FIFA to be penalized for corruption

Rumors of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)’s corruption have been circulating for decades. But the international football community has swept them under the rug and continued to profit from FIFA’s gains. Unfortunately for FIFA, that all changed on May 27, when the United States Department of Justice announced they would indict 14 of […]

Memorial Day more than barbecues

This past weekend, many of us enjoyed family vacations, barbecues and bonfires with friends. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer and offers a glimpse into the joy of the next three sun-soaked months. While this is all well and good, it draws away from the real meaning of Memorial Day: remembering those […]

Transportation levy questionable

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is meeting with city council and community members to discuss his proposed $900 million transportation levy named Move Seattle this week. The expensive levy aims to improve road safety and invest heavily in public transportation. There is no doubt that Seattle needs a transportation makeover. Commuting times are increasing, crucial bus […]

Congress votes to block crucial act

In April, Republican Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Rep. Jason Chaffetz motioned to block a reproductive health non-discrimination act. The act, amended by the District of Columbia council, prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of reproductive health choices. Many Republicans on the House committee believe the act undermines […]

Racism against whites nonexistent

To the average citizen, it should be blatantly obvious that the United States is in dire need of a race relation transformation. From Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco, Washington, minorities are being unjustly targeted and killed. Despite numerous racially-charged violent acts and daily micro-aggressions that minorities face, some people foolishly […]

Farmworkers’ rights abused in WA

Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Families United for Justice, FUJ), an independent farmworker union in Burlington, Washington, is asking consumers to boycott products that contain Sakuma Bros. Farm’s berries. The organization, composed of primarily Mexican migrant workers, cites innumerable violations and abuses such as racial and sexual harassment, wage theft and retaliation. Sakuma Bros. supplies […]