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.
It’s been two years since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing at least 300,000 and displacing 1.5 million. Progress to rebuild has been slow. Haitian economist Ludovic Comeau helps us take stock of the reconstruction and rebuilding efforts of the past two years.
Although it's been two years since the earthquake and billions of dollars in aid have gone into the country, Haiti is still struggling. Many of those who were displaced in the earthquake still live in tent camps.
Despite billions of dollars in private donations and government money, a staggering number of Haitians remain in tent camps. And a recent cholera epidemic – which has claimed 5,000 lives – has only made life worse.
Every Thursday on Global Activism, we hear from a Chicagoan who works to make the world a better place. Today, we focus on two individuals steeped in the world’s water crisis.Water plays a central role in global poverty. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.
When the U.S. rode high on the housing bubble, economists wrote off Germany as the “sick man of Europe.” Now, Germans warn of labor shortages while the U.S struggles with a nine percent unemployment rate. We talk to Peter Hall, professor of European studies at Harvard University.