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Apr-07-2012 19:07printcomments

'Len Aldis vs. Dow Chemical'

Victims have suffered four generations as companies like Dow Chemical look to hide the facts and bury the truth in search of more profit...

Len Aldis and his nemesis
Len Aldis and his nemesis

(LONDON) - Many of you have expressed an interest in the current controversy surrounding Dow Chemical Sponsorship of the 2012 Olympics. Len Aldis has received substantial worldwide support for his campaign to stop Dow from wrapping the Olympic Stadium with 336 panels of corporate advertising.

Dow Chemical was a major responsible party involved in the American Agent Orange campaign against the people of Vietnam. The front page of Len's website contains the correspondence Len has written in support of the millions of Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange. I urge you to forward this material to colleagues and the media.

It's 'business as usual' for the United States as they move on from one tragic war to another. But we must not forget the terrible tragedy of the American War in Vietnam and the Victims who through four generations continue to suffer through no fault of their own as companies like Dow Chemical look to hide the facts and bury the truth in search of more profit as their Victims continue to suffer.

And let's not forget Napalm, another Dow product and one of the most quoted passages of a U.S.Army source:

‘We sure are pleased with those backroom boys at Dow. The original product wasn’t so hot - if the gooks were quick they could scrape it off. So the boys started adding polystyrene - now it sticks like shit to a blanket. But if the gooks jumped under water it stopped burning, so they started adding Willie Peter (white phosphorous ) so’s to make it burn better. And just one drop is enough, it’ll keep on burning right down to the bone so they die anyway from phosphorus poisoning.’

"The Vietnam war memorial in Washington is 492 feet long. If a similar war memorial had been made for the Vietnamese who died, with the same density of names, it would be nine miles long."


Dow should be ashamed of itself! Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

http://www.lenaldis.co.uk/

Mark Shapiro
London UK

Curiously 58 years ago today April 7 1954 US President Dwight D Eisenhower gave his (so called) 'famous' domino theory speech. Little did he know what a positive, progressive, democratic country Vietnam would become.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-gives-famous-domino-theory-speech





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Bruce McPhie April 13, 2012 6:56 am (Pacific time)

Thank you Mark Shapiro for this excellent article, and thank you Len Aldis for your tireless work on behalf of the innocent victims of Agent Orange - a diabolical chemical weapon of war used against the innocent people and environment of Viet Nam. Of course, the guilty parties, such as Dow Chemical and Monsanto, do not want the public to understand their criminal deeds. . . all the more reason why articles such as this are absolutely essential. And thank you Salem News for having the journalistic integrity to give voice to these important stories. It is a pity the mainstream media does not show a similar responsibility.


Bruce April 13, 2012 6:54 am (Pacific time)

Thank you Mark Shapiro for this excellent article, and thank you Len Aldis for your tireless work on behalf of the innocent victims of Agent Orange - a diabolical chemical weapon of war used against the innocent people and environment of Viet Nam. Of course, the guilty parties, such as Dow Chemical and Monsanto, do not want the public to understand their criminal deeds. . . all the more reason why articles such as this are absolutely essential. And thank you Salem News for having the journalistic integrity to give voice to these important stories. It is a pity the mainstream media does not show a similar responsibility.


Huong from Viet Nam April 10, 2012 1:55 am (Pacific time)

In powers like the UK or the USA, justice and transparency are often emphasized. Some cases have taken ten years and more to finally bring the real criminals to court. But why can the obvious truth of the Agent Victims in Viet Nam not be globally realized? Where is the justice for the Vietnamese Agent Victims?


Adam Goldstein April 9, 2012 3:19 pm (Pacific time)

Excellent article Mr Shapiro. I have not seen any evidence yet of Dow Chemical showing any responsibility to anyone except its share holders. The innocent victims of its products meanwhile have been ignored. I urge all Salem News readers support Mr Aldis' fantastic work.

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