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It's all about the pop culture wars of tragic patriotism

Posted to Poetry and Politics

the giving of military medals to honor the dead/
it may help the immediate family but in time they will only have their emptiness

published The Real Comet Press, Seattle, 1990

page 80, figure 55 "Clarence Fitch: A Matter of Conscience Resistance within the US Military during the Vietnam War."
He's a black fellow, wearing a Vietnam Veterans against the War T-shirt, holding military ribbons and a pair pf army wings. Somber looking,

Press Release: "Another Brother" Video Spurs Black History Month Discussion
When: Wednesday,
February 5, 2:30 - 4:00 pm then again between
6:30 - 8:30 pm (two showings)
Where: Rutgers-Newark Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 MLK Blvd.,
Multipurpose room 231
Another Brother
Clarence Fitch
Through found photographs, audiotaped interviews and archival footage, Another Brother tells the story of Vietnam veteran Clarence Fitch. Clarence Fitch was a man of and for his times, an African American who witnessed and took part in events of this country from the turmoil of the sixties through the present decade. Telling a story fraught with both heroism and tragedy, the film uses Clarence's life as a jumping off point to explore a remarkable range of issues -- racism, the Black civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and its aftermath, the scourge of drugs, and finally the AIDS crisis. Another Brother both honors Clarence Fitch and digs deeply into the roots of his struggles. (runtime, 50 minutes)
Panel Discussion A brief panel discussion and Q&A period will follow each showing of the video. Representatives of the Sponsoring Organizations will briefly speak

Dave Cline
Veterans for Peace

Greg Payton (bio)
Clarence Fitch Chapter,
Vietnam Veterans Against the War

Madelyn Hoffman
NJ Peace Action

Larry Hamm
People's Organization for Progress

Rutgers Acts for Peace and Justice
Hosted by: The Ruters-Newark Office of Student Activities as part of the Black History Month 2003 Observence
Rutgers-Newark Office of Student Activities

Endorsing Organizations Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Directions Directions to Rutgers-Newark (includes public transportation)
Photo and campus map of Paul Robeson Campus Center

Parking On-street parking at meters
follow above directions to Parking Deck 1
Commercial lots on Bleeker Street between Halsey and Washington or on corner of Central and Washington

Links For more information about the video: Purchase and rental information for video
American Friends Service Committee names "Another Brother" Resource of the Month
PBS broadcast listing
'Another Brother' looks at black man, Vietnam War (Associated Press review)

Contact Nat Bender 732/207-9582