Tag Archives: Vietnam

Despite Ongoing Effects Of Agent Orange, Vietnam Embraces Monsanto GMO’s By
Vietnam — Vietnam’s Agriculture Minister has asked the country to embrace Monsanto 55 years after the company dumped 20 million gallons of Agent Orange there. One of Monsanto’s former companies, among nine contractors responsible...
Norway Takes On Facebook Censorship In Battle Over ‘Napalm Girl’ Photo By
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norway’s prime minister on Friday challenged Facebook’s restrictions on nude photos by posting an iconic 1972 image of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam. Facebook quickly deleted it. The Pulitzer Prize-winning...
Obama In Vietnam ‘Big Nations Should Not Bully Smaller Ones’ By
U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday during his visit to Vietnam—a nation still suffering from a U.S. invasion that lasted 20 years—that big nations should not bully smaller ones. Obama also spoke of the relationship between the U.S and Vietnam amid tensions with...
Daniel Ellsberg: Covert Ops ‘Provoke Our Adversaries’ To Create An Excuse For War By
MINNEAPOLIS — MintPress News is proud to host “Lied to Death,” a 13-part audio conversation between famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and social justice activist Arn Menconi. Menconi wrote that these interviews are a “mixture of historical, political science...
US To Finally Pay Millions To Vets Exposed To Agent Orange, By
WASHINGTON  — Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide millions of dollars in disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War. The new federal...
The Secret Origins Of The CIA Torture Program And The Forgotten Man Who Tried To Expose It By
The witness reported men being hung by the feet or the thumbs, waterboarded, given electric shocks to the genitals, and suffering from extended solitary confinement in what he said were indescribably inhumane conditions. It’s the sort of description that might have come...
Agent Orange Funding Opens Door To US Militarism And Covert Action In Vietnam By
U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, and Vietnamese Chief of General Staff of the Army, Lt. Gen. Do Ba Ty, left, during an honor guard review before their talks in Hanoi, Vietnam. The easing of an arms embargo against Vietnam and a military...
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back Since Selma And Vietnam By
A police officer takes a photo after thousands of people made a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Selma, Ala. The weekend marked the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,’ a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten,...
It Turns Out Communist Vietnam Loves Capitalism More Than Americans Do By
A girl looks into a KFC restaurant which opened some months ago in Hue city, the old royal capital of Vietnam on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. HANOI, Vietnam — Americans weaned on war movies may imagine Vietnam as a dreary place where communist thought reigns supreme. An...
For Many Vietnam Veterans, The War Still Isn’t Over By
Forty years after the Vietnam War, 11 percent of veterans continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and have shown little improvement in their condition in recent decades, according to new research that updates an earlier study tracking Vietnam vets’ mental...