Part 4 of the 10-part “Gulf Crisis TV Project” series. Bring the Troops Home! looks at grassroots organizing and resistance. Military families join anti-war activists, soldiers go AWOL, war veterans and conscientious objectors speak out, dissenting GIs in Germany produce “Just Say No” rap, towns declare themselves sanctuaries, protests hit the streets nationwide. Includes Jesus Papoletto Melendez, Puerto Rican poet; Grace Paley, author; Joseph Lowery, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and many war resisters. “The Gulf Crisis TV Project” series has become a historic testament to the potential of media activism. Hundreds of producers, media arts centers, activist and community groups, public access cable stations and PBS affiliates worked together under the concept of “America’s Angriest Videos”. The series presents debate, analysis, performance and activisms from across the United States and abroad in response to the first Gulf War. Half of the series was produced in 1990 and aired nationally before the war began in an effort to open the debate and stop the imminent war in the Gulf. The second half of the series produced in 1991, was aired during and after the war. It further explores the issues examined in the first series and looks at the war’s devastating impact.
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