Getting strapped in New Zealand, Americans learn ropes of gun control
by Brian Norton
Gun violence is an unfortunate and irrefutable part of American culture. An American my age can almost mark years of their life by instances of extreme violence committed by armed nutcases, from Waco, to Columbine High School, to the DC Sniper, to Virginia Tech, to Tucson, to last month in Aurora, Colorado, and the shootings […]
Aug 6, 2012
More blood for oil in Kazakhstan
by Sarah Stuteville
I spent my first night in Kazakhstan at a punk show in the hills surrounding the capital, Almaty. There were 22’s of local beer, calf tattoos, bikes, a guy named “Joy” bragging about his small family farm and French Screamo music. It could have been a late summer evening in Seattle – well, minus the […]
Sep 25, 2012
How our police became soldiers (and how we can change them back)
by Lael Henterly
The standoff in Ferguson has Seattleites wondering what kind of paramilitary equipment our local police are packing.
Aug 20, 2014
Anger, sadness in Seattle after Charleston shooting
by Venice Buhain
Seattle reacted to the news that a white man started shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, SC, killing nine.
Jun 18, 2015
You want to stop the gun violence killing East African youth? Start acting like it.
by Jamal Ahmed
I went to the funeral of another East African youth killed by gun violence this week. Where were our community leaders?
Oct 16, 2015
Shooting of Sikh man in Kent investigated as possible hate crime
by Venice Buhain
A witness told police that a man allegedly told the victim to "go back home" before shooting him. The victim is recovering.
Mar 6, 2017