Worldview: U.N. police corruption, Northwest Passage melts, Fukushima anniversary

March 11, 2013

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Worldview: Corruption among U.N. police, the Northwest Passage melts and the second anniversary of Fukushima

Author Kathryn Bolkovac talks about her experience as a whistleblower who outed sex trafficking among U.N. police. Arctic ice has melted--we find out why that could make shipping easier. Plus, author Cecile Pindeda looks at the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster two years out.

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'The Whistleblower' details corruption among U.N. police


Kathryn Bolkovac is theauthor of The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors andOne Woman’s Fight for Justice. Her book is based on her experiences serving as a U.N. monitor in Bosnia. She discovered a web of prostitution and sex trafficking among the U.N.police officers, many of whom were Americans. When she reported what she discovered, she was fired. Bolkovac tells Worldview what happened and explains why she’smade it her life’s work to make sure this sort of cover-up does not happenagain.

When Peacemakers Become Perpetrators: Kathryn Bolkovac Introduces The Whistleblower at the UNKathryn Bolkovac had a passion for representing an institution that symbolizes the culture of peace, humanity and international justice l...

Arctic ice melting, shipping lanes open


Last year, the Arctic Ocean lost more ice than ever before. Believe it or not, this development could have both positive and negative potential effects. Worldview explains why. 

As Arctic ice melts, full steam ahead for shipping?Source: Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Frank Pompa and Julie Snider, USA TODAY A study suggests that global warm...
Recovering from Fukushima
 
Today marks the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that caused a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. The Japanese are still recovering from the disaster two years later. We’ll talk with author Cecile Pineda about her book Devil’s Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step. The book examines Fukushima's consequences for Japan and the rest of the world. This Friday, Pineda will take part in two events, one at DePaul University and another at the Ancient Dragon Zen Gate meditation hall.  More deatils here
Japan earthquake and tsunami anniversary: hundreds of Fukushima victims file lawsuit - Telegraph"I pray that the peaceful lives of those affected can resume as soon as possible," said Emperor Akihito. It was on March 11, 2011, that t...