[News] Today marks the 40th anniversary of the victory of the people of Viet Nam over US colonial occupation

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Thu Apr 30 12:59:31 EDT 2015

April 30, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the victory of the people 
of Viet Nam over the US military. The Vietnamese national liberation 
struggle moved the entire world and is one of the most important 
historical events of the 20th century.

The people’s war waged by the people of Viet Nam, reaching a peak in the 
Tet Offensive of 1968, demonstrated that a united people, even in a poor 
and underdeveloped nation, could defeat the most powerful military and 
economic power on earth.

In an era when national liberation struggles surged in Asia, Africa, and 
Latin America, the struggle of the Vietnamese people provided an 
inspiring example to solidarity movements around the world and inside 
the US. The movement against the war in Viet Nam in the US was 
inextricably tied to the early anti-imperialism of the civil 
rights/Black liberation movement, and many other movements of the 1960s 
and 1970s.

The victory of Viet Nam is a living example**that holds lessons for the 
ongoing struggle against US imperialism today.  We have created this 
*online tribute <http://www.freedomarchives.org/Viet%20Nam.html>,* much 
of it drawn from the Freedom Archives, to help illustrate and pass on 
these lessons.

And if you are in the Bay Area, please join us for a one-day teach-in on 
Saturday, May 2nd at MetWest High School. Here are the details 

Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 
863.9977 www.freedomarchives.org
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