tv The People vs Agent Orange Al Jazeera April 28, 2022 11:00pm-11:49pm AST
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has called it a heinous act of barbarism. well before missing prison zalinski terrorist, 2 regions near keith were russian troops had been accused of committing war crimes . un chief. it was on his 1st visit to ukraine since russia invaded $63.00 days ago . ukraine is a left is centered of unbearable heart. h and bayne, i witnessed that very vividly today at aunt keys. the says las loss of life, the massive destruction the unacceptable violations of human rights and the. busy laws of water, it is vital that the international criminal court and other un mechanisms conduct that work so that that can be real accountability. whereas lewis fisher wouldn't you can there analissa thought it's important that the secretary general has had a chance to witness the crimes committed against the ukrainian people in the suburbs of the city of keith. he has seen what the occupying forces have done
against our citizens. this is the true genocide and it is important to facilitate the establishment of a special international tribunal on russian crimes. hold abdel hamid has more now funky. this happens at a time when the un secretary general had just wrapped his press conference with the president vladimir zalinski. and as 11 of the senior advisers to president zalinski just treated. he said, is this a postcard from russia? and then he wondered why russia is still on the security council. but certainly this is a question that the government and give will be asking itself. and this is a question. i think that even every journalist will try to find an answer to. but it sounds too much of a coincidence at the same time that the capital was being targeted in the center of the capital when the in the cave region, about 80 kilometers from here,
another town was hit by 3 is several missiles. we don't know exactly how many nor do we know word what were the targets there, but it is a small town. so presidents zalinski, who at the days ahead of the un secretary general, antonio gutierrez, going to moscow wondered why he was going there before coming here. and he said that he should have seen for himself what happened in those areas. he visited this morning in boucher and board younger. well now the secretary general has experience for himself. what it is to be in keep while is under an air strike. u. s. president jo biden's calling on congress to prove an aid package to ukraine worth more than $30000000000.00. biden says washington has no choice the to back ukraine, regardless of the financial cost. you know, stage alone is provided 10 anti armor systems for every russian tank that is in
ukraine, tend to one writing ukraine, significant timely intelligence. tilton defend themselves against russian angela and were facilitate new, significant flow weapons and systems. ukraine from our allies and partners around the world, including tanks, artillery, and other weapons. that support is moving with unprecedented speed. much, much of the new equipment we've announced in the past 2 months, 2 weeks has already gotten the ukraine. satellite imagery from mario pool has revealed the damage done by russian shelling on the as of style steed plant. where you cried in soldiers and civilians are still sheltering. rushes continues, it say, or strikes on the facility that despite the green in principle with the un to allow for evacuations to take place. those are the headlines stay with us, the people versus agent orange is next. ah,
a chevy? don't i get it met? no c o me. i'll get with helicopters flying over the ridge, spraying something. and they didn't even see the kids. the kids were all fishing or just playing by the river. and the kids were all choking and gas when that night they were all really sick with diarrhea. they were having trouble breathing. we went down to the river that next day and that's when we found dead ducklings and dead crayfish, dead trout. we called the forest service and they said, oh no, it's perfectly safe. it was a mixture of $240.24 t agent orange that was banned in vietnam. and nobody realised that the same
chemicals were being used here in a still going on. mm. agent orange was a tremendously destructive home of a tremendously destructive war in its own unique way agent orange was the most destructive instance of chemical warfare in modern history. when i was still 5 years old or something, i read everything. it was still during the war and i read something about all the birds been killed by oil spills from ships being blown out. that's what i worried
about during the war was all those birds come and mike didn't help me and i started reading letters. i'm not sure who i sent them to laura wanting someone did take care of those birds please. maybe that was the beginning of my activism. noon. we moved here and 74. the kids were just part of this landscape and they were down among the river. they knew everything that lived down there. my kids loved it. i mean they were part of it. there were beaver's daughters in the river then to. yeah, of course all the fish and harrison i sprays and some they were part of that. they loved it. it was nothing to worry about. mm
ah clear heading is one of the most insane things you could ever do. it's like strip mining a living organism which a forest is they weren't required to replant. and most of those clear cuts developed into huge brush fields then all of a sudden they were faced with this law that says, you can't clear cut unless you replant within 3 years. so then they had to clear all the brush on these old clear cuts. so they could replant them and just all coincided with the end of the use of agent orange and vietnam.
michael newton from oregon state university was getting surplus barrels of agent orange that dead air force couldn't use any more in vietnam and was praising the use of these things and how they were going to transform forestry forever. when they started to blanket these huge, clear cut with a lot of major orange and drift. some we could smell it and her within a few days our garden was dead. the kids were all sick again and the dog got so sick he died. carol has been just a tireless champion for uncovering true, factual,
scientifically based information and trying to get that for decision makers. ah, these people are just liberal it their words in an i'm a member, senior thinking routes you somewhere. you gotta, you gotta help these people. they are literally not, nobody's willing to help them. and i said, you've got to produce the experts. if you can produce the experts. i'll take your case on and we'll go, we'll go to battle over the whole suby, milan, flu, denver as your machine knows eval. susie santabonyas galandes as your if jose
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5 of the places they conklin melody. i thought i was in a stage of history. i sat on the 1st reading between president eisenhower. i'm senator kennedy's has the like, when eisenhower passed over a national security apparatus to john kennedy, how scared we had to be that communism was on the march, and we had to stop it. wherever it was. kennedy loved the idea that american ingenuity, not just big, scary bombs, but different more surgical kinds of technologies could be used to defeat these insurgencies and agent, orange or ur besides. in general was part of that strategic view. the here at the chemical company in midland michigan
revolutionary chemical killers are being produced to help us of these costly pess. one of the newest and most versatile weapons and dollars, arsenal of chemical warfare is to for dial. we'd killer to 4. d is a growth regulator. type of we'd kill it. the action is illogical, appearing to upset the plants, growth processes and causing gradually, but certain death. the saigon government in 961 was a vociferous proponents of the use of are besides in vietnam. the government was fighting a communist insurgency in the south. that was supplied by the north.
they felt that the insurgency was a major threat to their existence. with an october 1961 things haven't really gotten started, yet. these are telexes. it's a message from ambassador noting, but basically just say present d m is begging people to spray crops. and there's so much doubt it confusion washington about whether to do this or not.
ah operation ranch and had multiple components to a food denial component. but the most notorious was the use of agent orange to take away the forest cover. take away the insurgence capability to hide and conduct gorilla ambush operations that once the overall war escalated, the de felicia program just sort of followed rather mindlessly right behind it. spring, millions of gallons of highly concentrated herbicides indiscriminately over vast
areas of forest. many times over is chemical warfare. it was highly destructive and it was massive. it was a weapon of mass destruction. branch hand was c name for the herbicide to fully asia program run by the air and i was sent over to vietnam and may of 1971 to do the final historical right up of the ranch and program i had made friends with a young army lieutenant over there and he came to me one afternoon and said,
we have received orders from headquarter versus 1971. we are to adopt a computer, an eraser not downloaded and shipped to wash. john t said, he said, if you want any of that information for your report, you're going to have to come with me to night and move over to my fee headquarters rally. get you into my office and we'll print them out. and he turned on the machine and we printed out a stack like batch. my report indicated that that there were some real problems developing from people exposed to asian orange i finished my report and it was immediately clash. 5 secret and a government kept it locked up, or were 35 years and denied didn't even exist. it
the federal government basically federalized all the chemical companies to do nothing but produce a generic and the chemicals for the war. vietnam. and they knew that the more they produce, the more money they with me. so they, in order to deliver as much as they could as quickly as they could. they violated then existing industry standards for the production of herbicides by using a process that was much shorter at higher temperatures. that was responsible for the presence of the, of the oxen and the ultimate chemical substances that were created. and they knew that it posed risk to individuals. they knew that imposed risk to the land. they knew that it was contained to poison and they knew that the effects to be devastating.
while i was preparing my report, i came across to documents that indicated confirmed that we authorized production of the asian orange michigan mixture 24250524245, g with the higher concentration of dioxin esther contaminant contaminant in the 245 t compact, we knew dioxide is an extremely potent carcinogenic mutagenic, meaning it causes chromosomes to mutate tyrado janet, affecting the fetus of a woman. very potent compound national bureau standards estimate and the half life for a dioxin molecule. 2000000000 years. that's why
e p a regards it as equivalent to glue tony both in its toxicity and in its longevity, how long can persist. so it doesn't go away. it goes away politically. this is the 1st time that the scientists have ever created a molecule, this toxic and, and that they, they know that even, you know, just one to 2 parts per trillion can cause birth defects, mutations, cancer ah, congenital hearts. and i think it was 1978. i delivered an answer, phallic child, that's a child at the front climb, reporting an in depth analysis. we bring you the latest on ukraine war on the unfolding humanitarian crisis. documentaries that inspire with me screenings world
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the you an over for meeting president zalinski terrorist toward regions near keith ukraine. he's a leper centred of unbearable heart. h and bane. i witnessed that very vividly today at aunt keith the so source loss of life, the massive destruction the unacceptable violations of human rights. and the laws of ward was louis fisher. wouldn't you can there analissa guitar. it's important that the secretary general has had a chance to witness the crimes committed against the ukrainian people in the suburbs of the city of keith. he had seen what the occupying forces have done against our citizens. this is the true genocide. and it is important to facilitate the establishment of a special, international tribunal on russian crimes. satellite imagery from mariel, paul has revealed the damage done by russian shelling on the acid style still plant where ukrainians of people are hiding in the steel plants,
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oh, when we started the litigation, this became a real david and goliath back because we had the u. s. the whole us attorney's office representing the federal government and the largest law firm in the state of oregon, representing i, a fe which is a front group for the chemical manufacturers and for timbers sprayers the far service had been unwilling to do any kind of community health survey after the spring to see if anybody wasn't fact being harm. it was simply saying our chemicals aren't harming anybody, but it wasn't looking to see if they were harmed. and it was very stunning. you know that they would spray an area and within a month that miscarried drape and what they call spontaneous abortion rate. with sky rock between my husband and i and our nurse practitioner,
we delivered between 10150 children a year. seeing a larger number of birth defects than we would've expected. we saw a number of congenital heart. the year later we delivered a 2nd, allen's appellate child. those odds were just astronomical. that a small practice like ours would have to allen's valley children. it made me realize that there was something going on and the something that i was aware of was broadcast spraying of herbicides. at that point, it was mainly to for d over our water supplies because we drink surface water at the coast bmw
it kids were involved in the whole earth decide battle. they were helping write the news letters and draw the pictures and help with song. they were frightened basic and with we had like 5 minutes to come up with a name for this group. citizens against toxic sprays pads. it wasn't the most imagine it worked, i guess i and it wasn't until basically katz was formed and started questioning at ways now filing a court action and then it suddenly got some attention. and there was a lot of pushback from chemical companies and i it turn the safety factor in the
use of 245 t is far greater than the safety factors use of aspirin. and as a public understand that one saturday morning when my husband was making rounds at the hospital, 2 fellows in suits showed up at my fairly a threat against me and my children die. and it worked. i'm dog. a van that had dark tinted windows on both sides suddenly showed up outside of carol. and steve's house, who were the leaders of the citizens against starts? which for a movement maybe the car was parked here, but they were walking up here with all their deer. obviously thinking i wasn't home, he didn't really explain why they were here. it was when i realized the other guy
was sneaking up there and it and talking to the kids, then i got kind of angry. he was asking them all about what kinds of deformed critters we had in the freezer because we did. we saved a bunch of them hoping to get them analyzed, you know, to see what was in him. but the rear deuce. herbicide ariel sprang. 6 well, we won a temporary injunction. what the judge and the cats case, thanks to all those scientists and studies that we were able to compile. ah, ah, i
ah ladies. oh, that's a yeah. engineer has joined evicted. get immediate of a team. oh, yes ma'am. claims toward what we were doing, the propaganda put out by the chemical companies in the timber companies. that number one, there's nothing wrong with the sprays. and number 2, these people are just the lunatic fringe. they convinced the loggers or some of them anyway, that they were gonna all be out of work as if they couldn't use the herb. besides who patrick said he stopped her that she grabbed a knife of his belt and started running up the hill. then he just grabbed her and held her anna, we're gone. and we all crumble, we all just name
they had done the absolute worst thing and he would go, okay, the big $130.00 here. so he's very intuitive. i just you're really upset about something he will come in just like lean against you and be comforting you rudy. duty he, he wants to help you will come on, feel better. i don't know. i rely on him. this was the garage. there was no floor here and so we could have floor admin. i just was living in this in this room and i still am
in away with him in honor of my kids. i had to keep going. they fought with a my father said he could hold man his hand like this. i was so small, i missing my right leg below the knee, my fingers in vietnam and other american children as well. so we share the same type of birth. the facts may s good nada. so i'm hoping with
your law suit, the things will change that it'll be, it'll stick this time. ah, no, i can't die. it's frustrating. ah, ah, these companies have been able to avoid accountability for what they've done. i think your case is incredibly important as sort of the last opportunity that we may have to hold these, these, these companies accountable for the wrong doing that they knew they were engaged in when they made this poisonous product.
the national forest here is no longer sprayed and the reason is a series of lawsuits. the began with the caps lawsuit, but i want all those other people how, where people write down the road that i have private timberland around them that's getting sprayed. ah, the community rights movement to keep insisting that we have the right to protect all of our communities from being poisoned and maybe it's a pipe dream. but if these corporations have human rights according to the supreme court, while damn it, they should be subject to capital punishment,
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ah, me. we call ourselves the document junkies. documents accumulated over 40 years of freed in orange lawsuit, trying to stop the government fraying out here. then i had a bunch of stuff from dow chemical that they hoped i'd never get. i couldn't afford to store them anywhere and that's when peter ransack birds, a canadian journalist drummed up some funding to get them all scanned. that was how the poison paper said, well,
we must have scam close to $200000.00 pages. he could upload them as they were scanned, 10 hours a day, non stop, a lot of the documents involved the fraudulent testing of chemical products. so lawyers, now in bringing these lawsuits are being able to find that information and use it i hope they'll make trouble. i mean, that's the whole goal is to make them available to anybody that needs them. ah, it doesn't look human. so either tomorrow, i don't know if it takes time on this as soon as they populate it don't have to be . this is cindy to the, to have a good jonathan. if you've ever got america
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and you're down to 18 degrees at batch of what weather pushes into new south wales . so we can expect some pretty soaking. rains for sydney norman at is taking place upon our kids. why take companies not sufficiently regulated? they don't want people to know what's happening on their platform and when will society catch up? 10 people that i knew in high school that may suicide. both lines.