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Job Opportunity: Social Media/Communications Consultant

Posted: Jan 4, 2012

Legacies of War Job Opportunity Social Media/Communications Consultant Legacies of War (Legacies) was founded in 2004 to educate and advocate for the removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos, to provide space for healing the wounds of war and to create greater hope for a future of peace. The organization uses art, culture, education, and […]

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State Department: 2011 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Asia

Posted: Dec 20, 2011

From the Report for Laos: Laos Heavy flooding in Laos has made UXO removal even more difficult. Photo courtesy of Stephen Pritchard, NPA. During the Vietnam War, a U.S. extensive bombing campaign left Laos the most heavily bombed country in the world per capita, a tragic title it retains to this day. Landmines and cluster […]

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National Geographic: The Healing Fields

Posted: Dec 19, 2011

The Healing Fields Land mines once crippled a war-ravaged Cambodia. Today the nation is a model for how to recover from this scourge. By Mark Jenkins Photograph by Lynn Johnson January 2012 – Delicately brushing away the soil with his fingers, Aki Ra uncovers a dark green land mine buried two inches beneath the overgrown dirt road. […]

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WBEZ: Titus Peachey, Legacies Board Member Speaks

Posted: Dec 7, 2011

In Laos, American Vietnam-era cluster bombs still pose grave threat December 5, 2011 – In Laos, unexploded cluster bombs dropped by the U.S. during the Vietnam War still pose real danger to civilians, including children and poor farmers. Titus Peachey is director of peace education for the Mennonite Central Committee. He’s worked extensively in Laos […]

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Secretary’s Remarks: Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s National Day

Posted: Dec 5, 2011

Press Statement Washington, DC December 2, 2011 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I am delighted to congratulate the people of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic as you celebrate your National Day this December 2. This year marks 56 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Laos. Today we continue […]

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Lao News Agency: Minister monitors UXO clearance in Xieng Khuang

Posted: Dec 3, 2011

Minister monitors UXO clearance in Xieng Khuang November 29,2011 (KPL) Thousands of people in Xieng Khuang province are benefiting from the clearance of UXO, but many bombs still remain buried in the ground, the national UXO clearance body has reported. Minister to the Government Office Mr Bounheuang Duangphachan, who is President of the National Regulatory […]

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The New York Times: Talks on Cluster Bomb Restrictions Collapse

Posted: Nov 28, 2011

Talks on Cluster Bomb Restrictions Collapse By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Published: November 25, 2011 GENEVA — Despite last-minute attempts to broker a compromise, American-led efforts to conclude an international treaty restricting use of cluster munitions collapsed on Friday in the face of opposition from countries that said it did not address their humanitarian concerns and would […]

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Foreign Policy: The End of the Innocents

Posted: Nov 15, 2011

The End of the Innocents How America’s longtime man in Southeast Asia, Jim Thompson, fought to stop the CIA’s progression from a small spy ring to a large paramilitary agency — and was never seen again. BY JOSHUA KURLANTZICK | NOVEMBER 3, 2011 By the time Jim Thompson reached his cramped corner of the temporary […]

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