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January 4, 1969. Page 7.


AT LEAST A million Vietnamese people have been killed by the Americans or by puppet forces armed and directed by the U.S. Precious human lives can never be replaced with money or goods. Yet material compensation must be granted to the survivors. Using the racist standards of imperialism, the U.S. government has paid $34 per person to relatives of persons killed by its armed forced "by accident" in so-called "friendly areas." Such token payments measure nothing but the depravity of the U.S. military rules.

Here is a suggested standard. The U.S. grants each serviceman a $10,000 life insurance policy, for a token premium of $2 yearly. This maybe taken as the minimum value of a human life. Applied to the million plus killed by U.S. imperialism in Vietnam, it comes to a total of more than $10 billion.

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