Politics

National Security Agency headquarters, in Maryland. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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So the government's been spying on us? Arab and Muslim activists in Seattle say they aren't surprised. When news broke earlier this month of the...

A volunteer handed out food from the patio of the Taksim Square Starbucks in Istanbul, Turkey last week. (Photo by Christan Leonard)

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Starbucks has long been a target of anti-corporate protests. But one store on Istanbul's Taksim Square has quietly given aid to Turkish protestors. The anti-government...

Protesters attempt to stop a police truck from passing in Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday. (Photo by Christan Leonard)

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Seattleite Christan Leonard is in Istanbul documenting a protest movement that is turning out to be about a lot more than saving a park....

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When people from rival nations meet in the Pacific Northwest, do their national grudges hold true? Ever since India and Pakistan were partitioned in 1947,...

This photo of a Turkish woman being pepper sprayed by a police officer has become a uniting symbol for the protestors in Turkey. (Photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

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A small cadre of Turkish Seattleites are organizing support for escalating protests they say are about saving democracy in Turkey. It began as a peaceful...