Jorge Quiroga leads the crowd chants during the May 1st immigration reform march. (Photo by Ian Terry)

May Day marchers turn out in force to sway immigration reform

On the eve of big May Day protests that stayed (mostly) peaceful, The Globalist interviewed organizer Jorge Quiroga about the proposed immigration reform bill and the state of activism today.
May 1, 2013
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Photo report: 24 hours at the world’s largest festival, and we mean largest

It took me all of three seconds to realize this wasn’t going to be a “Folklife” experience. Or a Bumbershoot one for that matter.
Mar 26, 2013
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May Day gets rowdy, but immigration activists stay on message

More than 80 countries officially celebrated International Worker’s Day yesterday. Demonstrators from Chile to the Philippines, Spain to Tunisia called for everything from higher wages to the overthrow of corrupt leaders. The May Day holiday is not officially observed in the US. Instead, we have Labor Day, which started in the late 1800’s as a […]
May 2, 2012
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Kony 2012 covers the night… sort of

Last night was supposed to be the big night. After a record breaking viral video and over 1400 likes on the local Facebook event page, the youth mobilized by the Kony 2012 campaign were supposed to come out in force to “Cover the Night”. They were to blanket Seattle, and the rest of the country, […]
Apr 21, 2012