Category: Vietnam

Pete Dolack: An Honest Conversation About Vietnam

More than four decades past the end of that imperialist adventure, having a serious discussion about it remains taboo.

Daniel Falcone: Chomsky & Indonesian Moderates

The editors at the New York Times were well aware at once of crucial U.S. government involvement in the Indonesian bloodbath

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Marjorie Cohn: Victims of Agent Orange

Watching the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick 18-hour series, “The Vietnam War,” is an emotional experience. Whether you served in the US military during the war or marched in the streets to end it, you cannot remain untouched by this documentary. The battle scenes are powerful, the stories of US veterans and Vietnamese soldiers who fought on Read more…

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David Swanson: Vietghanistan’s New Year

If there ever is such a PBS account of Vietghanistan, it will no doubt steer clear of the illegality, the lasting damage, and the wisdom of those who rightly opposed the crime before it began and all the way through

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Ted Glick: Vietnam

The 10-part series ended up being an exercise in obfuscation and denial

Mike Hastie: Voices From Vietnam

On The Purposeful Killing of Civilians in War

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Paul Street: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “Vietnam War”

Some Predictions

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John Pilger: The killing of history

The “meaning” of the Vietnam war is no different from the meaning of the genocidal campaign against the Native Americans, the colonial massacres in the Philippines, the atomic bombings of Japan, the levelling of every city in North Korea

Robert Koehler: Reclaiming the truth about Vietnam

The Full Disclosure campaign rips away the lies that allow America’s wars to continue: GIs slogging through jungles and rice paddies to protect the ideals we hold dear

Thomas A. Bass: America’s Amnesia

Everything wrong with the new ten-part PBS documentary on the Vietnam War is apparent in the first five minutes. A voice from nowhere intones about a war “begun in good faith” that somehow ran off the rails and killed millions of people. We see a firefight and a dead soldier in a body bag being Read more…

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