Politics

Samia El-Moslimany, an American woman who has lived most of her life in the Middle East and has dual citizenship in Saudi Arabia, was detained by Saudi police while participating in a driving protest in October. Women are prohibited by custom, but not by law, to drive in Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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 A quick trip around the block in Saudi Arabia landed Burien resident Samia El-Moslimany in jail — and put her at the forefront of...

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A gender-specific swim program developed by Muslim women in Tukwila has seen a flood of public support in response to a human rights complaint...

Campaign pamphlets for Indian-American Socialist candidate Kshama Sawant. (Photo by pnwbot via Flickr)

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With all of the progressive steps our city has taken in the past few years, why does meaningful minority representation still elude us? Like many...

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With 10,000 people feared dead, the latest typhoon to hit the Philippines is a sure sign it’s time for real action on climate change. The...

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A conversation with Egyptian youth in Seattle about Egypt's politics and future. Tweets about "#sgegypt" //

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Some of the people with the most at stake in the I-522 debate won't be able to vote on it either way. Immigrant farm workers...

Preschool teacher, Claire Tuchel (left) and Evergreen College student, Sierra Brown, on to the "Cascadia Freedom Caravan," bus headed to Arizona for a "Tear Down The Walls" gathering of activists this weekend. (Photo by Sarah Stuteville)

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A group of Northwest activists are headed to the Mexican border on a nine-day bus trip, dubbed the "Cascadia Freedom Caravan." Getting 20 people, including...

Mayor McGinn signing a memorandum of understanding with counterpart in Seattle sister city Chongqing, China. (Photo courtesy McGinn Campaign)

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The race between Mayor Mike McGinn and his opponent, state Sen. Ed Murray, is an opportunity to recognize what a global city Seattle has...

(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...

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How Carlos and Jenni Martinez turned off their computers and hit the streets to make a better world.

“Lay down your arms; fight with the pen” in northern Afghanistan. (Photo by Dean Chahim)

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“Lay down your arms, fight with the pen.” Take a lesson from Afghanistan: the only way to end the bloodshed in Syria is to stop...

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...

Protesters in July calling for the ouster of Mohamed Morsi hold a photo General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Photo from REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

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After two and a half years of turmoil, what have we Egyptians really gained? “What’s happening in Egypt?” For Egyptians who live abroad, like me, that’s...

Eddy Martinez. Photo thanks to OneAmerica.

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For years, young people have been hearing: “You are too young to make a difference."

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...

Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square in 2011 celebrate Facebook's contribution to the Arab Spring. (Photo by Essam Sharaf via Flickr)

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Millions of people around the globe are on Facebook. But when she moved to Northwest from Sri Lanka earlier this year, Frederica Jansz found...

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Seattle Globalist youth reporter Hannah Myrick (above: second from left) sits down with Tunisian  journalist Arwa Kooli (second from right) to pick her brain...

Yadira Lopez. Photo thanks to OneAmerica.

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What does it mean to be a civically engaged youth?

LGBT Activists at a September 2012 anti-Putin rally in Moscow. Photo by Sarah Stuteville.

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Tonight Seattle joins a growing group of cities hosting rallies in support of Russia’s LGBT community. On June 30th, Russia passed a law essentially making...

"1969, 2010, " Archival pigment print by Canh Nguyen. Part of the Under My Skin Exhibit at Wing Luke.

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It’s been nearly two weeks since the George Zimmerman verdict was handed down, and the conversations in my Facebook feed have shifted from outrage...

Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally to coincide with his fourth State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) on Monday July 22. (Photo by Bullit Marquez / AP)

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Why I spent the last week building a giant effigy of the president of the Philippines. For those that witnessed the 1999 WTO protest in...