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Program #ALLJ001. Recorded in Chicago, IL on November 24, 2008.

Note: This program is the antidote to the Ken Burns PBS series on Vietnam. All imperial systems attempt to reinvent the past, engineer history to suit their needs. The United States is no different. Vietnam is a perfect example. A war of aggression has been transformed into a "conflict." It was "tragic" and a "mistake." At the other end of the spectrum is the so-called liberal Washington Post which called the war a "just cause." That's the range of opinion in describing one of the major atrocities of the 20th century. The sheer savagery of the U.S. attack is forgotten. The war on Vietnam, later extended to Laos and Cambodia, included mass murder from the air and ferocious assaults on the ground. Millions were killed. About the agony and suffering of the victims? Virtually nothing. Reparations? Apologies? No way. And the architects of destruction, the war criminals? Held accountable? Trials? Jail time? Then as now, nothing.


Joe Allen

Joe Allen is a contributor to the International Socialist Review and an activist in peace and justice movements. He is the author of Vietnam: the (last) war the U.S. lost.

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