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The Friday OT: R.E.M.; Orange Crush

R.E.M. in blazingly good form in this live show. Great take of a great song.

Dedicated to the tenpercenter, who gave us this news earlier in the week:

U.S.-Vietnamese panel endorsed a 10-year, 300-million-dollar “plan of action” to deal with the deadly health and environmental legacy of the U.S. military’s widespread use of “Agent Orange”

By contrast, the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) last year alone paid out nearly two billion dollars to Vietnam veterans whose current ailments are believed to be tied to exposure to dioxins.

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ended a five-year court battle by refusing to hear an appeal by Vietnamese plaintiffs from judgements by lower courts that the main producers of the chemicals, Dow Chemical and Monsanto, could not be held liable for birth defects allegedly caused by exposure to Agent Orange.

More at 10% here

UPDATE: the tenpercenter sez:

Great live version, funkier and any performance that uses a loud hailer is aces in my book!
And then you remember what it’s about, then add the pollution in all the other wars since and this is still not dealt with.

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