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    Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern Producing New Movie, FILMED IN LAOS

    When BigSkyVoices (youtube) interviewed Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern, we knew we were dealing with quality people who were devoted to a quality project. While on an international reporting assignment in Laos years ago, Karen and Jerry noticed that people were being killed and injured by more than 2.1 million tons of bombs dropped in Laos during the VietNam war. Many of them were (and are) still live, buried and dangerous. Day after day, bombs explode after being disturbed by farmers and children.  Some fields have so many unexploded bombs that people are afraid to farm or even let cattle graze the fields. Karen, an accomplished writer, has written a book, "Eternal Harvest, The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos," which is generating attention. While her stories have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, she and Jerry have made more than 20 journeys to Laos to follow up the book with a film on the subject. Since the Vietnam War, more than 20,000 citizens of Laos have died or been injured by hidden American bombs. And over all of these years, one American, only one American, has gone back every year to help find and eliminate American bombs. 


    The people of Laos have learned to live with American-made bombs. They have made cooking utensils out of them, made fishing boats from the ejected gasoline tanks of American jets. And yet, even as deaths occur daily in Laos, it is estimated that it could take 50 years to remove all of the buried bombs that Americans dropped on Laotian soil.…


  • Mar 25, 2018 | World  


    It was Saturday morning, and I didn’t think sleepy Albuquerque would make much of a showing for the kids' march for gun control. “Perhaps 300 to 500 people” I thought as I found a parking space right on Old Town Plaza...


  • Mar 20, 2018 | World  

    ANOTHER SCHOOL SHOOTING IN MARYLAND just days ahead of national demonstrations

    It has happened again. Another school shooting just 60 miles from Washington, D.C., where a million school kids plan to demonstrate Saturday to plead for our elected officials to "Do Something" and stop the "bullshit" of doing nothing...


  • Feb 12, 2018 | World  


    Michelle Lujan Grisham, a US congresswoman who is running for governor of New Mexico; George R.R. Martin, creator of the Game of Thrones Books and TV Series; and Saneh Boothe, actor in movies and advocate for children's and women’s rights, were just a few outstanding speakers at the Woman’s Panel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sunday, Feb 11, 2017...


  • Jan 19, 2018 | World  

    Santa Fe Film Festival Attracts People From All Over the World

    NaNi and Ariela Rivera are an impressive “one - two” punch as spokeswomen for the Santa Fe Film Festival, and BIG SKY VOICES is honored to interview them. Both are eloquent, intelligent, balanced and enthusiastic about the work they do, and as sisters, they work well together, anticipating what the other is going to say...


  • Jan 1, 2018 | World  


    Jan 1, 2018, the First Article of the year, for is a good time for OPTIMISM FOR THE USA! The best news is that the essential character, essential systems, checks and balances of our government are working and in place. The essential elements of the “United States” include a fundamental ethical system based upon a “goodness” of America...


  • Oct 19, 2017 | World  

    Gold! Tons of Gold from OUTER SPACE

    Doyle Rice of USA Today is a good writer and so when I complimented his article in USA TODAY, and told him we would like to use it in he provided permission. This combination of astronomy, history and physics provides a fascinating conclusion of how gold is made. The Associated Press also contributed to source material...


  • Oct 15, 2017 | World  


    Does China Have a Goal to Dominate the World Movie Industry? By Ben B. Boothe, Sr., Publisher, BootheGlobalPerspectives In a recent interview with Jon Hendry, a union leader who is active in the American movie industry, he made a statement to Ben Boothe, publisher of Boothe Global Perspectives...


  • Oct 2, 2017 | World  

    We Are in a Violent Cycle, Can We Bring in New, Enlightened Voices?

    After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, one headline said: “We have now seen one mass shooting a day for 2017.” I have not confirmed that this is accurate, but it is certain that the world and the USA have a lot of unhappy people. Division, conflict and violence is evident from race relations, labor relations, political relationships of parties and even governments, religion, and business...


  • Sep 19, 2017 | World  


    Interesting facts about Hurricanes We at have been studying the weather. How much water is floating above our heads in clouds? Why have hurricanes become so big? Why is extreme weather happening all over the world more and more? How does it work? Read this. It is important to understand, so pass it on. Feel free to copy this and use it to educate the public...


  • Sep 10, 2017 | World  

    TWO DATES THAT CHANGED OUR NATION 11/22/63 and 4/4/68

    TWO DATES : November 22, 1963 & April 4, 1968 John F. Kennedy Assassinated: Date: Friday, Nov 22, 1963 Where: Dealey Plaza, Dallas, at 12:30 p,m. Why? Political or Criminal Motives??? In 1963, I was in high school, in typing class under Mrs. Stambaugh...


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