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August 1: Join the Team!

Posted: Jul 28, 2011

Join Legacies of War in celebrating the first anniversary of the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which became international law one year ago today on August 1, 2010. Some History The Convention on Cluster Munitions is a groundbreaking agreement between 109 states to prohibit the use, production and stockpiling of cluster bombs. It was adopted on […]

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CNN: U.S. cluster munitions haunt Southeast Asia

Posted: Jul 28, 2011

U.S. cluster munitions haunt Southeast Asia By Elise Labott, CNN This weekend in Bali, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a series of programs for Southeast Asia’s poorest countries as part the U.S. Lower Mekong Initiative. The initiative aims to help countries along the Mekong River – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam – by improving […]

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Roll Call: Richardier and MacNairn: U.S. Should Take the Final Step to Ban Land Mines

Posted: Jul 27, 2011

Although not as prevalent as cluster munitions in Laos, deadly landmines are of great harm to our neighbors in Cambodia and in Burma – where these internationally banned and stigmatized weapons are still being used!

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July 2011 Newsletter – Secretary Clinton, More Casualties, and How You Can Help

Posted: Jul 18, 2011

Secretary Clinton has been asked to commit to substantially increasing U.S. funding, UXO causalities in May and June, Lao Cuisine Fundraiser, and the Mines Advisory Group.

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MAG: Spring 2011 Newsletter

Posted: Jul 14, 2011

MAG’s Spring 2011 Newsletter – In-Depth Look at Laos Hello Reader, Attached you will find our Spring 2011 Newsletter. This edition of the newsletter is focused on Laos, which has the heart-breaking distinction of being the most bombed country, per capita, in the world. This newsletter will provide you a history of this country and […]

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RFA: Legacies Press Release

Posted: Jul 14, 2011

Bounchanh Mouangkham, the Deputy Director of RFA (Radio Free Asia) Lao Service, summarized the Legacies of War Press Release urging Secretary Clinton to visit Laos and increase funding for unexploded bomb removal. Click to listen to the audio broadcast under 2011/07/09 – 07:00 Click to listen from our website

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Phnom Penh Post: Helping the healing in Laos

Posted: Jul 14, 2011

Helping the healing in Laos Channapha Khamvongsa comes from a new generation of Lao-Americans playing a key role in mending relations with her parents’ homeland by encouraging the US to clear more of the war’s deadly remains CHANNAPHA Khamvongsa was just a small girl when her parents smuggled her out of Laos. Members of her […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Former Ambassadors to Laos Call on Secretary Clinton to visit country and Increase Funding for Unexploded Bomb Removal in Laos

Posted: Jul 8, 2011

Six former United States ambassadors or chiefs of mission to Laos have written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to visit Laos during her upcoming Southeast Asian trip and to commit to substantially increasing U.S. funding for the clearance of unexploded ordnance (UXO) left behind during the Vietnam War.

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