While on a trip to India, people kept asking Harish Patel about the vest he was wearing. It made him think hard about how his clothes came to be. So Harish co-founded “ishi vest”, a clothing line that would help provide a livable wage to the artisans that create them and also protect the environment. For Global Activism, we talk with Patel about his business model that strives for fair trade, sustainability and equity.
Worldview talks with Chicago native Susan Peters about her autobiography Sweet Liberia, Lessons from the Coal Pot. The book tells the story of how Peters became stranded during the Liberian Civil War. She’d moved to Liberia because she was disgusted with how African-Ame
Based in the city of Baraderes, Haiti, the organization Just Haiti works with Haitian farmers who produce high quality, organic, Arabica coffee. Just Haiti then markets and sells this coffee to consumers in the United States.
According to a new report by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the CIA’s drone campaign targeting suspected militants in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who went to rescue victims or as they attended funerals.
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.