To Nga sued large chemical companies such as Dow Chemical Corporation and chemical companies that had previously supplied the US military with extremely toxic herbicides in Vietnam.
This lawsuit began in 2014, when Ms. Tran To Nga prosecuted Monsanto Chemical Company (today in the hands of German company Bayer), Dow Chemical Company and a number of giants of the agricultural industry – Americanization.
That poison is a weapon against humanity, against humanity, for ten years, from 1961 to 1971, the US dropped more than 80 million liters on more than two million hectares in Indochina with the aim of destroying vegetation. lush and destroyed the shelters of the armed forces to liberate South Vietnam.
Now everyone knows what Agent Orange is. Because victims of that poison are found in all three regions of Vietnam, in the United States, and everywhere people are exposed to the poison.
It is true that Agent Orange spares no one, from no one, regardless of one side or the other. It releases the body, and whoever accidentally touches it is not only exposed, but also their children and grandchildren. I read an article written by a French journalist about Tran To Nga, but couldn’t hold back my tears:
“Tran To Nga regrets that she and her friends at that time mindlessly waded through the swamps full of poisonous plants. She believed that was the cause of death three years later of Viet Hai, her first daughter, died at less than three months. “She was very beautiful, a few days after she was born, her skin peeled off in patches. I want to hug him, cuddle him but dare not because he can’t breathe. The women in the camp whispered that I must have caused many injustices in my previous life, so now I have to suffer the cause and effect…” On the mother’s face, a flash of unrelenting pain appeared.
That mother stood up, single-handedly fighting even the “orange corporations” that were extremely powerful and rich. With no money, only justice, only a burning desire to demand justice for millions of people infected with Agent Orange over three generations, Ms. Tran To Nga started an unequal war against ultimate cruelty. It is extremely difficult for Vietnamese women and the great war has no end. But humanity has begun to awaken. And crime, even though it has all the means and money to cover it, must definitely be exposed to human conscience.
I have not met Tran To Nga, but I am close friends with her younger sister, Tran Tuyet Nga, the first former announcer of Liberation Radio. And through Ms. Tuyet Nga, I can imagine the fierce spirit of Mrs. Tran To Nga. Those are two sisters with strong will and unbreakable no matter who the opponent is.
I believe in the final victory of the “Orange war” that Ms. Tran To Nga is pursuing.