Category: Vietnam

Edward S. Herman: War is Our Business and Business Looks Good

U.S. dealings with the Ukraine crisis

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Tom Hayden: South Vietnam All Over Again?

What started as a vicious circle has begun its downward spiral

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Marjorie Cohn: U.S. Nearly Used Nukes During Viet Nam War

It is only through an accurate understanding of our history that we can struggle against our government’s use of military force

David Hartsough: War And Peace In Korea And Vietnam – A Journey Of Peace

I believe that 99% of the world’s people could benefit and feel much safer and have a much better quality of life if we were to end our addiction to war as a means of resolving conflict

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Bruno Jäntti: Four Decades After Vietnam

A look at the legacy of this long US war

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Ramzy Baroud: ‘Defined Voices’: Giap, Wallace, and the Never-Ending Battle for Freedom

“Nothing is more precious than freedom,” is quoted as being attributed to Vo Nguyen Giap, a Vietnamese General that led his country through two liberation wars. The first was against French colonialists, the second against the Americans. And despite heavy and painful losses, Vietnam prevailed, defeating the first colonial quest at the Battle of Dien Read more…

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David Swanson: Obama’s Campaign to Glorify the War on Vietnam

Wars exist because lies are told about past wars. When President Obama escalated the war on Afghanistan, he revived virtually every known lie about the war on Iraq, from the initial WMD BS to the "surge." While Americans remain unfathomably ignorant about the destruction of Iraq, a majority says the war shouldn't have been fought. Read more…

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Marjorie Cohn: The Struggle Continues: Seeking Compensation for Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims, 52 years on

For over 10 years, from 1961 to 1975, in order to deny food and protection to those deemed to be “the enemy,” the United States defoliated the land and forests of Vietnam with the chemicals known as Agent Orange. These chemicals contained the impurity of dioxin – the most toxic chemical known to science.  Millions Read more…

: The Horrors of Reality: Moments & Perceptions of Imperial Civilized Life

The Horrors of Reality: Moments & Perceptions of Imperial Civilized Life Jonathan Gillis 23 June 2013 Cultural Supremacy & Cultural Supremacists One example of the horrors of reality engineered by dominant culture is that a conservatively estimated 3.1 million children, nearly half of who are under 5, die every year because of malnutrition.[1] What can Read more…

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Tom Hayden: Commemorating the American War in Vietnam

Most peace advocates are unaware that our government has commenced a 13-year program of commemorating the Vietnam War at a cost of $65 million. The effort seems focused primarily on the sacrifices made by American troops in a battle for American ideals. There is nothing revealed about Vietnamese nationalism, sacrifice, casualties or ultimate success – Read more…

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