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Today in labor history: end of the "Vietnam era"

On May 7, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford formally declared an end to the "Vietnam era."

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Today in labor history: Chicano draft resistance

Muñoz decided - like thousands of other young people n the US - that if drafted, he would refuse to go fight in Vietnam. He was UCLA's first Chicano Student Body President, and started organizing in the Chicano community.

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Today in labor history: The Fort Dix stockade rebellion

On June 5th, 1969, more than one hundred imprisoned soldiers rose up against deplorable and inhumane conditions at the Fort Dix stockade in New Jersey.

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Today in labor history: Vietnam war protests, draft card burned

On Oct. 15, 1965, a young Catholic Worker activist, David Miller, burned his draft card in protest of the U.S. war in Vietnam, becoming the first antiwar activist to challenge a law banning the act.