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Ana Baptista is on a mission to drive change. With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Oct 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
On this date 53 years ago the US begin spraying Agent Orange over Viet Nam. Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign has the story. On August 10th, 1961, the U.S. armed forces began ...
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Aug 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM PDT with 75 Recommends
Vetwife's quilt top Namvetkato (Vetwife's husband, Jack) has experienced a steep decline in his health in recent months. He is confined to a wheelchair now and almost never leaves the house. ...
by Sara R
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 04:59 PM PST with 33 Recommends
Pineapple block, symbol of welcome and hospitality, and the center of Vetwife's quilt Namvetkato, Vetwife's husband Jack, is watching his world get smaller and smaller while he endures great pain.
by Sara R
Comment Count 46 comments on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 04:56 PM PST with 38 Recommends
Enough is enough!! That Dipstick goes to the President's house, and walks out and says that the "democrat" party ........ What , he expects Pelosi and Reid to do what? Plead? How about that ...
by PeteInTx
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 06:34 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
I have a question. I know that the U.S. allowed the use of chemical weapons in the Iran Iraq war by Saddam Hussein. In Vietnam, the U.S. used agent orange and napalm. Are these not chemical ...
by dcampbell
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 09:53 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
TO ATTACK OR NOT: NO EASY ANSWERS, FEARS ABOUT SUFFERING First posted 9/1/2013 @ http://whenjohnnyandjanecomemarching.weebly.com/blog.html These are complex matters, and there are no easy answers.
by paulacaplan
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 06:26 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
As we all know, Wall Street banks can screw with everything from the housing market to gas prices. But Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) and his colleagues have discovered another thing Wall Street ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 03:30 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
An article in the Washington Post this weekend highlighted some awful actions taken by the U.S. military in order to avoid paying veterans who may have been affected by Agent Orange lingering on ...
by bluto211
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 02:13 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
by Vetwife
Comment Count 45 comments on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 04:12 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
"You" being Monsanto. The title of this diary is the last line of Country Joe McDonald's "Agent Orange Song" off of his "Vietnam Experience" DVD/CD. I have written before on the fucked up history ...
Comment Count 68 comments on Sun May 26, 2013 at 07:09 AM PDT with 173 Recommends
Who woulda thunk it? Today is rather a milestone for me. On this date in 1963 a tall, skinny, barely seventeen year old kid from the Bronx went down to Times Square and raised his hand, took that ...
by DaNang65
Comment Count 80 comments on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:26 AM PDT with 214 Recommends
The Illinois Department of Public Health recently invited a local farmer of raw milk to a meeting to discuss proposed restrictions on the fledgling industry. Apparently, concerns have been raised by ...
by johnnymonicker
Comment Count 267 comments on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 01:03 AM PST with 22 Recommends
As part of the “ Reel Pieces ” movie series at the 92Y in New York City, Annette Insdorf hosted Jeremy Irons in a screening of Trashed . Irons, the executive producer of the film, also takes on ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 11:22 AM PST with 10 Recommends
In the seaside city of Da Nang, Vietnam, a clean-up is underway to remove dioxin-contaminated soil at a former U.S. military air base. Some 8,500 miles to the east, another clean-up is underway to ...
by Jan Barry
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:17 AM PST with 14 Recommends
I worked on an Army installation for 3 years. During that time, I heard soldiers brag and laugh about killing women, about running children down in the street, about giving young children dip and ...
by khowell
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 03:22 PM PST with 29 Recommends
Last night I was reflecting on the year's end with some tears and cheers. I was laughing also with comments on Navajo's and Twigg's diary as it was so uplifting and then the phone rang. The phone ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 06:55 AM PST with 32 Recommends
Vietnam/U.S. Agent Orange Consequences Action Plan Agent Orange consequences to be overcome by ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 09:51 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
I just read where Vietnam and the US in a joint effort is beginning to remove all the dioxin that was stored in DaNang for all of these years. Yes it is a bit late for so many who have succumbed ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 09:34 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Back in June I wrote a diary called Maude and Me. The responses were mostly from Vet advocates. The information and detail was heartbreaking and things in 2012 are not better, but appearing worse ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM PST with 11 Recommends