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American military occupation: Cuba (1898-1903)

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Vietnam: American Holocaust

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This film is available on DVD with 5 extra features including one written by Martin Sheen at Amazon.com or http://VietnamAmericanHolocaust.com.

The United States killed between 3 and 5 million people in the Vietnam War. This feature looks at the history of that war and the how and why it happened using interviews with participates on both sides, speeches, conversation and actual wartime footage. Contains graphic violence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBDKzcjMHEs

http://youtu.be/rBDKzcjMHEs

Photo: Vietnam Agent Orange Victims 

Severely disabled and abandoned at birth, 124 children live at the Ba Vi Orphanage and Elderly home near Hanoi, Vietnam. They are believed to be 3rd generation Agent Orange(a defoliant used by the US military during the Vietnam War) victims, but nothing is known about their family history and the center lacks the resources to conduct medical tests to prove such a link.

For the 124 children there is one doctor, two nurses, and six caretakers. Eighty percent of the children are mentally disabled. The center receives national funding of $15 USD for every child per month.

Most of the children live a life without recreation, education, or physical therapy and spend the majority of their day in wooden chairs or in mass beds. Some of the children more prone to wandering off at night or harming the other children are kept in locked iron cages overnight and during afternoon naps. The majority of the children will live their entire lives at the center.
Currently the Vietnam Victims of Agent Orange Association is campaigning against US Chemical Companies involved in producing the dioxin during the Vietnam War seeking compensation for all its victims.
Anyone interested in donating money to the orphn age please visit www.hscv.org

U.S. Department of State Diplomacy: ‘If You Try To Sail To Gaza, Israel May Kill You’

State Department Travel Warning: If You Try To Sail To Gaza, Israel May Kill You

On June 22, 2011, the American State Department  released an updated travel warning for Israel and the Occupied Territories. The update signified that it was issued “to warn against participation in any attempt to reach Gaza by sea.” The warning is likely in light of the so-called “Freedom Flotilla” of humanitarian activists setting out any day now to break the blockade of Gaza enforced by the Israeli military.

Last year, a similar attempt to break the blockade ended in the deaths of nine people, including an American.

The State Department warning says:

The security environment within Gaza, including its border with Egypt and its seacoast, is dangerous and volatile. U.S. citizens are advised against traveling to Gaza by any means, including via sea. Previous attempts to enter Gaza by sea have been stopped by Israeli naval vessels and resulted in the injury, death, arrest, and deportation of U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens participating in any effort to reach Gaza by sea should understand that they may face arrest, prosecution, and deportation by the Government of Israel. […] On May 31, 2010, nine people were killed, including one U.S. citizen, in such an attempt.

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/06/22/251355/state-travel-warning-israel/?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150289547940325_17917649_10150296093165325#f30f500478

Photo: The Libyan ship Amalthea.  On 4 July 2010, an aid group in Egypt unloaded aid supplies from the Libyan ship Amalthea. The Tripoli-based Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation had wanted the ship to take the supplies directly to Gaza. Israeli missile ships had been shadowing the Amalthea since Wednesday morning to ensure that it would not reach Gaza. U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley urged Libya ‘to avoid confrontation and allow the Israelis to inspect the vessel with 2,000 tons of aid supplies’…