Vietnamese Women on US Agent Orange Tour

October 20th, 2008 - by admin

Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign – 2008-10-20 00:37:02

Thousands of US soldiers and an estimated three million Vietnamese were poisoned by Agent Orange during the U.S. war on Vietnam. Now, a group of female victims of the toxic herbicide have embarked on a ten-city U.S. tour to demand that Monsanto, Dow and 35 other complicit companies compensate Agent Orange victims and clean up the toxic residues that still contaminate their homeland.

Dang Hong Nhut is a middle-aged woman who suffers from cancer and has experienced multiple miscarriages and Tran Thi Hoan is a 21-year-old college student who was born without legs. They want Americans to know that exposure to the dioxin in Agent Orange has been linked to tens of thousands of crippling birth defects that have plagued three generations of Vietnamese.

The tour, which began on September 28, has already visited New York, New Jersey, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Michigan. On October 19, the tour arrives in Chicago before moving on to Portland, Eugene, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco. PAN is co-sponsoring the Oakland event on October 28. Details of the tour are available from the sponsor, the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign.

Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign, | P.O. Box 303, Prince Street, New York, NY 10012-0006.