News and Analysis: Vietnam
Vietnam implemented sweeping disability rights legislation. Ratified by the National Assembly, the law guarantees equality for people with disabilities in respect to education, work, health care, sports and entertainment, transportation and more.
According to environmental tests by Canada’s Hatfield Consultants Ltd., there are extremely high levels of the notorious Agent Orange, containing the deadly chemical dioxin, in Vietnam. Tests found Agent Orange in people, fish and soil near a former U.
The Bush administration would like the trials of prisoners at Guantánamo to legitimize its assaults on basic human rights and validate its criminal "war on terror." But whether the government likes it or not, the trials will put its widespread use of torture under a spotlight.
Tet, as it is simply called by many who fought in the Vietnam war, is a word that has become synonymous with breaking the myth of U.S. military invincibility. Forty years ago, Vietnamese soldiers from the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF) launched an offensive that changed the tide of the war leading to the eventual defeat of U.
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) stated on Nov. 18 that they do not support the U.S. sanctions against Myanmar. The pronouncement rejected in no unclear terms a U.S. Senate call from two days earlier, urging ASEAN to suspend Myanmar from the organization.
The writer is an Iraq war veteran currently living in Florida. He was arrested on Sept. 15 with nearly 200 others while bringing an anti-war message directly to Congress. After four years of illegal occupation we have seen nearly 4,000 U.