WBEZ | Colombia http://www.wbez.org/tags/colombia Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 'Spill' adds human element to BP's oil crisis http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-12-08/spill-adds-human-element-bps-oil-crisis-114101 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/11209419_10153063313810981_8873315306212135674_n.jpg" title="(Photo: Facebook/Timeline Theatre Company. Actor Justin Farley in 'Spill')" /></div></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/236679254&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">&#39;Spill&#39; revisits BP&#39;s oil debacle</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">This week, an oil rig exploded in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. One person is confirmed dead, 29 are reported missing.The incident has similarities to the April, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion off the Louisiana coast that killed 11 people. The damaged BP rig also leaked millions of gallons of oil into the gulf region, causing one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in American history. A theatrical play, Spill, traces the events of the Deepwater Horizon from the perspectives of the workers on the rig, their families and the BP executives who oversaw its operation. We&rsquo;ll talk with two artists involved with &#39;Spill&#39; - actor, Kelli Simpkins, and playwright, Leigh Fondakowski. &#39;Spill&#39;, a TimeLine Theatre production, runs at Stage 773 through December 19, 2015.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><ul><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-575df5bf-835f-c13c-c230-4bb11e217ac2"><a href="http://twitter.com/lfondakowski">Leigh Fondakowski</a> is a </span>playwright, writer and director of the play &#39;Spill&#39;. </em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em>Kelli Simpkins is an actor, and a performer in the play &#39;Spill&#39;.</em></li></ul></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/236679857&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Saudi Arabia and radical Islam</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Saudi Arabia has been in the news a lot lately. Although it&rsquo;s still early in the investigation, some news reports suggest it&rsquo;s possible at least one of the San Bernardino killers may have begun to have become radicalized there. Germany&rsquo;s vice-chancellor just accused the Saudi&rsquo;s of financing Islamic extremism in the west. He&rsquo;s warned it must stop. However, the Saudis still adhere to a strict Wahhabist faith, some say as a way to exert control. The young cosmopolitan elite in Saudi Arabia may not like the conservative ideology, but they may not have the power base to confront the religious authorities. We discuss the current situation with Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl, a professor of law at UCLA law school. He&rsquo;s a leading Islamic law and human rights scholar.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><a href="http://twitter.com /@Kh_fadl"><span id="docs-internal-guid-95496bdc-8364-f028-aaef-04a486057fea">Abou El Fadl</span>&nbsp;</a>is an Omar and Azmeralda Alfi distinguished professor in Islamic Law at UCLA Law School., and the author of the book, &#39;The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists&#39;.</em></p></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/236680268&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Colombia&#39;s exploitative extraction industries</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Human rights observers accuse Colombia&rsquo;s extraction industries of gross exploitation and subjugation of the surrounding impoverished communities, especially Afro-Colombians. Kari Lydersen and Adriana Cardona are Chicago-based journalists who spent time in Colombia investigating the mining industry. They&rsquo;ll tell us about what they saw, the people they talked with and they&rsquo;ll share their views on how mining impacts the lives of Colombians. We&rsquo;ll also talk with artist Mary Kelsey. Her works are inspired by many of the people, in and around, Colombia&rsquo;s extraction industries. They&rsquo;ll all participate in a symposium and art exhibition at Chicago&rsquo;s Uri-Eichen Gallery on December 11, 2015.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><strong>Guests:</strong><em>&nbsp;</em></p><ul><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-da9a1597-8367-3f6c-9aee-d0a9f8093d63"><a href="http://twitter.com/karilydersen1">Kari Lydersen</a> is the co-director of the Social Justice News Nexus, a fellowship program at Northwestern University, and teaches journalism at Northwestern. </span></em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em>Adriana Cardona is a ​Colombian​ ​journalist​ ​based in Chicago. </em></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><em>Mary Kelsey is an artist.</em></li></ul><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:43:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-12-08/spill-adds-human-element-bps-oil-crisis-114101 Ruth Goring's 'Soap is Political' examines Colombia through poetry http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-07-23/ruth-gorings-soap-political-examines-colombia-through-poetry-112466 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Luz%20Adriana%20Villa.jpg" title="(Photo: Flickr/Luz Adriana Villa)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/216041688&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">&nbsp;&#39;Soap is Political&#39;, a new book by poet Ruth Goring</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>Ruth Goring grew up in Colombia in a family of Christian missionaries. She left as a young adult, but Colombia still remained important to her. Ruth returned to Colombia years later to work on human and civil rights issues. Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples were especially vulnerable to atrocities by all sides during a decades long civil war between government, guerrilla and paramilitary forces. Goring has written a new biographical book of poetry about her experiences called Soap is Political. She&rsquo;ll share moments of her life as an advocate for Colombian civilians and share some of the poems from her book.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/Ruth_Goring">Ruth Goring</a> is a&nbsp;poet, and a board member for <a href="https://twitter.com/Colombiavivechi">Colombia Vive Chicago</a>, an NGO dedicated to human rights in Colombia.</em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/216042034&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">World History Minute: Prince &#39;Bonnie&#39; Charlie</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>In 1688 King James II of England was forced into exile. He was a Catholic, and the Protestant establishment feared he was going to promote the Catholic religion. James was also the King of Scotland, a Stuart. Some years later, when Scotland was joined to England as Great Britain, many Scots didn&rsquo;t like it. These Scots considered the Stuarts their rightful kings. Starting in 1715, there were a series of unsuccessful risings against the Hanover dynasty. It all came to a head July 23, 1745. Historian John Schmidt tells us what happened.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong> <em><a href="https://twitter.com/JRSchmidtPhD">John Schmidt</a>, PhD. is a history professor at the University of Chicago and the author of &#39;On This Day in Chicago&#39;.&nbsp;</em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-07-23/ruth-gorings-soap-political-examines-colombia-through-poetry-112466 Global Activism: Poet, Ruth Goring, says in Colombia, 'Soap is Political' http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-poet-ruth-goring-says-colombia-soap-political-113428 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/GA-Goring.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Ruth Goring grew up in Colombia&nbsp;with a Christian missionary family. When she left as an adult, Colombia remained important to her. She would return to Colombia to work on human rights. Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples were vulnerable to atrocities by all sides during a decades-long civil war between government, guerrilla and paramilitary forces. Ruth&#39;s biographical poetry book that recalls experiences is <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Soap-Is-Political-Ruth-Goring/dp/1941783058"><em>Soap is Political</em></a></strong>. She&rsquo;ll share moments of her life as an advocate for Colombian civilians and share some of the poems from her book.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/216041688&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><em><strong>These dancing Afro-Colombian men inspired Ruth Goring for her poem, &quot;Syllogism&quot;</strong></em></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fKQkw_Ev29c?list=RD1I3eCh4T7jE" width="640"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-poet-ruth-goring-says-colombia-soap-political-113428 Worldview: Colombia looks to end nearly 50 years of violence at the Summit of the Americas http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-13/worldview-colombia-looks-end-nearly-50-years-violence-summit-americas <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP155651167573.jpg" style="height: 419px; width: 620px;" title="A man dressed as independence hero Simon Bolivar attends a march for peace on the National Day of Memory and Solidarity with Victims of the Armed Conflict, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 9, 2015.(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200655141&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Peace negotiations for Colombia take place at the Summit of the Americas</span></p><p>For nearly fifty years in Colombia there has been a civil war between the central government, leftist opposition groups and more recently, armed paramilitaries. According to Colombia&rsquo;s National Center for Historical Memory, the conflict has killed around 220,000 people, the vast majority being civilians.&nbsp; In addition, more than five million civilians have been displaced, leaving Colombia with the world&rsquo;s second largest IDP population. Peace talks between the factions continue in Cuba. Father Leonel Narvaez is a Catholic priest and &nbsp;sociologist. He&rsquo;s founder and executive director of the Bogota based Fundación para la Reconciliación (Foundation for Reconciliation). He&rsquo;s been on the front lines of the war. His work includes rehabilitating child soldiers.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-5f8d96d0-b46c-a15d-cdc3-dd0b133555b7">Fr. Leonel Narvaez is a</span> catholic priest, sociologist, founder and executive director of the <a href="http://www.fundacionparalareconciliacion.org/">Fundación para la Reconciliación (Foundation for Reconciliation).</a></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200655584&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Lithuanian independence leader Vytautas Landsbergis on Russia and playing music</span></font></p><p>Lithuania declared its independence from the former Soviet Union 25 years ago. We&rsquo;ll talk about that moment in history with Vytautas Landsbergis. He was Lithuania&rsquo;s first head-of-state after independence. He&rsquo;ll share what he remembers about that historic time and what he views as the current threat from Russia. Landsbergis is also a professor of music. He&rsquo;ll perform for us and discuss how music and the arts factor into Lithuanian identity.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-761fb591-b471-bf04-485c-2384b56ea00f"><a href="https://twitter.com/Landsbergis">Vytautas Landsbergis</a> is the </span>former president of Lithuania, former member of European parliament and professor of the Lithuanian Academy of Music.</em></p></p> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-13/worldview-colombia-looks-end-nearly-50-years-violence-summit-americas Senate releases report on CIA torture http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-09/senate-releases-report-cia-torture-111208 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP582831822547.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA&#39;s use of torture found the use of &quot;enhanced interrogation techniques&quot; did not get detainees to provide critical information. We&#39;ll discuss the report with Katherine Hawkins. Her organization had advocated for the report&#39;s release.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-disappearances-in-colombia/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-disappearances-in-colombia.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-disappearances-in-colombia" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Senate releases report on CIA torture" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-09/senate-releases-report-cia-torture-111208 Colombia suspends peace talks http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-19/colombia-suspends-peace-talks-111125 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP211048770500.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Colombian government has suspended peace talks with the leftist guerrilla group FARC after the kidnapping of an army General. Gimena Sanchez of the Washington Office on Latin America joins us to explain what this means for the peace process.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-28/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-28.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-28" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Colombia suspends peace talks" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:10:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-19/colombia-suspends-peace-talks-111125 U.S. strategy against ISIS http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-09/us-strategy-against-isis-110772 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP268262424866.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>President Obama is expected to announce his plan to combat ISIS during an address Wednesday night. We&#39;ll discuss what strategies would be most effective with Middle East expert Joshua Landis.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-u-s-strategy-against-isis/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-u-s-strategy-against-isis.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-u-s-strategy-against-isis" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: U.S. strategy against ISIS" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-09/us-strategy-against-isis-110772 Global Activism: Photojournalist documents Afro-Colombian communities http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-photojournalist-documents-afro-colombian-communities-110252 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/GA-Bracey.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Colombia&rsquo;s African Diaspora population is the third largest in the Americas, after Brazil and the United States, but they endure enormous violence and persecution at the hands of the country&rsquo;s numerous armed factions. The lives of Afro-Colombians are further complicated by decades of civil war and economic interests such as the mining industry, narcotraffickers and large landowners, that fuel more violence.</p><p>Ruth Goring is a board member for <a href="http://colombiavivechicago.org/">Colombia Vive Chicago</a>, an NGO dedicated to human rights in Colombia. She&rsquo;s author of a book of poetry called <em>Yellow Doors</em>. <a href="http://www.mjbphotography.com/">Michael Bracey</a> is a photojournalist and editor of the Africans Within the Americas project. In February 2014, they visited Afro-Colombian neighborhoods in and near Cartagena, Quibdó, Buenaventura, and Medellín. Goring and Bracey join us to fulfill their mission to &ldquo;share the beauty and strength of our Afro-Colombian sisters and brothers through exhibits and presentations in Chicago and beyond.&rdquo;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147429349&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong>Ruth Goring reflects on the constant danger Afro-Colombians face: </strong></p><p>&ldquo;Our Afro-Colombian-focused trip was fantastic...We met so many internally displaced Afro-Colombians, and the violence that forces people to flee their homes is not really letting up...One compelling woman had been mayor of Jurado in Choco, where she resisted FARC takeover of land and was rewarded with a FARC pipe bomb thrown onto her house; she was displaced to Buenaventura, where she got involved in community leadership and the paramilitary gangs threatened her life. Now she&#39;s taking shelter in Bogota. We met her there, in the SUV with shaded windows...[T]he government provide[d] [these] services because her name has been on Aguilas Negras hit lists.&rdquo;</p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 10:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-photojournalist-documents-afro-colombian-communities-110252 Peace in an Age of Violence: Reparations, Reconciliation, Renewal http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/peace-age-violence-reparations-reconciliation-renewal-106824 <p><p>Brutal war has engulfed villages and cities in Mali. Violence in Colombia has forced people out of their homes and left anger, fear and poverty in its wake. Does post-apartheid South Africa offer a vision and a model for war-torn societies? Many countries that have been torn apart by civil war ask: how do we rebuild, how can we make amends, or does accountability trump reconciliation?</p><ul><li><strong>Joaquin Chavez</strong>, historian at UIC, research and direct work on reconciliation and reconstruction in El Salvador</li><li><strong>Ali Issa</strong>, anti-militarist activist, writer and field organizer for War Resisters League</li><li><strong>Prexy Nesbitt</strong>, educator, activist and speaker on Africa, foreign policy and racism</li><li><strong>Astrid Suarez</strong>, founder of Columbia vive Chicago</li><li><strong>Barbara Ransby</strong>, historian, author, and Director of the Social Justice Initiative and Gender and Women&#39;s Studies at UIC (moderator)</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/IHC-webstory_16.jpg" title="" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">Recorded live Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the UIC Pavilion part of WBEZ&#39;s 6th Annual Global Activism Expo.&nbsp;</div></p> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 14:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/peace-age-violence-reparations-reconciliation-renewal-106824 Worldview 4.5.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-04-05/worldview-4512-97948 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP110308038998.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Advocates for Guantanamo Bay detainees thought President Obama’s election would resolve the issue of indefinite detention. But after nearly four years in office, the opposite has occurred. <a href="http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/index.html?id=559" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Jack Goldsmith</a>, author of <em>Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11</em> discusses the shifts in the judicial system amidst changing social pressures, civil liberties and presidents. Also, WBEZ's Odette Yousef reports from Pakistan about one man’s experiment to see if high standards can bring broad social change to his country. And, nearly 60 percent of Colombia's millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are women. In a mountainside settlement of IDPs above the city of Medellin, the group Creative Women of Hope live up to their name. Astrid Suarez and Ruth Goring tell <em>Worldview</em> about how their own group, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/ColombiaViveChicago" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Colombia Vive Chicago</a>, supports the organization and women in Colombia.</p></p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 09:15:17 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-04-05/worldview-4512-97948