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Agent Orange is Monsanto’s legacy

May 7th, 2014 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Agent Orange | Meetings | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Agent Orange is Monsanto’s legacy)

Tonight we visited Rawlings Library where we heard stories from our vets who served in the Vietnam war.  Many have been diagnosed with diseases directly caused by the affects of agent orange.

HO (Herbicide Orange) was a herbicide manufactured for the U.S. Department of Defense primarily by Monsanto & Dow Chemical in the USA & Canada.  It was given its name from the color of the orange striped barrels in which it was shipped.  It was used as part of its herbicidal warfare program “Operation Ranch Hand” during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971.  In mid 1961, President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam asked the US to conduct aerial herbicide spraying in his country to eliminate enemy food sources and cover.  In Aug. of ’61 the South Vietnam Air Force initiated herbicide operations with American help.  In Nov. 1961 President John F. Kennedy authorized the start of “Operation Ranch Hand”. (more…)

Veteran’s for Peace hold gathering

February 25th, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Meetings | Pueblo - (Comments Off on Veteran’s for Peace hold gathering)

We gathered at the Rawlings Library on Monday evening where a few gathered to honor the passing of Dorothy who was well known in the Community:

From the Cheiftan newspaper http://www.chieftain.com/search/?q=Dorothy+Gale&t=&l=10&d=&d1=&d2=&s=&sd=desc&f=html

Dorothy June Speed Gale departed this life on Oct. 7, 2012. She was born March 17, 1928, in Pueblo, the daughter of Benjamin Milton Speed and Dorothy Thomas Speed, a third-generation Colorado pioneer family. Dorothy was a kind and gentle soul, loving mother, caring friend, devoted wife and partner. Throughout her life, she enjoyed teaching, sewing, gardening and being in nature. She and her husband, Doug, were longtime active members of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Wheat Ridge and Pueblo. Their activities promoting peace and justice included walking to close Rocky Flats Nuclear Facility and co-creating the Annual Peace Flotilla at the Pueblo Nature and Raptor Center that just completed its 18th year. (more…)

War resisters – US + Canada

October 14th, 2012 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in NYC-End the War | Toronto-Canada - (Comments Off on War resisters – US + Canada)

Micah, Jules and Chris speak out about the war and why all soldiers should speak out and help stop the U.S. agression against other Countries. During my recent visit to Canada I met Jules and Chris along with their partners Nicole and Stephanie to talk about what it was like for them during their tours to Afghanistan. Micah, who is on board now (met in NYC) has also spoken up against the wars.  Not many know about the suicide rate of young vets, which is about 17 per day. It’s time we all got behind this cause and end the atrocities of war!

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