Monday, March 10, 2008

Peace Crimes

I waited until the last minute and managed to catch the last show of Peace Crimes by the History Theatre of Minnesota.
Here's the blurb:

1970. Three years after the Summer of Love, the American death toll in Vietnam is 30,000 and climbing. The war continues full tilt with no end in sight. For every 1,000 draftees, 234 are killed or wounded in the conflict. A handful of young men, including college students and a theologian from the Newman Center at the U of M, are busted by the FBI for raiding draft board offices across the state. Dubbed the "Minnesota Eight" by the press, they are tried for conspiracy, convicted and sent to federal prison. Were their crimes heroic acts of civil disobedience or acts of terrorism?Patriotism or treason? "Peace crimes" or just crimes?

It was a worthwhile experience.


Daisy said...

Raven, have you ever seen "The War at Home"--check it out on DVD. Documentary about the bombing at U of Wisconsin in the 70s, I'm sure you'd find it interesting.

Ravenmn said...

I've been meaning to check it out, but haven't done so yet. Thanks for the reminder!