Agent Orange Info Links

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WEBSITES

Agent Orange Record, an informative website created by the nonprofit War Legacies Project.

Vietnam Reporting Project, a journalism fellowship program designed to produce groundbreaking multimedia news coverage on the enduring environmental and health consequences of Agent Orange contamination in Vietnam.

Make Agent Orange History, a collaborative effort to raise awareness of the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam, highlight solutions to the problem and connect individuals, foundations and non-governmental organizations with opportunities to get involved.

AUDIOVISUAL RESOURCES

The classic 1984 documentary, Vietnam: The Secret Agent, has recently been re-released on DVD. This film is the first comprehensive look at the history, the effects and the implications of the deadly contaminant 2,4,5-T–the main ingredient of the defoliant code-named Agent Orange during the Vietnam war.

KC Ortiz, a Chicago-based photojournalist who focuses his camera on “the world’s forgotten and over looked people,” posted this gallery of striking black-and-white shots from Vietnam titled Orange Crush – An American Legacy. The first four photos are from our Friendship Village in Van Canh, Hanoi, Vietnam; after those come progressively more disturbing images. A must see if you really want to learn about the long-term devastating effects of Agent Orange.

Also see: Friendship Village Films.

OFFICIAL REPORTS

Read the reports and declarations from the Environmental Conference on Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam that took place in Stockholm, July 26-28, 2002.

Read the Congressional Research Service article, Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange and U.S.-Vietnam Relations [PDF document], prepared for members and committees of Congress by Michael F. Martin, Analyst in Asian Trade and Finance, November 21, 2008.

Read the Executive Summary of the decision of the International Peoples’ Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange held in Paris, May 18, 2009 [text file in RTF format].

BOOKS

The book, Agent Orange: “Collateral Damage” in Viet Nam, by renowned photojournalist Philip Jones Griffiths, is a haunting photographic record of the effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and Cambodia.

ARTICLES (listed by date)

An article published in the July 29, 2000 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle cites recent studies showing the extensive and long-lasting environmental effects of the defoliant Agent Orange used by US forces during the Vietnam war.

Reporter George Sanchez writes in the June 24, 2002 issue of Mother Jones.com that despite mounting scientific evidence, Washington refuses to accept the deadly legacy of its chemical warfare in Vietnam: A Toxic Burden.

Shadows of Agent Orange haunting Vietnam by San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writer Gail Bensinger tells the story of third generation Vietnamese victims affected by Agent Orange, published March 25, 2003.

A recent discovery by Columbia University public health researcher Jeanne Mager Stellman found that the amount of dioxin in herbicides sprayed during the Vietnam war was much higher than the U.S. government’s estimates. Reported in an April 17, 2003 Nature article by Declan Butler and in Seeing red over Agent Orange by San Francisco Chronicle Science Editor David Perlman, published April 21, 2003.

Spectre Orange by Cathy Scott and Adrian Levy for The Guardian [UK], published March 29, 2003, details the dark history of the use of Agent Orange by the U.S. government during the Vietnam war and its devastating, long-lasting effects.

Agent Orange, The Next Generation, a story about the Vietnamese Agent Orange Victims’ Lawsuit by William Glaberson, was published in the New York Times on August 3, 2004.

Agent Orange: the legacy of a weapon of mass destruction, an article published on April 1, 2006 in The Independent.

A short video titled Agent Orange Devastates Generations of Vietnamese was posted on the The Huffington Post on January 16, 2009.

Vietnam isn’t the only place where people have been exposed to this deadly chemical. Read about a landmark case for a US veteran published in November 2009 on the Institute for Southern Studies website, Veteran Wins Groundbreaking Claim for Agent Orange Exposure at Georgia Military Base.

Comments by US Ambassador Michael Michalak underline the ongoing refusal of the US Government to take responsibility for Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam in this article by Associate Press writer Ben Stocking, Vietnam, US still in conflict over Agent Orange, published May 22, 2010 on Newsvine.com.

ABC News HealthDay reporter Amanda Gardner, in an article published on July 25, 2010, Agent Orange Linked to Parkinson’s, Heart Disease, reports on an Institute of Medicine study suggesting additional diseases linked to Agent Orange exposure.

On August 10, 2013, the 52nd anniversary of the commencement of chemical spraying in Vietnam by American forces during the war, attorneys Marjorie Cohn and Jeanne Mirer take stock of the legacy of what they consider a war crime, and provide information about ongoing legislative efforts to address it, in No Reckoning over Agent Orange published on the online investigative news magazine Consortiumnews.com.

Generation Orange, an article by Snejana Farberov published by the Daily Mail (UK) on August 24, 2013, includes a striking collection of images by New York City photographer Brian Driscoll, who searched out families impacted by Agent Orange living in remote locations in northern Vietnam and Cambodia.