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Memorial Day: For Vets, Too Many Delays and Not Enough Parades

Michael Winship | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Our veterans deserve much, much better. And of course, as far as I'm concerned, a lot more parades.

Agent Orange: Helping Vietnam Heal

Susan Hammond | Posted 06.24.2014 | World
Susan Hammond

More than 12 million gallons of herbicides contaminated with dioxin, a known carcinogen, were sprayed in Southeast Asia during the war. The Vietnamese estimate that it affected the health of up to 3 million people, including several hundred thousand children who were born with disabilities.

Good Morning, Vietnam

Alison Teal | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Alison Teal

The following morning the Vietnamese police showed up at his hotel room offering him a deal: He could be on the afternoon Pan Am flight to Guam or he could be in a Vietnamese jail. It was a pleasant flight.

Lynne Peeples

Agent Orange Planes Posed Health Risk To Servicemen Even After War

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green

Military veterans who say they were sickened by lingering amounts of the herbicide Agent Orange aboard repurposed airplanes after the Vietnam War now ...

Meet the New Monsanto: Dow Chemical... and Their New 'Agent Orange' Crops

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Home
Andrew Kimbrell

There is one company that may even be worse than Monsanto. And unless we act soon, that company is going to start contaminating our farms and our food in ways we have never seen before. Meet the Dow Chemical company.

For Veterans, Veterans Day is Every Day of the Year

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

For most of us, Veterans Day is another day to celebrate and honor an occasion or event -- in this case a very special group of people. For our vete...

Syria, Chemical Weapons and Exceptionalism: If Putin Tells the Truth, We Should Listen

Beth Green | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Beth Green

Whether or not we are skeptical of the Putin's motives or even his religious consciousness, can't we acknowledge the truth of his statement?

Uh... Remember Operation Ranch Hand, Mr. Obama

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Inconsistency makes the US moral argument against chemical weapons difficult to make -- not because it isn't immoral, but because the US is inclined to latch on to the argument only when it's in its national interest to do so.

Stopping a War Before It Starts

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Who's up for stopping a war? This is the time, as the next war strains to be born, amid the same old lies as last time, amid the same urgency and ps...

This Portrait Series Of Agent Orange Victims Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

Between 1961 and 1975, the United States waged war against the Viet Cong and their allies, and in the process defoliated the land and forests of Vietn...

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

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The use of Agent Orange on civilian populations violates the laws of war; yet no one has been held to account. Taxpayers pick up the tab of the Agent Orange Compensation fund for U. S. Veterans at a cost of 1.52 billion dollars a year.

The Killing Fields: Industrial Agriculture, Dead Zones and Genetically Engineered Corn

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones ever in the Gulf of Mexico this year, with estimates ranging from 7,286 to 8,561 square miles, or as large as the state of New Jersey.

Obama: Include Disability In Strategic Partnership Talks With Vietnam's President

Charles Bailey | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Charles Bailey

The effects of dioxin, a contaminant in Agent Orange, remain a controversial subject. But discussion of the Agent Orange legacy has matured in recent years from a topic of polarized views toward active bilateral cooperation; from poor understanding to clarity and specificity; from guilt to a shared sense of responsibility for a humanitarian response.

Lynne Peeples

Agent Orange Poisoned Planes And These Veterans' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.11.2013 | Green

After a fleet of C-123 airplanes dropped more than 10 million gallons of Agent Orange to destroy enemy cover and crops during the Vietnam War, the mil...

What Every Parent Should Know About Monsanto

Toni Nagy | Posted 04.04.2013 | Green
Toni Nagy

Last time I checked, Earth is the only place we have to live, and what kind of future am I providing for my daughter if I am not cognizant of how my life, and the decisions of my government, effect our environment?

Vietnam in the Aftermath of a Chemical Holocaust

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Fred A. Wilcox's Scorched Earth completes the story of why, in fact, the spraying of the Agent Orange was pernicious, especially to Vietnam and its people.

Trashed Examines Global Waste

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

Candida Brady, director of Trashed made the film because waste "is a huge universal problem, affecting us all and needing all of our attention -- now."

Gert Town Overlooked As New Orleans Redevelops

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Residents of Gert Town in the Sixteenth Ward of New Orleans say they see economic development on the outskirts of, but not inside, their community.

51 Years After U.S. Began Chemical War on Vietnam, Be Silent, Then Take Action

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
Marjorie Cohn

For the past 51 years, the Vietnamese people have been attempting to address this legacy of war by trying to get the United States and the chemical companies to accept responsibility for this ongoing nightmare.

Growing Evidence of Agent Orange in Japan

Amy Chavez | Posted 08.27.2012 | World
Amy Chavez

Growing evidence indicates that during the U.S. occupation of Okinawa from 1945 to 1972, the U.S. violated a treaty to not store herbicides within Japan's political boundaries.

Media Ignores UN Report As It Pertains to Abuse of Children Attributable to the U.S. and Its Allies

Dan Kovalik | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the U.S. and the corporate media contemplate yet another intervention in Syria and/or Iran in the name of the "responsibility to protect" civilians, one should contemplate the reality of such interventions on those civilians we claim to protect.

'Green News Report' - April 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Just a fles...

"Agent Orange" Corn: Biotech Only Winner in Chemical Arms Race as Herbicide Resistant Crops Fail

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Andrew Kimbrell

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn variety that is resistant to the highly toxic herbicide 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange.

Dow and Monsanto's Plan to Increase the Toxic Pesticides Sprayed in America's Heartland

Richard Schiffman | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

These two biotech giants have developed a weed management program that, if successful, would go a long way toward a predicted doubling of harmful herbicide use in America's corn belt during the next decade.

Devastating Report Exposes Unequal Treatment of BP Illness Claims

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has broken with his own past practices, as well as the evidence compiled by scientists and the experience of Gulf Coast residents, and refused to pay health claims filed by Gulf Coast residents.