Ansel Herz

Ansel Herz
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Freelance journalist Ansel Herz reported from Haiti for two years for Inter-Press Service and Free Speech Radio News. His work has been published by ABC News, the New York Daily News and Al Jazeera English, among other media outlets. Ansel is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism.

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Update: Ten days after this post, Guatemala's high court threw out the verdict. The Nation calls this "the latest blow in what had been...

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Meet Hamda Yusuf: She's 19, she's a local slam poetry champion, and she wants to be the US ambassador to Somalia. At the Youth Speaks!...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1ssi8nJ2U4] In Canada, the birthplace of the "Idle No More" movement, six members of the Cree tribe are nearing the end of a 1000...

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On Saturday, the Filipino activist group AnakBayan Seattle will celebrate its tenth anniversary as the first overseas chapter of the democratic youth organization, which...

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We coined the term "hyperglobal" here at the Globalist to describe the combination of "local" and "global" in our content – bridging gaps between...

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Have you ever met a real-life revolutionary freedom fighter - someone who took up arms to overthrow a dictatorial regime? It's not every day you...

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In the early 2000s, the global economy was growing and becoming more tightly-integrated. Microsoft and Boeing were on top of their game, and Seattle...

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Local Tibetans and supporters marched from Ballard to downtown Seattle on Wednesday to mark Losar, the start of the Tibetan new year. But instead...

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The angry mobs entered Chinatown and went door-to-door, rounding up Chinese immigrants and herding hundreds of them down to the docks. But the mobs of...

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Seattle is a veritable technology hub. It's home to two of the biggest tech companies on the planet, Microsoft and Amazon. Hundreds of geeks are...

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's six-floor headquarters, across from the Seattle Center, is an imposing complex of glass and curved architecture. Hence the need...

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Do you dream of living or working abroad, but don't know how to get there? A panel of globally-connected communications professionals took on the topic...

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In the Egyptian capital of Cairo, thousands have flooded into Tahir Square to mark the one-year anniversary of the revolution which overthrew dictator Hosni...

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Sometimes people do a little happy dance when they hear some good news. Bhangra is like a big happy dance. It started as a folk dance by Punjabi...

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It's hard not to be dismissive of being called "snow wimps" when it comes from journalists at the Los Angeles Times. Yes, that Los...

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Update 1/19: An Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency spokeswoman has given this statement to the Globalist: "At this time, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...

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Not feeling the commercialization of Christmas in America? Take a trip to Ethopia. The country's large Orthodox Christian community traditionally observes the day with...

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The Northwest is a hub for what has been variously called the nonprofit-industrial complex or aid-industrial complex. The multi-billion dollar Bill & Melinda Gates...

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Tropical storms and flooding in the Philippines have killed 1,500 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more in recent weeks. The United Nations issued...

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A Syracuse University-based transparency group released the results today of a two year long Freedom of Information struggle with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The startling...

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As the recession dragged on in 2011, America's gross domestic product (GDP) grew only a few percent. Economists say GDP is an important indicator...