The Global Campaign against Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) announced today that its on-line petition calling for Congress to pass House Resolution 190 has exceeded 1,400 signatures in just the last two weeks.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) denied a request by the Global Campaign against Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) to formally condemn the use of IEDs. They also refused to call on all opposing parties to recognize the neutrality of the Olympic games and refrain for any violence at the Games out of respect for the neutrality of the games and the principles of Olympism.
On the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Joanna Leigh (at left), a victim of the Boston Marathon IED attack is calling on Congress to take actions that will work to reduce the proliferation of these indiscriminate weapons and help victims of IED attacks.
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The Global Campaign was quoted in the Ottawa Citizen Defence Watch Blog on 11 May 2013. The permenent link is [ http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2013/05/11/500-ied-events-occur-each-month-worldwide-not-counting-afghanistan-and-iraq-says-group/ ].
The Global Campaign has written an op-ed for breakingdefense.com. It appeared on 10 May 2013 on the home page of their website. The permenent link is [ http://breakingdefense.com/2013/05/10/why-congress-should-condemn-improvised-explosive-devices-ieds/ ].
|A Joint Press Release|
HOUSE RESOLUTION 190: Ground Breaking Congressional Action Condemns Improvised Explosive Devices and the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) has introduced a bill to set the United States on the path to being the leader in reducing the global threat from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) such as those used in the Boston Marathon Bombing.
UPDATE (21 July 2013): 42 Representatives have now agreed to co-sponsor H. Res. 190. In addition the Global Campaign has new endorsements from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Rolling Thunder, Inc., and the St. Louis Fire Department.
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The Global Campaign has written an op-ed for CNN. It appeared on 19 April 2013 in the CNN Opinion section of their website at [ http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/19/opinion/morris-boston-ied ].
The Global Campaign was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article written by Kim Geiger about the Boston Marathon Bombing. The permanent link to this article is [ http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-75479930/ ].
On behalf of the 92 members of Congress who signed a letter to President Obama on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Veteran's Issues, Congressman Elton Gallegly(R-CA) rejects the response received from the Administration as "inadequate."
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Security Management (December 2012) has published a cover story about IEDs entitled Left of the Boom which includes the efforts of the Global Campaign against IEDs and highlights facts about the international threat and the rising rate of IED events in the United States.
Link to story: [ http://www.securitymanagement.com/news/left-boom-0011186 ]
Security Management website: [ http://www.securitymanagement.com/ ]