We met Lori Dillon last February about her story to create a local branch of the NGO, Right To Be Free. She did it to support her friend, Ghanaian Eric Peasah, “who has dedicated his life to the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children.” For Global Activism, Lori is back, with Eric, who came from Ghana to spread awareness about slavery and indentured servitude of children in his country.
Despite its many exaggerated features, one crucial plot point of Tarantino’s Django Unchained is drawn from real life: the lengths real slaves would go to in order to stay with or be reunited with their loved ones.
If you're reading these words on a computer, smart phone or laptop, it's likely that you have at least three slaves working for you somewhere down the global supply chain. That’s according to Slavery Footprint, a new web campaign that’s working in collaboration with the U.S.
Stunning recent developments may signal that the Burmese military junta, one of the world's most repressive governments, will consider reform. We speak with Maureen Aung-Thwin, director of The Open Society’s Burma Project, about new optimism surrounding the southeast Asian country.
One of the country’s oldest outdoor murals covers a storefront on Chicago’s Northwest Side. People who care about the 40-year-old painting are finishing a facelift. The mural restoration is doing more than brightening up a gritty stretch of North Avenue.