Politics

Fast food workers demonstrate outside the Capitol Hill IHOP. (Photo courtesy Working Washington)

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Seattle fast food workers and activist joined forces with a national and global movement today, going on strike to demand better pay. The global day...

(Illustration by Tess Martin)

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On the joys of being a foreigner — but still getting angry about American politics.

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Way back on April 7th India went to the polls. And up until yesterday, they were still there. Divided by region into nine phases that spread over...

A guard at the Northwest Detention Center, a private facility owned and operated by the GEO Group, on contract from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Earlier this week detainees at the Northwest Detention Center called an official end to their 56 day hunger strike in protest of conditions at...

A protestor’s 15 Now sign sits strapped to his bicycle as marchers cross the Madison St. Bridge, entering downtown. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

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Thousands of marchers wound their way through Seattle Thursday afternoon to advocate for worker and immigrant's rights — and to protest Mayor Ed Murray's...

A Salsa night at Waid's back in 2008. (Photo via

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What’s really going down at the beloved immigrant nightspot the SPD wants to shut down?

A medical interpreter assists a patient in Tonga during an eye exam. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Valcarcel / U.S. Navy)

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Imagine walking into an emergency room or doctor’s office needing medical care, and every sign and piece of paper handed to you is in...

(Photo courtesy PramilaJayapal.com)

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Just months after Democrat Adam Kline announced his plans to leave the State Senate, Pramila Jayapal has emerged as the candidate to beat in...

One of the "pods" at the Northwest Detention Center, where groups of up to 250 detainees are held. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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It’s not easy organizing a hunger strike inside a secure detention facility. But with nothing but time on their hands, people get resourceful. Jose Moreno, a...

A portrait of President Bashar al-Assad looms behind a young Syrian at a Damascus intersection in 2010. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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“Let’s talk about the holocaust,” my Syrian Civic Education teacher said one morning back in 2010 — to an unusually full and hushed classroom. “The...

A mural of Angela Davis at the Abode of Chaos Museum in France. (Photo by Thierry Ehrmann)

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This Saturday, April 19, at Evergreen State College in Olympia, the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice is hosting Peace Works 2014, a...

Former SPD Police Chief Norm Stamper, who resigned following the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

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Calling the war on drugs a failure, former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper says law enforcement in the U.S. could take a few lessons from other countries.

The family of detainee hold signs outside Northwest Detention Center during a demonstration on Saturday. (Photo by Lael Henterly)

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Over 200 activists, family members of former and current immigration detainees and concerned citizens braved the elements Saturday afternoon to stand in solidarity with...

Activists in New York City take part in Global Day of Rage Against an Indian Supreme Court Judgment that reinstated Section 377 and re-criminalized homosexuality. (Photo by Sarah Bennett / IGLHRC)

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“I didn’t want to hide or live in fear anymore,” says Jacque Larrainzar. “And the place I kept coming back to was Seattle.” In 1997 Larrainzar, became the...

City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks at a March 15th rally for a $15 minimum wage. (Photo by Shannon Kringen)

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I never considered the Fight for 15 to be a “woman’s issue.” Then just days before International Women’s Day and a full week before the...

U.S. Visa issued in India. (Photo by Muzi via Wikimedia Commons)

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Facebook: Seattleites Kabbie Konteh and Dan Lavin have a special connection to Sierra Leone. Now, they're speaking out against the prevalence of the cash-for-visas market in the country and around the world. Twitter: A pair of Seattleites are speaking out against the prevalence of the cash-for-visas market around the world, in particular Sierra Leone.

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With the passage of the Washington Dream Act, undocumented students are ready for college.

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Seattle is now the first city in the nation to place driver limits on rideshares. A new Lyft driver weighs in on her experience with the company.

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Given the breakneck speed of developments in Russia and Ukraine, keeping track of the news - and sorting out fact from fiction - can be challenging.

Gary Locke returns to Seattle after serving as the U.S. ambassador to China from 2011 to 2014. (Photo by Linda Cotton)

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Gary Locke's work and life have transcended the very binaries of "white" and "yellow" that trap the public into believing one cohesive, authentic identity is impossible.

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This legislative session made Roxana Norouzi realize how although politics can seem very inaccessible, we have the power to make change.