One of the documentaries considered for an Oscar on Sunday, Feb. 27 was Waste Land. The film documents a project to turn trash from a landfill on the outskirts of the Rio de Janeiro into art – and perhaps create social change as well.
Each Thursday on Global Activism, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place. Kenneth Elispana left Sudan in 1992, fleeing from the civil war and the ongoing persecution of Sudanese Christians.
Hundreds of people from the Chicago area gathered at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday morning. The event was part of an annual day of lobbying in Springfield on behalf of immigrants. This year’s visit had some extra energy. For one, Gov.
A potential class action lawsuit has been filed against Chicago-based daily coupon dealer Groupon.The complaint, filed Tuesday in federal court in Chicago, challenges the legality of putting expiration dates on a Groupon deal.
As any one who has pulled up to a gas pump knows, the unrest in the Middle East has translated to a rise in fuel prices. There are worries that an extended price hike could kick-start another global recession.
The governors of Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin have turned down federal funding for high-speed rail service. But in Illinois, the sentiment is “All aboard.” The proposal for improvements along the Chicago-St. Louis corridor aims to connect arterial regions.