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ResisterA Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War$
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Bruce Dancis

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452420

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.001.0001

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SDS, South Africa, and the Security Index

SDS, South Africa, and the Security Index

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(p.145) Chapter Nine SDS, South Africa, and the Security Index
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Resister
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Bruce Dancis

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452420.003.0010

The author discusses the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) decision to place him and other draft resisters on the Security Index, along with Cornell SDS’s program calling for the university’s “economic disengagement of Cornell from South African banks” due to the country’s apartheid policy. He first provides a background on the FBI’s Security Index before focusing on two developments that apparently stoked the FBI’s interest in him: he was among those who reenergized the Cornell chapter of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and he became the editor of a new radical magazine called First Issue. He then recounts the case of Mike Singer, an antiwar student of Cornell; the Tet Offensive and its impact on U.S. policy in Vietnam; the draft resistance movement’s antiapartheid campaign at Cornell University; and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Finally, he recounts his induction refusal on April 18, 1968 and the student protests that rocked Columbia University.

Keywords:   draft resistance, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Security Index, South Africa, apartheid, Students for a Democratic Society, Cornell University, Martin Luther King Jr., student protests, Columbia University

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