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Friday, August 17, 2001

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  • Teach-in On the 25th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War: Noam Chomsky

    Twenty five years ago yesterday, on April 30, 1975, the Vietnam war ended with the fall of Saigon. That day, several tankssmashed through the gates of what was then known as Independence Palace, and communist soldiers hoisted their flag atop thebuilding.

  • Teach-in On Vietnam War: Vietnam Veteran and Vietnamese Ambassador to the United Nations

    While 58,000 American soldiers, mostly from poor and working families, were killed in the Vietnam War, tens of thousands ofothers returned from the war with permanent physical and psychological scars. Many have been afflicted with post traumaticstress syndrome, alcoholism and drug dependency, while others developed cancers and had children with birth deformities causedby the chemical Agent Orange, and had to live with serious permanent injuries.