Politics

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.

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Now that the glimmer of gold medals in Sochi has faded, we take a step back and examine what we didn't—but should have—learned about Sochi and Russia during the Winter Olympics.

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Think your bus route is a pain? Try having no bus at all. Proposition 1 offers a last-ditch effort to save Metro bus routes, a threat to the livelihoods of low-income communities of color traveling from South Seattle.

Immigrants and refugees gather on the steps of the State Capitol in February to lobby for education and other services. (Photo by Celina Kareiva)

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Director of the Refugee Women's Alliance weighs in on how years of belt tightening has impacted her clients.

Damon Shadid, candidate for Seattle Municipal Court. (Photo by Ellen M Banner / The Seattle Times)

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Immigration and criminal defense lawyer Damon Shadid looks to make history by running for a seat on Seattle's Municipal Court.

Kenneth Bae in China before his arrest. (Photo courtesy FreeKenNow.com)

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With yet another North Korean political prisoner released this week, Kenneth Bae's family and supporters are left wondering if media attention is helping or hurting.

Protestors throw Molotov cocktails at police in Kiev in January. (Photo by Mstyslave Chernov via Wikipedia)

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The protests in Ukraine were originally framed as a conflict over whether or not the country should join the European Union. But Ukrainian Americans here in the Pacific Northwest say the “revolution” is really a desire to end corruption.

Author Seth Holmes (center) with Triqui family in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Washington native Seth Holmes spent five years conducting research farm workers in Skagit Valley berry farms and found a disturbing pattern of "normalized" abuse.

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Local activists hope their push for a strong regional identity leads to something more.

LGBT Activists at a September 2012 anti-Putin rally in Moscow. Photo by Sarah Stuteville.

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What's a Russophile to do about Vladimir V. Putin's homophobic policies?