Detained feminist activists in China spark worldwide support, new questions

The continued detainment of five young feminist activists in China more than three weeks later, leaves more questions to be answered.
Mar 30, 2015

Five years post-explosion, Tesoro strikers still push for safety measures

Justice delayed, Skagit County-based Tesoro strikers lead a push for better safety standards and management accountability.
Mar 3, 2015

Hundreds in Seattle gather to honor lives of Chapel Hill shooting victims

Seattle honors Chapel Hill shooting victims Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.
Feb 15, 2015
Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements

How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015

Women of Color for Systemic Change leads the way for Seattle protestors

A group of four young women of color have taken the lead in Seattle to demonstrate against police brutality.
Jan 19, 2015
Migrant farm workers in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla., where advocacy led to a Fair Food agreement with major food chains. (Still from FoodChainsFilm.com)

What can Sakuma workers on strike learn from ‘Food Chains’?

Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.
Jan 2, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter at a crossroads

Despite being theoretically protected by the constitution and by our laws, if I were shot today by the very people we are supposed to entrust to uphold justice, it is likely that my death would be meaningless, just something that happened that no one would have to take accountability for.
Dec 26, 2014
From left to right, Dan Berger, Mark Cook, J.M. Wong, and Jaz S. at Berger's recent book launch in Hillman City Collaboratory. (Photo by Christina Twu)

Afro-Asian solidarity in Seattle and across the Pacific

Between #ICan’tBreathe, #HandsUpDontShoot and #BlackLivesMatter, Twitter muscles have been in full flex around the globe these past several weeks.
Dec 23, 2014
Seattle BAYAN activist Jill Mangaliman rallies with locals just as a human barricade begins to form in front of the Digos City national highway on Dec. 10. (Photo by Katrina Pestano)

3-day Philippines march unites across provinces to defend ancestral land

People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.
Dec 22, 2014
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

Seattle rallies to support 43 missing Mexican college students

Seattleites are banding together to call for justice on behalf of 43 Mexican college students who have been missing since September 26.
Nov 5, 2014
From left to right, Laune Torres, Rosie Dino, Elaine and Jill Mangiliman read a letter aloud to Jennifer Laude in mourning, authored by Katrina Pestano.

Justice for Jennifer Laude and all trans hate victims

Activists gathered Sunday in a vigil for a trans woman in the Philippines who was allegedly murdered by a U.S. marine stationed there.
Nov 3, 2014
UW students Sophia Lo (Left) and Tina Choi (Right) hold yellow ribbons to show support for the Hong Kong protest. (Photo by Katy Wong)

Chinese students in Seattle respond to Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong is 10,404 km away from Seattle. But that's not stopping students at the University of Washington from supporting the protests in Hong Kong.
Oct 15, 2014
Umbrellas, used by student protesters in Hong Kong to shield themselves from police pepper spray, have become symbols of the nacent pro-democracy movement. (Photo by Gennie Gebhart)

Umbrellas up: UW students turn out in force behind Hong Kong protests

Seattle’s skies were clear on Wednesday night, but the University of Washington’s Red Square was a sea of umbrellas.
Oct 2, 2014

Why block the boat? Resistance from Ferguson to Palestine to the Philippines

Northwest activists are attempting to block an Israeli shipping company from unloading at Puget Sound ports in order to put a dent in the dollars funding Israel's military actions in Gaza.
Aug 25, 2014

Washington prepares for 600 unaccompanied minors from Central America

Preparations are underway for local organizations to provide support for the 600 minors who may arrive in Washington in coming weeks.
Jul 24, 2014
Protest against the World Cup in Copacabana on June 12, 2014. (Photo from Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency)

What the World Cup loss means to Brazil

After living in Brazil for over a year, I had mixed feelings on the arrival of the World Cup.
Jul 22, 2014

A dozen coups later, will Thailand ever be stable?

It might still be a nice place to vacation, but Thursday's military coup was the latest indicator of years of government disfunction in Thailand.
May 22, 2014
A protestor’s 15 Now sign sits strapped to his bicycle as marchers cross the Madison St. Bridge, entering downtown. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

Mayor’s plan not enough for May Day marchers

Thousands of marchers wound their way through Seattle Thursday afternoon to advocate for worker and immigrant’s rights — and to protest Mayor Ed Murray’s brand new proposal for a $15/hour minimum wage phased-in over seven years. “Every year of a phase-in is yet another year a worker has to live in poverty!” Socialist City Council member Kshama […]
May 3, 2014
Protestors throw Molotov cocktails at police in Kiev in January. (Photo by Mstyslave Chernov via Wikipedia)

To local Ukrainians, the true enemy is corruption

The protests in Ukraine were originally framed as a conflict over whether or not the country should join the European Union. But Ukrainian Americans here in the Pacific Northwest say the “revolution” is really a desire to end corruption.
Feb 28, 2014