Politics

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...

Thousands gather outside the presidential palace in Cairo on July 2nd demanding the removal of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. (Photo by Keith Lane )

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For a young Egyptian-American in Seattle, understanding developments in Egypt means a lot more than just tuning in to cable news. I've been trying to...

Sam Hassan gathers players from all the teams competing in the upcoming All Nations Cup Tuesday at Shoreline Stadium. Based on the World Cup of soccer, the tournament brings together local athletes of different nationalities for a two-week tournament. (Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times)

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Seattle's own "mini World Cup" puts the Northwest's global diversity on display. “Have you ever heard of the kingdom of Champa?” asks Sam Hassan. “Have...

(Photo from Flickr by Darwin Bell )

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When it comes to diversity and tolerance, we Seattleites like to pat ourselves on the back. But what does the view really look like...

A resident of "Nova Holanda," a shantytown in Rio de Janeirno, holds a sign reading "No Violence" at a memorial for victims killed in a police incursion. (Photo by Nick Wong)

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More people were killed recently in a single police incursion into a Rio shantytown than in a month of raucous protests around the country.  Over...

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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...

A wheat farm in eastern China, where the government is making a big investment in genetically modified crops. (Photo by Imaginechina via AP Images)

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This fall we get to vote on an initiative that requires labeling of genetically modified foods. But it may not be an obvious choice. Rides...

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...

National Security Agency headquarters, in Maryland. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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So the government's been spying on us? Arab and Muslim activists in Seattle say they aren't surprised. When news broke earlier this month of the...

A volunteer handed out food from the patio of the Taksim Square Starbucks in Istanbul, Turkey last week. (Photo by Christan Leonard)

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Starbucks has long been a target of anti-corporate protests. But one store on Istanbul's Taksim Square has quietly given aid to Turkish protestors. The anti-government...

Protesters attempt to stop a police truck from passing in Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday. (Photo by Christan Leonard)

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Seattleite Christan Leonard is in Istanbul documenting a protest movement that is turning out to be about a lot more than saving a park....

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When people from rival nations meet in the Pacific Northwest, do their national grudges hold true? Ever since India and Pakistan were partitioned in 1947,...