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
The Station luxury apartments was one of 13 rental property sites charged with discrimination last month. (Photo by Christina Twu)

Problems in Seattle housing equity addressed in new local, federal plans

What could desegregation efforts mean for Seattle housing, according to new federal and city-level plans?
Jul 14, 2015
Columbia City, long celebrated for its diversity, has seen rents, lease rates and home prices rise, changing the character of the neighborhood. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Confronting “the g word” in Columbia City

The rapid rise of the 193-unit Angeline Apartment building has amplified conversations about gentrification in Columbia City.
Jul 7, 2015

U.S., Cuba announce embassy plans as relations thaw

In a continuation of the thawing of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, President Barack Obama announced a U.S. Embassy will open in Havana.
Jul 1, 2015
Pope Francis called out rich countries last week for driving climate change that will disprportionately impact the world's poor. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

Like the Pope says, climate change in Seattle will impact the poor most

A new community-based research project aims to demonstrate how poor people in South Seattle will disproportionally be impacted by climate change.
Jun 27, 2015
#BlackLivesMatter March on Seattle in solidarity with Baltimore and Freddie Gray on May. 9. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

Black women don’t matter enough in Black Lives Matter movement

Countless black women have lost their lives to police brutality, and many have put their lives on the line to lead the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jun 24, 2015

Homegrown extremists bigger threat in U.S. than jihadist attacks, says study

Homegrown extremists have killed nearly twice as many people in the United States as self-proclaimed jihadists since 9/11, according to a recent count.

Mayors urge feds to find solution to Somali remittance crisis

Mayors sign resolution calling for feds to find a way for families to resume sending remittances to Somalia.
Jun 23, 2015
Seattle polar bear protestor.

Shell No thanks for the memories

A look back at the giant yellow contraption that launched a thousand kayaktivists.
Jun 16, 2015
Diane Grollmus at her office at the University of Washington, where she's a Ph.D. candidate in English. (Photo by Jennifer Karami)

Her hidden Jewish heritage was a surprise three generations in the making

70 years later, young Jews are rediscovering the heritage erased by the Holocaust.
Jun 2, 2015
An overcrowded detention centre in Sana'a, Yemen holds Ethiopian migrants making their way to Saudi Arabia seeking work opportunities (Photo by Anna Surinyach/MSF)

From Seattle to Saudi Arabia, dangerous myths lure Ethiopian migrants

Ethiopian migrants have suffered a string of tragedies and abuse recently. But the experience for those coming to the Northwest isn't so easy either.
Jun 1, 2015

Yakima set to elect first Latino city council member

Many of Yakima's Latino residents hope they'll finally have representation after a federal judge ordered new city council district elections.
May 29, 2015
Protesters in July calling for the ouster of Mohamed Morsi hold a photo General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Photo from REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Everybody loves el-Sisi: World leaders complicit as Egypt returns to dictatorship

The world stands by and watches as Egypt returns to the same military dictatorship that the Arab Spring was celebrated for overthrowing.
May 27, 2015
President Obama delivers a speech from the White House announcing an expanded military campaign against ISIS.

Essay Contest Winner: Disappearance to ISIS

If I were a foreign news correspondent I would like to be stationed in London to try to figure out how, and more importantly, why these three young girls left the country and their loving families without saying good bye.
May 23, 2015

John Kerry makes case for Trans-Pacific Partnership at Boeing visit

Secretary of State John Kerry stopped at the Renton Boeing plant and defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has been met with skepticism by some.
May 19, 2015

Seattle-bound Beijing bands reimagine rock for the Western world

Beijing bands birthed from post-Cultural Revolutionary China are carving their own rock history in the West.
May 14, 2015
Fethya Ibrahim, a junior at UW, participates in a die-in on Red Square representing the depopulated Palestinian village Hadatha. Ibrahim was among fifty-some individuals who protested an Israeli celebration of the 1948 Palestinian exodus. (Photo by Aditya Ganapathiraju)

Palestinian students see catastrophe in celebrations of Israel’s founding

Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli student groups at UW are by turns celebrating and mourning Israel's 67th birthday this week.
May 13, 2015

Washington state’s regressive tax system fuels economic racism

Can Washington state be that socially progressive with a regressive tax system that throws low-income people of color under the bus?
May 11, 2015
Vladimir Putin on a 2013 RT broadcast.

Have you been watching Russian government propaganda?

Popular cable and internet news channel Russia Today has developed cozy relationship with holocaust deniers and the ultra-right.
May 6, 2015