Politics

President Obama delivers a speech from the White House announcing an expanded military campaign against ISIS.

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What are people in the Middle East saying about Obama's ISIS speech?

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Amsterdam and Seattle have a lot in common as progressive cities. But we both have our own dangerous ways of judging those who don’t meet our standards of liberalism.

A guard at the Red Security Building in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, the headquarters of the Iraqi Intelligence Service under Saddam Hussein’s regime where many Kurds were imprisoned and tortured. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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After years as a secular, stable, pro-American bastion, Iraq's Kurdish region is under serious threat and deserves our help.

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Northwest activists are attempting to block an Israeli shipping company from unloading at Puget Sound ports in order to put a dent in the dollars funding Israel's military actions in Gaza.

Demonstrators at Westlake Park last weekend protest a rash of police killing civilians. (Photo by Sara McCaslin)

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The standoff in Ferguson has Seattleites wondering what kind of paramilitary equipment our local police are packing.

Participants in the Muslim Youth Leadership Program pose for a photo behind the Northwest Cable News desk. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

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Can training young Muslims for leadership roles improve public perceptions of Islam?

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.

SPD Chief of Police Kathleen O'Toole. (Photo courtesy Seattle Police Department)

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Two months into her tenure as Seattle police chief, Kathleen O’Toole told representatives of the ethnic press that the force should be more representative of the communities they're policing.

Israeli soldiers patrol a Palestinian protest in Hebron earlier this month. (Photo by Thomas James)

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A former Israeli soldier who now studies conflict resolution in Seattle argues that Israel's only hope for peace is to move past collective trauma and military tactics

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For young progressive Jews in the Northwest, talking about Israel with the older generation can be a minefield.

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.

The wall of old signs inside of Thompson Signs' warehouse serves as a visual reminder of the mostly white, male political candidates in the northwest. (Photo by Lucas Anderson / UW Election Eye)

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Only 13 out of the total 147 state legislators in the state House and Senate are people of color. All 13 are democrats.

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.

Contingent from Tacoma SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) at anti-war rally, Judkins Park, Seattle, Washington, 27 October 2007. (Photo by Joe Mabel via Wikipedia)

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How a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Force Protection Officer infiltrated a peaceful political group… and got away with it.

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Preparations are underway for local organizations to provide support for the 600 minors who may arrive in Washington in coming weeks.

Seattle's new Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Director Cuc Vu (center) flanked by Mayor Ed Murray and outgoing Interim Director Aaliyah Gupta. (Photo by Kamna Shastri)

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Tuesday morning, Seattle Mayor Edward Murray introduced Cuc Vu as the new acting director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA). Vu will be taking the place of Interim Director Aaliyah Gupta.

Buying bread in Gaza. (Photo by Karin Huster)

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In 2013 I traveled to Gaza to work at Al Shifa, the main hospital. Nothing prepared me for what I experienced crossing the border into Gaza, and then spending time there.

Walid Alkheyat, of the new Iraqi Community of Washington State leads a group of children, women and men to Seattle City Hall during a protest in June asking for US intervention in Iraq. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

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Iraqi refugees in the Northwest are quick to downplay the sectarian divisions that are causing fault lines in their home country.

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After six months of fighting, South Sudan is now considered the world’s most fragile county.

Media portrayals of the hood got you shook? (Still from Boyz n the Hood)

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What makes it the hood? Crime? Poverty? Or just fewer white folks?

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The Seattle Globalist is launching a new reporting series about young Syrians living on the borders of war in their region. More than nine...