GLOBALIST COLUMNISTS

Campers at Kids4Peace in Mount Vernon play piano together. (Photo by Deborah Espinosa)

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As missiles and airstrikes fill this summer’s news out of Israel and Gaza, a group of 35 American and Middle Eastern youth of different faiths gathered at a summer camp to train as the next generation of peacemakers.

POLITICS

Protestors mimic force-feeding detainees at an August 2nd demonstration at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. (Photo from NWDC Resistance Facebook Page )

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Immigrant detainees in the Northwest are caught between an antagonistic federal agency, a profit-hungry corporation and a dysfunctional do-nothing Congress.
Demonstration for Gaza in Coimbatore, India. (Photo by Welfare Party via Flickr)

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As a Palestinian living in the U.S., and as a human watching yet another massacre occur within miles of my place of birth, I can’t help but feel paralyzed, powerless and most frustratingly, helpless.

FOOD

Mulugeta Abate, chef at Lovage restaurant on 1st Avenue. (Video still by Aida Solomon)

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The second installment of Globalist Apprentice Aida Solomon's series "I AM ETHIOPIA" profiles a Seattle chef who's redefining his culture's cuisine.

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Zut alors! It's time to celebrate Bastille Day. Here are the best places to see Seattle à la française.

AID AND DEVELOPMENT

Shanta Darnal attended school in Kathmandu thanks to Western donations. (Photo by Amy Benson)

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Girls’ education is often seen as a panacea for global development. One promising Nepalese student's suicide reveals a more complicated picture.
Shanghai, China shrouded in smog. Overall China emits 6.2 metric tons of CO2 per year. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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University of Washington research points to air pollution, tobacco, and diet as the deadliest drivers of disease in China.

ARTS & CULTURE

(Image by Mintwab Zemeadim)

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The final installment of Globalist Apprentice Aida Solomon's series "I AM ETHIOPIA" profiles an artist who's recasting mainstream media images of her home country.

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Three summer programs on the Eastside are proving that cultural exchange can't be forced — it's all about finding common goals.