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International Activists Form New Organization to Provide Assistance to Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange

50 Years After the United States Commenced Spraying Agent Orange on the People and Land of Vietnam, Millions of Victims Continue To Suffer.

The Agent Orange Action Group (AOAG)
Visit http://www.aoag.org/ for more information.

(DA NANG, Vietnam) - On August 10th, 1961, the United States began spraying the deadly herbicide, Agent Orange, on the people and country of Vietnam.

During the course of a 10 year period, Agent Orange and the other so-called “rainbow herbicides” were sprayed on more than 20% of southern Vietnam. 4.5 million Vietnamese perished during the war.

Millions more continue to suffer as a direct result of the sprayings. The effect of Agent Orange has now reached the fourth generation.

The Agent Orange Action Group (AOAG) was founded by several notable activists from around the world to accomplish one goal - obtain and provide assistance to the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange.

In addition, we seek justice for the victims from those who caused the tragedy, namely the United States Government and the US Chemical Companies headed by Monsanto and Dow Chemical.

“In Vietnam there are near to four million victims of Agent Orange, of all ages, many not able to be treated in a hospital or clinics. Many live at home, in small towns and communes throughout the country. These tragic victims and their parents need our help and the help of the companies who manufactured this poison as well as the government responsible for spraying it,” states Len Aldis, Chairman of AOAG and one of its founders.

To learn more and to find out how you can help, visit http://www.aoag.org/ for more information.

About Agent Orange Action Group:

Agent Orange Action Group is a non-profit organization. Founded in 2011, the group aims to provide assistance to Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange through education, fundraising and lobbying efforts in government and the private sector.




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Mark Shapiro October 16, 2011 6:40 am (Pacific time)

Readers may find the following link worthwhile reading. Terrific information and videos following the article. The comments are a MUST read! Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!

http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/monsantos-agent-orange-being-used-to-clear-brazils-rainforest/


Chuck Palazzo October 2, 2011 3:44 am (Pacific time)

Tim and everyone, thanks so much for featuring our press release. I am proud to be able to say I am part of this brand new organization headed up by Len Aldis. Len, and the rest of us, are committed to make something positive happen for the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange. 50 years since the US first sprayed the deadly poison is far too long. ACTION and plenty of it, is what is required.
-Chuck

Tim King: Chuck, thanks for so many things; for being part of our group, for always being there when I have a question that is Veteran or AO related, and for just keeping watch on this terribly important subject.  You will always have our full support and we will never forget what happened, or stop trying to raise awareness and make a difference.  Thanks so much!

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