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Two People Discuss War, Formerly Titled: A Marine and an Iraqi Discuss War

Matthew Hoh | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Matthew Hoh

Last month, as part of Ralph Nader's four-day conference in Washington, DC, Breaking Through Power, my friend Raed Jarrar, a Palestinian-Iraqi-America...

Big Sexy Does the Impossible

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The possibility of peace will not occur unless we force it to occur, until then, we might as just watch Bart defy the impossible.

Obama Can Burnish His Legacy by Meeting With Agent Orange Victims in Vietnam

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The U.S. government has given small amounts of money to address the human victims of Agent Orange/dioxin. Much of the money has not reached the Agent Orange victims who need it so much, and the amounts allocated cannot make much of a dent in addressing the tremendous human suffering.

The Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From Janis Joplin and Bjork to Refugees from Syria

Karin Badt | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I have not missed the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival once in the last nine years.

Military Burn Pits: The New Agent Orange?

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Mary Anne Mercer

It's no secret that US military operations can be harmful to the environment. US military presence and interventions often leave environmental health problems for both soldiers and the local population.

40 Years on, the Vietnam War Continues for Victims of Agent Orange

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Twenty years ago, the United States and Vietnam normalized diplomatic relations in an effort to put the terrible legacy of the war behind them. But for the survivors -- both Vietnamese and American -- the war continues.

From Japan to Vietnam, Radiation and Agent Orange Survivors Deserve Justice From the U.S.

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 08.19.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

It's time to fully compensate the victims of Agent Orange and fund a total cleanup of the areas in Vietnam that remain contaminated by the toxic chemical. We must hold our leaders accountable for their crimes in Japan and Vietnam, and ensure that such atrocities never happen again.

Lynne Peeples

Veterans Exposed To Toxic Chemicals Accuse VA Of Foot-Dragging

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Leslie Howe has battled two cancers -- non-Hodgkin lymphoma and prostate cancer, both of which have been linked with exposu...

'The Other Side of Memorial Day,' or Dying in Paradise

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Nearly everyone honors our war dead. More ignored are the military dead who died following the wars. Far too often, family and loved ones were abandoned to cope with wounded who would never really recover. Perhaps it is time to discuss when politicians ignore veterans when no one is watching.

The Vietnam War: After 40 Years

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Traveling through Vietnam during the latter half of April 2015 with a group of erstwhile antiwar activists, I was struck by the transformation of what was once an impoverished, war-devastated peasant society into a modern nation.

Agent Orange: Terrible Legacy of the Vietnam War

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Although U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War have received some compensation for Agent Orange-related illnesses, the Vietnamese people have never seen a dime.

40 Years After End of Vietnam War, Let's Not Forget Who Helped Stop It and the Vietnamese Who Still Suffer

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

Today as the U.S. wages simultaneous land and drone wars in several countries, the lessons of the Vietnam War are under attack as never before.

The Continuing Curse of Agent Orange

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

It is time for the U.S. government to take responsibility for the human and environmental disaster that is still being caused by Agent Orange and provide comprehensive assistance to all those suffering from this deadly poison.

The 50th Anniversary of U.S. Marines Landing in Vietnam

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

These days, it has become far more difficult to teach the history of America's war in Vietnam because one of the chief lessons of that war we thought we had learned ("No More Vietnams") has been soundly disproven in recent years.

Wages of War: Vietnam and Iraq

John Tirman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
John Tirman

We don't talk much about the scale of human suffering in Southeast Asia that came from U.S. intervention. American involvement in the Middle East could usefully be informed by the Asian experience, however: namely, that war has long-lasting consequences for the local populations, to say nothing of broader impacts.

Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

Joshua Kors | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Movies, said film critic Roger Ebert, are like an "empathy machine." Their mission: to help us understand a bit more about others' hopes, their fears, their dreams. Movies allow us to walk in others' shoes. They help us "identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us."

Lynne Peeples

Veterans Who Flew Agent Orange-Poisoned Planes After Vietnam Now 'A Giant Step Closer To Justice'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2015 | Green

Lingering amounts of the herbicide Agent Orange aboard repurposed airplanes after the Vietnam War could have sickened military veterans, according to ...

Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana Baptista is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings.

One My Lai a Month

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The cornerstone of every war is the dehumanization, a terrifying process with long-lasting and infinitely unfolding consequences. And the Vietnam War was the first in which the full horror of this process, stripped of all glory and pseudo-necessity, reached significant public awareness.

US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The Pentagon is planning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by launching a $30 million program to rewrite and sanitize its history. Replete with a fancy interactive website, the effort is aimed at teaching schoolchildren a revisionist history of the war.

GMO Opponents File Suit to Block EPA Approved Enlist Duo Weed Killer

Jon Entine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Jon Entine

Crop biotechnology critics and non-governmental (NGO) activist groups are threatening to go to court in an attempt to block the use of Dow AgroScience's Enlist Duo herbicide weed killer. The Environmental Protection Agency announced formal approval of the herbicides on Wednesday.

The Cancer of Violent Extremism

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're bombing Iraqis again, and Syrians. These new campaigns will slaughter more civilians (a large percentage of them children) and further radicalize the opposition. It will also spread more toxins, poisoning land, air and water. We can pursue war or we can pursue healing. We can't pursue both.

War, Liberalism, Trust in Government: The Many Casualties of LBJ's Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

The Johnson administration was looking for a pretext to escalate the war. "We don't know what happened," National Security Adviser Walter W. Rostow told the president after Congress passed the resolution, "but it had the desired result."

If Bush Is a War Criminal, Then So Are Truman, LBJ, Nixon and Obama

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Were the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki a "breach of the rules of warfare"? How about our use of Agent Orange in Vietnam or the secret bombings of Cambodia and Laos? Furthermore, since Obama has simply continued many Bush-era policies, does this make him guilty of the same crimes?

For Returning American Soldiers Seeking Health Care, the Real War Begins at Home

Mario Almonte | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Mario Almonte

American soldiers: love 'em and leave 'em? The appalling treatment of American war veterans in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide is not the first example of our country's often-tragic indifference to its returning war heroes.