Category: Vietnam

H. Patricia Hynes: Agent Orange: The Unfinished War in Vietnam

During the ten years of aerial chemical warfare in Vietnam, U.S. warplanes sprayed more than 20 million gallons of herbicide defoliants, chief among them Agent Orange.

Denny Riley: The Saturday Before

On the Saturday before the Sunday of the Pride Parade, the Pride Celebration happened in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and the surrounding grid of streets. From a stage in front of city hall live music blasted out over rows and rows of canopied booths where it appeared everything was for sale but washers and dryers. Booths purveyed savory ethnic dishes and ballpark food, healthy and not so healthy beverages, clothes, crafts, trinkets, sunglasses, hats, books, posters and miniature icons from India and little pipes

Edward S. Herman: After All We Did For Them in Fallujah!

any sensible person should recognize that a U.S. leadership that stands firmly with Saudi Arabia, and had earlier supported Saddam Hussein when he was attacking Iran, couldn’t be expending resources for any democratic objective

Marjorie Cohn: From Japan to Vietnam, Radiation and Agent Orange Survivors Deserve Justice From the US

We must hold our leaders accountable for their crimes in Japan and Vietnam, and ensure that such atrocities never happen again

David Swanson: Viet Nam a Half Century Later

The rage still roiling the United States from the U.S. Civil War is not apparent in Vietnamese culture. Americans could learn from Vietnamese attitudes

Brett S. Morris: Laos After the Bombs

From 1964 to 1973, the US dropped two million tons of bombs on Laos. The horrendous effects are still being felt

Alex Doherty: Killing Memory – Korean War Crimes in Vietnam

It is instructive to compare the treatment of imperial crimes in Britain, Germany and Japan

Michael Yates: Honor the Vietnamese, Not Those Who Killed Them

Instead of the accumulation of money capital as the motor force of the system, substitute the accumulation of dead enemy bodies

Merle Ratner: 40 Years After End of Vietnam War, Let’s Not Forget Who Helped Stop It and the Vietnamese Who Still Suffer

Perhaps the most tired of all the myths the right is trying to perpetuate is that anti-war activists’ actions dishonor U.S. soldiers

Marjorie Cohn: Agent Orange: Terrible Legacy of the Vietnam War

40 years after the end of the Vietnam War, we must support the Vietnamese people who continue to suffer some of the most horrific legacies of that war

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