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New Mexico Journalists Detail Long-Lasting Dangers of Cluster Bombs

7.21.23 In July, the Biden administration publicly announced its decision to send cluster bombs to Ukraine. In conversation with Our Land’s Laura Paskus, filmmakers Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern explain how cluster bombs work and why they’re so dangerous. The two longtime journalists’ film, “Eternal Harvest,” documents the bombing campaign in Laos between 1964 and 1973, when the U.S. military dropped 4 billion pounds of explosives, about 30% of which didn’t detonate and remain on the landscape. 

Correspondent: Laura Paskus 

Jerry Redfern, reporter, photojournalist & filmmaker, “Eternal Harvest”  
Karen Coates, editor, writer & filmmaker, “Eternal Harvest” 

For More Information: 

Biden approves cluster munition supply to Ukraine – The Washington Post 

Eternal Harvest Film Site 

Bombscapes: Of War and Earth – Undark 

In call to cancel debt, Cambodia asks: When war is over, who cleans up the mess? – The Christian Science Monitor 

A Singular Landscape  Archaeology Magazine