Former mayor recalls days of anti-war activism in new book

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Berkeley has a prominent role in the history of the anti-Vietnam War movement, but a new book by former Mountain View Mayor Lenny Siegel shows how he and other Stanford students became a thorn in the side of the military industrial complex during demonstrations in the Palo Alto area.

Siegel has written the autobiographical “Disturbing The War, The Inside Story of the Movement to Get Stanford University Out of Southeast Asia,” which is now on Amazon, in bookstores and available on Kindle.

When Siegel was on City Council from 2014 to 2018 and mayor in 2018,

he was a champion of rent control, building more affordable housing and sticking up for the rights of people who sleep on RVs on city streets.

In “Disturbing The War,” Siegel explains how he became an activist and …

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1 Comment

  1. I have no problem with anyone being against war. My only issue is that some people want to choose between good wars and bad wars. People are still being demonized for opposing World War Two but being praised for opposing the Vietnam War. Wars are bad period.

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