(Photo by Alex Garland)

Viet Cong band name sparks outcry at Neumos

Members of Seattle's Vietnamese American community gathered outside Neumos to protest the Canadian punk band Viet Cong.
Oct 17, 2015
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East African refugees chase opportunity in Alaska seafood jobs

Immigrants and refugees with roots in Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia are filling Alaska seafood jobs seeking quick dollars to send back to relatives.
Oct 16, 2015
Somali American protestors gathered outside the offices of the nonprofit Refugee Women's Alliance on January 30th. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Somali protestors demand teacher resign over Mohammed cartoons

Refugee Women's Alliance has come under fire after a teacher showed Charlie Hebdo cartoons to a group of Somali youth.
Feb 1, 2015
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Chief Sealth b-baller’s dunk heard ’round the world

Who is Hafid Yassin? We're not sure, but his incredible elevated dunk in a basketball game against Garfield last night has gone viral.
Jan 7, 2015
Border Patrol Agent Mike Burmudez at a command center along the Canadian border in Blaine, Washington. (Photo by Eroyn Franklin)

Judge rules gadgets are fair game in warrantless border searches

If you come with 100 miles of the Canadian border, the government can search your phone or laptop without cause.
Jan 1, 2014
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Redmond teen confronts Boehner on Immigration Reform

With legislation stalled in the House, frustrated immigration activists are taking direct action to confront Congress.
Nov 13, 2013
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Rappers bring horror of Syrian Civil War to life in lyrics

The Sham MC’s have refused to let war in their country dash their dreams of hip-hop stardom.
Oct 24, 2013
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Well this is embarrassing: Global perspectives on the government shutdown

Here in the U.S. it may feel like the sky is falling. But many people in the rest of the world are reacting to the government shutdown with a shrug of the shoulders and a chuckle at our expense.
Oct 7, 2013
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Why not let Congress decide whether to strike Syria?

In his effort to appear strong and decisive on Syria, President Obama is missing a great opportunity.
Aug 30, 2013
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Bradley Manning’s defiant statement against the War on Terror

“Sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society.”
Aug 21, 2013
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Lucha libre smackdown returns to South Park

(Photo by Latino Cultural Deportes – Mauricio Ayón / Seattle Department of Neighborhoods) Looking to get some culture this weekend? The best little neighborhood in South Seattle has the ticket for you.
Aug 15, 2013
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The Act of Killing makes movie stars out of war criminals

A new film out of Indonesia takes an unflinching look into the dark heart of political violence.
Aug 13, 2013
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Mos Def force-fed in solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers

If you aren’t sure how you feel about Guantanamo, this might change your mind.
Jul 9, 2013
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Immigration Reform passes Senate (with a big border security beef-up)

Comprehensive immigration reform easily passed through the Senate Thursday, including an amendment adding billions of new dollars for border enforcement.
Jun 27, 2013
The controversial ad, show mugshots of 16 of the 31 people on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

State Department to pull controversial anti-terrorism ad campaign

Following a huge community backlash, the Joint Terrorism Task Force is abruptly ending a “Faces of Global Terrorism” ad campaign piloted in Seattle this month.
Jun 25, 2013
Quincy Briscoe, during last year's charity bike ride from Florida to California. (Photo by Christopher Briscoe)

Teen’s trans-continental bike ride for Cambodia passes through WA

A young Oregonian college student is crisscrossing the continent on a bicycle to raise money for education in Cambodia.
Jun 20, 2013
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SIFF picks of the week

More must-see global cinema from week four of the Seattle International Film Festival.
Jun 4, 2013
Elena Perez of the UFCW 21 Making Change at Walmart campaign joins the fast food workers picket at the Georgetown Arby's. (Photo by Reagan Jackson)

“Supersize my pay!” Fast food workers on strike around Seattle

If you tried to make a run for the border last night in Ballard you might have been disappointed.
May 30, 2013
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SIFF picks of the week

More must-see global cinema from week three of the Seattle International Film Festival.
May 28, 2013
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Obama addresses drones and Gitmo in rowdy speech

President Obama just wrapped up a major national security speech, defending drone policy but rejecting the notion of a “boundless global war on terror.”
May 23, 2013