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An Hour with Questlove

by: Blaine Skrainka

For a very special Labor Day edition of Democracy Now!, host Amy Goodman sat down for a full hour with the iconic Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson to discuss his life and career, along with the politics […]

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The day after the mass shooting in Wisconsin, at the Sikh Cultural Center in Queens

The Day After

by: Blaine Skrainka

(Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) A woman takes a moment of prayer at the Sikh Cultural Society of Queens, New York. With the gunman shot dead, it remains unclear if the mass shooting at the Sikh temple outside […]

Tags: 9/11, Blaine Skrainka, Democracy Now, Immigration, Joplin, Milwaukee, Missouri, nationalism, Neo-Nazis, New York City, Picture of the day, pluralism, queens, Racism, Sikh, Southern Poverty Law Center, The Wild Magazine, Wisconsin
(Emily Berl for The Wall Street Journal)

Connecting the Dots: Weather, Climate, and Our Role

by: Blaine Skrainka

For those stateside, it’s been impossible this summer to ignore one sweaty fact-of-life: It’s hot. Brutally hot. It seems like we’re right back where we left off last summer — all 50 states saw record […]

Tags: Arctic, Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, Climate Dots, Democracy Now, Enviroment, Global Warming, Heatwave, Horn of Africa, Journalism, Media Matters, NASA, NOAA, Politics, The Economist, The Wild Magazine, Wildfires, world
This Land is Your Land

The Dustiest Dust-Bowler of them All

by: Blaine Skrainka

Born 100 years ago this month in Oklahoma, Woody Guthrie wrote one of the most iconic American folk songs ever, “This Land is Your Land.” Known as the “Dust Bowl Troubadour,” Guthrie’s legend remains as […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Democracy Now, Dust Bowl, Fourth of July, God Bless America, Great Depression, Irving Berlin, Jack Johnson, Kate Smith, Lee Greenwood, music, Oklahoma, Patriotism, Protest songs, Star Spangled Banner, The Wild Magazine, USA, Woody Guthrie
NATO Summit Protest Chicago May 2012

Take back the Medals

by: Nicole Casanova

On Monday, May 21, in Chicago, NATO held its largest summit in over six decades. Led by members of the group Afghans for Peace, as well as Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, thousands of people took […]

Tags: 9/11, Afghans for Peace, Amy Goodman, consciousness, Democracy Now, freedom, healing, Human Rights, Iraq and Afghan Veterans, NATO Summit, Nicole Casanova
Aung San Suu Kyi wins seat in parliament

Democracy Now, Burma

by: Blaine Skrainka

Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images After two decades of democratic struggle, many of which under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi has been elected by the people of Myanmar (Burma) to hold a seat in parliament. […]

Tags: Aung San Suu Kyi, Blaine Skrainka, Burma, Democracy, Democracy Now, Hillary Clinton, Human Rights, Myanmar, National League for Democracy, Picture of the day, The Wild Magazine, world
Sahara International Film Festival

Desert Stories

by: Blaine Skrainka

The Western Sahara does not often frequent our thoughts, but in this mysterious desert, there lives a group of exiles under military occupation. The Sahara International Film Festival, or FiSahara, might be the world’s only […]

Tags: Algeria, Arts, Benicio Del Toro, Blaine Skrainka, Democracy Now, Desert Stories, Film, FiSahara, Maria Carrion, Morocco, New York Times, Omar Ahmed, Sahara International Film Festival, Saharawi, Spain, The Wild Magazine, United Nations, Western Sahara, world