Timeline



Past Timeline

22/04/2007 Solidarity 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

16/03/2007 Information 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

06/03/2007 Concert 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 20 o’clock 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

 

28/02/2007 Public 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 rue du Petit Musc 75004
Paris contact@vietnam-dioxine.org
16/12/2006 Recital 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 / kim.vodinh@libertysurf.fr ou Xuan Phuong (Vietnam Enfant de la Dioxine) au 06 72 86 23 04 / vuthixp@yahoo.fr

02/09/2006 Braderie of Lille
Information operation on  September 2nd and 3rd at the clearance sale of Lille.
06/11/2005 Rally 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:
contact@vietnam-dioxine.org
www.vietnam-dioxine.org
01/10/2005 Justice 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
30/04/2005 Rally 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.

For more information and to help us prepare this event, contact us: contact@vietnam-dioxine.org

10/08/2004 National day in Vietnam
August 10th becomes the national day for victims of Agent Orange. According to U.S. archives, it was on August 10th, 1961 that herbicides and defoliants were sprayed in Vietnam for the first time.