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In Memoriam: Anti-War Vietnam Veteran and Labor Activist Bill Davis

Bill Davis, VVAW Bill Davis, Vietnam war veteran, longtime labor and anti-war activist and national coordinator of VVAW — Vietnam Veterans Against the War — has died. Davis was a key member for decades in VVAW, begun by military veterans in 1967 to oppose U.S. military intervention in Vietnam, U.S. imperialism more broadly, and to support the rights and needs of veterans. Davis also served as president of Auto Mechanics Union Local 701, which he first joined in 1977, until he retired several years ago, and represented Local 701 in the Chicago Federation of Labor. Read more.

Related Links: 1999 Article by Bill Davis on Kent State and the war | 2005 interview with Bill Davis and fellow VVAW activist Ray Parrish | Labor Beat Video: Bill Davis Interview on YouTube

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