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Leukemia Threat to Vietnam Vets

The Otago study will shortly appear in the international journal BMJ Open and was funded by the War Pensions Medical Research Trust Fund.

(AUCKLAND) - NZ flag New Zealand Vietnam veterans deployed in a "toxic war environment" were exposed to a significantly higher risk of leukaemia, a newly released Otago University study finds.

The study found veterans who served between 1962 and 1971 have double the rate of chronic lymphatic leukaemia compared to the general population, lead author David McBride said.

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Paul Gets His VA Claim Approval Letter - HE WON!!

This 66-year old retired lieutenant colonel and former Army paratrooper had been on an emotional elevator since his claim was first denied by the Manchester NH VA office.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Monday was an emotional one for my dear friend Paul. His two-year quest for VA medical care and recognition of his Agent Orange exposure came to a satisfactory end.

He opened his mail and inside the big brown envelope found the stunning language...100% service connected and backdated to the date of his application.

Read Full Article (Aug-07-2013 12:19)

Okinawa Dump Site May be Proof of Agent Orange: Experts

Dioxin spike raises fears of local health risks.

(OKINAWA) - Agent Orange barrel in Okinawa The recent discovery of 22 barrels buried on former U.S. military land in the city of Okinawa could be posing the same level of risks to local residents as dioxin hot spots in Vietnam where the American military stored toxic defoliants during the 1960s and 1970s, according to two leading Agent Orange specialists.

At least three of the barrels are labeled with markings from Dow Chemical Co. — one of the primary manufacturers of Agent Orange.

Read Full Article (Jul-25-2013 17:02)

Obama Must Address Detention of Rights Defender with Vietnam`s President

The human rights defender has long been targeted by the Vietnamese authorities in retaliation for his work.

(YORK, UK) - Lê Quốc Quân Lê Quốc Quân was arrested in 27 December 2012, on trumped up allegations of tax evasion.

He was held incommunicado for the first two months and spent fifteen days on hunger strike. The human rights defender remains imprisoned awaiting trial at this time, which was originally scheduled for 9 July 2012 but has been postponed indefinitely.

Read Full Article (Jul-22-2013 19:38)

A Postmodern Fable of the Fall of the Empire

Postmodern writers create confusion in their works as a way of undermining conventional concepts of understanding and truth, our received intellectual heritage.

(OLDENBURG, Germany) - The Indian Uprising" by Donald Barthelme is an iconic short story of the 1960s heralding the defeat of the US empire and the end of white male dominance.

Written as the USA was mired in a hopeless war, as Native-Americans and African-Americans were rebelling against oppression, and as women were breaking out of the traditional roles they had been confined to, the story predicted the victory of these insurgents over the feeble old order.

Read Full Article (Jul-09-2013 21:59)

Vietnam: Letter Sent To High Representative Catherine Ashton ahead of Trial of Human Rights Defender Le Quoc Quan

Mr. Le Quoc Quan is a qualified lawyer and active blogger. On his popular blog he exposes human rights abuses commonly ignored by Vietnamese state media.

(YORK, UK) - Mr. Le Quoc Quan Prominent Vietnamese lawyer, blogger and human rights defender Mr. Le Quoc Quan, was the subject of unlawful arrest and detention.

Mr. Le Quoc Quan is currently arbitrarily detained due to having exercised his right to freedom of expression, his right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, as well as his activities as a human rights defender.

Read Full Article (Jul-09-2013 11:28)

Genetically-Modified Rice Trials in U.S. Contaminate World`s Rice Supply (English & Vietnamese)

Việc thử nghiệm lúa biến đổi gene ở Mỹ gây ảnh hưởng lớn đến nguồn cung gạo của thế giới

(DA NANG Vietnam) - Contaminated rice  in Vietnam New evidence has emerged suggesting that the entire global supply of rice may have already been contaminated by unapproved, genetically-modified (GM) rice varieties manufactured by the American multinational corporation Bayer CropScience.

A recent entry in the GM Contamination Register explains that three different varieties of illegal GM rice were identified in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Read Full Article (Jul-03-2013 19:25)

Kerry Undertakes One Last Anti-War Mission

Now is Kerry’s moment to convince Netanyahu and Abbas that he is determined to end the permanent conflict between them.

(CHICAGO) - John Kerry in 1971 John Kerry is back in Washington after his fifth official trip to the Middle East. He is already planning his return to the region.

Despite the lack of any visible signs of success, the U.S. Secretary of State remains determined to resolve what is generally seen in official Washington as an intractable conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Read Full Article (Jul-03-2013 14:23)

Children of Vietnam Veterans Bring Healthcare Issues to Forefront

Agent Orange Institute of Medicine Official COVVHA Testimony

(IRVINE, CA) - COVVA There is a renewed push for the Institute of Medicine to take seriously the claims made by the Children of Vietnam Veterans and their families about the birth defects and illnesses they are suffering from.

The adverse affects of the dioxin laden herbicide sprayed over the jungles of Vietnam, AKA Agent Orange, have been well known since the government first admitted in 1991 to cause illnesses in Vietnam Veterans.

Read Full Article (Jul-03-2013 13:28)

Workshop to Introduce Vietnam`s Circular for GM Crop Biosafety Regulation

Participants to the workshop include representatives from different ministries, experts and scientists from research institutes, universities, and companies.

(DA NANG Vietnam) - Vietnam workshop on GMO The Department of Biodiversity Conservation of the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) organized a seminar to introduce Circular No.08/2013/TT-BTNMT dated May, 2013 on June 21, 2013 in Hanoi.

The Circular came into force on July 1, 2013 and stipulates the order and procedures to grant and revoke the certificate of biological safety for genetically modified crops.

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