Alex Stonehill

Alex Stonehill
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Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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Who is Hafid Yassin? We're not sure, but his incredible elevated dunk in a basketball game against Garfield last night has gone viral.

Border Patrol Agent Mike Burmudez at a command center along the Canadian border in Blaine, Washington. (Photo by Eroyn Franklin)

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If you come with 100 miles of the Canadian border, the government can search your phone or laptop without cause. In a fitting end to...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRPDZDpNaBg?rel=0] With legislation stalled in the House, frustrated immigration activists are taking direct action to confront Congress. House Speaker John Boehner is a creature of...

Still from a Sham MC's video by Egyptian director Yassin Gabriel.

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The Sham MC's have refused to let war in their country dash their dreams of hip-hop stardom. I first met Syrian hip-hop group Sham MC's...

(Photo by Cool Revolution / DC Media Group)

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Here in the U.S. it may feel like the sky is falling. But many people in the rest of the world are reacting to...

A child surveys the damage to his family's house in Idlib, Syria after it was bombed by Assad warpalnes (Photo from Freedom House via Flickr)

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In his effort to appear strong and decisive on Syria, President Obama is missing a great opportunity. Update: President Obama announced in a speech Saturday that he...

United States Army photograph of Bradley Manning (via Wikipedia)

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"Sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society." Update: In another statement released today, August 22nd, Bradley Manning announced...

(Photo by Latino Cultural – Mauricio Ayón / Seattle Department of Neighborhoods)

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(Photo by Latino Cultural Deportes - Mauricio Ayón / Seattle Department of Neighborhoods) Looking to get some culture this weekend? The best little neighborhood in...

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A new film out of Indonesia takes an unflinching look into the dark heart of political violence. When you think of the worst humanitarian disasters...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6ACE-BBPRs&w=560&h=315] If you aren't sure how you feel about Guantanamo, this might change your mind. The Guardian released a video Monday of Yasiin Bey (aka...

(Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Comprehensive immigration reform easily passed through the Senate Thursday, including an amendment adding billions of new dollars for border enforcement. The Senate just passed a...

The controversial ad, show mugshots of 16 of the 31 people on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Following a huge community backlash, the Joint Terrorism Task Force is abruptly ending a "Faces of Global Terrorism" ad campaign piloted in Seattle this...

Quincy Briscoe, during last year's charity bike ride from Florida to California. (Photo by Christopher Briscoe)

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A young Oregonian college student is crisscrossing the continent on a bicycle to raise money for education in Cambodia. When Quincy Briscoe was a freshman...

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More must-see global cinema from week four of the Seattle International Film Festival. The world's largest film festival is in it's final week, but there are...

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If you tried to make a run for the border last night in Ballard you might have been disappointed. Taco Bell was closed, along with...

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More must-see global cinema from week three of the Seattle International Film Festival. If you're like me, you can really only see two or three...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u1nuTSfqbc] President Obama just wrapped up a major national security speech, defending drone policy but rejecting the notion of a "boundless global war on...

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(Photo by Erika Schultz/THE SEATTLE TIMES ) Diversity Means Opportunity in Tukwila – From Somalis to Bosnians to Nepalis, Seattle Times photographer Erika Schultz put together...

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Carb lovers rejoice: It just got a whole lot easier to get your hands on good croissants and dumplings on Capitol Hill. Capitol Hill, you're...

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Update Sunday 6:00pm: Alec Zimmerman is back in contact with her family and is perfectly okay. Here's the message she posted on Facebook earlier...

Egypt Elections

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They already did it this year in Egypt. And they did it in Burma, and in Mexico. Now it's our turn. Yep, it's finally election...