The Washington Post: Clinton makes historic visit to Laos as US looks to expand its influence in China’s back yard
Posted: Jul 11, 2012
By Associated Press VIENTIANE, Laos — Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Laos in more than five decades, gauging whether a place the United States pummeled with bombs during the Vietnam War could evolve into a new foothold of American influence in Asia. Clinton met with the communist government’s […]
Posted: Jul 10, 2012
By Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Jul 10 2012 (IPS) – Disarmament activists and former U.S. ambassadors are urging Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to increase U.S. aid to Laos to clear millions of tonnes of unexploded ordinance (UXO) left by U.S. bombers on its territory during the Indochina War during her brief visit to the country […]
Posted: Jul 9, 2012
Posted: Jul 2, 2012
June has been an exciting month for Legacies. In this issue we focus on creating new legacies and announcing the latest news about UXO removal in Laos.
Posted: Jun 8, 2012
In May, Legacies had a number of exciting programs and activities, and just last week the Senate Appropriations Committee supported the largest ever annual allocation for demining in Laos!
Posted: May 14, 2012
Legacies of War Celebration and Reception Please join us to celebrate Legacies of War’s progress and renew our shared commitment to bomb removal and victim assistance in Laos. Come hear our call to action and meet our board members, staff, and fellow supporters of a bomb-free Laos! When Where Monday, June 18th Stewart Mott House 5:30 […]
Posted: Jan 14, 2012
‘Walk Without Fear’ exhibit shows dangers of landmines through student art Jan 12, 2012 – The Monongalia Arts Center will begin showcasing the “Walk Without Fear” photography and art exhibit by Proud Students Against Landmines and West Virginia Campaign to Ban Landmines today. The exhibit is dedicated to exposing the dangers of land mines and cluster bombs in Laos and Cambodia. […]
Posted: Jan 12, 2012
Borikhamxay villagers ordered to evacuate bomb site Jan 12, 2012 – The residents of a Borikhamxay village have been ordered to stay at least one kilometre away from the site where a 2,000 pound bomb remains buried under sandbags. It is feared the bomb could detonate at any time, and poses a huge risk to […]