18/06/2007Rally to support the Agent Orange Victims This event is meant to support Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange on the same day the class action suit - against MonsantoCo.- takes place in New York.
Schedule of events in Paris on June 18th:
signed petitions will be handed over at the American Embassy
Rally at La Fontaine des Innocents Paris 1Metro/RER Chatelet Les Halles
Candlelight vigil at La Fontaine des Innocents
For more information, Kim 06 84 01 83 05 et Messaouda 06 78 72 69 73
22/04/2007Solidarity meal A solidarity meal in aid of Orange Agent’s victim is organized by the UGVF following by a concert.
16, Petit Musc street 75004 Paris
Reservation : 01 42 72 68 32
16/03/2007Information on Agent Orange in Lyon
At the "Humanité" Festival in Lyon (http://www.frahuma.com/), the collective will have a information on Agent Orange the 16th and 17th March.
Contacts : Hong Anh 06 12 73 53 85
Kim 06 84 01 83 05
06/03/2007Concert in senate of French committee, friendship village Under the patronage of Mr. Christian PONCELET, president of Senate and of his Excellence, Mr. Nguyen Dinh Bin, Ambassador of Vietnam in France
The French committee for the friendship village in Van Canh, Vietnam organizes 6th March 2007 at exact
A Recital of Piano given by Trinh Thi Nhan
In the lounges of Boffrand of the Presidency of the Senate.
Petit Luxembourg – 15 ter, rue de Vaugirard – 75006 PARIS
The concert will be followed by a cocktail.
For all informations, contact:
COMITE FRANÇAIS POUR LE VILLAGE DE L’AMITIE in VAN CANH - VIETNAM 2, Méridien square – 94807 VILLEJUIF CEDEX tel : 01.42.11.11.11 fax : 01.42.11.11.10
28/02/2007Public meeting for informations An another PMI on Orange Agent 10 March 2007 at 19h00 What is the Orange Agent? How to help the Orange Agent’s victims? Film projection on Orange Agent following by debates.
16/12/2006Recital of Nguyen Hoang Phuoc at 20 PM in Paris Presented by the association “Vietnam the children of the dioxin” and the “Community Vietnam-Dioxine”:
Recital of NGUYEN HOANG PHUOC, young blind musician, victim of defoliants spreaded during the war in Vietnam: singing, Vietnam’s traditional music (lute with 6 strings, flute)
Church St Pierre 55 street Manin 19th / Station: Laumière
Contacts : Kim (Collectif Vietnam-Dioxine) 06.84.01.83.05 / email@example.com ou Xuan Phuong (Vietnam Enfant de la Dioxine) au 06 72 86 23 04 / firstname.lastname@example.org
02/09/2006Braderie of Lille Information operation onSeptember 2nd and 3rd at the clearance sale of Lille.
06/11/2005Rally to support the victims of Agent Orange
30 years ago Vietnam peace came back to Vietnam. But 30 years; later, many families are still suffering from the effects of the American chemical war, which took place between 1961 and 1971.
Today more than one million people suffer from serious diseases, including different types of cancer and disabilities, as a result of the spreading of defoliants and herbicides, and in particular AGENT ORANGE, which contained large amounts of DIOXIN. 200 000 children are now the third generation of victims suffering from malformations and severe defects of the immune and the nervous system.
For 30 years neither the US government nor the manufacturers of Agent Orange have chosen to bring significant help to the victims.
In the year 2004, Vietnamese victims filed a class-action lawsuit against the 37 companies which produced the deadly defoliants (principally Dow Chemical and Monsanto), as was done by U.S. veterans in 1984.
At that time, the American veterans only obtained 180 million dollars in an out-of-court settlement. The Vietnamese victims' suit was dismissed by a judge in a federal district court in New York on March 10th 2005. The victims are appealing this decision.
In reaction to such silence, and to the suffering, the misery and the exclusion of these families, citizens and associations all over the world have joined forces in an international campaign to:
Demand that social and medical assistance be urgently brought to the most severely hit populations;
Support the present legal action of the association of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange/dioxin, against the manufacturers of Agent Orange
Testimony for peace
Join us for an international mobilization the 6th of November, the week-end before the day of the american veterans, to make the voices of the victims heard. Rallies will take place in several cities.
If you want to join us in our action, to support us or only to be informed, take contact with us:
01/10/2005Justice for the vietnamese victims of the orange agent Support Vietnamese Victims of Chemical Warfare
Thirty years after the return of peace to Vietnam, Agent Orange/dioxin is still causing the deaths and poisoning the lives of its victims. According to the latest estimates, there have been five million dioxin-related deaths to date. In addition, there are currently one million victims afflicted by various handicaps, including some 200,000 children. The Vietnamese victims and their association, VAVA, have filed a class-action lawsuit against the companies (principally Dow Chemical and Monsanto) which supplied the U.S. military with Agent Orange and other defoliants. This follows a similar action by U.S. veterans who were also afflicted by the toxic chemicals and who won an out-of-court settlement, in addition to their benefits from the Veterans Administration. The Vietnamese victims' suit was dismissed by a judge in a federal district court in New York on 10 March 2005. One of the main reasons cited by the judge was that the use of defoliants was not prohibited by the laws of war at the time. The victims have appealed that ruling and will submit additional documents in support of their case to the US Court of Appeal on 30 September 2005.
We are calling upon the world community to intensify its support by participating in a demonstration on the theme of
JUSTICE FOR THE VIETNAMESE VICTIMS OF THE ORANGE AGENT
The demonstration will take at numerous locations around the world on 1 October 2005. In the United States, France and other European countries, Japan, etc., orange balloons will be released in symbolic support of the victims' claim.
Please join us! The victims need your support!
The October 1st event is just the beginning. Another action is being organized to take place on November 6th, a few days before the U.S. Veterans Day, so that the victims will not be forgotten. The Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange have no illusions. They are aware that the struggle will be long. The companies named in the law suit have until 16 January 2006 to respond. This will be followed by counter-arguments, with the judgement scheduled to be issued in March of 2006. The victims are also aware that the struggle may be bitter; and that they have to fight on the legal ground of powerful opponents who represent vast interests. But the Vietnamese victims are also optimistic. They believe that they will be victorious if their case is supported by everyone who loves justice, who opposes the use of chemical weapons, and aspires to a world of peace, brotherhood and happiness for all. We therefore urge you to join us on October 1st and November 6th.
For additional information, contact: l’AAFV (Association d’Amitié Franco-Vietnamienne)
44 rue Alexis Lepère, 93100 Montreuil francovietnamienne.a@ free.fr www.aafv.org
30/04/2005Rally to support the victims of Agent Orange
The 30th of April 2005, exactly 30 years after the end of the war, Agent Orange still make victims. By solidarity towards the victims, to support their request for lawsuit and to ask the end of the use of chemical weapons, actions are organized in several countries.
In Paris, a gathering is organized to inform the public opinion.
Saturday the 30th of April 2005 at 3 p.m. come and join us in front of the Centre Pompidou.