Somali Americans celebrate new President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

Somalia's newly elected President Farmago offers the Somali diaspora a ray of hope for the motherland.
Feb 15, 2017
Thanks to Bernie Sanders' economic equality platform more young people are identifying themselves as socialists. (Photo by Katie Anastas)

Sen. Bernie Sanders at the University Book Store

Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (THOMAS DUNNE) Wednesday • November 30 • 7pm University Temple Methodist Church At the beginning of Bernie Sanders’ race for the presidency, the political establishment and the media didn’t consider him a figure to be taken seriously. Despite having no money, no political organization and taking on the […]
Oct 12, 2016
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential candidates' debate in Milwaukee, in early February. (Photo from REUTERS/Jim Young)

Burning from leaked emails, these Sanders supporters won’t back Hillary

Some first-time voters in Seattle who were mobilized by the Sanders campaign are having a hard time shifting their support to Hillary.
Oct 20, 2016

Young Washington delegate offers view at Democratic National Convention

First-time delegate Varisha Khan, 20, reflects on the Democratic National Convention, which is in its third day in Philadelphia today.
Jul 27, 2016
Thanks to Bernie Sanders' economic equality platform more young people are identifying themselves as socialists. (Photo by Katie Anastas)

Thanks to Bernie, socialism is no longer a dirty word

The lasting legacy of the Sanders campaign may be a more positive perception of socialism among young American voters.
Jun 6, 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

A first-timer reflects on Washington’s Democratic caucus

More than 230,000 participated in Washington's Democratic caucus on Saturday, which Sen. Bernie Sanders won overwhelmingly.
Mar 28, 2016
Young Bernie Sanders supporters rallied at Key Arena on Sunday. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Your Bernie / Hillary fandom makes people of color invisible

When white liberals lionize their presidential candidate of choice, there's a hidden cost for people of color.
Mar 23, 2016
Sanders supporters gather at Occidental Park before the "March for Bernie 2"on Saturday. (Photo by Sharayah Lane)

“March for Bernie” crowds shirk demographics in support of socialism

The "March for Bernie" this weekend showed the appeal of Sanders' socialist policies across age, gender and race.
Mar 1, 2016
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic presidential candidates' debate in Milwaukee, in early February. (Photo from REUTERS/Jim Young)

Palestinians are feeling the Bern, but not counting on change

We asked Palestinian journalists and activists who they'd be voting for in the Democratic primaries.
Feb 25, 2016

Think & Drink events on race make white guy think

Humanities Washington's Think & Drink series has focused on bringing people together to talk about race over beers for the past two years.
Nov 19, 2015
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

GEO Group signs new 10 year contract for the Northwest Detention Center

GEO Group, criticized for its treatment of immigrant detainees, signed a contract to continue operations at the Northwest Detention Center through 2025.
Oct 2, 2015
Citizens gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma in the dawn hours to blockade busses with deportees from leaving. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

Bernie Sanders wants private companies out of the immigration detention business

Tacoma immigration detention center is one of many private prisons that Sanders wants closed.
Sep 23, 2015
Mara Jacqueline Willaford weeps during a moment of silence for Mike Brown, killed by police last year in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter and the racial divide in Seattle

Ten criticisms of the Black Lives Matter protesters who interrupted the Bernie Sanders rally — and why all 10 are wrong.
Aug 9, 2015