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

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More and more Mexican migrants are giving up lives and jobs in the Northwest to go back across the border.

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Ports of Seattle and Tacoma among the west coast ports shut down to cargo vessels over the weekend, as contract negotiations continue between PMA and ILWU.

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The city's construction projects will have more workers from within Seattle city limits, after the city council passed a Priority Hire law on Tuesday.

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)

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Between #ICan’tBreathe, #HandsUpDontShoot and #BlackLivesMatter, Twitter muscles have been in full flex around the globe these past several weeks.

The turnout at Highline College at an informational event earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of NWIRP)

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“These work permits have an expiration date to them,” said Corona, who also heads the Washington Dream Act Coalition. “It's an obvious and clear thing for an employer who may start questioning the longevity of someone they are about to make an major investment in.”

Sakuma Bros. Farms entrance. (Photo by Ashley Stewart)

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A local berry farm is paying out close to a million dollars to workers it abused last year. But is Washington's complaint-based system for regulating farm labor really helping?

(Photo by Deric Gruen)

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Other cities are experimenting with local currencies. Would it work in Seattle?

Walmart employees in Brazil demonstrate in support of Bangladeshi workers killed in a collapse at a factory making apparel for the retail giant. (Photo courtesy Uni Global Alliance at Walmart)

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Did you know that Walmart is the world’s largest retailer, with more than 10,000 stores in dozens of countries, and the third largest employer in the world overall (behind only the U.S. Department of Defense and The Chinese Army)?

Fast food workers demonstrate outside the Capitol Hill IHOP. (Photo courtesy Working Washington)

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Seattle fast food workers and activist joined forces with a national and global movement today, going on strike to demand better pay. The global day...

City Councilmember Kshama Sawant speaks at a March 15th rally for a $15 minimum wage. (Photo by Shannon Kringen)

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I never considered the Fight for 15 to be a “woman’s issue.” Then just days before International Women’s Day and a full week before the...

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Expectations are both high and low for tonight’s release of “Cesar Chavez.” Some are thrilled to see the story finally told on the screen. But others are worried that the film is just the latest example of Hollywood pandering to a fast-growing population of Latino moviegoers.

Author Seth Holmes (center) with Triqui family in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Washington native Seth Holmes spent five years conducting research farm workers in Skagit Valley berry farms and found a disturbing pattern of "normalized" abuse.

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How an immigrant-owned family farm became a flashpoint for labor activism.

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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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Fires at garment factories in Bangladesh have killed more than 600 workers since 2006. This week a survivor visited Seattle to confront consumers with...

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International Women's Day is holiday that usually gets ignored. So it makes a great moment to reflect on a widely ignored issue: women in...

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When you're selling a global product sourced in poor countries, there's no simple path to a clear conscience.  I love chocolate. I’m just as likely...

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It was the middle of that dark week before the New Year. Christmas cookies were growing stale in tins on the counter and emails...

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On a Sunday afternoon a week before Christmas, Northgate Mall is a mosh pit of shoppers. It's a familiar scene. Our cheerful, if harried, consumerism...

Farm laborers harvest asparagus in Eastern Washington. Many of the low-wage migrant laborers that harvest our fruits and vegetables depend on food stamp programs that are on the chopping block in the proposed version of the Farm Bill (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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The Farm Bill is a classic democratic-process-headache: a 1,000 page piece of legislation that takes on all things food and agriculture related. It covers everything...