Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
July 25, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

The Unwomanly Face of War

Truthdig Bazaar more items

A/V Booth
Email this item Print this item

Agent Orange and Our Legacy of Chemical Warfare

Posted on Sep 9, 2011
Wikimedia Commons / U.S. National Agricultural Library

U.S. Air Force C-123s at work over Vietnam during the war.

This week on Truthdig Radio, in collaboration with KPFK, we hear about Agent Orange and the continuing devastation from America’s chemical warfare; the Justice Department’s recent move to hold big banks accountable; the efforts of a pioneering Spanish broadcaster; and the economic outlook on jobs.

Listen to the show:


Intro with Nomi Prins on Wall Street

Rubén Luengas on broadcast media


Square, Site wide, Desktop


Square, Site wide, Mobile
Fred Wilcox on Agent Orange

Sylvia Alegretto on Jobs

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments

By Mark Shapiro, October 14, 2011 at 4:44 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Readers may wish to visit the ‘Agent Orange Action
Group’ website at and also the
excellent piece below. Be sure to scroll down and read
the comments following the article! Justice for the
Victims of Agent Orange!

Report this

By John Poole, September 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

A Holocaust can occur because people are still unprepared to accept that some
humans are capable of the most monstrous behavior beyond imagining. We’re due
for holocausts which will dwarf what happened to the Jews in WWII courtesy of
companies who will put profit ahead of any concern for the health and welfare of
fellow humans. The biochemical companies will not care if tens of millions are
sickened, compromised or die early deaths from faulty production.

Report this

By Rixar13, September 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm Link to this comment

Agent Orange has injured and killed American Vietnam Veterans… Hold Banksters accountable….!

Report this
prisnersdilema's avatar

By prisnersdilema, September 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm Link to this comment

Yes, we murdered millions in Vietnam with herbacides…

And now we’re doing the same here in Amerika, murdering millions of men women and children, with similar Herbacides…

We also have genetically altered our food to release herbacides, some of which can become part of our gut flora, and continually release herbacides inside of us.

The companies that produce those herbacides, knowingly submitted fraudulent data to the USDA, who doesn’t seem to mind much. Maybe that’s because bio tech stocks would suffer too much if it was revealed, how many miscarrages, Lymphomas, and leukemias those herbacides cause.

Report this
EmileZ's avatar

By EmileZ, September 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm Link to this comment

Wonderful broadcast as usual. This is my favorite part of truthdig.

Bring back Luengas if possible, and thanks especially for the Wilcox segment. I was born right about the time the Vietnam war ended and not having lived through it I often have a hard time putting the fragments I pick up here and there into a larger sequence of events. I will certainly look this guy up.

Report this
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook