Mother’s love: a plea to Michelle Obama

(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

An Agent Orange activist calls on the first lady to help dioxin victims in Vietnam.

Vietnamese victims of the defoliant Agent Orange play at a social sponsorship center in Da Nang City June 26, 2009. US warplanes dropped about 18 million gallons of the defoliant on southern Vietnam for most of the 1960s.

The following is a letter sent to Michelle Obama by Secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Association Len Aldis, who has worked for years to spread awareness of Agent Orange victims’ plight.

August 2 marks the beginning of Orange Week, a government program to create Agent Orange awareness through various programs nationwide. Orange Week ends on August 10, 48 years to the day since the US military begin spraying the defoliant on Vietnam.

Dear Michelle Obama,

You can find the Letter Here

Britain-Vietnam Friendship Association

“AGENT ORANGE: 30 YEARS LATER”

“AGENT ORANGE: 30 YEARS LATER” is a drama-documentary about the victims of Agent Orange 30 years after the Viet Nam War.

The goal of this documentary is to make the viewers aware of the impact of dioxin on the environment and the people. The film also underscores the need for compassion and heightens a sense of responsibility for our actions towards each other as stewards of the planet without regard for political differences…..>>>>>Much More Here

Justice for Victims of Agent Orange

I put this together when the Vietnamesse Reps were attempting to get the U.S. Courts to rule on Compensation for Defoliant Victims that still plague that country today.

The Vietnamese government says this has left more than 3
million people disabled.
Please Visit The Following Links

Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign

The Thanh Xuan Peace Village in Vietnam

Agent orange girl determined to overcome her destiny

"Chorus for Justice"

Vietnamese Delegation in U.S. to Sue Chemical Companies for Ongoing
Effects of Agent Orange

Justice for Victims of Agent Orange

‘Nam Vets Again Press VA on Agent Orange

Armed with the latest study from the Institute of Medicine, Vietnam Veterans of America is petitioning Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki to add three illnesses — including high blood pressure — to the long list of deadly or debilitating ailments that have been linked to Agent Orange exposure.

The outreach is the latest in a long fight between some Vietnam veterans’ organizations and the U.S. government to connect a wider range of ailments to the chemical defoliant used throughout the conflict to strip away the enemy’s jungle sanctuaries………….

39 years later, Australia finds last Vietnam War missing

The officer in charge of Operation Magpies Return, wing commander Michael Warby (L), assisted by Vietnamese workers, sieves soil at the crash site.

An Australian search team has found the remains of the country’s last two missing Vietnam War servicemen, 39 years after their aircraft crashed into a thick jungle, officials said Thursday…………

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  1. …if any, response comes from the letter.

    Thanks js.

    • jimstaro on August 1, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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    Summit tackles issues surrounding returning vets

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Although Alaska has one of the highest numbers of people serving in the military per capita, Thursday’s summit on veterans’ issues was the first of its kind.

    It was hosted by the state Legislature’s Veterans’ caucus, made up of lawmakers and legislative staff who want to bring more attention to veterans’ issues.

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    This year the Veterans’ Caucus was instrumental in getting legislation passed to restore benefits to Alaska Territorial Guard veterans who lost them due to a glitch in federal policy. The state will pay these benefits until the federal government straightens out the problem………….

    This is the type of News, from Alaska, we should follow!!

    • jimstaro on August 1, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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    This from “Playing for Change – Peace Through Music”

    Hello Friend,

    I wanted to send some Love and information regarding the latest with Playing For Change. We are proud to announce the premier of our feature film, Peace Through Music! It will be airing nationally on PBS during the month of August. We are honored to finally share this film with you, as it embodies four years of traveling the world and discovering the power of the human spirit.

    Click here for a detailed list of screening times in your area, and to see the film trailer.

    We are also announcing a Fall tour for the Playing For Change Band, and want to share this information with you first. For a complete list of dates and venues in the U.S. and Canada, please click here.

    Everyday we see reminders of the importance of uniting together during tough times and I know Playing For Change is something we can all use to find inspiration when we need it most. Thanks for building this family together, we sincerely love you all!!

    One Love,

    Mark

    Peace Through Music Trailer

  2. Vietnam War came to a halt over 30 years ago but the aftermath will tell for another 300 years.

    At Global Research.

    Sadly interesting article, relates not only to Nam, but to the aftermaths of our many mistaken, misinformed excursions/incursions.

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