'Smash US Imperialism' badge, alternatively known as a button, made 1969 - 1970 was used in Melbourne between 1969 - 1973. It was worn by the donor during anti-Vietnam War and anti-conscription rallies. The donor collected these badges as a participant in the moratorium marches during 1970 and 1971. The badge encapsulates the idea that the Vietnam War was motivated by an American desire to build a vast empire. The phrase itself was a ubiquitous one in the anti-Vietnam campaign, but has since been adopted by other movements that criticise American foreign policy.

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This is a white badge with red and black lettering.

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