Free income for all? Swiss say ‘no thanks’

Swiss voters rejected by a wide margin on Sunday a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for everyone.
Jun 6, 2016

Film “The Song Collector” shows a lost Buddhist culture’s revival in India

How does Ladakhi culture, dying Buddhist tradition in Northern India revive itself? The story lies in legendary preservation activist Morup Namgyal.
Jun 4, 2016
A rally at the Honduran Mission in New York City soon after Berta Cáceres was killed. (Photo by Natalie Jeffers / Matters of the Earth)

Environmental activist’s murder spotlights spiraling violence in Honduras

In November Berta Cáceres visited Seattle to speak out on environmental exploitation in Honduras. A few months later, she was murdered.
May 18, 2016

The most diverse race in state history is for… Lieutenant Governor?

This year’s lieutenant governor race has attracted the most demographically diverse statewide pool of candidates in Washington.
Student activists observing the first Islamophobia Awareness Day in 2015 near Victor Steinbrueck Park. (Photo by Ayan Jama)

Global Islamophobia Awareness Day centers Muslim youth experience

In its second year, Seattle-born Islamophobia Awareness Day goes global, calling for better understanding of the Muslim experience and its youth.
May 12, 2016
An American MV 22 Osprey flies over Okinawa. (Photo from Flickr by Ojo de Cineasta)

Seattle City Council should stand up to new military bases on Okinawa

Dozens of American military installments are packed onto the small Japanese island of Okinawa. Seattle should voice our opposition.

Trump’s proposed Muslim travel ban would exempt London’s new mayor

But Sadiq Khan who was sworn in as mayor of the British capital on Saturday, dismissed Trump's response, saying Trump had an "ignorant view of Islam."
May 10, 2016

Supporters and protesters greet Trump at rally near Canada border

More than 200 anti-Trump protestors peacefully demonstrated before and after the event, repeating chants like “love trumps hate” and “si se puede.”
May 8, 2016

Washington state community leaders denounce Trump ahead of planned rallies

Gov. Jay Inslee and others gathered at El Centro de la Raza Friday to denounce presidential contender Donald J. Trump, one day before he visits Washington.
May 6, 2016
2016 Seattle May Day (Photo by DJ Martinez)

Why We March: Snapshots from Seattle May Day

For the 10th straight year, hundreds of Seattleites came out for the May Day workers' and immigrants' rights march. We asked a few why they were marching this year.
May 1, 2016
Are these white kids spoiling May Day for everyone else? (Photo from Flickr by Tiffany Von Arnim)

Is “Riot Privilege” ruining Seattle May Day marches?

Are anarchist window-smashers exploiting white privilege and endangering peaceful Seattle May Day marchers? Activists say it's more complicated than that.
Apr 28, 2016

Somali diaspora speaks up about the dangers of migrant trafficking

Perils of the East African refugee crisis develop long before reaching the Mediterranean Sea, as one Seattle Somali-American reports.
Apr 26, 2016

UN official speaks about engaging Seattle in refugee crisis

The Seattle Globalist and Crosscut caught up with Kelly Clements, the deputy high commissioner for refugees for the United Nations refugee agency.
Apr 22, 2016

Photos: Unity on Union protest blocks Uncle Ike’s 4/20 party

A protest yesterday in front of the contentious pot shop Uncle Ike's brought African American leaders together from the NAACP, Africatown, the Black Book Club, and Mt. Cavalry Christian Center.
Apr 21, 2016
Uncle Ike's in the Central District has pushed laws that limit pot stores to one 1,600-square-inch sign by putting larger neon signs on its paraphernalia shop next door, and on a mural next to the shop. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

What’s not to like about Uncle Ike’s?

Selling weed next to a teen center is just the beginning of problems black community leaders in the Central District see with the popular pot shop.
Apr 20, 2016

State African American commission lost track of money, auditors say

The state audit found that the commission routed $258,000 to a nonprofit called the Northwest Institute for Leadership and Change from 2006 to 2012.
Apr 18, 2016

Seattle Black Lives Matter activist refutes recasting of Bernie Sanders confrontation

Some Bernie Sanders supporters have said he gave Black Lives Matter activists the mic at an appearance in Seattle in August. That's not true, says one.
Apr 12, 2016

Asian American advocates say 2016 legislature offered political mixed bag

Legislation addressing racial equity in schools, police body cameras and the Washington Voting Rights Act were among the bills the groups watched.
Apr 11, 2016
My mom and I in China before we moved to Boise, Idaho. (Courtesy photo)

Siblings I never had: The end of China’s one-child policy touches Seattle

China's "loneliest generation" reflects on the end of the one-child policy.
Apr 9, 2016
A migrant worker steps out of his home next to a coal power plant in Beijing. (Photo from REUTERS / Damir Sagolj)

China on strike: Migrant workers who make our stuff speak up

Chinese labor organizers made a rare visit to Seattle this week to build support for striking migrant workers.
Mar 30, 2016