Every Thursday in our Global Activism series, we introduce you to a local individual who’s trying to change the world.In Dari, the word arzu means “hope.” It’s also the name of an organization that employs Afghan women in remote provinces to weave fair trade artisan rugs.
In response to Italy’s financial woes, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has promised to resign after parliament approves tough economic reforms. We get analysis from Harvard economist Alberto Alesina, who says the Eurozone can't afford an Italian bailout.
The hour-long special Voices from Afghanistan marks a decade of U.S. military involvement in the country. Hosted by investigative journalist Anand Gopal, the program offers snapshots of life in the war-torn nation and looks forward to new possibilities ahead.
According to the American counterterrorism establishment, al Qaeda is on the brink of collapse. Officials suggest that with a small number of additional blows, the U.S. can effectively extinguish the Pakistan-based organization that executed the September 11th attacks.
In Afghanistan, women are largely seen as second-class citizens. Under Taliban rule, merely being a woman could be life-threatening.While reporting in Afghanistan, freelance journalist Masha Hamilton saw women marginalized in their families and villages.
Before 9/11, American journalist Masha Hamilton stumbled across a video of Taliban members brutally executing a woman in Afghanistan. The gruesome footage inspired her to create the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, which helps women in the war-ravaged country share their stories.