Forbidden Book: Douglas Valentine’s “The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam”

By: Monday July 7, 2014 11:52 pm

On June 10, Open Roads publishers announced a new “Forbidden Bookshelf” series. Curated by New York University Professor Mark Crispin Miller, “Forbidden Bookshelf” aims to “fill in the blanks of America’s repressed history by resurrecting books that focused on issues and events that are too often left in the dark.”

One of the first books published in the series is Douglas Valentine’s invaluable, in-depth history of one of America’s most egregious counterinsurgency, torture and assassination programs, as described in his 1990 book “The Phoenix Program: American’s Use of Terror in Vietnam.”

Madeleine Albright Supports Drones Because American Lives More Precious Than Other Lives

By: Tuesday February 19, 2013 6:30 pm

(update below) Appearing on the MSNBC program, “Morning Joe,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said President Barack Obama’s drone programs have been “very effective.” Albright’s remarks on the use of drone strikes were the following: …[O]ne of the issues that actually came up during the Balkans in Kosovo — it was an air war [...]

Compensate the Victims! 50th Anniversary of Start of US Chemical Warfare Program in Vietnam

By: Wednesday August 10, 2011 4:51 pm

As Thomas Jefferson School of Law professor Marjorie Cohn notes at CommonDreams, “Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the chemical warfare program in Vietnam without sufficient remedial action by the U.S. government.” More than 3 million people, including Vietnamese, Vietnamese-Americans, US veterans, and their children have either died, sickened or been disabled, [...]

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