Guards book a new detainee into the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The facility is run by the Geo Group, a private corrections corporation, on contract from the Department of Homeland Security

GEO Group signs new 10 year contract for the Northwest Detention Center

GEO Group, criticized for its treatment of immigrant detainees, signed a contract to continue operations at the Northwest Detention Center through 2025.
Oct 2, 2015
Activists hold signs as they rally in support of Planned Parenthood on "National Pink Out Day" on the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles this week, in the face of conservative calls to pull federal funding for the controversial women's health organization. (Photo from REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni)

Women of Color deserve a voice in the debate over Planned Parenthood

When conservatives and Planned Parenthood face off over abortion rights, you probably won't hear from those with the most at stake: women of color
Oct 1, 2015

The people’s uprising you didn’t hear about

The inspiring story of a Guatemalan people's uprising against greed and corruption that didn't make international headlines.
Sep 24, 2015

Who’s out protesting the Chinese President?

Protestors representing Tibet, Taiwan, the Falun Gong and pro-democracy movements turned out for day one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Seattle.
Sep 23, 2015
(Photo from Flickr by Eric Hersman)

Should Seattle give noncitizens the vote?

Politically active Seattleites who aren't citizens say they're frustrated to be excluded from local elections.
Sep 18, 2015
UW student Michael Moynihan spoke to the council about his own positive experiences alternatives to youth detention. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Update: resolution to stop youth jail passes unanimously in City Council

The City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday that could block the construction of a new youth jail in Seattle.
Sep 17, 2015
Maya Williams supervises children in a drop-in program at the Rainier Beach Community Center during the teacher's strike. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Parks Department a childcare savior during teacher’s strike

Quick thinking city officials extended after-school programs so Seattle parents could keep working during the teacher's strike.
Sep 16, 2015
(Photo by Johanna Vasquez)

Top 5 challenges facing Mexico this Independence Day

On the night of September 15th in 1810, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico’s national hero, rang the bell of the church in the town of Dolores and called for the people to oppose the colonial government and demand a change. It was the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence. This history, taught to every Mexican child, […]
Sep 15, 2015

Community policing is the safety solution the ID needs

Two API community leaders say the SPD should really be more like Donnie Chin: truly protect and serve through community policing.
Sep 9, 2015

FBI scare tactics shouldn’t stop young journalists from speaking up

A recent FBI intimidation on a young Globalist reporter underlines the importance of press freedoms and legal support for underrepresented young voices.
Sep 8, 2015
Jama Abdirahman, a photographer, filmmaker and journalist has covered Black Lives Matter and the Somali community for the Seattle Globalist. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Why did the FBI show up at this Globalist youth reporter’s house?

An unannounced visit by FBI agents to a young journalist's Seattle home exposed the agency's problems building trust in Muslim communities.
Sep 3, 2015
Cloud 9 in the Central District is one of 11 hookah lounges around the city that appear to be in violation of state laws that prohibit smoking in places of employment. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Replace hookah lounges with safe, healthy spaces for East African youth

A loud minority is demanding hookah lounges get a special exemption from anti-smoking laws. The city shouldn't cave to their pressure.
Sep 2, 2015
A police officer beats back migrants trying to enter into Macedonia from Greece. (Photo from REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)

Let them drown: Cowardly responses to the European refugee crisis

European leaders are turning their backs on what may be the defining crisis of our generation.
Aug 27, 2015
A sign posted in the window of Cloud 9 hookah lounge in the Central District frames the crackdown as an "assault on our Black communities." (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

The hookah lounge crackdown needlessly targets East Africans

Falsely equating hookah lounges with crime, and with East African culture, has many young East Africans feeling unfairly targeted by the city government.
Aug 25, 2015
Meron Alexandar waiting to speak at the Council Meeting defense of hookah bars where she says are safe places. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Passionate defense of Seattle hookah lounges at city council meeting

Seattle hookah lounges shouldn't be the scapegoat for violence, according to diverse residents who packed a City Council meeting Monday.
Aug 11, 2015
Mara Jacqueline Willaford weeps during a moment of silence for Mike Brown, killed by police last year in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter and the racial divide in Seattle

Ten criticisms of the Black Lives Matter protesters who interrupted the Bernie Sanders rally — and why all 10 are wrong.
Aug 9, 2015

El Centro building an answer for affordable housing in Seattle

Community organization El Centro de la Raza is building Plaza Roberto Maestas, a low-income housing development on Seattle’s Beacon Hill.
Aug 7, 2015
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)

Seattle and Yakima could see more diverse city councils after Tuesday’s primary

Leading candidates were more diverse than the current councils after Tuesday's primary, the first after both cities switched to district elections.
Aug 5, 2015
Activists protest against Fidelity Investments, fourth largest Chevron investor outside the office building in Downtown Seattle(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Seattle activists blast Canada, Chevron investor for violating sovereign land

Seattle activists called the Unist’ot’en Nation violation “The Keystone XL In Seattle’s Backyard.”
Jul 30, 2015
Destruction in Gaza City, after Israeli shelling and air strikes during the war last summer. (Photo from REUTERS / Mohammed Salem)

Activists boycott Israel, Congress boycotts America?

Perspectives from Seattle on the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and the new laws intended to suppress it.
Jul 15, 2015