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War Is God’s Way Of Teaching Geography by Dana Visalli

War Is God’s Way Of Teaching Geography

Dana Visalli

Delegate, VFP Chapter 160 Annual Spring Tour 2015

April 20, 2015

 

I am on the third day of a two week visit to Vietnam with VFP- Veterans for Peace.  The tour we are on is led by American veterans of the Vietnam war who now live in Vietnam, working to in some way atone for the damage done in that war.  We spent two days in Hanoi and are traveling today the city of Hue, which is…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on April 20, 2015 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Don’t Thank Me for My Service

U.S. troops search…
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Added by Chuck Palazzo on April 12, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments

Monsanto Talks Food Security, But Critics Want Vietnam War Restitution First

Can the planet feed itself in the future as the number of humans multiplies? Food security sounds like a fair enough goal. But not, some say, if it involves the company Monsanto.

The agriculture and chemical giant co-sponsored a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City last month to get young people interested in sustainable farming. But critics are suspicious of Monsanto’s motives,…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on March 10, 2015 at 8:40pm — No Comments

50 years on, veterans find healing by returning to Vietnam to help

Fifty years since the first major American combat unit was deployed to Vietnam, the lethal legacies of war still haunt generations of civilians in that country. Special correspondent Mike Cerre, who served in that conflict, reports from Danang about some Americans who have returned in hopes of making a difference.…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on March 7, 2015 at 9:19am — No Comments

The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War

http://www.thenation.com/article/199225/lethal-legacy-vietnam-war

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

"As we drove one day through Cam Lo district, Ngo Xuan Hien, who is 38, recalled his childhood here, the constant struggle to find food, classmates who had seizures and…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on March 2, 2015 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Aftermath: The Remnants of War

This insightful film reveals the twentieth century as the most violent in all of human history, with a death toll of more than one hundred million.

"War has a dirty secret: it never really ends. Aftermath: The Remnants of War weaves archival images and personal stories into a powerful portrait of lingering devastation. Based on the Gelber Award-winning book by Donovan Webster, this insightful film…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on February 25, 2015 at 10:43pm — No Comments

The Endless Tragedy of Vietnam

https://consortiumnews.com/2015/02/16/the-endless-tragedy-of-vietnam/



The Endless Tragedy of Vietnam



For the U.S. government, old lies die hard, even lies as discredited as blaming the North Vietnamese for the Tonkin Gulf incident in 1964, the non-event that launched the…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on February 17, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

The Mirror of Vietnam

Two Documentaries on the Vietnam War: One Great, the Other Abysmal

The Mirror of Vietnam…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on February 14, 2015 at 8:19am — No Comments

Timely letter from fellow Vietnam Veteran Paul Cox to Room to Read and Monsanto

http://vietnamfulldisclosure.org/index.php/timely-letter-from-fellow-vietnam-veteran-paul-cox-to-room-to-read-and-monsanto/

Mr. Craig Bruya, Board Chair

Ms. Erin Ganju, CEO

Ms. Tatjana Klein, Asia Director

Room To Read…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on January 27, 2015 at 8:01am — No Comments

The 40-year war

http://www.pennlive.com/projects/2014/agent-orange/

In 1967, about to graduate from Steelton High School, John Galinac wanted more than just a job at the steel mill. He wanted to go to college.

The 19-year-old, second-generation Croatian-American enlisted in the Air Force with his sights on the G.I. Bill.

Within months, he became a military police officer, patrolling the…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on January 15, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

U.S. veteran leads clean-up of Vietnam War’s lethal remnants

There are still ongoing lethal consequences of the Vietnam War that ended in 1975. Undetonated "bomblets," dropped by the U.S. military during the conflict, are killing and maiming people who discover them by accident. To help close a painful chapter in history, American veteran Chuck Searcy has made bomb removal and education his humanitarian mission. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports.…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on November 21, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments

The Audacity of Monsanto & the Short Memory of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture

http://markashwill.com/

Note:  This is obviously NOT a post about education.  Given the relative freedom of speech that this blog has afforded me since I left the employ of a quasi-US governmental nonprofit five years ago, I reserve to right to explore other important issues related to Vietnam, including the war legacy of Agent Orange and the issue of food sovereignty as it…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on October 22, 2014 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Now may be the time when Americans will step up and join with our Vietnamese friends and work together toward a tangible end

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Proposals for commemoration letter follow-up

http://www.vietnamfulldisclosure.org/

From Chuck Searcy in Hanoi
This has been a very impressive effort with a tremendous response, more than I expected -- to be quite honest.  More than 500 comments…
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Added by Chuck Palazzo on October 14, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

BEN QUICK: Author, Son of Viet Nam Veteran, Father of Part-Time Indian

About Ben’s Current Work

On September 11, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, I parked my car in a lot on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona, threw a computer bag over my shoulder, and approached the east gate of the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center—the 3000 acre desert sprawl of surplus military aircraft and parts known in Southern Arizona as the Boneyard.  A woman in uniform waved me over, checked my…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on September 28, 2014 at 6:36pm — No Comments

New Listserv for Vietnam Full Disclosure Campaign

New Listserv for Vietnam Full Disclosure Campaign…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on September 27, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

War to Peace

War to Peace

David Stout / Quang Tri @david_m_stout

An American 
veteran returns to Vietnam to help make it safer for 
his former enemy



Nearly 40 years on, Chuck Searcy is still fighting the Vietnam War—but now for the other side. It’s a September morning and Searcy, a 69-year-old veteran, is overseeing a team of Vietnamese about to blow up…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on September 19, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Chuck Searcy still has unfinished business in Vietnam.

Chuck Searcy still has unfinished business in Vietnam. (Lee Shearer/Staff)

 

Vietnam vet Chuck Searcy works to clean up U.S. bomb legacy in Vietnam

By Lee Shearer updated Sunday, September…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on September 15, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

Launch of "Operation Light at the End of the Tunnel"

Launch of "Operation Light at the End of the Tunnel"

September 4th, 2014



Launch of "Operation Light at the End of the Tunnel"



Launch of "Operation Light at the End of the Tunnel"



MIKE CERRE
, a former ABC News Correspondent and Vietnam Veteran, will interview CHUCK SEARCY, a former…

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Added by Chuck Palazzo on August 19, 2014 at 5:12pm — No Comments

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