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

Roll OK Please founder Shama Joshi (center) flanked by helpers Seema Pai and Mani Singh. (Photo by Ana Sofia Knauf)

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Food truck entrepreneur Shama Joshi wants to show Seattleites what real Indian street food is all about.
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.

AID AND DEVELOPMENT

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Alcoholism, domestic violence, corruption, poverty — the deck is stacked against the women of high altitude indigenous communities in Veracruz. But an upstart human rights group is helping them turn the tables.
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.

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.