Marilyn Young

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Marilyn B. Young was reportedly a founding member of the Maoist-oriented, Pro-Peking "Committee of Concerns Asian Scholars" (CCAS)which was formed in the late 1960's. CCAS was a member of some of the Hanoi Lobby's conferences and international meetings.

"Affinity group"

Daniel Ellsberg first met Howard Zinn at Faneuil Hall in Boston in early 1971, where they both spoke against the indictments of Eqbal Ahmad and Philip Berrigan for “conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger.” They marched with the rest of the crowd to make citizens’ arrests at the Boston office of the FBI. Later that spring, they went with their affinity group (including Noam Chomsky, Cindy Fredericks, Marilyn Young, Mark Ptashne, Zelda Gamson, Fred Branfman and Mitch Goodman), to the May Day actions blocking traffic in Washington[1].

Reconciliation with Vietnam Conference, May 1, 1982, Princeton University

A notice of a "Reconciliation with Vietnam Conference" to be held on May 1, 1982 at Princeton University, appeared in the April 28, 1982 issue of the weekly Marxist newspaper (US), the "Guardian", on Page 21.

Among the listed/scheduled speakers who represented for the most part an important constituent faction of the "Hanoi Lobby" was:

  • Prof. Marilyn Young - NYU historian, in the 4:00 PM session "Lessons of Vietnam for the Future"

Among the other key Hanoi Lobby leaders and Hanoi supporters/visitors were:

Conference: "Sponsored by: Citizen Soldier; Princeton Faculty-Student Ad Hoc Committee for Peace & Human Rights; Southeast Asia Resource Center; Women's Center, Princeton University

A complete copy of this notice will appear under the "Hanoi Lobby" KW section

New York Marxist School

In the April 6, 1983 edition of the weekly Maoist newpaper, the "Guardian", the following appeared re the listing of speakers at the New York Marxist School (NYMS) for several weeks from the end of March to mid-April:

  • Friday, April 8: "Women and Family life in Post-Capitalist Societies," a panel with Manuela Dobbs and Marilyn Young, 8 PM

Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama

In early 2008 Marilyn Young, of New York University signed a petition circulated by Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama[2].

In the coming elections, it is important to remember that war and peace are as much \"women\'s issues\" as are health, the environment, and the achievement of educational and occupational equality. Because we believe that all of these concerns are not only fundamental but closely intertwined, this Tuesday we will be casting our vote for Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.

Open Letter to Obama on Iran

In 2008 Marilyn Young, Professor of History, NYU, New York signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.[3]

Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign

In 2012 Marilyn Young served on the Board of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign.[4]

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