A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority (1967) by RESIST

1946-1989, Authority, Date, Defining the Enemy, Disruptive Spaces, Imperialism, Institutions

This document was written by the group RESIST, which was a collective group formed in response to the growing unrest in the US surrounding the Vietnam War. It was disseminated by Marcus Raskin, Dr. Benjamin Spock, William Sloane Coffin, Mitchell Goodman, and Michael Ferber who were later charged with conspiring to “counsel, aid and abet” resistance to the draft. It was signed by more than 20,000 individuals.

An ever growig number of young American men are finding that the American war in Vietnam so outrages their deepest moral and religious sense that they cannot contribute to it in any way. We share their moral outrage.

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