United States

How did a deafblind woman conquer Harvard Law?

The Stream speaks to Haben Girma, a disability rights attorney and advocate for accessibility.

How did a deafblind woman conquer Harvard Law?

AJ Impact

Epstein sex abuse victims to face hurdles in seeking compensation

Days before his suicide, the sex offender placed more than half a billion dollars of assets in a trust to protect them.

Epstein sex abuse victims to face hurdles in seeking compensation

REWIND

Michael Brown: The Death that Shook Ferguson

The police shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked unrest and national debate about systemic racism.

AJ Impact

Racist shoe fallout: Now New Mexico is courting Nike's business

New Mexico wants the shoemaker after Arizona governor criticizes cancellation of sneaker depicting slave-era flag.

Racist shoe fallout: Now New Mexico is courting Nike's business

AJ Impact

Racist shoes? Nike pulls sneaker because it offends Kaepernick

Wall Street Journal: Nike pulls shoe displaying a version of the US flag created during the era of slavery.

Racist shoes? Nike pulls sneaker because it offends Kaepernick

The Listening Post

The propaganda films of apartheid-era South Africa

In the 1970s and 80s, the apartheid government funded a little-known film scheme aimed at black South Africans.

Witness

Santuario: Seeking refuge in a US sanctuary church

A grandmother enters an unfamiliar church to seek sanctuary in the US after being threatened with deportation.

Reporter's Notebook

How student movements shaped a new South Africa

A filmmaker reflects on his life in activism, from growing up in exile to documenting the #FeesMustFall student movement.

India elections 2019

Q&A: 'India is heading towards a full ethnic democracy'

As India holds elections, two leading editors question whether it is the one of the world's most successful democracies.

Q&A: 'India is heading towards a full ethnic democracy'

Witness

Everything Must Fall: Anatomy of South Africa's Student Movement

Student leaders in South Africa fight for free education in an extraordinary protest despite threats of police violence.

Civil Rights

US Supreme Court weighs citizenship question for 2020 census

Court’s conservative majority appears ready to OK question - a move rights groups say would result in an undercount.

US Supreme Court weighs citizenship question for 2020 census

LGBT

US Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

Cases will be argued in the autumn, with decisions likely by June 2020, during the presidential election campaign.

US Supreme Court to take up LGBT job discrimination cases

United States

Trump extends deportation protections for Liberians

Amid pressure, White House announces it is extending temporary protections for some 4,000 Liberians in US for a year.

Liberians welcome US DED extension, call for permanent solution

Witness

The Belarus Dilemma: Fighting Europe's Last Dictatorship

A group of human rights defenders raise their voices against Europe's last dictatorship.

Crime

Coerced to confess: How US police get confessions

Why would someone confess to a crime they did not commit? We look at six cases of coerced confessions in the US.