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Somalia Pirates Tribeca Film Festival WILD Arts

The Project

by: Andrea Avidad

Somalia’s history thus far has been a virulent amalgamation of elements that completely impede any kind of possibility for progress in the nation’s construction of a basic level of human safety. Inheriting the consequences of […]

Tags: Adam Ciralsky, Afghanistan, Africa, African Horn, Canon 5D, Iceberg I, Iraq, London, Matt Bryden, Pakistan, Piracy, PMPF, Puntland Maritime Police Force, Robin Hood, Roger Carstens, Shawn Efran, Somalia, Somalia Monitoring Group, Somaliland, The Project, The Wild Magazine, Tribeca Film Festival, UN, United Nations, US Army Special Forces, William Golding
COP 18 UN climate conference WILD mag world

Don’t Expect Much From COP 18, We Lack The Leadership at Home

by: Blaine Skrainka

This week kicked off the COP 18 U.N. climate conference in Doha, Qatar — oh, you haven’t heard? There are a few reasons for that. Lack of media coverage has been due in part to […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Climate Change, Climategate, COP 18, Doha, Environment, Global Warming, Green, John Boehner, Kyoto Protocol, Lamar Smith, Media Fairness Caucus, Politics, Republicans, The Wild Magazine, UN, United Nations
Contraception human rights WILD mag world

UN Calls Family Planning a Human Right’s Issue (Obviously)

by: Katie Grimmer

Birth Control: the hot topic of the year. The “war on women” played a huge role in the presidential election and now the United Nations is taking its own stance. The United Nations Population Fund […]

Tags: Babatunde Osotimehin, birth control, contraception, family planning, human rights issue, Katie Grimmer, London Summit of Family Planning, The Wild Magazine, UNFPA, United Nations, United Nations Population Fund
Climate of Doubt PBS Frontline

PBS Frontline Explores the Coalition of Climate Change Denial in ‘Climate of Doubt’

by: Blaine Skrainka

After letting it sink in over the last 24 hours or so, the idea that the presidential debate moderators and candidates themselves would over the course of four rounds of discourse fail to mention the […]

Tags: Al Gore, Blaine Skrainka, climate, Climate Change, Climate of Doubt, Environment, ExxonMobil, Frontline, Global Warming, IPCC, James Sensenbrenner, John Hockenberry, Koch Industries, PBS, Politics, The Wild Magazine, United Nations, WNYC, world
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Rio+20: Global Leadership Fails to Effect Change

by: Stephanie Roush

Twenty years ago, in 1992, world leaders gathered in the cultural capital of Brazil for a United Nations conference on sustainable development that would positively shape global environmental policy for the coming decade. The precedent […]

Tags: Brazil, Environment, Global Warming, Rio de Janeiro, Rio+20, Stephanie Roush, The Wild Magazine, United Nations, world
Global Sex Trade

Humanity Ignored

by: Blaine Skrainka

A modern day slave trade may seem unimaginable, but it is in fact all around us. Two and a half million people just this year have fallen victim to this $32 billion industry. The United […]

Tags: Blaine Skrainka, Brazil, China, Equality Now, Honduras, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Humanity Ignored, New York Times, Nigeria, Polaris Project, Prostitution, Sex Work, Slavery, Spain, The Economist, The Wild Magazine, United Nations, United States, 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
Cleantech Challenge Mexico 2012

Mexico and Cleantech Innovation

by: Veronica French

Conventionally known for its tequila and tacos, Mexico is making a breakthrough in the clean technology sector. Few would associate Mexico with innovation and sustainable technology, but one competition is attempting to change this: the […]

Tags: Argentina, biodegradable, Carbon Diversion, Carbon Footprint, clean technology, cleantech, Climate Change, Colombia, Ecopipo, entrepreneur, Green, green energy, GreenMomentum, Guadalajara, investment, Italy, Mexico, Peru, SME, Spain, startup, sustainability, UNIDO, United Nations, USAID, venture capital
The al-Assad regime murders thousands


by: Blaine Skrainka

After years of corruption and cronyism from the oppressive regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian people have risen up as a part of the Arab Awakening only to face a brutal backlash. The United Nations’ […]

Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab League, Arab Spring, Bashar al-Assad, Blaine Skrainka, China, Human Rights, Iran, Libya, Middle East, Politics, Protests, Ramita Navai, Russia, Syria, Syria Under Fire, The Wild Magazine, UN, United Nations, world
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by: Diego Martínez

The world is rapidly changing as we speak and many important leaders are turning things around for the worse, in favor of less freedom and human rights protection. Nigeria is succumbing to those unfortunate changes […]

Tags: AllOut, bill, Diego Martinez, gay, Ifeanyi Orazulike, International Centre for Advocacy on the Right to Health, law, LGBT, Nigeria, petition, Senate, The Wild Magazine, United Nations