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Land Mines

An Incredible Photo Series Captures The Cambodians Who Remove Unexploded Bombs

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

A small group of Cambodians -- some of whom only recently learned to swim -- is doing zero-visibility dives to rid the country's waters of bombs. Phot...

Proofreaders, Are You Missing These Easy Fixes?

Rob Reinalda | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Rob Reinalda

You're perusing it, admiring your handiwork. Then you see it. Ack! A rudimentary, easily fixed error is there in the text. It's standard-size type, but to your eyes it's in 54-point Bodoni Bold. And somehow, it's underlined. Blinking, too. Maybe even chuckling softly.

Wages of War: Vietnam and Iraq

John Tirman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
John Tirman

We don't talk much about the scale of human suffering in Southeast Asia that came from U.S. intervention. American involvement in the Middle East could usefully be informed by the Asian experience, however: namely, that war has long-lasting consequences for the local populations, to say nothing of broader impacts.

The Disappointing U.S. Statement On Anti-Personnel Land Mines

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

It is past time for the United States to agree to a ban on the use of these indiscriminate weapons and to accede to the Ottawa Convention. The U.S. statement does not advance that outcome.

A Story of Success in a Land of War

Roots of Peace | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt may not be the place we would choose to grow up or build our livelihood, but Afghanistan is also where, with a little assistance, Haji was able to succeed.

Mine Action Awareness Day Needs More Action Than Awareness

Ken Rutherford | Posted 04.03.2013 | World
Ken Rutherford

The landmine that took my legs was indiscriminate. It easily could have taken the legs of my Somali driver, another passerby, or a child. The conflicts in Burma and Syria will be similarly callous, scarring people in ways we can see and ways we cannot.

MoMA's Unusual New Acquisition

ARTINFO | Posted 03.09.2013 | Arts

Landmines are very expensive reminders of sometimes long-resolved conflicts. In addition to the 15,000 to 20,000 lives it takes annually, each costs b...

Pakistan Land Mine Kills 14

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

ISLAMABAD -- A van carrying minority Shiite Muslims hit an anti-tank land mine in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 14 passengers in what po...

Out to the Wall

Kathy Kelly | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

And what wars, what cycles of violence and despair and with what weapons used, will follow the next economic tragedy, engulfing a world already poverty-maddened past the point of desperation?

Land Mines Found In Newark Airport Luggage

AP | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel

NEWARK, N.J. -- A type of explosive widely used during the Vietnam War has been found in luggage at Newark Liberty International Airport. Officials s...

Reflections From A Trip To Asia

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 04.15.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

During a recent trip to Southeast Asia the lives of some hidden communities and new considerations and issues came to my attention that relate to our ...

Bomber Wants To Know How He Got Here On 'Alcatraz'

Posted 02.14.2012 | TV

Finally, we got another glimmer of the '63's experience on "Alcatraz" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on Fox). When Paxton Petty managed to disable Hauser by gettin...

Step In The Right Direction: Israel To Clear Land Mines

AP | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense ministry says it will soon begin clearing thousands of mines in southern Israel. In a statement Sunday, defense officia...

Land Mines Return To Southern Sudan, Reverse Progress

AP | By MAGGIE FICK | Posted 08.04.2011 | World

JUBA, Sudan -- An increase in military battles in Southern Sudan has resulted in the laying of new land mines, reversing the time-consuming progress d...

Israel Removes Land Mines From Site Of Jesus' Baptism

Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion

By Judith Sudilovsky Religion News Service QASR EL YAHUD, West Bank (RNS/ENInews) Pilgrims are flowing back to the traditional site of Jesus' bapt...

Rats & Land Mines: Colombia Teaches Rodents To Sniff Out Explosives

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Early next year, anti-narcotics police will begin deploying squads of rats to sniff out land mines in remote areas of Colombia where leftist rebels an...

Comparing Apples to Kittens

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Let's not be apologists for badvocacy. We must not ignore the fact that bringing advocacy about various issues to different parts of the western world will be met with different reactions.

Film Review: Kandahar Break

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

Kandahar Break offers a love story as old as Romeo and Juliet at the core of a more contemporary thriller, every scene of which is packed with suspense.

Unarmed and Courageous: Emergency Workers in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

We in the U.S. need to show our own determination to foster the works of mercy rather than the works of war. The emergency hospital staff, unarmed and courageous, provide a fine example.

Land Mine Treaty Won't Be Signed By Obama Administration

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has decided not to sign an international convention banning land mines. State Department spokesman Ian Ke...

U.N. Ambassador Kohona: Sri Lanka Refugee Situation Improving

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Fourteen years after the civil war in Rwanda, refugees are still living in mud huts.  In Bosnia, following Balkanization, people lacked heat and ...

Obama's Opportunity to Lead a Landmine-Free World

Queen Noor of Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Queen Noor of Jordan

The time has come for the U.S., the world's most powerful high-tech military, to give up its low-tech stockpile of ten million antipersonnel landmines.

Iraq Land Mines Would 'Need An Army' To Clear Out

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Homemade bombs go off almost every day in Iraq, usually targeting military and police convoys in cities such as Baghdad and Mosul....