Viet Nam

22 August 1968

The 17th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 18-24 August, 1968 in Nyborg Strand, Denmark:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting at Congress, August 1968,

is profoundly DISTRESSED by

(1) The escalating savagery of the war in Vietnam,

(2) The continuing pretense and irrelevance of the Paris Talks, which can only be fruitful when the U.S halts unconditionally the bombings of North Vietnam, so that actual peace talks can begin,

(3) The fact that the bombing of North Vietnam, announced as halted has actually increased in among,

And therefore urges the President of the United States immediately to halt all bombing of North Vietnam, simultaneously initiate a cease-fire-unless-fired-upon in the South, state its willingness to negotiate with all parties concerned, including the NLF, for implementation of the principles of the Geneva Accords including the withdrawal of U.S. and other foreign troops and international guarantees of the demilitarization and self-determination of the South.