Ziplock bags full of Metformin, a medication used to treat diabetes, donated to Seattle's Salaam Cultural Museum for delivery to Syrian refugees in Jordan. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

Drug recycling: crime or compassion?

Collecting unused meds and giving them to needy people overseas isn’t legal. But some Seattleites are doing it anyways.
Dec 3, 2014
Carol Glenn, a former Seattle nurse, collected leftover HIV/AIDS drugs to send overseas. It wasn't legal, but Glenn believed it was her duty. (Photo by Isolde Raftery / KUOW)

Seattle’s humanitarian drug trafficking ring

At the height of the AIDS crisis, nurse Carol Glenn ran a secret pipeline to get leftover drugs from Seattle to sick people in the developing world.
A student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico holds up a banner with the faces of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa. (Photo from Flickr by Montecruz Foto)

“We want them back alive” Students’ disappearance pushes Mexico to breaking point

Outcry over the disappearance of 43 Mexican students has exposed decades of impunity and corruption.
Nov 7, 2014
Former SPD Police Chief Norm Stamper, who resigned following the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. (Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

Former SPD chief sees global solutions for police problems

Calling the war on drugs a failure, former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper says law enforcement in the U.S. could take a few lessons from other countries.
Apr 11, 2014
Supporters of Pena Nieto celebrate at party headquarters in Mexico City

A Globalist primer on the Mexican election

Enrique Peña Nieto has just about clinched the Mexican presidency after coming out of Sunday’s election with a 7 percent lead. He is a candidate of the PRI party, which has been out of power in Mexico since its 70-year stint as the ruling party ended in 2000. The election, which happens every six years, […]
Jul 2, 2012