Five years ago hundreds of thousands of people across Egypt, especially in Cairo’s Tarir Square, assembled to demand the ouster of longtime dictator, Hosni Mubarak. We'll ask Egyptian writer, Salma Hussein to share her memories of the protests and talkabout the continuing crackdown by Egypt's government on civil liberties,
For Global Activism, we catch up with Lara DeVries. She left her childhood town of Tinley Park, Illinois and moved to Peru’s Huaycan community to help impoverished families. DeVries founded Light and Leadership Initiative to assist mothers and children in their struggle out of extreme poverty by improving access to quality education.
We’ll look at the relationship between Climate Change and health with Dr. Sarah Lovinger of Chicago Physicians for Social Responsibility, Brian Urbaszewski of the Respiratory Health Association and Dr. Peter Orris of the University of Illinois. And France just passed a law requiring all restaurants to provide takeaway boxes for customers who request them. Louisa Chu joins us to talk about the “doggy bag” law. And on ‘Global Notes’, Tony Sarabia tells us of Renata Flores’ efforts, through song, to revive the ancient Incan language of Quechuan.
The second round of climate talks are wrapping up in Lima, Peru. We talk to Jack Cushman of Inside Climate News about what still needs to be accomplished before the final round of talks in Paris next year.
Edwin Chota, an anti-logging activist, was killed in Peru earlier this month in a remote Amazon region near the border with Brazil. We'll discuss the illegal logging industry in Peru, indigenous land rights, and the late Edwin Chota with his friend, David Salisbury.
A new law in Peru greatly weakens the ability of the Ministry of Environment to stand up to the powerful mining industry there, even as the country is preparing to host the UN Climate Change Conference in December. We'll discuss the impact of the legislation with journalist Frank Bajak.
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.