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Le procès à travers la presse et la radio

Agent Orange, Indemnisation des Victimes (... au Canada)
Radio Canada

L'agent orange en procs New York
France 24

L'agent orange poursuit ses ravages au Vietnam
Rseau Cano

Ministry offers support to dioxin sufferers (New Zealand)

Agent Orange : Des soldats seront indemniss
Radio Canada

The Last Battle of Vietnam

Philips taken to court over Agent Orange claims worth 1 bln eur
CNN Money

Monsanto dumped toxic waste in UK
The Guardian - UK

Dioxine : aide amricaine dcontaminer laroport de D Nang
Courrier du Vietnam

US cash for Agent Orange study

Late US veteran gives $50,000 aid to Agent Orange victims

Recherches sur cancer et produits chimiques finances par l'industrie chimique ?
Actualits News Environnement

Un chercheur rmunr par l'industrie chimique

Vietnam: pas d'indemnisation des victimes de l'Agent orange

Agent orange, Ottawa publie ses rapports d'enqute
Radio Canada

VIETNAM "L'agent orange est une arme de destruction massive"

The things they still carry
Daily Southtown

For victims of Agent Orange, final battle still being waged
Fairfax Digital (Australia)

US appeals court to consider Agent Orange appeal in June
Vietnam new agency

Vietnam les oublis de la dioxine
Le Monde .fr

Trente ans aprs la guerre, un million de Vietnamiens souffrent encore des effets du terrible Agent Orange.

Rediscovering Vietnam: Agent Orange's effects
St Louis Today (St Louis Web site

A long-ago war's grimmest legacy lives on

GAO Report on Agent Orange: Limited Information Is Available on the Number of Civilians Exposed in Vietnam and Their Workers' Compensation Claims
All American Patriot

Agent Orange Dioxin Raises Cancer Risk in Vietnam Veterans
Food Consumer

Spokane native to be honored posthumously

Vietnamese appeal U.S. court's ruling on Agent Orange case

Vietnamese Agent Orange victims file appeal request
Thanh Nien News

US abandons health study on Agent Orange
Nature 434, 687

Peter Yarrow apologizes to Vietnam
Associated Press

From: Fairfax Digital (Australia)
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For victims of Agent Orange, final battle still being waged

Tom Fawthrop

[30-04-2005]  Vietnam is celebrating a historic victory over the US while promoting greater economic co-operation with its former enemy.

But the former vice-president Nguyen Thi Binh is fighting one last battle with the US: "A battle for justice and compensation for the victims of Agent Orange."

During the Vietnam War 80 million litres of the herbicide that contains high concentrations of deadly dioxin - an unwanted by-product of Agent Orange that cannot be removed from the defoliant - were sprayed over 10 per cent of the rainforest and mangroves of South Vietnam to destroy the jungle foliage providing cover for Vietcong guerillas.

Not only was the beautiful rainforest transformed into a barren wilderness, but there is substantial evidence that the highly toxic dioxins in Agent Orange are responsible for a wide range of serious diseases, including various cancers and many grotesque childbirth deformities.

The official US Government position is that there is no scientific evidence to prove the connection between Agent Orange spraying and the ill-heath of an estimated 1 million Vietnamese who say they have been exposed to the deadly cocktail. Madame Binh - who addressed anti-war rallies in London and Paris in the 1960s, and led the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam, the political arm of the Vietcong, at the Paris Peace Talks in 1973 - is still campaigning.

In an interview in Ho Chi Minh City she bitterly complained about the US refusal to accept responsibility for the consequences of chemical warfare.

Instead of enjoying retirement, Madame Binh, 78, has become an activist and leader of the Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin.

"We have done our best to help the US to find the remains of GIs [US soldiers classified as missing in action during the war]," she said. "But the US attitude to Agent Orange is not helpful. We call on the US to solve the problem based with a humanitarian spirit."

Last year the association filed a class action in a New York district court against US firms including Monsanto and Dow Chemical, the two biggest suppliers of Agent Orange to the Pentagon.

However, the same judge who in 1985 presided over an out-of-court settlement between the US companies and US war veterans, rejected the case brought on behalf of the Vietnamese plaintiffs. It is now on appeal in the US. Last year the association successfully pressured the Vietnamese Government to increase benefits for the dioxin victims.

The Vietnamese leadership, anxious to encourage foreign investment and keen to increase exports to the US, has continued to permit Monsanto and Dow Chemical to maintain representative offices in Saigon.

But several Vietnamese newspapers have queried why "enemies of the Vietnamese people" should be allowed to promote their products.

Another feisty Vietnamese woman is determined that these two companies responsible for manufacturing Agent Orange for the Pentagon should no longer benefit from Vietnam's hospitality.

Nguyen Thi Hang Nga, an MP, said: "It will be a long and hard struggle to get justice. Sooner or later we will withdraw their licence based on a resolution in the National Assembly."

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Hue City - Vietnam
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