Politics

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...

An FN Five-seven pistol similar to that used by Nidal Malik Hasan in the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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Do foreigners still see America as the land of opportunity — or as the land of gun violence?

Sakuma Bros. Farms entrance. (Photo by Ashley Stewart)

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A local berry farm is paying out close to a million dollars to workers it abused last year. But is Washington's complaint-based system for regulating farm labor really helping?

Maija Riekstins leads choir practice at the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Seattle. (Photo by Walker Orenstein)

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What happens when you mess with Seattle's Latvian community?

Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

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The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Central America has almost doubled this year. Is deporting them the only solution?

Nestora Salgado addresses the community police force she lead in Olinalá, Mexico, prior to her arrest last year. (Still from Youtube)

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  After almost a year in a Mexican prison, a wave of political pressure is gathering for the release of Renton resident Nestora Salgado. "We must shame...

Nearly 10,000 showed up the May Day march with signs and flags, calling for a higher minimum wage and an end to discrimination against immigrants. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

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Answer: Immigrants, women, minorities.

Children's Alliance (Image courtesy Meizhu Lui)

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The first steps toward ensuring success for children of color are some uncomfortable conversations about racial inequailty

(Photo by Deric Gruen)

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Other cities are experimenting with local currencies. Would it work in Seattle?

Shrimp for sale at a fish market in Thailand, the largest exporter of shrimp in the world. (Photo by EJF)

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It’s local seafood season — all the more reason to examine your consumption of foreign seafood imports.

A Syrian refugee in Beirut holds a ballot from Tuesday's multiparty presidential elections. Bashar Al-Assad (right) is almost assured victory. (Photo from Reuters)

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A lot has changed in the seven years since Syria's last presidential election back in 2007. But the expected result hasn't. After all the lives...

The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma has been used to imprison immigrants slated for deportation since April of 2004. (Image via Google Maps)

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Looking for a business opportunity? Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is looking for someone to provide secure accommodations for thousands of immigrants slated for deportation from the Northwest each year.

Walmart employees in Brazil demonstrate in support of Bangladeshi workers killed in a collapse at a factory making apparel for the retail giant. (Photo courtesy Uni Global Alliance at Walmart)

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Did you know that Walmart is the world’s largest retailer, with more than 10,000 stores in dozens of countries, and the third largest employer in the world overall (behind only the U.S. Department of Defense and The Chinese Army)?