Politics

Members of anti-racist group holding a sign at the City Council committee hearing on Wednesday. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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What can the city do to change the youth justice system? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

Abubakar Abdi, who was shot and killed on in South Seattle on Sunday. (Photo courtesy the Abdi family)

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I went to the funeral of another East African youth killed by gun violence this week. Where were our community leaders?

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Do hookah lounges need additional regulation in Seattle? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

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Should Seattle have rent control and if so, what should it look like? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.

Zainab Haji (left) gives cookies to Kent Chadwick, who turned out in support of the Islamic Center of Kitsap County. Despite plans for an anti-Islam rally the Bremerton mosque, no protestors actually showed Saturday. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

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They expected armed anti-Islam protestors. What they got was a group of neighbors who turned out to show support for religious freedom.

Pamela Banks (right) is challenging incumbent Kshama Sawant (left) for City Council District #3, which includes the Central District and Capitol Hill.

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Comments from Pamela Banks seem to imply that her opponent, Kshama Sawant, doesn't understand the legacy of racial discrimination because she's an immigrant.

Citizens gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma in the dawn hours to blockade busses with deportees from leaving. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

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What does immigrant detainment have to do with gender and climate justice? More than you think.

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Six films to watch at the Seattle South Asian Film Festival explore complex issues of "#ComingHome" in the South Asian diaspora.

Celebrations at Daybreak Star marking the first Indigenous Peoples' Day in 2014. (Courtesy photo)

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Last year Seattle made history by establishing Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday in October. Find out what's planned for year two.

MAPS (The Muslim Association of Puget Sound) in Redmond is bracing for a possible anti-Islam rally Saturday. (Photo by Varisha Khan)

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An Anti-Islam groups have called a "Global Rally for Humanity" at a mosque in Bremerton this weekend. Will anyone actually show up?

Guards book a new detainee into the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. The facility is run by the Geo Group, a private corrections corporation, on contract from the Department of Homeland Security

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GEO Group, criticized for its treatment of immigrant detainees, signed a contract to continue operations at the Northwest Detention Center through 2025.

Activists hold signs as they rally in support of Planned Parenthood on "National Pink Out Day" on the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles this week, in the face of conservative calls to pull federal funding for the controversial women's health organization. (Photo from REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni)

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When conservatives and Planned Parenthood face off over abortion rights, you probably won't hear from those with the most at stake: women of color

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The inspiring story of a Guatemalan people's uprising against greed and corruption that didn't make international headlines.

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Protestors representing Tibet, Taiwan, the Falun Gong and pro-democracy movements turned out for day one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Seattle.

(Photo from Flickr by Eric Hersman)

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Politically active Seattleites who aren't citizens say they're frustrated to be excluded from local elections.

UW student Michael Moynihan spoke to the council about his own positive experiences alternatives to youth detention. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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The City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday that could block the construction of a new youth jail in Seattle.

Maya Williams supervises children in a drop-in program at the Rainier Beach Community Center during the teacher's strike. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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Quick thinking city officials extended after-school programs so Seattle parents could keep working during the teacher's strike.

(Photo by Johanna Vasquez)

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On the night of September 15th in 1810, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico’s national hero, rang the bell of the church in the town of Dolores...

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Two API community leaders say the SPD should really be more like Donnie Chin: truly protect and serve through community policing.

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A recent FBI intimidation on a young Globalist reporter underlines the importance of press freedoms and legal support for underrepresented young voices.

Jama Abdirahman, a photographer, filmmaker and journalist has covered Black Lives Matter and the Somali community for the Seattle Globalist. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

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An unannounced visit by FBI agents to a young journalist's Seattle home exposed the agency's problems building trust in Muslim communities.