“The Square” sparks controversy, flashbacks to Egyptian Revolution
by Ebtihal Shedid
Join the Seattle Globalist Thursday for a screening of The Square, and Q & A with director Jehane Noujaim.
Jan 22, 2014
Three surprising lessons from a visiting Tunisian journalist
by Hannah Myrick
Seattle Globalist youth reporter Hannah Myrick (above: second from left) sits down with Tunisian journalist Arwa Kooli (second from right) to pick her brain on journalism, women and global social change.
Aug 12, 2013
What the heck is happening in Syria?
by Amy Scott
After more than 2 years and tens of thousands of people killed, the civil war in Syria keeps dragging on. Is there any end in sight?
Apr 15, 2013
As war rages on, a message from inside Syria
by Roxana Norouzi
I was staying at a beachfront hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania when I saw the first images of the unrest in Syria on TV. I watched footage of Syrians in the southern city of Deraa brazenly burning the pictures of President Bashar al-Assad that once lined every street, store, restaurant, and home. I was glued to the news, watching the […]
Jun 11, 2012
A Globalist primer on the Egyptian elections
by Allison Barrett
Egyptians went to the polls this week to vote in the first presidential election since the revolution last year. If all goes according to plan, the winner will be the first freely elected president in Egypt’s history, and the standard bearer for a new era of politics in the Middle East. In short, this is […]
May 24, 2012
Why do they hate us? It’s single-minded activism
by alma khasawnih
I can’t stop thinking about an article I read a couple weeks ago. Why Do They Hate Us: The real war on women in the Middle East, by Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy, was published in Foreign Policy Magazine, and provoked a huge reaction. The article focused on the war against women in the Arab world; she […]
May 4, 2012
Seattle activists hope the Arab Spring will blossom in Tibet
by Ansel Herz
Local Tibetans and supporters marched from Ballard to downtown Seattle on Wednesday to mark Losar, the start of the Tibetan new year. But instead of celebrating, the marchers carried cardboard coffins draped in Tibetan flags, to symbolize the estimated 25 monks and nuns who have self-immolated in the past year in protest of Chinese rule […]
Feb 23, 2012
Seattle Egyptians celebrate revolution, but keep up fight for freedom back home
by Ansel Herz
In the Egyptian capital of Cairo, thousands have flooded into Tahir Square to mark the one-year anniversary of the revolution which overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak. This photo of the packed square is getting heavy play on Facebook profiles worldwide. Despite the celebration, it’s been a long year for Egypt. When Mubarak left, the military took […]
Jan 25, 2012