40 years after US secret bombing exposed, US Congressional hearing looks at leftover unexploded bombs
Posted: Apr 17, 2010
40 years after U.S. secret bombing exposed, U.S. Congressional hearing looks at leftover unexploded bombs. The House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment, chaired by Rep. Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa), will examine the issue of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) in Laos and U.S. funding for their removal.
Posted: Mar 21, 2010
I received an e-mail a few weeks ago from a colleague in Laos regarding yet another deadly accident. On Feb. 22 a cluster bomb that the U.S. dropped on Laos more than four decades ago killed five children and severely injured another. The children, ages 10 to 14, were feeding their water buffalo in a rice field when they found the bomb. They were the latest victims among the more than 300 new casualties that occur every year – one-third of them children, according to Lao government figures.
Posted: Mar 11, 2010
Five children were killed and one injured when a cluster submunition exploded in a village in Lao PDR’s Champasak province on 22 February 2010. The incident highlights the need for urgent action to assist survivors and ensure the clearance of cluster munition remnants when states parties to the treaty banning cluster bombs gather for their first official meeting in the Lao capital, Vientiane, this November, the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) said today.
Posted: Mar 5, 2010
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military dropped more bombs on supply routes in Laos than it did on all of Europe during World War II. Laos is paying the price, as the countryside is still riddled with unexploded bombs — many of which look like harmless metal spheres. Bomb disposal units are trying to reclaim the land from tons of unexploded ordnance.
Event Date: Jan 20, 2010
Walt Haney, Forbush Library Trustee and longtime resident of Westminster, will give a talk on “The Bombing of Laos and the Continuing Tragedy of Cluster Bombs.”
Posted: Jul 1, 2009
Memory Tree Workshop in Seattle with Artist Judy Shintani, Advocacy Update, International Effort to Ban Cluster Bombs
Posted: Jun 1, 2009
A Peaceful Legacy Campaign launches, Seattle API Heritage Month, Curriculum, Upcoming Events
January 2009 Newsletter – Laos Joins Over 90 Countries to Sign International Treaty to Ban Cluster Bombs
Posted: Jan 1, 2009
Laos joins over 90 countries to sign international treaty to ban cluster bombs, Boston College Film & Lecture Series:The Secret War in Laos and the Continuing Tragedy of Cluster Bombs, Seattle youth bringing it “Back to the Homeland”