Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at In These Times.
A Danish-American fluent in four languages, Wheeler worked as an assistant editor at the magazine from February 2007 to January 2009. His international interests include Central America, where he lived while writing a book on the Guatemalan adoption industry, and Scandinavia, as he was born in Denmark.
Wheeler received his MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in 2006 and his B.A. in Comparative Literature and German from the University of Michigan in 2000. He is the founding editor of the Glen Arbor Sun, a seasonal, northern Michigan-based magazine, and translates for the Copenhagen daily Borsen. His freelance work has appeared in Utne Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Detroit Free Press and the websites WorldPress.org, AlterNet.org and WorldChanging.com.
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Features · March 28, 2013
Gay Marriage Tests ‘Minnesota Nice’
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Act Locally · December 22, 2011
Live From Madison!: Updates From Inside/Outside Capitol
Watch live streaming video from theuptake at livestream.com Action inside and outside the Madison capitol building has accelerated since last night, when 18 of the state's GOP senators pulled a procedural trick... MORE
Working · March 10, 2011
Wisconsin Labor Fight: Prelude to a Big Bang?
Just before aging stars become white dwarf stars, they emit helium flashes and pulsate across the solar system. Then they fade, and blink into darkness, forever. Conversely, the Big Bang—the birth... MORE
Working · February 22, 2011
The Poisoning of Puerto Rico
The U.S. Navy left Vieques, but for many, the cancer remains. MORE
Features · May 3, 2010
COPENHAGEN VIDEO: Strong Voices Speak for the Weak
COPENHAGEN—While a two-dimensional view casts the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen as a battle between the United States and China — over monetary commitments for developing countries on the frontlines of climate change,... MORE
The ITT List · December 18, 2009
Largest Environmental Demonstration in History
As many as 100,000 demonstrators marched on Saturday, Dec. 12, from the Christiansborg Parliament in downtown Copenhagen on a six-kilometer route toward the Bella Center, where the COP15 global climate summit is taking place. The... MORE
The ITT List · December 13, 2009
Protests in Copenhagen: VIDEOS
COPENHAGEN—The first day of demonstrations in downtown Copenhagen was a peaceful one. Up to a couple thousand activists gathered in the Nytorv square near Stroget, the city's famous pedestrian street, then dispersed... MORE
The ITT List · December 11, 2009
More Naomi Klein interviews on TheUptake.org
Our independent progressive American media collaboration at the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen this week has worked really well, and I've had a lot of fun being a part of it. The group... MORE
The ITT List · December 11, 2009
Naomi Klein Interviews from COP15
Author, activist, and The Nation columnist Naomi Klein is here at the COP15 in Copenhagen, interviewing powerful players within the negotiations, and I've been videotaping and recording her interviews for www.TheUptake.org;... MORE
The ITT List · December 9, 2009