9 movies at SIFF 2019 that address social justice
by Blake Peterson
It can be overwhelming to decide what to see at SIFF. To help you get started, The Seattle Globalist is spotlighting films that we're looking forward to that address social issues.
May 22, 2019
Can war bring us together? Sebastian Junger at Town Hall Seattle
by Mike Simpson
Why is it such a challenge for military veterans to readjust to civilian life? Author Sebastian Junger tackles this question in his new book "Tribe."
May 26, 2016
A new Afghan muppet moves onto Sesame Street
by Enrique Pérez De La Rosa
Zari is here to teach viewers about girls' empowerment and national identity.
Apr 13, 2016
More than 200 dead in Afghanistan, Pakistan earthquake
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, with reports of shock waves being felt as far as New Delhi.
Oct 26, 2015
Architect’s life’s work culminates in school for girls in Afghanistan
by Sarah Stuteville
The spirit of local architect Bob Hull lives on in Gohar Khatoon school for girls inAfghanistan, which opened this summer.
Oct 12, 2015
Doctors Without Borders demands probe of U.S. bombing of hospital
The United States military took responsibility on Tuesday for the air strike that killed 22 people, including 12 staff, calling it a mistake.
Oct 7, 2015
U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Taliban grab district
Taliban fighters have made recent advances in a heavily fought over region of opium farms and trade routes.
Aug 26, 2015
Coloring books and welding help vets cope with PTSD
by Joanna Kresge
When traditional talk therapies fall flat, more and more Northwest military veterans suffering PTSD are turning to art therapy.
Jul 3, 2015
On mountain high for women’s rights
by Edlyn D'Souza
A passion for extreme adventure has taken two women from two different parts of the world on a journey with one purpose: women’s empowerment.
May 25, 2014
Authentic Afghan cuisine spices up Kirkland
by Atia Musazay
Newly opened Ariana Authentic Afghan Cuisine aims to bring the spirit of Afghan hospitality to diners in Kirkland
Mar 3, 2014
Syria won’t be another Iraq – but it’s already another Afghanistan
by Dean Chahim
“Lay down your arms, fight with the pen.” Take a lesson from Afghanistan: the only way to end the bloodshed in Syria is to stop the flow of weapons to both sides.
Sep 11, 2013
Bradley Manning’s defiant statement against the War on Terror
by Alex Stonehill
“Sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society.”
Aug 21, 2013
Issaquah entrepreneur puts flip flops to the test in Pamplona
by Rebecca Randall
This Afghanistan veteran really, really wants you to like his company on Facebook.
Jul 11, 2013
Issaquah company fights to rebuild Afghan economy, one flip-flop at a time
by Rebecca Randall
How a couple of local veterans found out that rebuilding a war torn economy is almost as hard as fighting the war in the first place.
Feb 26, 2013
Peace Corps job in Afghanistan gave Seattle architect a love for mud
by Sarah Stuteville
When Robert Hull heard he was headed to Afghanistan his first response was “where is it?” It was 1968. Hull, who grew up in Moses Lake, had just graduated with a degree in architecture from Washington State University and was looking to see the world — as well as stay out of the Vietnam War.
Feb 8, 2013
Mastering the art of Afghan cooking (with a little help from Kabul)
by Brett Konen
Until recently I knew next to nothing about Afghanistan, except that we’ve been at war there for more than half my lifetime. From what I saw in the news I envisioned dry, desolate terrain throughout, with militants popping out from rocky outcroppings just long enough to shoot at a nameless target. I knew this wasn’t […]
Dec 5, 2012
Pakistani immigrant finds a taste of home at ‘Afghan Cuisine’ in Federal Way
by Mohammad Ismail
When my friend Kathleen invited me to a Afghan Cuisine and Banquet Hall in Federal Way, the first image that popped into my head was of the ubiquitous Afghan restaurants in Peshawar, Pakistan, where I lived before I came to Seattle. Millions of Afghan refugees fled to Northwest Pakistan after the Soviet War in the […]
Jun 13, 2012