India has faced an uphill battle in fighting corruption. But several months ago it passed legislation to protect whistleblowers. Public interest attorney Prashant Bhusan joins us to discuss whether the new law is having an impact.
Chicago's City Council has approved a "sweatfree" ordinance. It means city resources, things like police uniforms, will no longer be purchased from sweatshop labor. We'll talk with Alderman Ameya Pawar and Katherine Bissell Cordova.
According to UNICEF, in India, more than 70 percent of children drop out before finishing school Pratham USA is dedicated to youth education, literacy and vocational training in India. It reports that over half of India’s children in the 5th grade can’t read at a 2nd grade level. We'll talk with Pratham USA's Raj Rajaram.
The Mahabharatha, one of India’s most ancient texts, tells tales of gods and demons, of kings and queens, and of common men and women. The epic story takes place over hundreds of years and serves as the foundation for Hinduism.
Israel sent ground troops in to Gaza on Thursday in an expressed effort to secure tunnels it says are used by Hamas fighters to smuggle arms and gain access into Israel. We'll get an update on the humanitarian situation inside Gaza.
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.
Seena Jacob is founder and CEO of Bookwallah Organization. “Bookwallah” is a Hindi word that means “book peddler.” Her group works to give books and provide quality libraries to orphans in India. Seena is just back from India to give us an update.