Conspiracy Statement, 1967. Offset print on off-white paper. 8 x 9 3/4 inches. Yellowing on edges and mild creasing. Item #4874
During the Vietnam War, draft burning was a form of resistance and protest towards the atrocities being suffered by people on both sides of the conflict. This is a conspiracy statement signed by peace activists of the War Resisters League and other leaders at the forefront of human rights movements (including LGBT activist Carol Grosberg and author, Paul Goodman). It is directed towards those who performed the act of draft burning, posing solidarity at the risk of arrest and instigating others “too old to have draft cards” to sign. An important document that underlines the strength of the pacifist leadership of that time.