Category: Vietnam

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David Bacon: Why The B-52 Failed

Photo of the bombing of Hanoi Station on Christmas Day 1972, from the Hoa Lo Museum in Hanoi. On the plane to Hanoi earlier this month, I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an article by Dave Philipps: “After 60 Years, B-52’s Still Dominate the U.S. Fleet.” The piece stuck with Read more…

William Boardman: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, Again

The Paris attacks make further escalations harder to resist, if not politically inevitable and politically all but impossible to oppose. But opposition must arise from somewhere if we are ever to break out of this spiral of violence that has led only downward for more than a decade.

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Marjorie Cohn: 40 Years On, the Vietnam War Continues for Victims of Agent Orange

Those exposed to Agent Orange during the war often have children and grandchildren with serious illnesses and disabilities

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

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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

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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

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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

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