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From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Support surges for Agent Orange fight
Tuesday 19 June 2012
by Roger Bagley in Parliament
Even Prime Minister David Cameron signalled a nod of approval at a fundraising event organised by MPs on Monday night – although there is still no sign of large-scale British government cash aid.
In a symbolic gesture, Mr Cameron donated a signed copy of one of his favourite books to help raise cash for a new cancer hospital in Da Nang and a treatment centre in Ho Chi Minh City.
His choice of “Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord 1940-45” by Max Hastings raised £350 in an auction held in Parliament’s Attlee Suite.
Ms Slovo’s book Every Secret Thing: My Family, My Country tells of her experiences growing up with revolutionary parents.
Parliament’s all-party Vietnam group chair George Howarth MP organised Monday’s event after MPs were moved to tears at a Ho Chi Minh hospital on a visit to severely disabled child victims.
Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society secretary Len Aldis hailed the event, which raised over £5,000, and urged trade unionists to weigh in with support.
He urged this year’s TUC congress to endorse the fund-raising campaign for Agent Orange victims.
Mr Aldis said he had personally delivered a letter to Olympics organiser Sebastian Coe from the Vietnamese confederation of trade unions protesting against sponsorship by Dow Chemicals, one of the major US companies involved in producing Agent Orange and Napalm.
Speaking at the Westminster event, Vietnamese ambassador Vu Quang Minh expressed continued gratitude for the huge protests in Britain against the war.
He added that Anglo-Vietnam relations were now “the best ever.”
Foreign Office minister Jeremy Browne predicted an “extremely bright” future for Vietnam.
It was still a poor country, but was “on a real forward trajectory, with a hard-working, educated, young population.”
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From Agent Orange to “Kill Lists”: “Brilliant” Psy-Ops Become the News. John Pilger, Truthout: “In 1970, a US Senate report revealed that ‘the US has dumped [on South Vietnam] a quantity of toxic chemical amounting to six pounds per head of population, including woman and children.’ The code name for this weapon of mass destruction, Operation Hades, was changed to the friendlier Operation Ranch Hand. Today, an estimated 4.8 million victims of Agent Orange are children”: here.
The Toxic Effects of Agent Orange Persist 51 Years After the Vietnam War: here.
Many Persian Gulf War veterans experience Gulf War Illness (GWI), a chronic condition with symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal to neurological. While exposure to the anti-nerve gas pyridostigmine bromide (PB) is linked to the development of GWI, the exact cause and mechanisms of the illness remain unclear. Recently, an animal study tested the hypothesis that exposure to PB contributes to the development of GWI by disrupting the neural and immune systems of the intestine: here.