Carl Oglesby was the president of SDS from 1965 to 1966. He gave this speech in response to an editorial that criticized the SDS for “welcoming” communisits.
Che Guevara‘s Message to the Tricontinental was a seminal work for the 1960s global movement against imperialism through its expression of solidarity between all colonized people of the world. Its words and sentiment were adopted by Tom Hayden in the New Left Student Movement in the US.
How close we could look into a bright future should two, three, or many Vietnams flourish throughout the world with their share of deaths and their immense tragedies, their everyday heroism and their repeated blows against imperialism, impelled to disperse its forces under the sudden attack and the increasing hatred of all peoples of the world!Che Guevara