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The NSA Spied on MLK, Muhammad Ali

LBJ, Nixon kept tabs on Vietnam War protesters

(Newser) - The NSA once spied on no lesser Americans than Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali, newly declassified documents reveal. They were targeted along with a pair of US senators, as well as journalists from the New York Times and Washington Post, as part of a six-year effort to investigate... More »

Pistol Shots Heard Before Kent State Student Deaths

Recording raises new questions about 1970 tragedy

(Newser) - A new wrinkle in an iconic moment of modern American history: An audio expert analyzing tape of the Kent State shootings of 1970 says four pistol shots rang out about a minute before the National Guard opened fire on students, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer . If true, it lends credence... More »

To End Afghan War, Reinstitute the Draft

People didn't oppose the Vietnam war, they opposed going to fight in it

(Newser) - There’s one surefire way to end the war in Afghanistan: bring back the draft. After all, that's what worked in the '60s, writes cartoonist Jeff Danziger, who was drafted and served in Vietnam. The protests over that war ripped the country apart, grinding the war effort to a halt.... More »

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