American and Iraqi Yazidis are in Washington D.C. lobbying for more U.S. intervention in Northern Iraq, but President Obama has said he will not re-introduce American ground troops. We'll hear more in a BBC special report.
This week is the centennial of the beginning of World War I. We'll reflect on the impact of the war with Adam Hochschild, author of "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918," and WBEZ's Alex Keefe, who just back from a tour of WWI battlefield sites.
We first met Global Activist, Fran Leeman, in 2009. He founded New Life for Haiti (NLH) in 2005. They do sustainability and development work in a river valley in the country. An NLH team of adult leaders and teens just returned from Haiti. Pastor Leeman, NLH Youth Pastor, Scott Derengowski and teenager, Katy Deenihan, will us more about their trip.
Although the earthquake in Haiti happened almost five years ago, the country, which is one of the most impoverished in the Americas, continues to feel the after-effects, including the spread of cholera. We'll find out about a lawsuit which hopes to hold the U.N. accountable.
Opposition forces took to the streets again today in Venezuela.Reuters reports that at least 12 people have died in violence related to the ongoing protests. We'll take a look at what's behind the recent unrest.[View the story "Worldview: Protests continue in Venezuela" on Storify]
Cherif Bassiouni weighs in on conflict in Egypt. Former Iraq veterans are gathering in Chicago this week to discuss the future of U.S. militarism. The Pakistani legislature has elected a new president. Renata Sago fills us in on new investment happening in Haiti.
For this week's Global Activism, Mary McLaughlin explains the various benefits of breadfruit trees and introduces us to her organization, the Trees that Feed Foundation. Mary's on a mission to improve food security and help the environment by making the tree more available in Jamaica, Haiti, Costa Rica and Ghana.
Bright Hope International helps faith communities provide aid and assistance to the extreme poor in some of the world’s most devastated countries. The group works in areas such as crisis response, orphan relief, and recently started a program to rescue girls from the sex trade in northern India. We’ll talk with Bright Hope's CEO and president, C.H. Dyer.