By Don Wilkins Owensboro Messenger Inquirer OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Snow fell outside the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 696 as its members held their monthly meeting Feb. 9. Although attendance was down, most of those present were Vietnam veterans receiving some percentage of disability benefits from their exposure to Agent Orange — a herbicide […]
BLOG: Adventures in Cambodia — Six reasons why you should visit Cambodia (Part 1)
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly “Why go to a backward country?” my friends reacted when they heard that my husband and I were going to Cambodia. “Are you crazy going alone and not with a tour?” another asked. Why people think Cambodia is not a safe country puzzles me. It could have to do […]
“Stop this band, stop this show, Viet Cong has got to go.”
By Nodyia Fedrick Northwest Asian Weekly These words chanted by dozens, filled the air Friday night during the protest against Canadian-punk band Viet Cong who performed at Neumos in Seattle. “This is a band named after a communist regime that raped and tortured people,” said Tony Vo, one of the protest’s organizers who wanted the […]
EDITORIAL: Viet Cong? Really? — Band name causes controversy
Viet Cong. That is the name of the band that will be performing Oct. 16 at Neumos in Seattle. The art-rock /post-punk band’s name refers to the military force that fought the south Vietnamese government and the US during the Vietnam war, infamous for atrocities against both Vietnamese and Americans. It is a name that […]
SE Asian intrigue — Selections to cover those extra summer hours
By Samantha Pak Northwest Asian Weekly Singapore Noir Edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan Akashic Books, 2014 For many people, when they think of Singapore, a few words and phrases may come to mind: caning, chewing gum, no littering, fines, and new-money wealth. But as clean as people think the streets may be, there is more […]
One woman’s journey from Vietnam to US
By Polly Keary The Monroe Monitor She wanted her son to know.
Vietnam general who shaped war dies at 102
By Margie Mason and Chris Brummitt The Associated Press HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, the commander who led the outgunned Vietnamese to victory first over the French and then the Americans, died Oct 4. The last of the country’s old-guard revolutionaries was 102.
Hagel mixes business, memories in Asia trip
By Lolita C. Baldor The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Forty-five years ago, as the Vietnam war raged on, Army Spc. Chuck Hagel and Nguyen Tan Dung were on opposite sides of combat serving in the Mekong Delta — both wounded more than once as they battled for their countries.
Judgment reinstated for Olympia man called a “communist”
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Washington State Supreme Court reinstated a $310,000 jury award to Olympia resident Vietnamese American Duc
Ex-general who briefly ran Vietnam dies in US
By Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Khanh Nguyen, a South Vietnamese general who briefly gained control of the government in a coup and went on to lead a “government in exile” in California, has died.