But the nonviolent anti-draft movement was a huge part of the youth uprising that made mass overseas U.S. imperial wars impossible for a generation. The echoes of that time still constrain our government; we fight with a professional military and various hired hands these days, not citizen soldiers. Some speculate that if there had been a draft, we could never have lingered in the Iraq quagmire for nine years ... nor would we be going back now.
San Francisco Bay Area filmmakers are making a documentary about those times and that movement riffing off that unfortunate slogan.
They redeem themselves somewhat in my eyes by interviewing one of my favorite figures from that era who is still fighting the good fight, lesbian political activist Mandy Carter.
The film will be a valuable contribution to the history of peoples' movements in these dis-United States. Learn more at the website.