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Network news reports Duc Lap Aug 68 Same days riots Dem. Nat. Convention Chicago

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These network news reports were among the top stories on all networks in America, competing with the news of the Chicago 7 led riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago which happened the same days. Not a coincidence. Planned in Rennie Davis' words, "in Bratislava where a group of 42 anti-war activists met with a Vietnamese delegation from North Vietnam. It was late 1967 and North Vietnam was experiencing intense U.S bombing of their country. We also met representatives of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam that was in full resistance to American occupation of their country. Madam Binh headed the PRG delegation. Reviewing business cards from both delegations, an historian would discover the Vietnamese attending this extraordinary conference were the highest ranking Vietnamese delegation to meet outside of Vietnam since the Geneva Conference in 1954. From that meeting, I was invited with Tom Hayden and five others to North Vietnam to see the American bombing ourselves. It was such experiences that helped me to realize the unique history, amazing people and deep resolve of the Vietnamese for independence from foreign invaders. I also came to appreciate the importance Vietnamese placed on our own American 'rag tag' anti-war movement."