attracting tens and even hundreds of thousands of people, said Kevin Kruse, a professor at Princeton University. Many students were personally affected given the draft.

Some of those protests were also violent, unlike the largely peaceful demonstrations seen thus far in response to Israel’s war in Gaza, he said.

“The night before the shooting, they burned down the ROTC (Reserve Officers Training Corps) building. This wasn’t a bunch of students sitting in tents on the lawn,” he said.

The shooting sparked fresh anti-war protests across the United States and as far away as Melbourne, Australia, where 100,000 gathered to protest. Nearly 100,000 people converged on Washington, DC a few days after the shooting.

On a much smaller scale, Columbia University’s initial response in April also triggered solidarity protests, Kruse said, adding that the Columbia protest might have petered out if administrators had opted to quietly ride it out until summer.

Must Read

For some Columbia students, protest encampment is living history lesson

For some Columbia students, protest encampment is living history lesson
Tone-deafness and hard hats

Biden’s first comments on the escalating protests have sparked fresh allegations that he’s tone deaf to the issues, just as Arab American and Muslim activists say the White House hasn’t listened to their concerns about support for Israel.

“There is a right to protest, but not a right to cause chaos,” Biden said.

Shortly after the Kent State shootings, Nixon invited to the White House a group of construction workers after the so-called Hard Hat Riot, when 400 construction workers and 800 office workers attacked some 1,000 demonstrators in New York City.

More racial, gender diversity

In 1970, there were some 7.2 million students enrolled in college in the US and women accounted for 41% of students, while Black students were just 7% of the total.

Now, the US has over 15 million undergraduate students, with white students accounting for about 41%, Latino students 18%, Black students 11%, and Asian students 6%, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Women outnumber men on college campuses.

While the women’s movement and the civil rights movements were also boiling over in the late 1960s, the groups were less integrated and more at odds than today, said Jim Zogby, a Vietnam era protester and founder of the Arab American Institute.

“This is an intersectional generation. It’s the same kids who were leading the Black Lives Matter movement or the women’s march or the protests against the Muslim ban or the gun safety rally,” he said.

Democrat divisions

Then, as now, there are sharp divides between generations, including in the Democratic Party.

Democratic strategist James Carville, 79, on Sunday warned protesters in a viral and profanity-laden video on X that they could help Trump win a second term by dividing the party.

A YouGov poll released Thursday showed that 53% of adults felt that college administrators’ decision to suspend and expel some pro-Palestinian protesters was “about right” or “not harsh enough.” That number jumps to 68% for those aged 65 and over.

Dilara Sayeed, president of the Muslim Civic Coalition, a Chicago-based non-profit, said the party is still out of touch with its electorate of young voters and people of color.

“The government had a policy that young people and Americans of color disagreed with – using our tax dollars and sending troops to go fight in a war we didn’t agree with,” Sayeed said. That’s where we are now.”

Abbas Alawieh, a former senior congressional aide and community organizer who helped lead Michigan’s “Uncommitted” campaign, said the party’s leadership was at grave risk of repeating the mistakes of the Vietnam era.

“In 1968, one of the great failures of the party establishment was that they ignored anti-war youth and continued the horrific war in Vietnam and alienated young voters, and I feel like they’re at risk of doing the same thing,” he said.

The Biden campaign is engaging actively with young voters, spokesperson Mia Ehrenberg said, noting that those efforts were launched months earlier than in the previous election cycle. Biden has also been endorsed by 15 youth vote groups, who will hire hundreds of organizers and mobilize hundreds of thousands of volunteers, the campaign said.

Matt Hill, spokesperson for the Democratic National Convention, underscored the importance of peaceful protest to American democracy, arguing that the convention would highlight what he called “the unity and excitement of Democrats…in stark contrast to the chaos and extremism stewing in the GOP.”

Offline, online

Media coverage of the war in Vietnam, known as America’s first “television war” with daily images of dead soldiers returned to the United States (images now banned by the US military) provided momentum for the anti-war movement.

Although students today aren’t facing the draft, they are watching the war unfolding in real-time on their phones, said Christianna Leahy, a former Amnesty International board member and professor at McDaniel College in Maryland.

“It is through Instagram, Tik Tok, social media that they’re just getting images every day,” she said. “This is on everyone’s phone 24 hours a day.”

Another raucous convention

The divisions may boil over during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August. But there will be fewer chances to challenge Biden inside the event than in 1968, Zogby said.

“The party no longer exists, as it did in ’68 when there was internal dissent in the party,” he said, noting that Biden had locked down the nomination and no other candidates had a chance to emerge during a fight on the convention floor.

Another key difference this year: the ’68 convention took place just months after the assassinations of civil rights leader Martin Luther King and leading Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, which roiled a nation already divided by the Vietnam War and social revolution.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and local law enforcement agencies are girding for protests.

“There’s no place in these United States where the DNC was going to have a convention where they were not going to be met by their base and the frustration from their base and wanting to see their priorities reflected in the Democrats’ platform,” said Nsé Ufot, founder of the New South Super PAC.

“You can’t hide, baby.” – Rappler.com

Москва

"Возрождение интереса к народному искусству и ремеслам в современном мире"

Glen Powell’s parents crash Texas movie screening to troll him

Ballroom culture coming to the Long Beach Pride Festival

Gunmen open fire and kill 4 people, including 3 foreigners, in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province

Precision in Motion: Exploring Baltic Bearing Company-Riga

Ria.city






Read also

Lakers infatuated with JJ Redick’s potential

Cam’ron Is the 24-Hour-News Pundit We Deserve

The Deadly Digital Frontiers at the Border

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Precision in Motion: Exploring Baltic Bearing Company-Riga

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


News Every Day

AML check crypto



Sports today


Новости тенниса
WTA

Шнайдер вышла в финал турнира WTA-125 в Париже, обыграв Грачёву



Спорт в России и мире
Москва

Охрана и безопасность. Как роботы и дроны работают на спортивных объектах?



All sports news today





Sports in Russia today

Москва

Футболисты ФК «Динамо Пушкино» заняли второе место в межрегиональном турнире Laffy Cup 2024


Новости России

Game News

Шапки женские вязаные на Wildberries, 2024 — новый цвет от 392 руб. (модель 466)


Russian.city


Симферополь

«Дефицитный продукт». В Севастополе малогабаритки стали дороже, Симферополь продемонстировал падение стоимости квадрата


Губернаторы России
Владимир Потанин

Применим ли ЦФА для венчура в России?


Шапки женские на Wildberries — скидки от 398 руб. (на новые оттенки)

До конца года в Москве проведут почти в 2 раза больше операций, чем в 2023 году

Путин наградил председателя Общественной палаты Ставрополья Орденом дружбы

Что там в IT: ИИ-отрыв Google, ChatGPT почти человек, отечественный BIOS


Создание Сайтов. Создание веб сайта. Создание сайта html. Создание сайтов цена. Создание и продвижение сайтов. Создание сайта с нуля. Создание интернет сайта.

Певица Наташа Королева даст концерт в Пятигорске

Создание сайта. Разработка сайта. Создание сайта с нуля. Создание и продвижение сайта.

Волочкова: Загитова терпит нападки за красоту и прямоту


Немец Зверев выбил россиянина Медведева из топ-4 ATP

Даниил Медведев идет третьим в чемпионской гонке ATP, Андрей Рублев — пятый

Рахимова прошла во второй круг турнира WTA в Рабате на отказе Таунсенд

Рыбакина узнала свое место в новом мировом рейтинге



"Возрождение интереса к народному искусству и ремеслам в современном мире"

Ставки снова растут: «Выберу.ру» подготовил рейтинг лучших краткосрочных вкладов в мае 2024 года

В РМАТ ПРОШЕЛ I БИЗНЕС-ФОРУМ ВЫПУСКНИКОВ РМАТ 1999-2023 ГОДА ВЫПУСКА, ПОСВЯЩЕННЫЙ 55-ЛЕТНЕМУ ЮБИЛЕЮ АКАДЕМИИ

«СВЯТОЙ ЛЕНИН» УЛУЧШАЕТ ЗАКОНЫ, управляет патентами и улучшает командное планирование в целях учёта интереса всего народа.


РОССИЯ И КИТАЙ: В МИРЕ ВОЗМОЖНА ГЕГЕМОНИЯ ЛИШЬ ИНТЕРЕСА НАРОДА, ЗАКОНА, ИСТИНЫ И СПРАВЕДЛИВОСТИ.

Появился трейлер исторического детектива «Плевако» с Сергеем Безруковым в роли легендарного российского адвоката

Минское «Динамо» одолело «Шахтер» на финише 9-го тура чемпионата Беларуси

Легенда "Спартака" Ловчев: немного перестал уважать Галицкого за отставку Ивича


"Резкого изменения внешнего политического курса мы не увидим". Эксперты о судьбе Ирана после гибели Раиси

Полиция начала поиск скрывшихся участников массовой драки на юге Москвы

В Очаково-Матвеевском построят бизнес-центр по городской программе

Полигон с опасными радиоактивными отходами раскопали в Подмосковье



Путин в России и мире






Персональные новости Russian.city
Концерт

Концерт «Вселенная Миядзаки» - это настоящий праздник



News Every Day

Gunmen open fire and kill 4 people, including 3 foreigners, in Afghanistan's central Bamyan province




Friends of Today24

Музыкальные новости

Персональные новости