While the Burmese government touts hydro-power as a source of economic development, human rights activists say that new dam projects have resulted in massive displacement, fueled political unrest, and ravaged sensitive river ecosystems. Joining APF Monday to talk about this underreported crisis are two activists based in Thailand, SAI SAI of the Burma Rivers Network, and PAI DEETES of international rivers.
A new generation of so-called social entrepreneurs is trying to harness technology to alleviate poverty, combining nonprofit work with the power of corporate investors. One such venture is Samasource, a Bay Area based organization that connects private companies with skilled workers in developing countries to do basic computer services and data processing jobs. So is this model, known as “microwork” the future of international development? APF will discuss these new trends in social enterprise with CLAIRE HUNSAKER, head of client services and Samasource, and A. ANEESH, a professor of sociology and global studies at the University of Wisconsin.
Claire Hunsaker, Samasource
Aneesh Aneesh, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Enemy Alien, a new documentary, tells the story of the dramatic two-year struggle to free Palestinian activist and WBAI assistant producer Farouk Abdel-Muhti, detained in a post-9/11 roundup of Muslim immigrants. Japanese American filmmaker KONRAD ADERER documents his own personal journey as he becomes active in Abdel-Muhti's campaign and learns more about his own family's experience with internment during World War II. Join APF on Monday as we talk to Aderer about his film.