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KARE TV: ‘Voices from Laos’ comes to the Twin Cities

KARE TV of Minneapolis covered the Voices from Laos tour last night! From the story: By all accounts Loddy Tolzmann is a Minnesotan. But ask her where home is and she won’t hesitate to say Laos. In 1980 her family resettled in Minnesota to escape the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Tolzmann was just a […]

Senators Al Franken & Amy Klobuchar Endorse Voices From Laos Tour in YouTube Videos

Minnesota Senators Al Franken & Amy Klobuchar spoke eloquently to the importance of the work of Legacies of War and the Voices from Laos Tour in a pre-recorded endorsement posted on YouTube today. the Senators’  videos of support can be seen in full below. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X2Yc3OeTxg[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5IUjsCxvyk[/youtube]

Merced Sun Star Covers Voices from Laos Tour Event

The Voices from Laos team discussed the legacy of war before more than one hundred supporters on Monday night during the Tour’s visit to Merced, California. The Merced Sun Star covered the event and published an article highlighting the evening. Speaker Manixia Thor, 25, leads an all-female team that searches out and removes the individual […]

The Oregonian Publishes Story on Legacy of War in Laos

Mike Francis of Portland newspaper, The Oregonian, spoke with the Voices from Laos: Clearing Bombs, Protecting Lives team on Monday. The article outlines the mission of the Tour as well as the impact of conflict upon the people of Laos. Thoummey Silamphan is on his first trip to the United States for the “Voices from Laos” tour. […]

Sacramento Bee Interviews the Voices from Laos Team

The Voices from Laos team has made it to the west coast and is busily spreading the word about the legacy of unexploded bombs. The Sacramento Bee published an interview with Ambassador (Ret.) Douglas Hartwick, former US Ambassador to Laos today, Monday, April, 8th. The Ambassador answered questions about the US history bombing of Laos, […]

UN Web TV Airs Tour Panel Discussion

The Voices from Laos: Clearing Bombs, Protecting Lives nationwide tour officially launched at the United Nations on Thursday, April 4th.  The panel discussion can be seen on UN Web TV below or by clicking on this link: UN Web TV

Watch Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Interview Voices from Laos Team

Broadcast journalist Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now!, an independent global news program interviewed the Voices from Laos team on Wednesday, the day before the Tour officially launched at the United Nations. Follow this link to watch the interview. Democracy Now! Interview  

Voices from Laos Tour in the National News

Thoummy and Manixia were in the U.S. less than 48 hours before sitting down with reporters from the Associated Press and the Boston Globe to tell their stories. Both spoke powerfully about their personal experiences with unexploded bombs in Laos and their motivation to work toward a future free of these deadly munitions. National press […]