New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam

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New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam

In July, 1969, the "united front" anti-Vietnam organization known as the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam National Mobe, held a national conference from July 4-5 in Cleveland, Ohio (Case Western Reserve University) to further develop strategy to "end the war in Vietnam." At this meeting, they agreed to change their name to the New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, or New Mobe for short.

List of Individuals Who Attended the Conference

The following list of individuals who attended the New Mobe founding conference on July 4-5, 1969 in Cleveland comes from "Extent of Subversion in Campus Disorders: Testimony of Max Phillip Friedman", Hearings, Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and other Internal Security Laws (SISS), Senate Judiciary Committee, 91st Congress, First Session, Part 2, August 12, 1969 (testimony taken in Executive Session) and released Oct. 15, 1969.

Some of the individuals were self-identified when they spoke or their names appeared on Mobe lists, while other identifications were provided by Max Friedman to Keywiki from other government documents (i.e. mainly congressional hearings from the House Internal Security Committee (HISC), SISS or from newspaper articles. A few names were spelled phonetically as it was often hard to hear them pronounced clearly at the conference.

"Cleveland Anti-War Conference, July 4-5, 1969 names of those present at the conference, submitted by Max P. Friedman, conference participant", pp. 126-128)

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Additional list of those who attended the conference

In the testimony of Max P. Friedman, an additional list of those who attended the New Mobe founding conference was put into the text of his testimony as an addendum item. SISS Counsel Jay Sourwive said the following about this list and who created it.

"Before you clise, I will make this statement, Mr. Chairman. The committee has received a report from an observer on the national antiwar conference in Cleveland, about which Mr. Friedman has been testifying, and I will ask that the text of this report to the extent that it does not merely duplicated what Mr. Friedman has already done, may go in the record at this point." (pp. 153-154). Identifications for the individuals listed were provided by this "observer".

[Further identifications of these individuals was provided to KW by Max Friedman 11/01/2011].

The following individuals made trips to North Vietnam during the war, as can be found at the KW page, "Visitors to Hanoi/North Vietnam During the War": Becker; Bick, Dowd; Davis; Dellinger, Fernandez, Meacham, and Peck. Linda Evans from the list below. Others from both lists may have gone to Hanoi but were not listed in the James W. Clinton book "The Loyal Opposition: Americans in North Vietnam, 1965-1972".


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