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  • Dresden Buddhists Drop Swastika to Keep Peace

    09/30/2015 3:35:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Sep 2015
    On Sunday eastern Germany's first Buddhist graveyard opened in Dresden, marking a turning point for the region's Vietnamese community. But a missing symbol makes the burial ground a peculiarly German affair. The burial ground is long overdue, Ding Linger, a spokesperson for the Vietnamese Buddhist Centre in Dresden told The Local. "It's been needed for 40 years since Vietnamese people first came to East Germany," he said. Vietnamese are the largest immigrant population in east Germany, making up 100,000 of the population. Of those, 7,000 live in Dresden, reports the Hamburger Morgenpost. With around 85 percent of the Vietnamese population...
  • How Tippi Hedren made Vietnamese refugees into nail salon magnates

    05/04/2015 8:14:53 AM PDT · by keat · 73 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 3 May 2015 | Regan Morris
    When actress Tippi Hedren visited a Vietnamese refugee camp in California 40 years ago, the Hollywood star's long, polished fingernails dazzled the women there. Hedren flew in her personal manicurist to teach a group of 20 refugees the art of manicures. Those 20 women - mainly the wives of high-ranking military officers and at least one woman who worked in military intelligence - went on to transform the industry, which is now worth about $8bn (Ł5.2bn) and is dominated by Vietnamese Americans. "We were trying to find vocations for them," says Hedren, who is perhaps best known for starring in...
  • Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons

    05/11/2015 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 11, 2015 | By SARAH MASLIN NIR
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry. Effective immediately, he said in a statement, a new, multiagency task force will conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights. Nail salons that do not comply with orders to pay workers back wages, or are unlicensed, will be shut down. The...
  • Our War

    05/01/2015 10:05:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/1/15 | LtCol Forest R. Lindsey (Ret)
    I read through the New York Times this morning and since today is the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, they had several opinion pieces discussing the fallacy of America’s involvement in Vietnam, the terrible lessons of the misuse of American power, the atrocities “committed routinely” by us, etc.,etc.. May I throw the BS flag onto the field? We had an ally in trouble, we had the entire Communist Bloc supplying the Vietcong insurgents, we had the North Vietnamese Army in the south and whole world was watching to see what we’d do. If you peruse a map of...
  • Vietnamese Immigrants Thriving in Nail Art Community

    12/29/2014 6:34:39 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 64 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Becca
    It is not uncommon to walk into a nail salon in California and be served by a Vietnamese American. In fact, it is quite common in many states for a person of Vietnamese descent to apply your acrylic tips. According to statistics published in Nails magazine, an industry magazine dedicated to manicures and pedicures and those who perform them, there are more than 400,000 nail specialists in the United States. Of those 400,000, Nails states that as much as 45 percent of nail specialists in the United States could be Vietnamese. They also said that in the state of California,...
  • India trains Vietnamese navy to handle new Russian subs

    11/30/2013 7:20:44 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Thanhnien News ^ | Monday, November 25, 2013 | staff
    India’s navy is training over 500 Vietnamese submariners... India (will) issue Vietnam a US$100 million line of credit for the purposes of enabling the latter to acquire four naval patrol vessels from the former, the report said. The Indian Navy's extensive experience in operating Russian Kilo-class submarines, which dates back to the mid-1980s, will be invaluable to Vietnam as its navy learns how to handle their new underwater vessels, according to the In December 2009, Vietnam signed a $2 billion deal to buy six submarines from Russia, which is due to deliver them all by 2016.
  • Two Vietnamese songwriters were sentenced Tuesday to a total of ten years

    10/30/2012 12:37:59 AM PDT · by cutiedieuvan · 17 replies
    Self | 10/30/2012 | Huong Giang
    The PeopleÂ’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City today passed sentence on Two Vietnamese songwriters . Tran Vu Anh Binh, known as Hoang Nhat Thong, 37 and Vo Minh Tri, known as Viet Khang, 34, received sentences of 6 years and 4 years, respectively, with two additional years of house arrest . The songwriters were charged with spreading anti-government propaganda under Article 88 of the countryÂ’s criminal code. They were founding members of the Vietnamese Patriot Youth, an organization not recognized as an official body by the government. website reported that an estimated 100 security officials blocked access to...
  • Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store

    04/27/2012 12:50:10 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 80 replies ^ | Updated: 4/26 10:25 pm | Published: 4/26 8:20 pm | Reported by: Don Hudson
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store. Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people." Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in...
  • Klepto's Chinese takeout

    04/10/2011 1:43:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 10, 2011 | CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    For a Vietnamese émigré accused of robbing only Chinese people, familiarity breeds contempt. But then Hanoi-born Ha Vasko, 68 -- a slight woman whose toothpick frame vanishes into her brown drab Rikers Island jail uniform -- is not your typical pickpocket. The serial thief usually flies Delta from Melbourne, Fla., where she lives richly with her golfing American husband in a $400,000 waterfront home, to New York City's cacophonous Chinatown with only one thing on her mind.
  • Rep. Sanchez Apologizes for 'Vietnamese' Remark

    09/26/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT · by no dems · 50 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | September 25, 2020 | LUISITA LOPEZ TORREGROSA
    For 13 years, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has commanded a good chunk of her southern California district with a reliable and strong bloc of votes from a large Hispanic population. Now things are getting tough. Locked in a tight re-election campaign against a Vietnamese-American Republican, Sanchez, who was born in California to Mexican parents, said in an interview with Univision TV earlier this month that the "Vietnamese and the Republicans" in her district were "trying to take away" her House seat after "we have done so much for our community." Her remarks ignited the blogosphere and talk radio and angered...
  • Hispanic Congresswoman Says Vietnamese Are Trying to Take Her Seat

    09/25/2010 8:32:02 AM PDT · by topher · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 24, 2010
    A Hispanic congresswoman is facing a fierce backlash for telling a Spanish-language TV station that "the Vietnamese" are trying to take her seat. California Rep. Loretta Sanchez's racially-charged statement was made during an interview with Univision and aimed at her opponent, Van Tran, the Republican state assemblyman whose family had to flee Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. "The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, trying to take away this seat -- this seat that we have done so much for our community – take away this seat from us and give it to this Van Tran, who...
  • Calif. Rep. `Did not intend to offend anyone'

    09/24/2010 7:14:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 24, 2010
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says she didn't intend to offend anyone when she told a reporter that "the Vietnamese" and Republicans were trying to take her seat representing California's Orange County. Sanchez said Friday she "used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive" in a Spanish-language interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision's Sunday morning show, "Al Punto."
  • Vietnamese town survives war, hate crimes, hurricane and now oil (and keeps on ticking)

    08/26/2010 4:33:48 PM PDT · by dickmc · 3 replies
    Aug 25, 2010 | See Article
    Unfortunately this informative article --which is enlightening and upbeat-- can't be posted. It is worth reading at

    10/15/2009 3:03:05 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 620+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 10/15/2009 | Chrissy Siggee
    12 unbroken rice sheets (approx 8 inch diameter) 1 cup washed and chopped Vietnamese mint 4 large carrots – peeled and finely shredded 1 piece ginger (approx 2 inch) grated ˝ cup gluten free soy sauce 3 or 4 radishes – topped and finely shredded 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 12 large washed spinach leaves
  • A monastery is born: Vietnamese monks establish "heavenly heart" in Texas

    09/20/2009 10:50:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 906+ views
    Deacon's Bench ^ | September 20, 2009 | DeACON GREG KANDRA
    Further proof that the Church is alive and thriving in the South: word that a new Benedictine monastery is being established in the Lone Star State. From the Dallas Morning News: Here in cow country about 70 miles southeast of Dallas, amid scattered pecan trees and sloping fields of milkweed, six monks have come to live and pray. They came from a monastery in New Mexico and, before that, from Vietnam. "It's Buddhist, isn't it?" said 65-year-old Charlie Jock, who lives several miles away, making him one of the new monastery's closest neighbors. He'd heard of it, but hadn't gone...
  • 'There is God in this deserted place' -- Vietnamese monks live in remote Lucerne Valley monastery

    12/30/2008 10:29:03 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 963+ views ^ | December 30, 2008 | DAVID OLSON
    Long before dawn in the remote desert south of Barstow, the only light for miles around is a faint glow from a triple-wide trailer. Inside, several monks chant in Vietnamese. Then there is silence. The trailer is home to the first cloistered Catholic monastery in the Inland area. The white-robed monks pray and chant together seven times a day and silently meditate twice. Here in Lucerne Valley, off a dirt road and at the foot of barren mountains, there is little to disturb them. "There is God in this deserted place," said Brother Matthew Nguyen. "There are not many people...
  • Culture of Corruption: William "Cold Cash" Jefferson Loses Election

    12/07/2008 6:20:33 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 11 replies · 583+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 7, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Continuing our What-the-MSM-would-have-reported-had-the-parties-been-reversed Series: Had McCain won, and had Jefferson been a Republican, the MSM this morning would be talking about another blow to the new president, losing a Senior Congressional ally. This Jefferson loss, along with the Saxby Chambliss win, would be just another example of the president’s shrinking coattails. What does this say about the new president’s party’s commitment to diversity, when the other party is the first to elect a Vietnamese-American to Congress? Does the president’s party need to be more sensitive to the issues of minorities and reach out more to the Vietnamese-American community so they...
  • Vietnamese Americans support John McCain

    10/13/2008 7:00:47 PM PDT · by cutiedieuvan · 7 replies · 895+ views ^ | Oct/13/2008 | Shandon Phan
    As young Vietnamese Americans, some of us grew up listening to our parents tell us bedtime stories of the war; the rest of us experienced our history firsthand as we watched our parents being taken away to re-education camps and special economic zones. We share those common stories of struggle that shaped our community presence in America – the fight for freedom of South Vietnam, the arrest and executions of our relatives during and after the war, the mass exodus of the free Viet people, and the suffering of those who are left behind.
  • Two human rights lawyers in Court of appeals in Hanoi

    11/18/2007 12:50:29 PM PST · by cutiedieuvan · 1 replies · 128+ views
    Vietland News (Undergroud News Source In Vietnam) ^ | Nov 18-2007 | Thu Hien - Xuan Nhi
    According to Radio Free Asia (RFA), the Government of Communist Vietnam going to judge a case in Ha Noi’s people court on Nov.27 2007 concerning to Lawyer Nguyen Van Dai & Lawyer Le Thi Cong Nhan as victimized Defendants. Meanwhile, worldly Security Magazine’s issuing The US Commission On International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has visited Lawyer Le Thi Cong Nhan in the prison where are ornamental with unusual Fans , Air-Conditioners and Floral Pots .
  • Poison have been found in Vietnamese Prison [Tran Khai Thanh Thuy]

    10/25/2007 11:19:16 AM PDT · by cutiedieuvan · 13 replies · 314+ views
    vietland News ^ | Oct-25-2007 | Do Van Phuc - Thu Hien
    Do Van Phuc - Thu Hien (Ha Noi - Vietnam) An Exile group, Vietland’s underground sources in Ha Noi reported that the Communist Vietnamese Authorities have been poisoning Novelist and journalist Tran Khai Thanh Thuy (pen names Nguyen Thai Hoang and Nguyen Thi Hien) by adding little amount of poison to her meals in order to gradually kill the human rights activist instead of bringing her to the court. For several months Thuy has been coughing up blood.
  • Police scrap crackdown on Vietnamese drug barons - because it's racist[UK]

    10/16/2007 10:18:45 AM PDT · by BGHater · 4 replies · 88+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 Oct 2007 | STEPHEN WRIGHT
    A police crackdown on cannabis factories run by Vietnamese drug barons has been scrapped after officers were warned their actions might be racist. Officers have identified a burgeoning industry which typically operates out of anonymous rented houses in the suburbs and shires. They had planned to write to property landlords warning them to look out for suspicious tenancy applications. But it is understood at least one force has been found to be in breach of the Race Relations Act after specifically referring to Vietnamese nationals in its letters. The development has infuriated detectives seeking to break the stranglehold of Vietnamese...
  • Great Britain: Race laws defeat police crackdown on drug barons

    10/15/2007 10:53:30 PM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies · 223+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 15, 2007 | STEPHEN WRIGHT
    Race laws defeat police crackdown on drug baronsBy STEPHEN WRIGHT - More by this author » Last updated at 00:17am on 16th October 2007  Cannabis: There are three million users in the UK and more than 60 per cent of what they use is produced here A police crackdown on cannabis factories run by Vietnamese drug barons has been scrapped after officers were warned their actions might be racist. Officers have identified a burgeoning industry which typically operates out of anonymous rented houses in the suburbs and shires. They had planned to write to property landlords warning them to...
  • 'Asian invasion' of faith (in MO) - Vietnamese Catholics celebrate Virgin Mary

    08/12/2007 5:18:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies · 646+ views
    Columbia Tribune ^ | August 11, 2007 | MARY T. NGUYEN
    CARTHAGE - My siblings and I call it "The Asian Invasion." Every summer during the first weekend of August, tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics flock to the small southwest Missouri town of Carthage for a four-day festival to celebrate the Virgin Mary. Vietnamese refugees credit the Catholic icon for their protection and rescue from Vietnam as they fled the country after the Vietnam War. The Marian Days celebration began in 1978 with only a few hundred people. It takes place every year on the 28-acre campus of the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix, a Vietnamese order of priests and...
  • Vietnamese Authority has Injects Bui Kim Thanh Daily with Unknown Drugs

    11/09/2006 11:10:29 AM PST · by cutiedieuvan · 7 replies · 852+ views
    Yahoo 360 Blog Vietland News ^ | NOvermber 09 | Vietland News
    Vietnamese Authority has Injects Bui Kim Thanh Daily with Unknown Drugs . Nov-04-2006 Vietnamese Police in 3rd District, Ho Chi Minh City has illegally arrested pro-democracy dissident Bui Kim Thanh, member of 21st Democratic Party and sent her to the "Mental Hospital" in Bien Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. It is said that on Nov 02-2006, Police detained Bui in Cho Quan Mental Hospital but Dr.Tru and Dr.Hong confirmed that Bui Kim Thanh who are not mentally ill and later released her from the Hospital on the same day .However, on Nov-04-2006, her husband Ha Si Quyen and the...
  • Vietnam Pastor Beheaded After Refusing To Halt Church Services

    10/04/2006 10:06:06 PM PDT · by cutiedieuvan · 12 replies · 840+ views
    Bosnewslife news agency ^ | Oct 04-2006 | Bosnewslife news agency
    Saturday, 30 September 2006 By BosNewsLife News Center groups say. HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLifVietnamese Christians risk often arrest for worshipping openly, rights e)-- An influential Vietnamese evangelical pastor and evangelist has been beheaded after he refused to halt his massive church services, his friends said Saturday, September 30. In a letter to the US Ambassador to Vietnam, Michael W. Marine and obtained by BosNewsLife, fellow Christians said they are "extremely outraged," to report “an absolutely barbaric murder of Mennonite Evangelist Ashua in Dakto province, Vietnam on August 16” this year. "Evangelist Ashua was cruelly beheaded by street gangsters after he had...
  • Dear Rising Star in Iraq

    08/24/2006 10:09:22 PM PDT · by jason1998 · 12 replies · 1,036+ views
    Asian Week ^ | August 25, 2006 | Vu-Duc Vuong
    Captain James Van Thach a Rising Star in Iraq. Your job highlights the “nation-building” purpose of this war, and your choice of this dangerous assignment speaks well of you as highly idealistic.
  • Hugo Chavez's Magical Misery Tour

    08/01/2006 5:30:47 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 22 replies · 891+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 31 July 2006 | Editorial
    Globalization: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is having a grand time cavorting around the world on his Axis Of Evil tour. But we notice he's disgusting as many countries as he's wooing. Vietnam is the most interesting. Chavez blew into Hanoi on Monday and right away began praising Vietnam's government in exactly the way it didn't want: by hailing communism. "Vietnam, with its valor, defeated imperialism not only on the battlefield, but also has maintained socialism in the ideological arena," the South American dictator intoned. Uh-huh. To Vietnam's officials, who've been trying diligently to integrate their nation into the world economy, that's...
  • Voter guides tongue-tied (Due to mix-up, some recipients face unexpected language barrier)

    05/13/2006 7:13:32 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 353+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 13 May 2006 | Kim Vo
    Voter guides tongue-tied DUE TO MIX-UP, SOME RECIPIENTS FACE UNEXPECTED LANGUAGE BARRIER By Kim Vo Mercury News Charles Rogers speaks English, but his state voter guide came in Spanish. His son's arrived in an Asian language. And Rogers can't borrow his wife's -- she never got one. ``I like to have a pamphlet and sit and read. I study it for about a month before I make up my mind,'' the Sunnyvale homeowner said of the booklet that details candidates' statements and proposition arguments. ``It's really inconvenient to have something you can't understand.'' It wasn't clear Friday how widespread the...
  • US Marine KIA Iraq, Help Make His Dream Come True

    05/06/2006 2:05:11 PM PDT · by joessoft · 926+ views
    News & Views, Houston, Texas ^ | May, 2006 | Joe Oliver
    A main item on the Burner is Corporal Binh N. Le, (KIA Iraq) and his parents. You'd think with all these morons who run around attempting to claim our land as theirs soverign (what ever), the illegal ( I guess some folks just don't understand that word - I bet it's those left wing professors at all the colleges, universitys, grade middle and highschools ( gawd I feel surrounded) that have perverted what illegal means.. so mom and pop citizen, when you son doesn't come home cause he done something illegal that he dicided wasn't illegal using the imigration issue...
  • WOT: Explosives Expert (Vietnamese-American in charge of developing bunker-buster)

    05/01/2006 12:47:51 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1,085+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04/27/06 | Robin Tierney
    Explosives Expert Anh Duong, 46, Laurel By Robin Tierney Special to The Washington Post Sunday, April 30, 2006; Page M03 Explosives expert Anh Duong led the team that, in just 67 days, developed the first U.S. thermobaric bomb -- a device that detonates a cloud of chemicals and creates shock waves that destroy everything in its range. Called the "bunker buster," the weapon was designed to destroy enemy cave and tunnel command posts in the post-Sept. 11 Afghanistan war. Now, as a science advisor at the Pentagon, she devises anti-terrorism technologies. Duong, who at age 15 fled Vietnam with her...
  • S. Korea: Vietnamese Faces Extradition Over Alleged Terror Plot(or democratic activist?)

    04/15/2006 5:36:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 272+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 04/14/06 | Lee Hyo-sik
    Vietnamese Faces Extradition Over Alleged Terror Plot By Lee Hyo-sik Staff Reporter The Ministry of Justice said on Friday that law enforcement authorities have arrested an unidentified Vietnamese national suspected of plotting terrorist attacks against his country’s overseas diplomatic posts. The man has been held in the Seoul Detention Center since April 4 when he was taken into custody from a hotel in Seoul, the ministry said. ``The Vietnamese government asked us to arrest the man who is wanted for his alleged role in masterminding terror plots against the Southeast Asian country’s diplomatic missions overseas,’’ a ministry official said. He...

    03/31/2006 7:48:31 PM PST · by cutiedieuvan · 7 replies · 593+ views
    Vietland News ^ | March 31 2006 | ThuyTrang Nguyen
    On March 28,2006 Ly Tong went on a hunger strike at Rayong, a Thai Prison near Bangkok . A hand written note from Ly Tong was given to a prison guard who later turned it over to James Code, a Senior Political Officer with the US Embassy in Thailand. "I will continue the hunger strike until I die to protest my extradition to Vietnam" Ly Tong said to his attorney. "I've already sent a letter to the Justice Minister of Thailand informing him of my situation. You will receive the document from me within 2-3 days. You must request that...
  • 44 Indicted In One Of The Largest Marriage Fraud Investigations In The U.S.

    12/01/2005 10:40:57 AM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 447+ views
    ICE, ICE, Baby! ^ | November 30, 2005
    44 INDICTED IN LANDMARK MARRIAGE FRAUD INVESTIGATION Probe targets Orange County network that arranged sham marriages primarily for Asian aliens SANTA ANA, Calif. - A total of 44 individuals, many of them based in Orange County’s Little Saigon, have been indicted for their roles in an elaborate scheme to obtain fraudulent immigrant visas for hundreds of Chinese and Vietnamese nationals based on sham marriages to U.S. citizens. The 13 separate indictments stem from a three-year, multi-agency investigation known as Operation “Newlywed Game.” The probe, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is believed to be one of the...
  • Vietnamese Americans Use Their Media as Katrina Lifeline

    09/10/2005 8:13:48 AM PDT · by budanski · 12 replies · 705+ views
    pacific news service ^ | Sep 09, 2005 | Andrew Lam
    Editor's Note: The Vietnamese American community relies heavily on their own mass media in times of crisis, and the Katrina hurricane accentuates how indispensable it is. SAN FRANCISCO--When the levee broke in New Orleans and water rose to his knees at the Lavang Church in Versailles, a small town outside of New Orleans, Father Vien Nguyen reached for the phone. He did not call CNN or 911. Instead, he called Saigon Television Broadcasting Network to report that dozens of elderly Vietnamese were taking shelter in his church and to ask for help. At a time when America was wringing its...
  • A Center of Solace for Families

    09/10/2005 6:47:15 AM PDT · by angkor · 2 replies · 269+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2005 | Evelyn Nieves
    Storm Takes Community Back to Its Beginnings, but Buddhist Temple Offers Hope BILOXI, Miss., Sept. 8 -- It took 30 years for Vietnamese refugees to turn a homely corner of Biloxi into a thriving neighborhood -- and 13 hours of Katrina to send them back to the day they came here. Much of the neighborhood is either leveled or broken beyond repair. The My Viet Supermarket is gone. The Chi-Kim-Lien fashion boutique -- gone. Gone too is the marquee restaurant, Xuan Huong, which took up half a block of Division Street and brought tourists into the neighborhood from all over...
  • Vietnamese evacuees shun shelters - Sticking together cuts them off from government aid

    09/10/2005 6:36:51 AM PDT · by angkor · 80 replies · 1,825+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 9, 2005 | EDWARD HEGSTROM
    With Vietnamese evacuees continuing to pour into Houston, some Asian representatives worry the community may be trying to do too much on its own. The uncounted thousands of Vietnamese storm victims are not going to the Astrodome or the George R. Brown Convention Center to seek help from the government, leaders say. Instead, many gather at Hong Kong City Mall on Bellaire, a privately run mall where they are being connected with ample free food and housing from fellow Vietnamese — help that cannot last indefinitely. "The problem is, because the Vietnamese are not in the shelters, they are not...
  • Vietnamese Prime minister thanks anti-war protestors

    06/21/2005 5:31:48 PM PDT · by Shaka · 18 replies · 440+ views ^ | Wolf Blitzer
    PHAN VAN KHAI, VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER (through translator): Yes. He expressed his strong support for Vietnam's accession. I think that is because Vietnam's WTO membership would not only be in the interest of Vietnam, but also would be in the interest of America, of the American business community. BLITZER: Despite the bitterness of the war, he says it's time for both Americans and Vietnamese to move on. PHAN (through translator): The war ended more than 30 years ago. And we believe that it is now time for us to look towards the future. BLITZER: Still, he says it's not time...
  • Jane Fonda protest report (No spit in Seattle Apr. 27, 2005)

    04/29/2005 1:37:23 PM PDT · by corsair · 73 replies · 2,844+ views
    Ron Siddell, sarge6000, ^ | April 27, 2005 | sarge6000
    Ron Siddell (RD1), a Navy vet in the Lynnwood, WA area forwarded this to me. We served together supporting Swift Boat ops in Qui Nhon, RVN. ------------------------------------------------------------------- From: Sarge6000 Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 4:03 PM To: Sarge6000 List Subject: Hanoi Jane Protest Report Well, I got my satisfaction if nothing else. There really is not much to report. I tried to rally the troops to protest Hanoi Jane's book signing event today. A long time veterans advocate and buddy of mine showed up as did 2 Vietnamese. I can assure everyone that I no longer want to hear any...
  • Thirty Vietnamese War Vets Killed in Bus Crash

    04/21/2005 9:24:38 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 44 replies · 1,175+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | 4/21/05 | MARGIE MASON
    30 Vietnamese War Vets Killed in Bus Crash By MARGIE MASON Associated Press Writer April 21, 2005, 11:22 AM EDT HANOI, Vietnam -- Thirty Vietnamese war veterans and a driver were killed in a bus crash Thursday while en route to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, police said. The crash occurred at about 7:30 a.m. on the old Ho Chi Minh trail -- which has been converted into a highway --in Kon Tum province about 90 miles south of Danang when the bus rounded a curve and plummeted about 70 yards off a mountain...
  • VAN TRAN is First and Doesn't Forget It for a Second

    02/06/2005 2:03:12 PM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 7 replies · 835+ views
    Los Angeles Times 'California' Section - Front Page ^ | 2-6-2005 | Mai Tran (No Relation)
    . ...30 years ago a little boy came to America knowing only 2 words of English after the Fall of Saigon = ...VAN TRAN .
  • American Friends? Hardly. American Friends Service Committee supported the most brutal regimes

    06/05/2003 1:30:43 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 705+ views ^ | Thursday, June 5, 2003 | By Gordon Lamb
    American Friends? HardlyBy Gordon | June 5, 2003 When the first Quakers arrived in America in the late 17th century, they were thought of as heretics, sometimes witches and routinely bizarre. Theirs was a religion based on the ideas the individual is supreme, that the relationship between God and man is a very private affair not to be regulated by government or society, that temperance ("all things in moderation") is a noble way to live one's life. Above all, it prized peace and stated that violence should be avoided if at all possible.The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) has mastered...
  • (Vietnamese American) Marine's Funeral a Sad Fulfillment of a Dream

    12/08/2004 5:59:10 PM PST · by cutiedieuvan · 15 replies · 837+ views
    Washington Post , ^ | Wednesday, December 8, 2004 | By Rosalind S. Helderman
    WASHINGTON--Binh N. Le had not been back to the land of his birth since coming to the United States with an aunt and uncle at age 4, leaving his parents behind. So in 2002, after graduating from suburban Edison High School and before joining the Marine Corps, Le made a joyous pilgrimage to Vietnam to visit his mother and father. Recently, he told one of his aunts in the United States that when he returned from his second tour in Iraq in April, they would make the trip together. But Le, a 20-year-old corporal from suburban Alexandria, Va., was killed...
  • Exiled Prince of Vietnam Offers Political Ideology

    11/27/2004 10:59:05 AM PST · by tranvanba · 4 replies · 1,970+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | November 22, 2004 | Vanessa Hoffman
    Last Saturday night brought His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Dynasty and President of the Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League, to Cornell. The Prince, a member of the Vietnamese imperial family gave a lecture, entitled "Revival of Vietnamese Culture: The Nguyen Dynasty," before a crowd of about 50 people. Maria Nguyen '05, vice president of the Cornell Vietnamese Association sang the American national anthem and then played the national anthem of South Vietnam. Aided by PowerPoint slides, Prince Buu Chanh then began his lecture speaking from a podium draped with the American flag...
  • **Former Bob DORNAN-Aide Elected 1st Vietnamese-American in CAL State Legislature (TRAN)**

    11/04/2004 10:43:38 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 38 replies · 1,036+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4 November 2004 | Ben Fox, (AP)
    First Vietnamese-American lawmaker object of pride, threats WESTMINSTER, Calif. - The first order of business for Van Tran, following his election night success, was a trip to a Vietnam War memorial. With a bodyguard. That's politics in Southern California's Little Saigon, where the first Vietnamese-American elected to a state legislature - and the nation's highest-ranking Vietnamese-American elected official - is an object of community pride and death threats. Tran said he has been told by two people he considers reliable that Vietnamese communists have targeted him for assassination because of his new political status and past activism against the regime...
  • A Royal Solution for a Nationalist Vietnam

    10/31/2004 8:49:33 AM PST · by tranvanba · 5 replies · 1,063+ views
    PRWEB ^ | October 23, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam is politically pressuring the government of Vietnam to protect the liberty, religious rights of the Vietnamese people as well as the culture, traditions, languages of the Montagnards and Khmer Krom in Vietnam. (PRWEB) October 23, 2004 -- Today, Vietnam is experiencing a minor period of outward growth. Even the most dedicated Communists are abandoning old communist economic policies, which have proven to be ineffective and sometimes harmful. Capitalism is being introduced, with the Communist Party maintained only as a vehicle to exercise absolute control of the elite Party leaders over the common people. The...
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry

    10/25/2004 10:11:19 PM PDT · by Carling · 493 replies · 17,895+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 10/26/04 | Art Moore
    The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry's antiwar group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. One freshly unearthed document, captured by the U.S. from Vietnamese communists in 1971, indicates the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese delegations to the Paris peace talks that year were used as the communications link to direct the activities of Kerry and other antiwar activists who attended. Kerry insists he attended the talks only because he happened to be in France on his honeymoon and maintains he...
  • Government of Vietnam Must Bring Closure to the MIA/POW Before Being Admitted to WTO

    09/10/2004 4:37:28 AM PDT · by tranvanba · 10 replies · 1,246+ views
    News Release PRWEB ^ | September 8, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    Aurora,IL (PRWEB) September 8, 2004 -- OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS - From the Office of the Leadership of the The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam & Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League: His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Nguyen Dynasty and President of The Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League denounces the Communist Government on the return of United States Servicemen MIA or possible POWs’ and Human Rights Record. It has been stated by American Marines and Army Soldiers who are in Vietnam searching for MIA's, that there is corruption within the government of Vietnam. They stated that...
  • Kerry's Hanoi Tapes

    09/02/2004 2:50:39 PM PDT · by KarlH · 22 replies · 1,475+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 9/2/2004 | American Thinker
    Kerry’s Hanoi tapes September 2nd, 2004 As is now well known to everyone except those in the news media, John Kerry and other representatives of his group, the Vietnam Veterans Against The War (VVAW), met with the North Vietnamese and Vietcong peace delegations numerous times circa 1970-72, both in Paris and Hanoi. The VVAW was so proud of these meetings they made cassette tapes and transcripts of the momentous events: On page 1705 of the FBI’s Kerry/VVAW files there is an excerpt from the August 1971 issue of the National VVAW News: Tapes of conversations with the representatives at the...
  • Communist Vietnamese honor John Kerry, the war protestor

    07/09/2004 10:14:55 AM PDT · by aspiring.hillbilly · 3 replies · 487+ views ^ | 06 june 2004 | Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
    Kerry Honored by Vietnamese Communists ---------- Communist Vietnamese honor John Kerry, the war protestor, as a hero in their victory over the United States in the Vietnam War. In the Vietnamese Communist War Remnants Museum (formerly known as the "War Crimes Museum") in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), a photograph of John Kerry hangs in a room dedicated to the anti-war activists who helped the Vietnamese Communists win the Vietnam War. The photograph shows Senator Kerry being greeted by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Comrade Do Muoi. Jeffrey M. Epstein of Vietnam Vets for the Truth...
  • Christians sentenced for prayer, worship

    05/18/2004 11:53:25 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 177+ views ^ | Wednesday, May 19, 2004
    Four Vietnamese Christians who organized and led weekly worship services in a house church were sentenced to prison for "disturbing public order." The Christians, members of the heavily persecuted Hmong ethnic group, were handed terms of 26 to 36 months in late March 2004, according to a report released yesterday by the Center for Religious Freedom at Freedom House, a Washington, D.C. human-rights group. The four are among 10 Christians reported last month to be in custody because of their faith. They now are being held under harsh conditions, the Center for Religious Freedom said. The men, arrested in November...