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In Praise of Agent Orange Victim Advocates

HA NOI — The Viet Nam Association for Victims of Agent Orange yesterday honoured 99 outstanding individuals and organisations for supporting victims and actively participating in the struggle for justice for AO victims. Via VietNamNews They were praised in the “Honouring Golden Hearts for Agent Orange Victims” programme which was held in the capital yesterday […]

Vietnam War—No light at end of tunnel for Agent Orange victims

In Vietnam, some 35 years after the war, Agent Orange is still claiming victims. Used on a massive scale by the U.S. Army to prevent  soldiers from hiding, this powerful herbicide permeated the ground. From encephalitis to congenital deformities and leukaemia, thousands of children are being born severely handicapped due to the chemical. From 1961 […]

Agent Orange’s Toxic Legacy Hits Home

Retired Master Sergeant LeRoy Foster is haunted by the job that launched his 20-year career in the US Air Force—spraying herbicides along perimeter fences and fuel pipelines at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. This duty seemed inconsequential, field maintenance work done amid B-52 bombers thundering in and out to refuel for bombing raids over […]

US offers $34m to clear Agent Orange at Da Nang Airport

Today, dioxin levels at the airport are up to 400 times higher than internationally accepted levels. HA NOI — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has told the Da Nang People’s Committee that it plans to spend US$34 million to rid the city’s airport of Agent Orange, Vietnam News reports. The two-year project […]

New Dioxin Rules Might Force More Cleanups

From the VA:  The AP (11/1) reports, “The government has spent many millions of dollars in recent decades cleaning up sites contaminated with dioxin and, in extreme cases, relocating residents of entire neighborhoods tainted by the toxin. But tough new pollution standards proposed by the Obama administration could require additional dioxin cleanups at scores of […]

Shinseki Fights off Veterans’ Enemy Sen. James Webb, Defends Agent Orange Benefits

– Watching C-SPAN 3’s telecast of the hearing on VA Disability Compensation, Presumptive Disability Decision-Making  by the United States Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is an illustration why no veteran or advocate in Virginia should consider voting for Sen. James Webb (Traitor-VA) – This morning, while posturing as the earnest student of empirical investigation, Webb prefaced his […]

$300 million for Agent Orange fund

Agent Orange and related toxic chemicals are nothing but bad–decades after use. Sens. Webb and Akaka, are you listening? Action plan addresses toxic legacy of Vietnam War By Margie Mason HANOI, Vietnam – Thirty-five years after the Vietnam War, a $300 million price tag has been placed on the most contentious legacy still tainting U.S.-Vietnam […]

Not just dioxin – but PCB’s as well

Danang, Vietnam April 22, 2010 Chuck Palazzo Not just dioxin – but PCB’s as well …and genetically engineered seeds, forced bankruptcies, suicides – the list continues and grows daily! Monsanto has no, I repeat NO regard for human life or our environment.  They continue to destroy both with only one goal in mind:  Corporate earnings […]


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