Angela Davis voices support for No Youth Jail movement

Hundreds of people came to Town Hall last Thursday to see Angela Davis, a prominent figure in the Black Power and anti-prison system movements.
Jan 17, 2017
Ricardo Lopez and his mother Ana Daysi Guerra De Lopez in their Burien apartment. (Photo by Agatha Pacheco)

Frozen by ICE: Detention centers hold thousands of legal immigrants

Each year thousands of immigrants who are entitled to stay in the U.S. still end up inside of Tacoma's immigration detention center.
Jan 9, 2017

Trump transition memo offers glimpse into immigration, border plans

The request included assessment of the capacity to build a border wall and to expand immigrant detention.
Jan 3, 2017
The Moscow subway. (Photo from Flickr by Stefan Schlautmann)

Putin’s Orphans: Reasons to fear a dark turn in Russia

A late night encounter on the Moscow subway hints at a rising tide of hate in Russia.
Jan 1, 2017

Obama expels Russian diplomats for interference in U.S. election

Russian Foreign Ministry says sanctions will hurt restoration of ties. Moscow denies the allegations of hacking.
Dec 29, 2016
Volunteers serve food at last year's interfaith Christmas Eve Dinner. (Photo courtesy Muslim Community Resource Center)

Interfaith Christmas Eve dinner hints at a brighter 2017

We live in dark times. But an annual multicultural dinner for the needy on Friday is a sight of hope behind the headlines.
Dec 23, 2016
You have to admit, the resemblance is striking. (Photo from @JamilSuleman Instagram)

Jesus is coming back for Christmas. But you can call him “Josh”

What would the real Jesus do to celebrate his birthday? South Seattle's Jamil Suleman isn't afraid to dress up like the son of God to find out.
Dec 21, 2016
The sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound mosque in Redmond was vandalized for the second time in a month. (Photo by Redmond Police Department via Facebook)

Redmond mosque sign vandalized for the second time in a month

The sign was vandalized twice in the past month and Redmond police are investigating the incidents as possible hate crimes.

Youth Jail demonstrators confront officials at “Hate Free Zone” rally

At an event called to condemn hate speech, protesters challenged the Seattle mayor and the King County executive on the juvenile detention center.
Dec 20, 2016

Philippine Ex-President Marcos’ “hero’s burial” serves a modern agenda

What's behind the effort to bury the demons of Ferdinand Marcos' past?
Dec 18, 2016
Isra Ayesh leads the March for Aleppo through Pike Market in downtown Seattle on Friday, December 16th. (Photo by Ramon Dompor)

Photos: A cry of hope for Syria on a cold Seattle night

Hundreds rallied on a chilly December evening under banners like "It's time for America to overthrow Assad" and "Never again is right now."
Dec 17, 2016

Rebecca Saldaña picked to replace Jayapal in State Senate

King County Councilmembers unanimously appointed Rebecca Saldaña, citing the importance of diverse representation in the state legislature.
Dec 13, 2016

For female mayors in Guatemala, facing discrimination is part of the job

Of the 71 community mayors currently serving in Sololá municipality in southwestern Guatemala, only four are women.
Dec 12, 2016
The author and his sister in the 90's. (Courtesy photo)

Donald Trump was already my president

As a black Bronx, New York native, a disabled veteran, and the son of an immigrant, someone like Donald Trump has always been my president.
Dec 7, 2016

Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes

Native Americans and climate activists have protested against the oil pipeline project, saying it endangers tribal water sources and sacred sites.
Dec 4, 2016

Seattle’s contribution to Standing Rock: A new twist on the teepee

Seattle "tarpees" are giving Standing Rock camps hope to survive the cold Midwest winter, despite an order from the North Dakota Governor to clear the camps.
Nov 30, 2016
Donald Trump at a rally in Aston, Pennsylvania in late September (Photo from Reuters / Jonathan Ernst)

Bannon role in Trump administration sets off critical firestorm

White supremacists and neo-Nazis have rarely been so enthusiastic about a presidential appointment.
Nov 16, 2016

South Asia reacts to Trump’s victory

We twitter chatted with journalists from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to get a feel for how the world is reacting to Trump's victory.
Nov 9, 2016

Young women of color wonder what Trump presidency will bring

And what kind of country did we have?

Election 2016 in Seattle in photos and video

The Seattle Globalist was out in Seattle election day, to capture the reactions of residents throughout the area.
Nov 8, 2016