PKK Kurdish fighters are on the U.S.'s list of terrorist organizations, but the U.S. supports its fight against the jihadist Islamic State. Ali Ezzatyar, lawyer and scholar on the Middle East, joins us to discuss the Kurds' changing role in the region.
On today's Global Activism segment, we meet Michele Baldwin, a 45-year old mother of three who is diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. She's paddling 700 miles along the Ganges River to raise money for Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer.
Jordan’s economy sits atop a foundation of factory labor, with garment exports making up roughly 20 percent of the kingdom’s gross domestic product. But after a Bangladeshi worker recently claimed that her Sri Lankan manager raped her, Jordan’s clothing industry has turned upside down.
At “Classic Group” factories in Jordan, scores of young women from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have been brutalized and repeatedly raped while sewing clothing for giant retailers including Wal-Mart, Hanes, Target, Sears and Land’s End. All of these sweatshop goods enter the U.S.