Podcast episode about the Vietnam war with Noam Chomsky, and Mrs Van, a member of the Vietnamese Women’s Union. We look at the geopolitics of the conflict and its human cost.
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- This is a short history of Vietnam from 1945-57 by Howard Zinn: libcom.org/history/articles/vietnam-1945-57
- This is Zinn’s short account of US involvement in the war: libcom.org/history/articles/vietnam-war
- The Vietnam War documentary series by Ken Burns can be viewed here: amzn.to/2Ekx6Iv
- This is our podcast episode about the strike wave in the US during the war
- This is our double episode about the GI resistance to the war
- This is our podcast miniseries about the Columbia Eagle mutiny of two anti-war sailors who hijacked their ship carrying napalm for US forces
– Thanks to Vivian Rothstein for providing the recording of Mrs Van’s testimony.
– The music in this episode was also from the recording by Vivian Rothstein taken of Mrs Van and the Vietnamese Women’s Union from 1967.
– This episode was edited by Emma Courtland (www.emmacourtland.com/) and Stephanie Hydal (stephaniehydal.com/portfolio)