Agent Orange Being Used to Clear Brazil’s Rainforest

agent orange photo Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Vietnam Era Weapon Being Used to Clear the Amazon

By Stephen Messenger
Treehugger

Agent Orange is one of the most devastating weapons of modern warfare, a chemical which killed or injured an estimated 400,000 people during the Vietnam War — and now it’s being used against the Amazon rainforest. According to officials, ranchers in Brazil have begun spraying the highly toxic herbicide over patches of forest as a covert method to illegally clear foliage, more difficult to detect that chainsaws and tractors. In recent weeks, an aerial survey detected some 440 acres of rainforest that had been sprayed with the compound — poisoning thousands of trees and an untold number of animals, potentially for generations.

Officials from Brazil’s environmental agency IBAMA were first tipped to the illegal clearing by satellite images of the forest in Amazonia; a helicopter flyover in the region later revealed thousands of trees left ash-colored and defoliated by toxic chemicals. IBAMA says that Agent Orange was likely dispersed by aircraft by a yet unidentified rancher to clear the land for pasture because it is more difficult to detect than traditional operations that require chainsaws and tractors.

Last week, in another part of the Amazon, an investigation conducted by the agency uncovered approximately four tons of the highly toxic herbal pesticides hidden in the forest awaiting dispension. If released, the chemicals could have potentially decimated some 7,500 acres of rainforest, killing all the wildlife that resides there and contaminating groundwater. In this case, the individual responsible was identified and now faces fines nearing $1.3 million.

Read more at Treehugger

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Related: Monsanto’s Agent Orange: The Persistent Ghost from the Vietnam War, Meryl Nass, Organic Consumers Assn., 2002.

In addition to the important videos linked below in the comments (especially by Mark London), here’s an extract from the film The World According to Monsanto, as it relates to Agent Orange:

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243 responses to “Agent Orange Being Used to Clear Brazil’s Rainforest

  1. Truly despicable. This is unreversible damage.. The greed and disrespect some people have is awful.
    At least someone is trying to stop them and found and punished someone.

  2. obviously Mon{ster}anto is still cooking this shit and selling it. I wonder if this is an ingredient in Roundup? REVOLT<REBEL<RESIST<DEFY

    • No doubt they are. It is tragic the lengths Human greed (ego) has gone to with no regard to the relationship to our Earth. However…I was just thinking about this and it occurs that the Earth will clean itself and adapt. Many animal and plant species will adapt. The Best Thing we can do is concentrate on leaving behind the most supportive vibration possible with the awareness we are being given. AmberLena (and the will include a revolution in the way we live on a fundemental level.)

  3. Do the idiots know that this spraying will accelerate the desertification of the earth? O2 will decline and ‘toxic’ CO2 will rise. Oops! That is exactly what they want–world wide dust bowl.
    awl

  4. Mark London UK

    Agent Orange is one of the most dangerous chemicals known to mankind. Over 80 million litres manufactured by Monsanto, Dow Chemical and others were sprayed over Vietnam by the United States during a 10 year period. Over 4 million Vietnamese still suffer from Agent Orange exposure, hundreds of thousands of children born long after the war ended in 1975 suffer birth defects caused by Agent Orange. All US servicemen and women who served during and after the period Agent Orange was sprayed are at risk, tens of thousands have died of Agent Orange related medical issues, hundreds of thousands live with the constant fear of developing fatal illness attributed to Agent Orange. Monsanto should be charged with War Crimes!

  5. Chuck P. Vietnam

    This is outrageous! As we approach the 50th anniversary of the first spraying in Vietnam, this deadly chemical is still being sprayed. I would ask the Brazilian officials to please get to the bottom of this ASAP before they meet the same devastation as Vietnam has. We need to find out who SOLD/SUPPLIED it to Brazil…will bet it’s Monsanto or one of the other manufacturers of Agent Orange that were responsible for its production during the Vietnam War and for years prior to and after.

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  7. geoff hutchinson

    I have been to southern Laos, and have seen a “forest” that had been sprayed with agent orange 35 years ago. Very sparse and spindly, only a few types of trees growing with no brush, no animals and tribal people who die at very young ages. The whole province is like that.

  8. Mark London UK

    Monsanto will do anything to make a profit. Monsanto is pure Evil!

    http://www.naturalnews.com/030967_Monsanto_evil.html

  9. Shameful. More people should know about this… I posted a link to this on my blog: http://topiclog.com/topic/5DB-UCzIG

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  11. How about some reporting on where this chemical came from? Dow manufactured it also. The true toxicity of Agent Orange was the dioxin TCDD which was a contaminant (one of the most toxic chemicals created by man, from the wikipedia article). If this is Vietnam-war stock Agent Orange, it will have this level of toxicity. If it is simply a similar herbicide, or more recent stock, then you shouldn’t call it Agent Orange, because it was the TCDD which caused so much of the toxicity. How about some facts, instead of Fox News type soundbites?

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  13. This is great fear-mongering, but Monsanto hasn’t produced Agent Orange in decades.

    What’s nonsense about this is not only did Monsanto not invent Agent Orange, it wasn’t even the primary producer of it at any point in history; Dow Chemical was.

    The real culprit was Tordon K mixed with 2,4-D, produced by Dow Agro. If you actually read the source linked by this article and translate it, you find that there was no Agent Orange being used whatsoever.

    Holy shit, what a horrible article.

    • Chuck P. Vietnam

      Check your facts – Monsanto agreed to pay the largest percentage of money to US Vets as a result of the infamous Agent Orange lawsuit. Why? Because they were the largest producer of Agent Orange. Dow got off rather lightly as a result of using a less potent version (so said the attorneys – and the court agreed). Is Monsanto still producing it? One can only speculate. More to the point, there were stockpiles of this poison left behind in Vietnam, Canada, Johnstone Island,Okinawa, and yes, The US – many more – and this is all in the public record. As recently as this past week, “barrels” were detected under a US military base in South Korea – contenets not confirmed yet, but AO is suspected. Check the half-life of this poison. Check how long it takes to dissipate from the environment. 50 years later,and this poison remains in the soil, waterways, food chain and people of Vietnam.

  14. This artile shamefully adds Monsanto, as if they produce this anymore.

  15. That’s what american companies are !

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  18. johnnathanielfernando

    what are we humans doing? that’s the scary part about human nature, that we have so much potential for destruction and for what reason? selfishness. we keep forgetting that we aren’t the only creatures living in this planet. wake up humans!

  19. bütün dünya ülkeleri buna tepki göstermeli bir an önce çözüm buolunmalı.

  20. Sigh, one more website that undermines it’s own movement.

    [citation fucking needed]

  21. Insanity. Is there a way to help stop this?

  22. check out “learntolive101″ a new blog site

  23. the world will be a better place when people can learn from past generations mistakes.

  24. I retweeted. Disgusting chemical and corporation. Thanks for sharing.

  25. All I see implicated are an as yet unidentified rancher with a plane and the rancher caught with tons. Where exactly is the Monsanto link?

    http://rhymeandreasonable.com

    ^^^^^Not about Monsanto
    Nice move to boost page traffic, though, tacking on the word Monsanto as a view driver

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  27. pallasathena2007Molly

    Monsanto does not produce Agent Orange. Your headline is misleading and detracts from the important information in your article.

  28. When I see stories like this all hope for humans goes away from my heart and is filled with sea of sadness. Sometimes I really wonder what will it take for us to understand our follies and at that very moment I also wish that this world ends because humans do not deserve such a fine planet.

  29. This is shocking! I hope the people responsible realize what they’ve done.

  30. Agent Orange was used on Canadian soldiers in New Brunswick. They are now able to apply for compensation. I am part of a coalition of activists attempting to have the government ban residential pesticides such as 2,4-D in Newfoundland and Labrador, as they are in many other Canadian provinces. no victory yet, but we will not stop fighting!

  31. Ughhh, I feel sick. Greed and ignorance.

  32. This is a horrible corporation. Completely selfish on the behalf of what? Destroying the Earth in order to make more money and feed more people to gain more profit. Unfortunately for us all they are short-sighted and are selling our future right out from underneath us..

  33. Does anyone think we can stop this type of thing from happening?

  34. Ugh. I saw it here first, so thanks. Love the three main points in your subtitle. It’s what I fervently believe needs to happen too. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on your blog…good stuff. :)

  35. In a few short words: so not cool. :(

  36. Very beautiful thank you for this wonderful offering

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  38. What? They still make it? A citation or two would be good in this article.

  39. Sorry for the double post. I see you do have a couple links, but one is not working.

  40. This is horrible yet does not surprise me. We are killing our planet and it’s sad because we don’t have a back-up plan. It’s over, stick a fork in it.

    What I hate is how these idiots are killing the Amazon forest. The portions they kill will never return and that in itself is a crime against humanity!

  41. This is the world we live in wether you like it or not. It is totally despicable of course, however, we all are part of the system that generate this class of individuals, we all feed the system that destroys our very earth, with our wishes, attitudes and actions. Now, are we guilty ? Not necessarily, but the only way you can have a moral position to object and condemn such a terrible act is to change your way of living. this is, not only be conscious, but to act accordingly.

  42. This is shocking – people, animals, vegetation, all gone. And for what?

  43. This is an outrage! Disgusting! How could they have the gall to still use the deadliest chemical which only leaves irreversible and long-lasting damages to both humans and animals in Brazil’s rainforest? Don’t these people learn what happened when they used it in Vietnam years ago? Agent Orange has no place in this world.

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  45. This sucks ): people suck sometimes!

  46. Thank you for this important information about our world/environment.

  47. Monsanto have a lot of experience in producing poisons and poison foods such as aspartame (chemical sweetener). Many products such as Coca Cola Sugar Free use this poisonous aspartame to replace sugar…

  48. Mark London UK

    The Agent Orange discussed in this article may or may not have been manufactured by Monsanto but the name Agent Orange will forever and eternity be inextricably linked to Monsanto. Monsanto and Agent Orange affected the lives of millions during and after the American War in Vietnam. Americans, Vietnamese, those from all nations involved in the war continue to suffer generation after generation. To this day children are born with terrible, horrible birth defects, people are still dying from cancer, heart conditions and a catalog of medical issues. Google Monsanto, this company will stop at nothing to make a profit, life has no value to Monsanto, it’s all about greed and money. The more you read about Monsanto the more you’ll learn why Monsanto is perhaps the most hated company on the face of the earth! And thank you Chuck P Vietnam for the very informative facts and comments.

  49. This makes me sick. When are we going to realize that in our quest for profit, we’ve shorted the system of what we need to live? There’s more to life than money — there’s LIFE.

  50. Brazil’s Rainforest is an amazing place

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  53. JustAnotherEarthling

    All this bullshit, all this wanton destruction of the planet….HAS GOT TO FUCKING STOP!!!!

  54. JustAnotherEarthling

    Monsanto, Dow, and a number of these big chemical corps need to be dismantled from the ground up.

    I’m not sure what should happen to the people owning and/or operating the such corporations – for they are just people, as sick as the societies that they cater to.

    No more bullshit, no more excuses.

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  56. This is absolutely crazy, insane and shameless!!!

  57. Mark London UK

    Millions Against Monsanto Campaign

    http://organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm

  58. Mark London UK

    Monsanto = Crimes Against Humanity

  59. We have to save our planet

  60. I do not think it is the companies to blame. They would just serve as scapegoats. It is a reflection of what we perceive as “criminals”. Human minds which are that sick and they have always existed simply need the harshest penalty there is. Nowadays, people committing “fiscal” crimes are punished for decades while real slime of this earth goes free. We have to find ways to enforce much harsher environmental laws.

  61. thanks america for inventing yet another amazing product. charming! american governments just dont get it. they dont seem to be able to realise whet they are doing for future generations. it just keeps on happening.

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  64. Oh my god. I can’t believe that – it seems that humanity never learns its lesson. How long until we wipe ourselves out?

  65. Thanks for this eye opener, it’s time to wake up for us all and oppose against this criminal styled organization that already manipulates all the seeds in this world.

  66. Mark London UK

    The real world of Monsanto is as ugly as the Agent Orange they manufactured!

  67. Mark London UK

    This brief video will bring tears to your eyes. Monsanto is going to destroy the world.

  68. Mark London UK

    This dated piece (originally published in 1998, reprinted in 2007) provides information the Monsanto public relations machine would likely prefer you didn’t read.

    http://www.funverde.org.br/blog/archives/205

  69. Oh sure when it comes to agent orange people are all going “evil monsanto”, but not hearing any comments about their GM seeds cross contaminating regular seeds purposely so that they can in the long run make the planet grow only food/plants from their seeds… (some which have suicide genes that kick in a year later) while kicking small farmers out of business through legal loopholes…

    • I reccommend checking out the documentary “The future of food.” I saw it on instant play for netflix and it talks a good deal about what Monsanto’s GM seeds.You’ll get a better idea of what I was talking about above.

  70. Ethiopian Optimistic;
    Some of you, you get surprised either you just learn something good or bad. But, I know both good and bad things, and when it happens, I wait until it repeats or disappeared, for further action. Remember, what makes humans to learn,…

    In the past Forty Years and sometimes beyond, Agent Oranges, DDT and war time Poisonous Chemicals has been used against my Ethiopian People, usually by Foreigners. Nothing has been done to catch those evils, rather they caused Civil Wars among my people, to clean their blood tinted hands, and they getaway with it.

    Recently, few years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO), purposely shipped out poisonous mixed food substances to Ethiopia and that causes enormous deaths and complicated health risks against my people.

    And also, here in North America and beyond, Recessions or political economy has been used as excuses to committed Cultural Genocides and Human Trafficking against Ethiopians. Believe it or not neither the Canadian Governments nor American Governments did admitted their evil doing, even though they both knowing it through their Secret Agents. Shame on them!!!!

  71. Mark London UK

    Here is the film ‘The Future of Food’ Ben Umnus suggested.

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  73. Mark London UK

    Monsanto is little more than a global criminal enterprise. For those of you who may have missed it, here’s the real Monsanto in action. Monsanto is just plain sleazy!

    http://www.truth-out.org/haitians-challenge-monsantos-influence/1309446649

    If you haven’t already viewed this film I would encourage you to watch ‘The World According to Monsanto’. This film is a powerful indictment of Monsanto. Watch it and make up your own mind…

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  78. Has Monsanto ever had to pay for the damage done to human life in Vietnam? Will the damage they do to the Amazon rain forest and the people and wildlife there ever be brought to bear against them? I am disgusted that somehow someone was able to get a hold of this in 2011. On the other hand, I applaud the US gov’t for helping to clean up Vietnam. Where’s Monsanto’s culpability in this? If they manufacture it and sell it, aren’t they responsible for anything? The more I think about this, the more frustrated I get.

    • According to New York Appeal Court, Monsanto and other makers of Agent orange are protected by the USA government immunity, as they were its contractors. Enditem.
      As for the USA, remember President Obama words concerning the BP oil leak in the Golf : “they cause the disaster, they have to repare it.” Isn’t it a good idea ?

    • Chuck P. Vietnam

      Sorry to say, the US Government has done next to nothing to help the people of Vietnam or its environment. The monies the US have allocated are but a pittance compared to what is required – they have spent in the neighborhood of $15mil – and it took over 30 years to even have that number approved. And the majority of that money is being used to clean up the former airbases. The US spends upwards of $1bil PER day fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – that is not a typo. The Vietnam victims are sick and dying and have been for three generations – The US Government has not even come close to doing enough worthy of any applause. Monsanto, Dow and the rest have done ZERO.

  79. Mark London UK

    Monsanto Indian Farmer Suicide

    http://yajnacentre.blogspot.com/2011/06/monsanto-bt-cotton-genocide-of-indian.html

    “More than a quarter of a million Indian (cotton) farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years—the largest wave of recorded suicides in human history – that’s one farmer every 30 minutes.”

  80. Thank you Jesus that you see all things and WILL hold accountable those who are responsible. Thank you, too, that You have promised a new heaven and a new earth. That is the world I claim to be a citizen of. Meanwhile, help us to learn what it truly means to love.

  81. Wow. I didn’t know this much information about Agent Orange until now? Thanks for the informative post.

  82. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    What the U.S Veterans Administration has to say
    about Agent Orange.

    http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/

    VA has recognized certain cancers and other diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure. Veterans, Veterans’ children and survivors may be eligible for compensation benefits for these diseases and health care benefits.

    http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/treatment.asp

    http://agentorangezone.blogspot.com/2010/10/agent-orange-is-going-to-cost-america.html

    The Washington Post reports that a quarter of the one million troops receiving disability checks, or 270,000 Vietnam War veterans, will in two months get compensation for diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s and different types of leukemia. This means that forty two billion dollars can be spent by American working class on this in 10 years.

  83. Mark London UK

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

    http://www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn/National/2011/6/93525/

    On 10th August 1961 an event began that was to last for ten-years, and would leave a tragedy that has yet to find an end. Fifty years on, the Vietnamese people and their many friends around the world will be commemorating this special anniversary

    Let’s recall and reflect on what happened on that day of 10th August 1961, and the consequences, so horrific, it is difficult to grasp, to understand. It raises in the minds of many the questions: WHY? And what can be done to overcome the criminal legacy of Agent Orange?

    Friends, the time for talk has ended it is now time for action, and on an international scale.

  84. Mark London UK

    This 2 minute video that will make you feel absolutely sick. Monsanto made a fortune manufacturing Agent Orange. Monsanto must be held responsible for ruining the lives of millions of people. This War Crime will go on generation after generation, the lives of these poor innocent children have been destroyed by Monsanto. Agent Orange use anywhere on earth is a crime against humanity! Write to the Brazilian Embassy in your country, flood them with email and demand their government stop the illegal spraying. Now is the time for action. The pen is mightier than the sword!

    The Effects of Agent Orange in Vietnamese Children

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a84_1291100180

  85. Congrats on making freshly pressed. Thanks for your courage in writing this. To everyone out there, yes, these companies are evil, but there’s only one way to stop them and that’s to choke them by not buying what they sell. Stop buying foods with GMO ingredients (i.e. buy organic), and let these blood sucking fascists die so that they can rot in hell like they deserve to. They’re killing us, and they don’t care. It’s time to stop them, but the only way to do it is to do so collectively as a consumer group.

  86. Mark London UK

    Wise words ‘mysoulforsale’, may I add one further action we can all take, expose Monsanto and their crimes to a wider readership. Keep writing letters and comments, connect the dots, connect Monsanto to their evil deeds, let the world know Monsanto is rotten to the core, never let Monsanto off the hook for the millions they’ve maimed and murdered. In every sense of the word Monsanto are serial killers. Justice For the Victims of Agent Orange!

  87. Monsanto has been destroying America by degrees for decades. Their Roundup products have destroyed what use to be fertile crop land. Now, genetically modified seeds are the only ones that will grow in soil that has been raped with Roundup. They have created a lock on the seed market for all who bought in to using Roundup. They will never stop the destruction without tremendous financial pressure. Money is their bottom line.

  88. Mark London UK

    First published in 2009

    http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=2915

    “The world’s center of PCB manufacturing was Monsanto’s plant on the outskirts of East St. Louis, Illinois, which has the highest rate of fetal death and immature births in the state. By 1982, nearby Times Beach, Missouri, was found to be so thoroughly contaminated with dioxin, a by-product of PCB manufacturing, that the government ordered it evacuated. Dioxins are endocrine and immune system disruptors, cause congenital birth defects, reproductive and developmental problems, and increase the incidence of cancer, heart disease and diabetes in laboratory animals.”

  89. Thanks for the great post

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  91. Thank you so much for this post. Another news story buried by the press for obvious reasons!

  92. There should be a world-wide protest at the use of Agent Orange on the forests of Brazil. There is enough evidence, following its use on Vietnam to prove how dangerous this product made by Monsanto and other US companies, to human and animal life in addition to the land itself. In Vietnam it has been estimated that it will take 150 years for the forests to recover.
    Meanwhile four million Vietnamese from new born babies to adults are suffering from its effects. And remember the spraying began 10 August 1961. It has now gone into the fourth generation of Vietnamese. So imagine what it will be like in 50 years time in the areas now sprayed in Brazil.
    I urge all readers to protest to the government of Brazil to stop this spraying and to charge the people and company involved. Let us do more, by each and everyone of us boycotting all products of Monsanto.
    Let us hit Monsanto where it hurts, in their pocket.

  93. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/20110709133146.aspx

    The evil legacy of Agent Orange has entered into the fourth generation and casualties have run into the millions.
    But now, as the 50th anniversary of the dawn of the chemical campaign nears, I believe it is time to act!

  94. This is gross. Vietnam was enough. Someone please but the people responsible for this behind bars.

  95. Mark London UK

    I’m sure you will all find the comments on the following link worthwhile reading. Keep up the pressure on Monsanto! And a big Thank You to the editors at ‘Food Freedom’ for publishing this important article! Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/vietnam-era-weapon-being-used-to-clear-the-amazon.php

  96. Mark London UK

    Letter to the Board of Directors of Monsanto

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/june012011/ao-monsanto-la.php

    “I would have then taken him to see the living victims of Agent Orange…”

    When you place this letter in front of your board members, I hope it will be met with a positive response, not only for them to accept responsibility for the damage done to the people and land of Vietnam, but also to give financial and practical support to the victims and their families.

  97. Mark London UK

    Documentary Recounts Struggle of Agent Orange Veterans

    “Agent Orange is an indictment of US foreign policy and corporate greed, as well as being a celebration of love’s ability to face enormous adversity” -Masako Sakata

    We must find in favor of all victims and stop the likes of Monsanto, Dow and all of the rest from continuing their greed driven destruction of humanity as well as the ecology of our world.

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/april122010/agent-orange-cp.php

  98. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Monsanto Manufactured Agent Orange Afflicts Subsequent Generations

    Since the Vietnam War ended and the effects of Agent Orange have become more apparent, many are beginning to look back at the effect it had on the people of Vietnam. Tran is one of many. Her story represents millions living in the shadows of a lasting legacy.

    These children will never live a normal life; their deformities are physical signs of human decay. Although their parents were not even born until after the Vietnam War, 18 million gallons of the toxic herbicide, sprayed through the jungles of South Vietnam, is still penetrating the DNA of those born today.

    “There are millions and millions of victims still alive and are suffering from illnesses and from cancers,” said Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, the Director General of Ngoc Tam Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Dr. Nguyen is Tran’s doctor and accompanied Tran to testify on Capitol Hill.

    The US government has acknowledged a connection between Agent Orange and the health defects and ailments that continue to plague the lives of Vietnam War veterans for generations. But the US has refused to make the same link for the millions of Vietnamese War victims whose lives have been devastated as a result of Agent Orange.

    This is why delegations are here in Washington following a report issued by lawmakers, scientists and doctors calling on the US government to own up to its Agent Orange legacy in Vietnam today.

    Government records show nearly 95 percent of all US Agent Orange related aid is committed to contain and remove dioxin contamination. In fact, the US has been providing medical aid for everything but Agent Orange treatment and medical exploration.

    Those fighting for justice in the case of Vietnamese Agent Orange victims want the physical and psychological damages to be acknowledged.

    “If they accept, they have to pay to compensate for millions of people, not only in Vietnam but also in the United States and also to the other countries, like Korea, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand,” said Dr. Phuong.

    Jonathan Moore, an attorney from New York, says US chemical companies at the time of the Vietnam War knew the purpose of the Agent Orange they produced. He says they should be held responsible for its impact.

    “The Agent Orange — used in Vietnam — that was manufactured by Dow, Monsanto and other chemical companies in the US at the time, contained dioxin rates that were unnecessary and had no effect on the purpose that the herbicides were used for. It wasn’t a defoliant, it was simply a chemical that was created because Dow and Monsanto used a process which even at the time was contrary to industry standards,” Jonathan Moore says. “Any way you look at it — from the moral, or ethical, or legal standpoint, we believe these corporations should be held responsible for the harm they caused because they knew what was going to happen.

  99. Mark London UK

    Agent Orange. American Chemical and Biological Warfare

  100. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

  101. Mark London UK

    Thank you Monsanto!

    Agent Orange Victims Betrayed (2009)

  102. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Agent Orange – Vietnam – Dated historical footage

  103. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Agent Orange: “The Leaves Keep Falling”

  104. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Watch and listen carefully!

    Agent Orange and US

  105. Chuck P. Vietnam

    I urge all readers to please check out the links and videos posted by Mark and Len. This is a huge problem – a fanatical situation, really. Yes, it has been 50 years since the first spraying in Vietnam, but also please note, sprayings in the US and other countries can be traced back to the 1940’s. And it continues. Please read, please post your comments, please post to your facebook page. The word must get out – Monsanto, Dow and all the rest must be given cease and desist orders immediately. They must be forced to pay the victims as well as the countries whose environments have been destroyed.

  106. Mark London UK

    Letter to the President of Monsanto

    Mr Grant, there is still time for you and your company to make amends for these crimes. Accept your responsibility for the manufacture of Agent Orange and its use on Vietnam. Make financial compensation to the victims, and their families. For many thousands of Vietnamese it is too late, they have died, their suffering is at an end, but for the present 3.5 million, their suffering continues.

    http://current.com/1isj64c

  107. Chuck P. Vietnam

    The Worlds Largest Human Experiment: GMOs, Roundup And The Monsanto Monstrosity

    http://theintelhub.com/2011/07/10/the-worlds-largest-human-experiment-gmos-roundup-and-the-monsanto-monstrosity/

  108. sad about it. i live at the municipality of Lábrea , south of the state of Amazonas just near of this terrible scene took place. this famers of Rondonia State dominates brazilian politics in Brasilia . they are captalists and Brazil govenments Dilma Roussef sometimes close her eyes about it
    – escrevendo em portugues: essa regiao sul de estado do Amazonas é critica do desmatamento que vem avançando e o governo esta pressionado politicamente por gente do chamado setor “ruralista” que se mascaram de desenvolvimentistas mas sao capitalistas vorazes com interesses coorporativos de lucro acima de tudo

    • yeah, Brazil has been captured by the Chicago Boys – those economists who promote privatization for the benefit of the rich and paid for by the planet and the rest of us.

      Revolution, baby, revolution

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  110. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Monsanto’s Agent Orange:
    The Persistent Ghost from the Vietnam War

    http://www.organicconsumers.org/monsanto/agentorange032102.cfm

    “When we (military scientists) initiated the herbicide program in the
    1960s, we were aware of the potential for damage due to dioxin
    contamination in the herbicide. We were even aware that the ‘military’
    formulation had a higher dioxin concentration than the ‘civilian’
    version due to the lower cost and speed of manufacture. However,
    because the material was to be used on the ‘enemy,’ none of us were
    overly concerned. We never considered a scenario in which our own
    personnel would become contaminated with the herbicide.”
    quoted by Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, 1990, former Commander US Navel Forces Vietnam

    Agent Orange came back to to bite Admiral Zumwalt years after the USA lost the war.

    Admiral Zumwalt said he felt his son’s cancer was most definitely due to Agent Orange. He also mentioned that his grandson Russell suffered from very severe learning disabilities that could possibly be traced to it as well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmo_Zumwalt#Later_years

  111. Mark London UK

    Monsanto’s Agent Orange Sprayed Over Canada [1950's to 1980's]

    Thank You Monsanto!

  112. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Monsanto in partnership with the US armed forces: Agent Orange, a weedkiller or a chemical weapon?

    http://www.combat-monsanto.co.uk/spip.php?article228

    After the revelations about the toxicity of the dioxin TCDD, a byproduct from manufacturing the weedkiller 2,4,5-T, Monsanto did not have any second thoughts about producing it, but on the contrary, entered into a contract with the Pentagon to develop military uses for the weedkiller….War economies have always been a financial god-send of some importance for the handful of multinational firms which dominate the chemical products market. Monsanto’s researchers had already anticipated the uses of their powerful herbicide in war time, as it would allow the destruction of crops and so starve hostile armies and populations

  113. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Monsanto DDT AGENT ORANGE BGH and NUTRASWEET a.k.a ASPARTAME

    Remember Donald Rumsfield? He wasn’t just a War Criminal, he was a great businessman!

  114. Mark London UK

    Boycott Monsanto

    http://www.soaringspiritwithtears.com/boycott/boycottmonsanto.html

    The hottest place in Hell is not reserved for those who did evil, but for those who saw evil and did nothing.

    Dante’s Inferno

  115. Mark London UK

    Monsanto = Agent Orange = Death

    Monsanto – Greed, Revolving Door Politics, and Lies – Meet the Faces of Death!

    http://eoars.avrnlive.com/welcome-to-eye-on-america-roadshow/monsanto-greed-revolving-door-politics-and-lies/

    http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/Pages/monsanto-leadership.aspx

  116. Mark London UK

    The M in Monsanto stands for Murder!

    A prominent activist has called on President Barack Obama to redress the deadly legacies of Agent Orange, fifty years after the US first sprayed the toxic defoliant over South Vietnam.

    ccchttp://www.vnnnews.net/parental-sympathy-and-presidential-obligations-a-plea-to-barack-obama

  117. Mark London UK

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

    Len Aldis, Secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society, sent his letter to Mrs Michelle Obama on July 22, 2009 appealing to her to help right the terrible wrong done to the children of Vietnam.

    Your husband, the president, can call in the papers of the lawsuit brought by the Vietnamese before the Courts in your country, he can speak to the lawyers who presented the case seeking justice. He will learn that the US Supreme Court rejected the appeal without giving any reasons why. He will learn that two of the Justices disgracefully declined to take part and that another before he sat on the Supreme Court, actually worked as a lawyer for Monsanto, one of the companies that made Agent Orange. The president will surely see that justice has been denied to the Vietnamese victims.

    http://thevitimes.org/?p=6490

  118. Mark London UK

    Another dirty little Monsanto secret exposed…

    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/297701

  119. That is shocking to hear. You would think that they would learn how dangerous it is…Heartbreaking news.

    Your blog is fantastic and very professional…I’m just learning and I sure enjoyed my visit…

  120. Mark London UK

    11 YRS OLD EXPOSES MONSANTO AND TELLS MONSANTO WHERE THEY CAN SHOVE IT .. BRAVE

  121. Mark London UK

    Anonymous Message To Monsanto; We fight for farmers!

    To the free-thinking citizens of the world:
    Anonymous stands with the farmers and food organizations denouncing the practices of Monsanto We applaud the bravery of the organizations and citizens who are standing up to Monsanto, and we stand united with you against this oppressive corporate abuse. Monsanto is contaminating the world with chemicals and genetically modified food crops for profit while claiming to feed the hungry and protect the environment. Anonymous is everyone, Anyone who can not stand for injustice and decides to do something about it, We are all over the Earth and here to stay.
    To Monsanto, we demand you STOP the following:

    -Contaminating the global food chain with GMO’s.
    – Intimidating small farmers with bullying and lawsuits.
    – Propagating the use of destructive pesticides and herbicides across the globe.
    – Using “Terminator Technology”, which renders plants sterile.
    – Attempting to hijack UN climate change negotiations for your own fiscal benefit.
    – Reducing farmland to desert through monoculture and the use of synthetic fertilizers.
    -Inspiring suicides of hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers.
    -Causing birth defects by continuing to produce the pesticide “Round-up”
    -Attempting to bribe foriegn officials
    -Infiltrating anti-GMO groups

    *there are links at the bottom corresponding with each of the above.

    Monsanto, these crimes will not go unpunished. Anonymous will not spare you nor anyone in support of your oppressive illegal business practices.
    AGRA, a great example:
    In 2006, AGRA, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, was established with funding from Bill Gates and The Rockefeller Foundation.
    Among the other founding members of, AGRA, we find: Monsanto, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, Procter and Gamble, Merck, Mosaic, Pfizer, Sumitomo Chemical and Yara. The fact that these corporations are either chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturers is no coincidence.
    The people of the world see you, Monsanto. Anonymous sees you.
    Seeds of Opportunism,
    Climate change offers these businesses a perfect excuse to prey on the poorest countries by swooping in to “rescue” the farmers and people with their GMO crops and chemical pesticides. These corporations eradicate the traditional ways of the country’s agriculture for the sake of enormous profits.
    The introduction of GMOs drastically affects a local farmers income, as the price of chemicals required for GMOs and seeds from Monsanto cripples the farmer’s meager profit margins.
    There are even many cases of Monsanto suing small farmers after pollen from their GMO crops accidentally cross with the farmer’s crops. Because Monsanto has a patent on theri brand of seed, they claim the farmer is in violation of patent laws.
    These disgusting and inhumane practices will not be tolerated.
    Anonymous urges all concerned citizens to stand up for these farmers, stand up for the future of your own food. Protest, organize, spread info to your friends!
    SAY NO TO POISONOUS CHEMICALS IN YOUR FOOD!
    SAY NO TO GMO!
    SAY NO TO MONSANTO!
    We are Anonymous
    We are legion
    We do not forgive
    We do not forget
    Expect us

  122. Thanks for sharing this article. It seems as humans we take a step back everyday, ruining the land we should be living off of.

  123. Mark London UK

    RIP George Mizo!

    Rot in Hell Monsanto!

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

    The forgotten tragedy

  124. Kathleen brown

    I believe we are in need of use of greater in flight restrictions, as well as at minimum, more satellite accountability of enforcement of aircrafts.

  125. Chuck P. Vietnam

    Monsanto official Beaten by farmers in India over Failed GMO Bt Cotton Seeds

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july122011/india-monsanto-beaten-tk.php

    The Monsanto plague is attempting to cover the entire planet – but many are fighting back. They must be stopped. Please read when you have a chance.

  126. Mark London UK

    Monsanto’s Evil

  127. Mark London UK

    in case you missed it…

    Vanity Fair Covers Monsanto’s Evil Deeds in 6 Page Report

    http://www.truthistreason.net/vanity-fair-covers-monsantos-evil-deeds-in-6-page-report

    Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics–ruthless legal battles against small farmers–is its decades-long history of toxic contamination.

  128. Mark London UK

    dated material (2005)

    Monsanto files patent for new invention: the pig

    http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/features/monsanto-pig-patent-111/

    video material (2008)

  129. Mark London UK

    Hint : Monsanto

    Attention: You’re being slowly murdered! Find out by who!

  130. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

  131. Mark London UK

    A must watch 1 minute video! Bet you’ll want to watch it twice!

  132. Thanks for sharing. Is very good and very interesting.

  133. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

    Fifth Agent Orange Justice Tour in United States
    April 14May 16, 2010

    Interview with Nguyen Thi Hien & Pham The Minh by Dianne Mathiowetz , Atlanta International Action Center

    Nguyen Thi Hien, Member of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA) and President of the Danang Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin.

    Pham The Minh, whose parents were contaminated by Agent Orange in Quang Tri Province where the sprayings were most intensive, was born after the war with deformed lower limbs and other health problems.

  134. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    The Path to Justice for Vietnam’s Agent Orange Victims

    powerful 10 minute video clip

    http://clip.vn/watch/The-Path-to-justice-for-Vietnam-s-agent-orange-victims03,WYyb

  135. Mark London UK

    Follow-up to the Anonymous video comments on Monsanto…

    http://www.dailytech.com/AntiSec+Exposes+US+Soldiers+SNs+Passwords+Vows+Attack+on+Monsanto/article22132.htm

    Be sure to read the comments following the article, surprise surprise it appears Monsanto isn’t very well liked!

    Monsanto = Agent Orange = Murder!

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

  136. Mark London UK

    Thanks Monsanto!

    http://www.presstv.com/detail/188806.html

    An independent California-based research institute says the US army has dumped hundreds of barrels of toxic chemicals, including Agent Orange, in South Korea.

  137. Mark London UK

    Thanks Monsanto!

    Vietnamese embassy in Russia helps AO victims

    http://english.vovnews.vn/Home/Vietnamese-embassy-in-Russia-helps-AO-victims/20117/128295.vov

    Nearly 5 million Vietnamese people have been exposed to Agent Orange/Dioxin, including tens of thousands of Vietnamese children born with deformities.

  138. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    http://maxkeiser.com/2011/07/12/from-a-monsanto-occupied-womb-to-genetically-modified-fish-to-geo-engineered-atmosphere/

    Canadian researchers found that the blood of 93 percent of pregnant women and 80 percent of blood samples from their umbilical cords contained a pesticide implanted in GMO corn by biotech behemoth Monsanto.

  139. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Kenya: The Shocking Reality About GMOs

    http://allafrica.com/stories/201107120013.html

    Nairobi — The spectre of people developing new and strange allergies, indigenous seeds losing their genetic codes and disappearing altogether, farmers making bumper harvests — or no harvests at all — is in the air.

  140. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Balanced & Fair Faux News

    Monsanto is the real deal. I worked with their round-up ready products for two years. Their treatment on soybeans. At the time I had no idea how dangerous this product was. After loading their pre-treated seeds, my face at the end of the day was covered by this treatment. I now have permanent damage to my lungs and my doctors are convinced it is from the roundup ready treatment. They force farmers to pay totally outlandish tech fees and monopolize. They suck!!

  141. Mark London UK

    Food Freedom published this excellent piece in 2010, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page. The interview following the article is as one reader commented ‘A ticking timebomb’

    Whistleblower: Monsanto ‘faked’ data for approvals

    http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/02/14/whistleblower-monsanto-faked-data-for-approvals/

  142. Mark London UK

    Monsanto stole the lives from so many children. Imagine growing up and living life as an Agent Orange Victim. You don’t need to understand French to enjoy this wonderful song.

    Vietnam: a Journey from War to Peace: Children of Vietnam

    CHILDREN OF THE WORLD
    For children around the world
    Who have no hope
    I have a prayer
    In all the masters of the earth

    Every child who disappears
    It’s the universe that draws a line
    A hope for the future
    Can belong to us

    I have seen children go
    Smile and light-hearted
    Towards death and paradise
    That adults had promised

    But when they jumped on mines
    Mozart was being murdered
    If happiness is at stake
    What hell was he fed?

    And how long will I have to pay
    Of silence and darkness
    To erase the memories
    The memory of their history?

    What will, what gospel
    What hand is blind or stupid
    May order so much innocence
    In so many tears and suffering?

    Fear, hatred and violence
    Set fire to their childhood
    Their paths are bristling
    Of misery and barbed wire

    Can you persuade a dictator
    To hear his heart beat a little?
    Can we want a president
    He cries as from time to time?

    For children around the world
    Who have no voice to cry
    I have a prayer
    In all the masters of the earth

    In your sleep sleeping pills
    Where you sleep with open eyes
    Let breath for a moment
    The magic of your hearts to children

    Since it is known around the world
    Make peace for a few seconds
    In the name of the Father and for Christmas
    That the truce is eternal

    Keep quiet forever resentment
    And it soothes the bottom of hearts
    Revenge and cruelty
    To the end of eternity

    I have not the shadow of a power
    But my heart is filled with hope
    And songs for today
    Who are hymns to life

    And ghettos, slums,
    Heart of the century of exile
    There are voices everywhere
    Who sing the people standing

    You can close your borders,
    Lock your doors and rivers,
    But the songs travel on foot
    Secretly in the hearts closed

    It is mothers who learn
    In children taking them over
    They eventually burst
    Under the sky of freedom

    For children around the world …

    music and lyrics by Yves Duteil

  143. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto! This is your legacy!

    Children of the Apocalypse – Vietnam

    The US army dumped Agent Orange on a third of Vietnam during the war. Fifty years on there are 800,000 third generation victims of the spray – will the chain of suffering never end?

    a viewer comment:

    American hypocrisy at it best, invading Iraq over alleged chemical weapons , nuking Japan for greater good.That disgust me.

  144. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Interview with two young Vietnamese boys, Hoang Van Dac and Dinh Xuan Ngoan. Two young Vietnamese boys recall the afternoon when the Americans sprayed chemicals. The first boy remembers being in school and the teacher herding the students into a shelter. He recalls the air raids that took place in 1969 and his house being burnt down twice. The second boy discusses how, since the end of the war, he is feeling happier and can concentrate on his studies and rebuilding the country. He also talks about the bombings and the effect it had on daily life.

    http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/vietnam-3271f3-interview-with-young-vietnamese-boys-1981.

  145. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto! Listen to your own US soldiers speaking!

    Agent Orange in the Vietnam War

  146. Mark London UK

    Off-topic but listen to this video very carefully. Make up your own mind!

    USA War Crimes – Vietnam vs Iraq

  147. Mark London UK

    Sadly only 22 people have viewed this video!

    Effects of Agent Orange

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/26246-1

    Dr. Schecter and Adm. Zumwalt discussed the use of the defoliant Agent Orange in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The defoliant contained dioxins which have been associated with an increased rate of physical and mental handicaps in Vietnamese children in the area where it was sprayed and an increased rate of cancer in American veterans of the Vietnam War. Admiral Zumwalt attributed the death of his son, who had been a soldier in Vietnam during the war, to exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange.

    Thank You Monsanto!

  148. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Noi dau Dioxin

    You’ll cry when you watch this! Monsanto must be held responsible! Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

  149. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Agent Orange: An Exposure

  150. Mark London UK

    These birth defects are a direct result of Monsanto and Agent Orange. Monsanto are some of the worst corporate scum on the face of the earth. Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

    Don’t Let Tears Drop

  151. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto! Thank You U$A!

    Vietnamese Struggle with Agent Orange

    A former National Liberation Front soldier tells her story.
    Torture by US troops. Ravages of Agent Orange.
    Still she is hopeful.

  152. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto! You have destroyed millions of people simply to make a profit. Monsanto you are disgusting!

    The Dioxin Victims

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

    reader comment:

    the USA, the pinnacle of human rights (eye roll)

  153. Mark London UK

    The secret history of Monsanto, Agent Orange and the mutilation of innocent Vietnamese

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-secret-history-of-Mons-by-Natural-News-110713-726.html

  154. Chuck P. Vietnam

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july132011/agent-orange-la.php

    Please read this article. remember everyone, it will be 50 years since the first spraying occurred in Vietnam. Monsanto, nor none of the other manufacturers have ever admitted guilt or have they paid one cent to any of the victims.

    As Len Aldis has stated:
    “So far, we have failed, and we have to admit it, but we have a unique chance to make a statement now.”

    We must, and we will.

  155. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto! You deserve far worse than going to Hell!

    Over the past half century, the disaster has continued to affect Vietnam’s ecology and human health. Victims of Agent Orange and their families continue to suffer from the aftermath of dioxin everyday.

    http://english.vovnews.vn/Home/Agent-Orange-Victims-Association-receives-Labour-Order/20117/128196.vov

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

  156. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Proper Interpretation of C-123K Dioxin Testing Results

    http://c123kcancer.blogspot.com/2011/07/proper-interpretation-of-c-123k-dioxin.html

    ALL of the multiple Air Force tests agree that the C-123 fleet was in some degree contaminated with dioxin remaining from the Vietnam War Agent Orange spray operations.

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

  157. Mark London UK

    Off-Topic

    I Refused To Pledge Allegiance To The Flag

    Jacque Fresco – “This Shit’s Got To Go”

    The first video is a 3 minute snip taken from the full film featured below

    Video Posted July 13 2011

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28566.htm

    This is the Official Online (Youtube) Release of “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” by Peter Joseph.

    On Jan. 15th, 2011, “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” was released theatrically to sold out crowds in 60 countries; 31 languages; 295 cities and 341 Venues. It has been noted as the largest non-profit independent film release in history.

    This is a non-commercial work and is available online for free viewing and no restrictions apply to uploading/download/posting/linking – as long as no money is exchanged.

    A Free DVD Torrent of the full 2 hr and 42 min film in 30 languages is also made available through the main website [below], with instructions on how one can download and burn the movie to DVD themselves. His other films are also freely available in this format.

    Website:

    http://www.zeitgeistmovingforward.com

    http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com:

  158. Mark London UK

    (dated material 2010)

    Is Monsanto Evil? A 10th grader investigates

    http://powerpointparadise.com/blog/2010/05/is-monsanto-evil-young-10th-grader-investigates/

  159. Mark London UK

    (dated material – November 17 2008)

    Monsanto: feeding a company to starve a country

    Monsanto purchased a brazilian sugarcane ethanol company for 290 million dollars. Who the hell is that going to feed?

    http://current.com/green/89536742_monsanto-feeding-a-company-to-starve-a-country.htm

  160. Mark London UK

    (dated material 2008)

    A brave Canadian farmer takes on Monsanto – I tip my hat to this man!

    MONSANTO – One of the Most Evil Corporations on Earth

    The world has allowed this company to basically own life! <<<<<<<<

    10/05/08 UPDATE TO A WORKING HACKING DEMOCRACY LINK:

    Monsanto abuses yet another farmer (Nelson Farms, Amernia ND.).
    Please go to their website to learn more and to please donate to help their huge legal bills for their continuing fight against Monsanto, thank you.

    Nelson Farms website: http://www.nelsonfarm.net/index.html

    This video also lists the FDA, EPA, and Government officials who were/are also top Monsanto personal (starting at 2:27 in video), This is the most blatant criminal conflicts of interest I have ever seen, but main stream media refuses to inform the people.

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  162. Mark London UK

    Video Cartoon – Polish and English

    Raise your hand for peace, rise your hand in protest!

    WHO NEEDS GMO ? – Inconvinient facts…

    n the years 1960 -75 we became famous for producing Agent Orange. Containing toxic dioxin this combat asset used during Vietnam War effectively poisoned both : the Viet Kong guerrillas and the American soldiers. Note that deformed children were born many years after it, on both sides of the ocean. We were a bit critisised for that.Next we introduced our hit product -Aspartame – a wonderful sweetener added to majority of diet products and almost all sorts of chewing gum despite protests of the scientfic circles and initial diapproval by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court did not want to change their mind so we finally changed the composition of the court.
    Although being freqently accused of having strong carcinogenie properties, after several years , Aspartame was put on the market and it’s been a hit up to this day. Our electrical insulators containing super toxic PCBs were also selling like hot cakes Money was this huge out of it. But we soon realized that the toxic carcinogenic waste polluted the nearest Aliston and its townpeople.
    We could not afford to lose one dollar-so the thing went obviously under the carpet.
    At the end the whole situation unfortunatelly flipped. Families of those who had died and those terminally ill collectively sued us. We managed to put off the evil hour for some years- good for us-enough time for some of them to sniff the flowers from the bottom. We paid hundreds of millions of dollars compensation eventually – but it was worth it – those few years we made a nice fortune.At last we decided to work really effectively . We went into the world of GMOs. \ We are now a leader in biotechnology. 70% of the seed market is ours. It’s the fastest way to build a solid monopoly.You cannot patent something that already exists, but if you make small changes in the DNA structure of it, a genetically modified organism created in this way, is our property.You must buy a licence to grow a crop using our seeds. Othetwise you do it illegally. Unfortunately or not, genetically modified organisms happened to replace their wild relatives as they can mate and hybridise with those enviromentally natural evolving over millions of years. All in all, soon all organisms will contain our modified DNA .As they will be our property, anyone willing to use them will be obliged to pay us automatically.A simple and effective way to gain 100% monopoly on food.The question still remains : how to convince the public. But don’t forget; we have experts!
    As to say,the case is trivial and only requires to have scientists and media on your pay roll.
    Scientists are really a piece of cake with our companies sponsoring their research institutes, relieving the taxpayers pockets in that simple way. No wonder the results are what we need . Some suckers violators who do not understand happen from time to time. Next time we avoid supporting their research institutes and that’s it!. Pay-demand! Media is equally easy. They live on the ads for which we pay. The rest we don’t need to explain. We are not interested in publishing hysterical articles about us. So they have a choice- either good press for us with our money or without us and without our money. Freedom of speech is free from pressure. It’s that easy.We employ the try-and-tested:
    Create a problem, escalate it, wait until the sick and tired public start begging for a solution. Then offer them the solution . The solution is what you want-remember that for ever: in other circumstances it’d never be accepted!In the face of sudden climate change, frost, floods we have created more than 500 varieties of climate ready GMO wonders. Resistant to unexpected weather condition.
    Waiting for registration by the EU Commission The problem – floods or frost
    SOLUTION-our patented organisms
    EFFECT – other organisms can not survive, unfortunately

    But there is always the bright side! Do-it-yourself! Get the info yourself!
    Rate the risk yourself (apart from the health issues, the most important aspect is the monopoly on food)
    Contact one of the very many social organizations gathering reliable information on GMOs
    Tell your family and friends that it is up to them how much they allow themselves to be walked all over! .

    The material is based on the books:
    The World According to Monsanto by Marie-Monique Robin,
    Seeds of Deception by Jeffrey Smith,
    GMO- Promises and Facts by prof. Stanislaw Wiąckowski
    Atmospheric Geoengineering, an article by Sir Julian Rose

    The film was made thanks to financial support from individuals
    You can also support our actions- go to: http://www.polskaakcjaobywatelska.pl
    Raise your hand for peace, rise your hand in protest!

  163. Mark London UK

    Monsanto will own all seed – You will become a thrall – Welcome to the AGE of SLAVERY

    Please watch this shocking video start to finish. Monsanto will kill you too!

  164. Chuck P. Vietnam

    The CEO of Monsanto – Making BIG Money – at what is the cost? destruction of human beings and our planet!

    CEO of Monsanto Corp Hugh Grant Sells 150,000 Shares

    http://www.gurufocus.com/news/138835/ceo-of-monsanto-corp-hugh-grant-sells-150000-shares

  165. Mark London UK

    Brazil: New Forest Code for Transnationals
    by Carlos Latuff

    Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist. Cf. “Nota da Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência (SBPC) e da Academia Brasileira de Ciências (ABC) sobre a decisão da Câmara dos Deputados com relação ao Código Florestal” (25 May 2011); Mario Osava, “Brazil: Politicians Out of Sync with Public Sentiment on the Environment” (Inter Press Service, 29 June 2011); Alexandre Gonçalves, “Cientistas pedem mais participação no debate do Código” (MST, 12 July 2011); Ivo Poletto, “Agronegócio quer tratorar Código Florestal no Senado” (MST, 13 July 2011).

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  167. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Agent Orange – The gift from Monsanto that keeps on Killing!

    Possible Cancer Cluster in Fort Detrick, Maryland Under Investigation

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/07/15/possible-cancer-cluster-in-fort-detrick-maryland-under-investigation/

    Biodefense facilities in Fort Detrick, Maryland have nearby residents rightfully concerned about a host of diseases many believe are related to Army activities that include Agent Orange testing during the Vietnam War
    .

  168. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto! The world is watching you!

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jul/14/amazon-rainforest-forests

    comment following the article:

    chuckpal
    16 July 2011 5:56AM
    As we approach the 50th anniversary of the first spraying in Vietnam, this deadly chemical is still being sprayed. I would ask the Brazilian officials to please get to the bottom of this ASAP before they meet the same devastation as Vietnam has. We need to find out who SOLD/SUPPLIED it to Brazil…will bet it’s Monsanto or one of the other manufacturers of Agent Orange that were responsible for its production during the Vietnam War and for years prior to and after.

    Please see other comments from our international community at:

    http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/monsantos-agent-orange-being-used-to-clear-brazils-rainforest/

  169. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto! More barrels of Monsanto Agent Orange Death!

    Ground Penetrating Technology Used to Locate Agent Orange Drums

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july152011/agent-radar-drum-ro.php

    The U.S. Army and the Korean government are using ground penetrating technology to locate hundreds of barrels of 55 gallon drums of Agent Orange and other chemicals at Camp Carroll, South Korea

    Bob O’Dowd is a former U.S. Marine with thirty years of experience on the east coast as an auditor, accountant, and financial manager with the Federal government. Half of that time was spent with the Defense Logistics Agency in Philadelphia. Originally from Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 19, served in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Marine Aircraft Wings in 52 months of active duty in the 1960s. A graduate of Temple University, Bob has been married to Grace for 31 years. He is the father of two adult children and the grandfather of two boys. Bob has a blog site on former MCAS El Toro at mwsg37.com. This subject is where Bob intersected with Salem-News.com. Bob served in the exact same Marine Aviation Squadron that Salem-News founder Tim King served in, twenty years earlier. With their combined on-site knowledge and research ability, Bob and Tim and a handful of other ex-Marines, have put the contamination of MCAS El Toro on the map. The base is highly contaminated with TCE, trichloroethelyne.

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

  170. Mark London UK

    This is how Monsanto treats it’s own staff.

    OSHA complaint filed against Monsanto Seed Co

    As temperatures soared to 91 degrees Tuesday, detasselers for Monsanto Seed Co. were subjected to dangerous heat without enough water breaks, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

    Read more: http://www.pantagraph.com/business/local/article_1976f718-af2e-11e0-a982-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1SF7W9Y35

    http://www.pantagraph.com/business/local/article_1976f718-af2e-11e0-a982-001cc4c002e0.html

  171. Mark London UK

    Does anyone else care about Monsanto?

    http://www.tgdaily.com/opinion/57269-does-anyone-else-care-about-monsanto

    All of these misdeeds are public knowledge, yet there are no taxpayer funded public campaigns to neutralize the threat that Monsanto poses to our personal liberties. You never hear Monsanto’s GM foods and pesticides brought up in all of the unhealthy eating habit pieces you see in the fawning corporate media.

  172. Mark London UK

    Thank you Monsanto!

    http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/20110716170252.aspx

    Those who committed ecocide must pay up
    Last updated: 7/15/2011 8:00

    Destruction of the environment is no small crime, and Agent Orange is no small culprit

    The view over a tropical forest in central Vietnam’s Thua Thien-Hue Province. The weeds seen in the foreground are Pennicetum polystachyon, also known as “American grass”, which have taken over many formerly lush lands sprayed by Agent Orange.

    A July 8 post by Stephen Messenger on the Food Freedom blog, titled “Monsanto’s Agent Orange being used to clear Brazil’s rainforest,” has given rise to hundreds of comments in just a few days. The post has been picked up by many other sites and has quickly gathered international attention.

    Most comments express indignation at the destruction of the planet’s vital lung. The story has also prompted many to remember the deadly results of ten years of defoliant rain dropped over southern Vietnam by the US military. People are asking questions about the liability of those who produced Agent Orange, and about the US army’s responsibility in the matter, and about the lack of compensation for the victims.

    And they are right to do so.

    Half a century after the first sprayings, not only are there still millions of victims whose health has been ruined, and not only are the children of a third generation being born with severe health and mental problems, but Vietnam’s economy and development are still suffering the injuries wrought by a decade of ecocide committed against the country.

    More than 2.5 million hectares of land have been contaminated by the spraying of 80 million liters of defoliants, mainly Agent Orange, which contains dioxin, the most toxic and longest-lasting poison in the world.

    Woodlands, which covered 60 percent of South Vietnam – including 5.8 million hectares of tropical forest and half a million hectares of rainforests – have been extraordinarily damaged by the toxic chemicals. This attack on biodiversity is still serious, especially as many species of flora and fauna endemic to Vietnam are now endangered.

    Vietnam’s vast mangrove forests have long acted to protect the country from salt water penetration, and the forests are host to a rich animal kingdom that includes rare fish, shellfish, birds, crocodiles and many mammals. This landscape is particularly fragile and 150,000 hectares of mangroves were destroyed during the war. Today, thanks to the relentless courage and skill of the mangrove regions’ inhabitants, much has been restored and cranes of good omen are back.

    This is an immense achievement, born of immense hard work, which deserves respect and congratulations.

    The tropical forest is a complex ecosystem consisting of tall trees that provide cover for smaller trees, bushes, and a variety of plants. It is inhabited by elephants, tigers, rhinoceroses – the rare Java rhino – antelopes, snakes, birds, butterflies and many other insects. When the taller trees die, the system collapses. The people who lived in the forest, which had fed and protected them for generations, had to flee when the American poison rained down upon them. These communities lost not only their subsistence, but have also struggled to maintain their cultures.

    One million hectares of tropical forest have been destroyed. The forest does not regenerate spontaneously. Watershed river basins have been changed and unpredictable floods cause severe damage, putting at risk the success of the country’s life-saving “Living with Floods” initiative. Unprotected soil is washed away by the monsoon rains. Landslides occur and bury roads and houses. The deforestation has worsened the effects of climate change.

    Serious environmental restoration and reforestation projects, such as the Ma Da Forest Farm project, are thankfully being carried out. After cleaning the areas invaded by the pernicious grass (“the American grass”) left behind by Agent Orange, one has to establish a cover of fast growing trees underneath which indigenous species can be replanted after a few years. Within a century or two, one can hope to see again the slow-growing precious trees that provide the beautiful dark red wood columns to temples and pagodas.

    Restoration of the war-ravaged environment is an enormous task that requires substantial resources and long term commitment. Vietnamese have the know-how, they need the funding. Monsanto, Dow and other Agent Orange producers made an enormous profit selling poison to the US army. They must give back the money to this wounded country.

    By Marie-Hélène Lavallard.
    Marie-Hélène Lavallard is a member of the French -Vietnamese Friendship Association. The opinions expressed are her own.

  173. At first I thought this was about the US Air Force’s actual attempt to sell the surplus Agent Orange from the Vietnam War to Brazil in the early 70’s. This effort was supposedly torpedoed by the Environmental Protection Agency and all the surplus was (ahem!) burned at sea aboard the Vulcanus in 1977.
    With all the lies we’ve been told though, nothing would surprise me anymore.

    If you scroll down midway on the page at:

    http://www.sciencemag.org/content/180/4081.toc

    you’ll be able to download a PDF of: Herbicides: Agent Orange Stockpile May Go to the South Americans

  174. Mark London UK

    Excellent information! Thanks Kelly!!

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  176. Mark London UK

    For readers unaware of Agent Orange in Canada

    http://theindiaroad.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/cotton-pickin%E2%80%99/

    response to the article above

    Kelly Porter Franklin Says:
    February 6, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Reply
    Hi Mr. Wibaux
    You’ve mentioned Agent Orange here in your “Cotton Pickin’” piece and I thought some of Canada’s history with the stuff might interest you.
    Two documents I have tell part of the story: Information Manual For Vegetation Control in Southeast Asia and another that is known only by its filename of A0216071 2.pdf. The first, IMFVCiSA, was a U.S. Army/Fort Detrick effort commissioned by Robert McNamara in 1961. The Advanced Research Program Agency (ARPA, now known as DARPA -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA ) helped out, as did Dow Chemical, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Hawaii, among others. You might be surprised to see New Brunswick mentioned on page 42 of of this Manual. I sure was, seeing as I lived in Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, the subject discussed. The other document is a BRIEFING NOTE TO THE MINISTER obtained under our Access to Information Act laws and it says, in part:
    “3. Precision regarding how Gagetown was selected for testing of Agent Orange forty
    –(40) years-ago is difficult to obtain. It does appear from one set of available records that the US Department of the Army, Fort Detrick, Maryland, was charged with finding effective chemical agents that would cause rapid defoliation of woody and herbaceous vegetation. To further develop these objectives, large areas similar in density to those of interest in Southeast Asia were needed. In March 1965, the Canadian Ministry of Defence offered large areas of densely forested land located at CFB Gagetown for experimental tests of defoliant chemicals. This land was suitable in size and density to meet US objectives. Another record indicates that in a cooperative effort with the US, it was apparent both countries would benefit from brush control testing and evaluation.
    Throughout the years 1955 to 1964, CFB Gagetown personnel had difficulty in
    controlling seedling growth and timber regrowth. The same document suggests that
    Canada would benefit from the technical advice, which could be given by US experts. It also indicates that the US would benefit by being given the use of tracts of first and second growth timber in an environment similar to that of the Northern United States where new herbicides, which had never been employed in this type of climactic zone, could be tested. The United States interest in this trial was related to evaluating effective measures for reducing foliage coverage.”
    It’s not my intention to “prove” any of this here but what these two documents (along with many others) show is that Canada gave CFB Gagetown to the U.S. military so massive field-testing of all the chemical warfare weapons (all the Agents: Orange, White, Blue, Purple, etc.) could be done prior to and concurrent to the Vietnam War. We had one hell of an arrangement, literally.
    Something that will raise a great doubt in anybody’s mind about Ottawa’s “official” story of what happened in CFB Gagetown (nothing to do with Vietnam…it was just a couple of barrels…no subsequent health effects…) is the fact that all the chemical warfare weapons sprayed on Vietnam (and Southeast Asia during the War) were first sprayed in CFB Gagetown. In exactly the same order. In the same concentrations. With the help of Dow, ARPA, Fort Detrick, the U.S. Chemical Corps, John F. Kennedy, various Canadian government agencies and with the Pentagon leaving a paper trail of who was paid for what and when. It’s all quite a story and it’s all untold.

    Kelly Porter Franklin
    2619 Randle Road
    Nanaimo, BC
    V9S 3X3
    (250) 760-0170
    kelly_franklin@telus.net

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  178. Mark London UK

    (dated material)

    How does Monsanto deal with the Truth?

    http://real-agenda.com/2010/04/22/monsanto-declares-war-on-food-inc-film/

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  180. Friends, in just a few days there has been a huge response to this and other sites carrying this report. It shows the concern felt by many at the use of this chemical to destroy the forests, as it did in Vietnam.

    From my sources it would appear that the Brazilian Embassies are very worried at what they are reading on these sites. We should now continue to keep the pressure on. Can I ask that all who have made a comment to now make contact with the Brazilian Embassy in their country and ask why this chemical is being used. If no reply comes, then ask the Ambassador to receive a deputation, failing that to call for a demonstration outside the embassy.

    We have to make sure that this destruction of the forests is stopped.

  181. Yes! Let’s keep up the pressure on Brazilian Embassies worldwide! On a side note the media Clown most supportive of Monsanto and GMO is none other than Rupert Murdoch and his empire of Liars. What goes around comes around, is Monsanto next? Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

    Murdochs take $1bn hit on share falls

    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/56479bba-b1f5-11e0-a06c-00144feabdc0.html

    WARNING! This video is not intended for viewing by children, expletives used!

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    He hacked a murdered kid
    Now Rupert Murdoch
    Is forever in the shit

    He wanted to buy all of that Sky TV
    he thougt he could be
    like a new BBC
    and wanted its cash
    for to milk all its worth
    but when he hacked our dead soldiers
    we said not an earth

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    He thought he could charm us
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    He runs that FOX TV
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    (c) 2011 Words and music by Alan Smart

  182. Mark London UK

    Thank You ‘Hate Murdoch’! Wonderful little song!

  183. There’s a very interesting account of how the U.S. Air Force gladly handed over thousands of gallons of Agent Orange to an outfit intent on defoliating the Amazon rainforest starting on page 63 of 85 at:

    http://www.agentorangerecord.com/images/uploads/resources/studies/DODtesting.pdf

    Gee, I thought Agent Orange was only used to reveal concealed enemies. Just how many Viet Cong did they uncover in Brazil anyways?

  184. But Rady, this whole document by the U.S. Air Force’s chief dioxin apologist Alvin Young is fascinating, not just the tiny part about how South America got hosed.
    I want to hear people say, “Hey, they sprayed Agent Orange in MY backyard too!”
    Oh well, here it is…

    http://www.agentorangerecord.com/images/uploads/resources/studies/DODtesting.pdf

    Excerpt (pages 59 & 60) from:
    The History of the US Department of Defense Programs for the Testing,
    Evaluation, and Storage of Tactical Herbicides

    Site 25
    Location: Reformulation of Herbicide Orange for Domestic or
    Foreign Use, Bound-Brook, New Jersey
    Date —> April 1972 – January 1973
    Activity Description: One method selected for the potential disposal of the
    surplus 2.3 million gallons of Herbicide Orange remaining after the Vietnam War was the option of donating or selling the herbicide to private industry, or to another United States Government Agency. For example, a significant portion of the total land area of the United States was used for pasture and grazing purposes, and weeds and brush presented a major problem on these lands. Various species of undesirable brush and trees and numerous noxious (foreign) weeds dominated some 320 million acres of US rangeland and pastures, and the application of phenoxy herbicides, such as found in Herbicide Orange, could be an economical method of increasing the quality and grazing capacity of these lands. Moreover, in April 1972 representatives from the Blue Spruce Company,
    Bound-Brook, New Jersey and from the International Research Institute, a Rockefeller Foundation affiliate, contacted the Air Force Logistics Command proposing to reformulate Herbicide Orange and sell or donate it to a number of South American Governments, including Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and Surinam. The basic plan was to have the Air Force donate the herbicide for use to improve rangelands in the upper
    Amazon Basins of South America. The Herbicide Orange would be reformulated (diluted) and repackaged for ground application under controlled conditions. AFLC advised the Blue Spruce Company that “it had no objection, but recommended that the proposed governments that would be involved would employ Blue Spruce Company to reformulate and repackage the Herbicide Orange.” From May 1972 through January
    1973, 121 drums (6,655) gallons of Herbicide Orange were shipped to the Blue Spruce Company.

    Assessment: As a “Tactical Herbicide”, Herbicide Orange was not an EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) registered pesticide, and as such could not be domestically used or sold. However, the 2.3 million gallons of surplus represented a resource of considerable monetary value. Beginning in May 1972 the Blue Spruce Company experimented on reformulating and diluting the Herbicide Orange.
    Simultaneously, the Company (with the assistance of the International Research Institute) initiated discussions with the Brazilian Government and with the US EPA. After more than one year negotiating with US and South American Government Agencies, letters of support for the proposal were not forthcoming. Accordingly, after a great deal of
    59

    discussion, the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Disposal of Herbicide Orange rejected this alternative for the following reasons:
    “Once sold or donated, the United States could not assure that the herbicide would be handled with the proper technical and environmental controls. In addition, the widespread publicity on the use of the herbicide in Southeast Asia had created an “antipeople” image for the material that would probably result in adverse public opinion and political reactions in the event the herbicide was sold to another country. In view of these considerations, the Board felt that the herbicide’s sale or donation to a foreign country would be against the best interests of the United States.”
    No record could be found of how the Blue Spruce Company disposed of the reformulated herbicide. The use of 2,4,5-T herbicide was not formally suspended until 1978.

    Sources: Department of the Air Force (1974): Final Environmental Statement on the Disposition of Orange Herbicide by Incineration. November 1974, Department of the Air Force, Washington, DC, Unclassified, available for public distribution

    Air Force Logistics Command (1976): Historical Records — Project on the Disposition of Herbicide Orange. Office of History, Air Force Logistics Command Archives, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Unclassified

  185. The above little tale by Alvin Young says, “No record could be found of how the Blue Spruce Company disposed of the reformulated herbicide.”
    I wonder if the 290,000 people who drank from wells nearby this property in New Jersey have some concerns about the U.S. Air Force “donating” the chemical warfare weapon Agent Orange to their neighbourhood.
    The following is what the EPA did with the site as a result:

    Brook Industrial Park
    New Jersey
    EPA ID#: NJD078251675
    EPA REGION 2
    Congressional District(s): 07
    Somerset
    Bound Brook
    NPL LISTING HISTORY
    Proposed Date: 6/24/1988
    Final Date: 10/4/1989
    Site Description
    The Brook Industrial Park, a 4 1/2-acre complex of light industries and warehouses, lies on the northern bank of the Raritan River in an industrialized area of Bound Brook. The site is flanked by railroads, and commercial and residential areas. The Industrial Park consists of three buildings, referred to as Stirling Center, Blue Spruce and National Metal.
    Industrial, chemical, and pesticide production and storage began in 1971, when Blue Spruce International occupied part of the facility. Several operations were cited for poor housekeeping and waste disposal practices. Several companies have operated in the industrial park, including Blue Spruce Chemical, Jame Fine Chemicals, Inc., and National Metal Finishings Corp. The materials that several companies used or processed have migrated into the groundwater. Public wells within 3 miles of the site provide water to an estimated 290,000 people. The Raritan River, adjacent to the site, is used for recreational and commercial purposes.

    Site Responsibility: This site is being addressed through Federal and potentially responsible party actions.

    Threat and Contaminants
    Prior to cleanup, Blue Spruce building flooring, as well as soils in the basement, contained a wide variety of pesticides and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Dioxin was detected in the flooring and basement soil. In addition, the basement of the Stirling Center facility was found to contain elevated levels of heavy metals. Outdoor soils at the Brook
    Industrial Park site are contaminated with pesticides, VOCs, and heavy metals. At National Metal Finishings, a subsurface pit revealed heavy metals, VOCs, and inorganics. The groundwater was found to contain elevated levels of VOCs and heavy metals. Direct contact with or accidental ingestion of contaminated soil or groundwater may cause
    adverse health effects.

    Cleanup Approach
    The site is being addressed in two stages: emergency actions and a long-term remedial phase directed at cleanup of the entire site.

    Response Action Status
    Emergency Actions: In 1983, the EPA used emergency funds to secure the Blue Spruce building and to cover a dioxin-contaminated area with asphalt. In 1990, fencing was installed on a portion of the site to eliminate accidental contact with possible contaminants.

    Entire Site: In 1994, the EPA completed an intensive study of contamination problems at the site to determine the nature and extent of soil and groundwater contamination, and to develop remedial alternatives. On September 30, 1994, EPA
    signed a Record of Decision selecting a remedy for the site which included excavation and off-site treatment and disposal of contaminated soil (approximately 5,000 cubic yards, or 8,000 tons); demolition and disposal/incineration of the contaminated portions of the Blue Spruce building; and extraction and treatment of contaminated groundwater,
    followed by reinjection of the treated water. The design of the Blue Spruce building demolition was completed in September 1998 and the design of the soil excavation was completed in December 1999. The design of the ground water pump and treat system, being conducted by Jame Fine Chemicals, was completed in 2004.

    Cleanup Progress
    Brook Industrial Park 1 2/23/11
    The Blue Spruce building demolition was completed in August 1999. Approximately 500 cubic yards of wood, 400 tons of brick/concrete, and 500 tons of contaminated soil from the basement of the building were removed and disposed off-site in a Subtitle C landfill. In addition, the soil excavation component of the remedy was completed in September 2006.
    Approximately 29,000 tons of soil were excavated and disposed off-site. Construction of the groundwater pump and treat system was completed in the summer of 2006.

    Site Facts EPA has settled the litigation against potentially responsible parties for the site to recover past and future costs. In addition, a potentially responsible party is performing the groundwater remedy for the site.

    Site Repositories
    US Environmental Protection Agency 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007 – 18th Floor

  186. Mark London UK

    Thank You Kelly! ‘Chief Apologist’ says it all….

    But Rady, this whole document by the U.S. Air Force’s chief dioxin apologist Alvin Young is fascinating, not just the tiny part about how South America got hosed.

    http://www.nal.usda.gov/speccoll/findaids/agentorange/

    http://www.nal.usda.gov/speccoll/findaids/agentorange/series.htm

    https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vasvw.org%2FLibrary%2FPDFs%2FRebuttal%2520of%2520VA%2520FAST%2520Letter%252009-20%2520and%2520M21-1MR.pdf

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

  187. I dunno, maybe I’m dumb.
    The U.S. Air Force ships Agent Orange to a place where they lose track of it, maybe it got sprayed on one of the planet’s most sensitive ecosystems, maybe not. Then, New Jersey residents watch 29,000 tons of soil and sundry other boggling amounts of material get hauled away just because 121 barrels of the stuff sat there for a few months.

    The U.S. Air Force ships Agent Orange to the Republic of Vietnam, their ally during the Vietnam War, sprays MILLIONS of gallons all over the countryside for ten years, while slopping it around wholesale on three airbases used, and….not one damn thing gets done. See ya later.
    Can someone explain this contradiction?

  188. Chuck P. Vietnam

    Not dumb at all, Kelly. It boils down to money, shareholder value, total disregard for human life, AND, it is sounding more and more of genocide PLUS ecocide. The US Government’s ongoing arrogance regarding Agent Orange and the other weapons of mass destruction manufactured by their partner in crime, Monsanto, says it all: they ARE above the law. Why? Look at the US Supreme Court-a former Monsanto attorney sits on that lofty bench. Look at the USDA, the Environmental Protection folks – the list goes on. The revolving door of former US Gov employees now working for Monsanto. Former Monsanto employees working for the US Government. This is a paradigm that has slowly but surely been developed over the years-but it is time to stop it. Look at Brazil. No surprise that Agent Orange is being used there-Brazil has been in bed with the makers of Agent Orange for a number of years now – Brazil has embraced the production of Monsanto’s other trickery known as GMO. And it appears that the government of Brazil is turning a deaf ear to both items.

  189. Thank you very much for this valuable information on Agent Orange and Monsanto.

  190. Mark London UK

    US Military History 101 – The Sad Reality!

    COUNTRY OR STATE Dates of intervention Forces Comments
    SOUTH DAKOTA 1890 (-?) Troops 300 Lakota Indians massacred at Wounded Knee.
    ARGENTINA 1890 Troops Buenos Aires interests protected.
    CHILE 1891 Troops Marines clash with nationalist rebels.
    HAITI 1891 Troops Black revolt on Navassa defeated.
    IDAHO 1892 Troops Army suppresses silver miners’ strike.
    HAWAII 1893 (-?) Naval, troops Independent kingdom overthrown, annexed.
    CHICAGO 1894 Troops Breaking of rail strike, 34 killed.
    NICARAGUA 1894 Troops Month-long occupation of Bluefields.
    CHINA 1894-95 Naval, troops Marines land in Sino-Japanese War
    KOREA 1894-96 Troops Marines kept in Seoul during war.
    PANAMA 1895 Troops, naval Marines land in Colombian province.
    NICARAGUA 1896 Troops Marines land in port of Corinto.
    CHINA 1898-1900 Troops Boxer Rebellion fought by foreign armies.
    PHILIPPINES 1898-1910 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, killed 600,000 Filipinos
    CUBA 1898-1902 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, still hold Navy base.
    PUERTO RICO 1898 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, occupation continues.
    GUAM 1898 (-?) Naval, troops Seized from Spain, still use as base.
    MINNESOTA 1898 (-?) Troops Army battles Chippewa at Leech Lake.
    NICARAGUA 1898 Troops Marines land at port of San Juan del Sur.
    SAMOA 1899 (-?) Troops Battle over succession to throne.
    NICARAGUA 1899 Troops Marines land at port of Bluefields.
    IDAHO 1899-1901 Troops Army occupies Coeur d’Alene mining region.
    OKLAHOMA 1901 Troops Army battles Creek Indian revolt.
    PANAMA 1901-14 Naval, troops Broke off from Colombia 1903, annexed Canal Zone; Opened canal 1914.
    HONDURAS 1903 Troops Marines intervene in revolution.
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1903-04 Troops U.S. interests protected in Revolution.
    KOREA 1904-05 Troops Marines land in Russo-Japanese War.
    CUBA 1906-09 Troops Marines land in democratic election.
    NICARAGUA 1907 Troops “Dollar Diplomacy” protectorate set up.
    HONDURAS 1907 Troops Marines land during war with Nicaragua
    PANAMA 1908 Troops Marines intervene in election contest.
    NICARAGUA 1910 Troops Marines land in Bluefields and Corinto.
    HONDURAS 1911 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war.
    CHINA 1911-41 Naval, troops Continuous occupation with flare-ups.
    CUBA 1912 Troops U.S. interests protected in civil war.
    PANAMA 1912 Troops Marines land during heated election.
    HONDURAS 1912 Troops Marines protect U.S. economic interests.
    NICARAGUA 1912-33 Troops, bombing 10-year occupation, fought guerillas
    MEXICO 1913 Naval Americans evacuated during revolution.
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1914 Naval Fight with rebels over Santo Domingo.
    COLORADO 1914 Troops Breaking of miners’ strike by Army.
    MEXICO 1914-18 Naval, troops Series of interventions against nationalists.
    HAITI 1914-34 Troops, bombing 19-year occupation after revolts.
    TEXAS 1915 Troops Federal soldiers crush “Plan of San Diego” Mexican-American rebellion
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1916-24 Troops 8-year Marine occupation.
    CUBA 1917-33 Troops Military occupation, economic protectorate.
    WORLD WAR I 1917-18 Naval, troops Ships sunk, fought Germany for 1 1/2 years.
    RUSSIA 1918-22 Naval, troops Five landings to fight Bolsheviks
    PANAMA 1918-20 Troops “Police duty” during unrest after elections.
    HONDURAS 1919 Troops Marines land during election campaign.
    YUGOSLAVIA 1919 Troops/Marines intervene for Italy against Serbs in Dalmatia.
    GUATEMALA 1920 Troops 2-week intervention against unionists.
    WEST VIRGINIA 1920-21 Troops, bombing Army intervenes against mineworkers.
    TURKEY 1922 Troops Fought nationalists in Smyrna.
    CHINA 1922-27 Naval, troops Deployment during nationalist revolt.
    MEXICO

    HONDURAS

    1923

    1924-25

    Bombing

    Troops

    Airpower defends Calles from rebellion

    Landed twice during election strife.

    PANAMA 1925 Troops Marines suppress general strike.
    CHINA 1927-34 Troops Marines stationed throughout the country.
    EL SALVADOR 1932 Naval Warships send during Marti revolt.
    WASHINGTON DC 1932 Troops Army stops WWI vet bonus protest.
    WORLD WAR II 1941-45 Naval, troops, bombing, nuclear Hawaii bombed, fought Japan, Italy and Germay for 3 years; first nuclear war.
    DETROIT 1943 Troops Army put down Black rebellion.
    IRAN 1946 Nuclear threat Soviet troops told to leave north.
    YUGOSLAVIA 1946 Nuclear threat, naval Response to shoot-down of US plane.
    URUGUAY 1947 Nuclear threat Bombers deployed as show of strength.
    GREECE 1947-49 Command operation U.S. directs extreme-right in civil war.
    GERMANY 1948 Nuclear Threat Atomic-capable bombers guard Berlin Airlift.
    CHINA 1948-49 Troops/Marines evacuate Americans before Communist victory.
    PHILIPPINES 1948-54 Command operation CIA directs war against Huk Rebellion.
    PUERTO RICO 1950 Command operation Independence rebellion crushed in Ponce.
    KOREA 1951-53 (-?) Troops, naval, bombing , nuclear threats U.S./So. Korea fights China/No. Korea to stalemate; A-bomb threat in 1950, and against China in 1953. Still have bases.
    IRAN 1953 Command Operation CIA overthrows democracy, installs Shah.
    VIETNAM 1954 Nuclear threat French offered bombs to use against seige.
    GUATEMALA 1954 Command operation, bombing, nuclear threat CIA directs exile invasion after new gov’t nationalized U.S. company lands; bombers based in Nicaragua.
    EGYPT 1956 Nuclear threat, troops Soviets told to keep out of Suez crisis; Marines evacuate foreigners.
    LEBANON l958 Troops, naval Army & Marine occupation against rebels.
    IRAQ 1958 Nuclear threat Iraq warned against invading Kuwait.
    CHINA l958 Nuclear threat China told not to move on Taiwan isles.
    PANAMA 1958 Troops Flag protests erupt into confrontation.
    VIETNAM l960-75 Troops, naval, bombing, nuclear threats Fought South Vietnam revolt & North Vietnam; one million killed in longest U.S. war; atomic bomb threats in l968 and l969.
    CUBA l961 Command operation CIA-directed exile invasion fails.
    GERMANY l961 Nuclear threat Alert during Berlin Wall crisis.
    LAOS 1962 Command operation Military buildup during guerrilla war.
    CUBA l962 Nuclear threat, naval Blockade during missile crisis; near-war with Soviet Union.
    IRAQ 1963 Command operation CIA organizes coup that killed president, brings Ba’ath Party to power, and Saddam Hussein back from exile to be head of the secret service.
    PANAMA l964 Troops Panamanians shot for urging canal’s return.
    INDONESIA l965 Command operation Million killed in CIA-assisted army coup.
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1965-66 Troops, bombing Army & Marines land during election campaign.
    GUATEMALA l966-67 Command operation Green Berets intervene against rebels.
    DETROIT l967 Troops Army battles African Americans, 43 killed.
    UNITED STATES l968 Troops After King is shot; over 21,000 soldiers in cities.
    CAMBODIA l969-75 Bombing, troops, naval Up to 2 million killed in decade of bombing, starvation, and political chaos.
    OMAN l970 Command operation U.S. directs Iranian marine invasion.
    LAOS l971-73 Command operation, bombing U.S. directs South Vietnamese invasion; “carpet-bombs” countryside.
    SOUTH DAKOTA l973 Command operation Army directs Wounded Knee siege of Lakotas.
    MIDEAST 1973 Nuclear threat World-wide alert during Mideast War.
    CHILE 1973 Command operation CIA-backed coup ousts elected marxist president.
    CAMBODIA l975 Troops, bombing Gassing of captured ship Mayagüez, 28 troops die when copter shot down.
    ANGOLA l976-92 Command operation CIA assists South African-backed rebels.
    IRAN l980 Troops, nuclear threat, aborted bombing Raid to rescue Embassy hostages; 8 troops die in copter-plane crash. Soviets warned not to get involved in revolution.
    LIBYA l981 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down in maneuvers.
    EL SALVADOR l981-92 Command operation, troops Advisors, overflights aid anti-rebel war, soldiers briefly involved in hostage clash.
    NICARAGUA l981-90 Command operation, naval CIA directs exile (Contra) invasions, plants harbor mines against revolution.
    LEBANON l982-84 Naval, bombing, troops Marines expel PLO and back Phalangists, Navy bombs and shells Muslim positions. 241 Marines killed when Shi’a rebel bombs barracks.
    GRENADA l983-84 Troops, bombing Invasion four years after revolution.
    HONDURAS l983-89 Troops Maneuvers help build bases near borders.
    IRAN l984 Jets Two Iranian jets shot down over Persian Gulf.
    LIBYA l986 Bombing, naval Air strikes to topple nationalist gov’t.
    BOLIVIA 1986 Troops Army assists raids on cocaine region.
    IRAN l987-88 Naval, bombing US intervenes on side of Iraq in war.
    LIBYA 1989 Naval jets Two Libyan jets shot down.
    VIRGIN ISLANDS 1989 Troops St. Croix Black unrest after storm.
    PHILIPPINES 1989 Jets Air cover provided for government against coup.
    PANAMA 1989 (-?) Troops, bombing Nationalist government ousted by 27,000 soldiers, leaders arrested, 2000+ killed.
    LIBERIA 1990 Troops Foreigners evacuated during civil war.
    SAUDI ARABIA 1990-91 Troops, jets Iraq countered after invading Kuwait. 540,000 troops also stationed in Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Israel.
    IRAQ 1990-91 Bombing, troops, naval Blockade of Iraqi and Jordanian ports, air strikes; 200,000+ killed in invasion of Iraq and Kuwait; large-scale destruction of Iraqi military.
    KUWAIT 1991 Naval, bombing, troops Kuwait royal family returned to throne.
    IRAQ 1991-2003 Bombing, naval No-fly zone over Kurdish north, Shiite south; constant air strikes and naval-enforced economic sanctions
    LOS ANGELES 1992 Troops Army, Marines deployed against anti-police uprising.
    SOMALIA 1992-94 Troops, naval, bombing U.S.-led United Nations occupation during civil war; raids against one Mogadishu faction.
    YUGOSLAVIA 1992-94 Naval NATO blockade of Serbia and Montenegro.
    BOSNIA 1993-? Jets, bombing No-fly zone patrolled in civil war; downed jets, bombed Serbs.
    HAITI 1994 Troops, naval Blockade against military government; troops restore President Aristide to office three years after coup.
    ZAIRE (CONGO) 1996-97 Troops Troops at Rwandan Hutu refugee camps, in area where Congo revolution begins.
    LIBERIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
    ALBANIA 1997 Troops Soldiers under fire during evacuation of foreigners.
    SUDAN 1998 Missiles Attack on pharmaceutical plant alleged to be “terrorist” nerve gas plant.
    AFGHANISTAN 1998 Missiles Attack on former CIA training camps used by Islamic fundamentalist groups alleged to have attacked embassies.
    IRAQ 1998 Bombing, Missiles Four days of intensive air strikes after weapons inspectors allege Iraqi obstructions.
    YUGOSLAVIA 1999 Bombing, Missiles Heavy NATO air strikes after Serbia declines to withdraw from Kosovo. NATO occupation of Kosovo.
    YEMEN 2000 Naval USS Cole, docked in Aden, bombed.
    MACEDONIA 2001 Troops NATO forces deployed to move and disarm Albanian rebels.
    UNITED STATES 2001 Jets, naval Reaction to hijacker attacks on New York, DC
    AFGHANISTAN 2001-? Troops, bombing, missiles Massive U.S. mobilization to overthrow Taliban, hunt Al Qaeda fighters, install Karzai regime, and battle Taliban insurgency. More than 30,000 U.S. troops and numerous private security contractors carry our occupation.
    YEMEN 2002 Missiles Predator drone missile attack on Al Qaeda, including a US citizen.
    PHILIPPINES 2002-? Troops, naval Training mission for Philippine military fighting Abu Sayyaf rebels evolves into combat missions in Sulu Archipelago, west of Mindanao.
    COLOMBIA 2003-? Troops US special forces sent to rebel zone to back up Colombian military protecting oil pipeline.
    IRAQ 2003-? Troops, naval, bombing, missiles Saddam regime toppled in Baghdad. More than 250,000 U.S. personnel participate in invasion. US and UK forces occupy country and battle Sunni and Shi’ite insurgencies. More than 160,000 troops and numerous private contractors carry out occupation and build large permanent bases.
    LIBERIA 2003 Troops Brief involvement in peacekeeping force as rebels drove out leader.
    HAITI 2004-05 Troops, naval Marines & Army land after right-wing rebels oust elected President Aristide, who was advised to leave by Washington.
    PAKISTAN 2005-? Missiles, bombing, covert operation CIA missile and air strikes and Special Forces raids on alleged Al Qaeda and Taliban refuge villages kill multiple civilians. Drone attacks also on Pakistani Mehsud network.
    SOMALIA 2006-? Missiles, naval, troops, command operation Special Forces advise Ethiopian invasion that topples Islamist government; AC-130 strikes, Cruise missile attacks and helicopter raids against Islamist rebels; naval blockade against “pirates” and insurgents.
    SYRIA 2008 Troops Special Forces in helicopter raid 5 miles from Iraq kill 8 Syrian civilians
    YEMEN 2009-? Missiles, command operation Cruise missile attack on Al Qaeda kills 49 civilians; Yemeni military assaults on rebels
    LIBYA 2011-? Bombing, missiles, command operation NATO coordinates air strikes and missile attacks against Qaddafi government during uprising by rebel army.

  191. http://media2.myfoxboston.com/pdf/amended_statement_of_claim.pdf

    The above is a link to an amazing document. After keeping it secret until 2005, we found out we’d been sprayed with Agent Orange by Ottawa. Irritated that we’d been dipped in chemical warfare weapons in CFB Gagetown, then lied to for decades, we launched a class action lawsuit. Canada replied by making Dow and Monsanto its co-defendants. And there we’ve sat ever since. Do you know how many lawyers these guys have? Enough.

    You might be wondering why a Canadian legal document from our Agent Orange lawsuit is available at Fox News in Boston. Canada manufactured Agent Orange. Canada sprayed Agent Orange on Americans. Tens of thousands of them; it’s a little-known fact that all the U.S. reservists who trained in CFB Gagetown were poisoned. But then it’s a little known fact that Canada sprayed Agent Orange on a million of its own citizens, And on the Vietnamese, U.S. soldiers fighting in Vietnam, South Korean soldiers fighting in Vietnam, and on and on and on.

    On the Amazon rainforest too.

    Here’s a joke: Are there any maple trees (Canada’s national symbol) in the Amazon? Not any more.

  192. Let’s make a comparison between two Agent Orange documents written by Alvin Young.
    One, available at http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/history-of-agent-orange-extract-just-what-did-the-us-government-do-with-all-the-leftover/ details the U.S. Air Force blithely plunking down 121 drums of Agent Orange in an unsuspecting New Jersey neighbourhood.
    The other, available at http://www.ngocentre.org.vn/webfm_send/126 (see various pages) details the U.S. Air Force blithely plunking down 52,700 drums of Agent Orange in unsuspecting Da Nang, Vietnam.

    So, to recap, according to world-renowned Agent Orange expert Alvin Young, there were 121 New Jersey drums and 52,700 Da Nang drums.
    We know from an EPA document available at http://www.epa.gov/region2/superfund/npl/0200450c.pdf that the presence of the 121 New Jersey drums required over 29,000 tons (58,000,000 pounds) of contaminated material being dug up and hauled away, or roughly half a million pounds per drum.

    In making his case about how uncontaminated it is, Mr. Young assures us that about 96% of the Da Nang Agent Orange was sprayed aloft, as if vapourizing this dioxin-laden chemical weapon into the air we breathe rendered it harmless and of no further concern. Only about 4% was not sprayed, so all is well he states, ignoring that this titanic spillage must have soaked into the ground.

    Using the above New Jersey formula, the presence of 2,100 (4% of 52,700) Da Nang drums SHOULD HAVE resulted in 1,000,000,000 pounds of contaminated material being removed by the USA. But wait, there’s more! If Da Nang and the sprayed area of Vietnam had been treated like New Jersey, over 26 billion pounds of contaminated material would need removal.
    Can you picture a pile of anything weighing that much?
    Try this: assuming Mr. Young weighs 260 pounds soaking wet (he’s not called a big fat liar for nothin’), you’d have a poisonous mound of one hundred million Alvins there on your porch in Da Nang.
    To quote Mr. Young, “This is a very different picture than previously visualized in Southern Viet Nam.”
    You said it Alvin!

  193. Mark London UK

    Surprise Surprise

    ‘The Victor in Iraq is Monsanto’

    http://warisacrime.org/content/victor-iraq-monsanto

  194. Mark London UK

    Fern Gully 2: International Economic System

    http://wearefucked.info/2011/07/13/fern-gully-2-international-economic-system/

    On May 24, two representatives of the National Council of Extractive Workers (CNS), formerly known as the National Council of Rubber Tappers, were shot and killed in Pará, an Amazonian region of Brazil. The husband and wife, José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espírito Santo, were vocal advocates for sustainability, preservation of the rainforest, and protection against illegal logging. The murders were stark reminders of Brazil’s increasingly anti-environment atmosphere, which is rooted in agribusiness.

  195. Monsanto Hater

    Thank You Monsanto!

    Monsanto’s “Superweeds” Gallop Through Midwest

    http://motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2011/07/monsanto-superweeds-roundup#disqus_thread

    As for Monsanto, well, as I reported Tuesday, Roundup sales are booming. The company expects to clock $700 million in profit from that product alone this year. And it has a plan for complaints about Roundup resistance. It will develop crops resistant to other poisons, creating whole new cycles of profit and ecological destruction.

  196. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto! Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

  197. Mark London UK

    Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

    Monsanto Kills: The Dark History of the World’s Largest Seed Owner

    http://www.growswitch.com/blog/2011/06/monsanto-kills-the-dark-history-of-the-evil-monsanto-corporation/

    Monsanto, best know today for its agricultural biotechnology GMO products, has a long and dirty history of polluting this country and others with some of the most toxic compounds known to humankind. From PCBs to Agent Orange to Roundup, we have many reasons to question the motives of this evil corporation that claims to be working to reduce environmental destruction and feed the world with its genetically engineered GMO food crops.Monsanto has been repeatedly fined and ruled against for, among many things: mislabeling containers of Roundup, failing to report health data to EPA, plus chemical spills and improper chemical deposition.

  198. Mark London UK

    Thank You Monsanto!

    http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/213535/Culture-Vulture.html

    Justin Mott was trained in the US as a professional photographer, but seven years ago, he decided to leave the life of a paparazzi for the distant shores of Viet Nam, to highlight the plight of Agent Orange victims. He recently held an exhibition titled For a Child in Isolation, to raise funds for Nu, a young girl who has suffered from Agent Orange since birth. He talks with Viet Nam News about his work.

    I’ll never truly understand their pain. I did my best to spend as much time as I could observing their lives and the lives of those around them such as their carers. A good documentary filmmaker or photographer observes and observes, spending as much time as possible with their subjects so they go back to their normal way of living and forget you are present.

  199. Mark London UK

    ‘Compensation for war victims is long overdue ‘

    http://www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/20110723131807.aspx

    All the more reason, then, to continue the struggle for compensation of the victims of the Vietnam War. It is the very least that can be demanded of those responsible.

    Al Burke grew up in the United States, but emigrated during the Vietnam War and eventually became a citizen of Sweden where he organized the Stockholm conference on the war’s long-term environmental and medical consequences (www.nnn.se/vietnam.htm). The opinions expressed are his own

  200. Mark London UK

    http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23693.cfm

    “If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it.” – Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994

  201. Pingback: Agent Orange Being Used to Clear Brazil’s Rainforest | Food Freedom « sunnyromy

  202. Éste relato retrata uma triste realidade no meu País, uma injustiça ambiental que precisa ser corrigida.
    Terezinha Souto

  203. ‘International Activists Form New Organization to Provide
    Assistance to Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange’

    http://salem-news.com/articles/september302011/agent-orange-cp.php

    http://aoag.org/

    The Agent Orange Action Group Mission Statement
    The Agent Orange Action Group is an organization dedicated to seek medical, financial, ecological and legal assistance for the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange. The mission of The AOAG is to work closely with Vietnamese authorities to bring together like-minded activists, researchers, philanthropies, and governments so as to benefit the victims. We endeavor, through public awareness and education to serve as a resource to the victim as well as to those committed to provide assistance. We believe companies such as Monsanto, Dow Chemical, DuPont et al responsible for manufacturing and distributing Agent Orange, as well as the U.S. government responsible for its spraying and application are together, responsible for this catastrophe and should compensate the victims and their families.
    Letter From The Chairman
    Dear Friends,
    Let me first thank my colleagues for their support in electing me as their Chair for this new group. The above mission statement gives you the outline of our aims and work.Although we are concerned for all victims affected by Agent Orange, we recognize the massive use of it was on Vietnam and today without any doubt the Vietnamese victims will have our full support, as we believe we will have yours, in seeking justice for them.
    It is now fifty-years since the first spraying began on the southern part of Vietnam, its effects on the people and the land can still be seen today. It has been a long struggle for the victims and their families; we hope our efforts along with other groups within and without Vietnam will help ease their suffering.
    In the coming months our website will keep you updated on our activities and will offer you suggestions of actions that can be taken in the campaign for justice.
    Len Aldis
    Chairman

  204. Good Luck ‘Agent Orange Action Group’!

    http://www.aoag.org

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  206. Substantial new information and articles have been posted on the ‘Agent Orange Action Group’ web site. Readers are encouraged to visit http://www.aoag.org And many thanks to Rady and Food Freedom for their incredible support!

  207. Every in the tape
    US air force sparaying orange agent over the Brazilian rain florest.The link to the page is:

    http://ensinamentos-das-pleiades.blogspot.com/2012/02/aviao-da-forca-aerea-dos-eua-flagrado.html

    is writting in portuguese.See it !!!!

  208. And let’s not forget DOW Chemical when we think about Agent Orange!

    http://www.salem-news.com/articles/april072012/len-aldis-ms.php

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

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