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Chapter 160, The Việt Nam Chapter of the Veterans For Peace

August 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Book: Vietnam Rethinking the State Martin Gainsborough

This Looks like it will be an extremely useful new study of Vietnamese politics, and…


Added by Vern Weitzel on August 18, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Newsletter – August 11, 2010 .... Some questions for you

Greetings friends!

Some questions for you

Sipping delicious Viet Nam coffee at a Ha Noi pavement café, watching the seemingly endless hustle and bustle of humanity going about their normal busy day on motorbikes, bicycles, cars, buses and feet, many questions are brewing in my mind.

The traffic here seems so intense and crazy, everyone battling for their own necessary space, incessant horns ‘talking’ their own special… Continue

Added by Chuck Palazzo on August 13, 2010 at 12:36pm — 4 Comments


While we are posting a list of books we should include DVDs such as "Sir, No Sir," "Vietnam, an American holocaust" and others. Is this open to all VFP members, or only for VFP-VN?

Added by Suel D. Jones on August 5, 2010 at 5:59am — 8 Comments


My name is Rena Kopystenski and I am the widow of a 100% service connected "Agent Orange" vet, John Kopystenski 1944-2008 and the mother of one of the first certified Agent Orange children on the national registry, Alex, age 32.

While working on the original class action ripoff (oops) lawsuit, one of the things that we attempted to do was to compile as much data as we could from vets, not only American, but Korean, Australian, etc., concerning the different symptoms, conditions,…


Added by RENA KOPYSTENSKI on August 3, 2010 at 12:02pm — 15 Comments

Alternatives for an 'Agent Orange' and Dioxin Community of Interest

A few days ago, the NGO Resource Centre limited the Agent Orange Working Group mailing list to NGO activities in Viet Nam. I lobbied for that. But they haven't moved beyond that in identifying alternative venues for activists and others who are not part of that community. I think they are waiting for us.
Chuck's Chapter 160 network may be another good way to learn about ourselves.

We have already identified some strong groupings, which can achieve…

Added by Vern Weitzel on August 2, 2010 at 6:48am — 5 Comments

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