In less than a year, the Vietnam Day Committee (VDC) became perhaps the most effective anti-war group in the US. The FBI considered it more of a threat to national security than the Communist Party. The April 9, 1966 bombing of VDC headquarters in Berkeley remains unsolved. Part 4 of 5
Chronic exposure to high levels of the toxic gases and chemicals given off by stoves, heaters, carpeting, furniture, wall paneling, cigarettes and home cleaners to name a few, may account for substantial sickness and even death.
At CIR, we believe journalism that moves citizens to action is an essential pillar of democracy. For more than three decades, CIR has relentlessly pursued and uncovered injustices that otherwise would be hidden from the public eye. Today, we are upholding this legacy and looking forward, working at the forefront of journalistic innovation to produce important stories that make a difference and engage our audiences across the aisle, coast to coast, and worldwide. What drives our work isn't profit – it's impact.
As you know, hard-hitting reporting takes time and nerve – and, of course, citizen support. Every day, our reporters go up against powerful financial, political and bureaucratic forces. They uncover secrets that would otherwise be left untold, exposing injustices so our lives can be better.
But impact, change and progress are achieved only when citizens take action.