United States

Racism and the black hole of gun control in the US

Would tighter gun laws help protect African Americans or make them more vulnerable to racism and police brutality?

Racism and the black hole of gun control in the US

Native Americans

Occupying Alcatraz: The spark that lit the US Red Power movement

Fifty years ago a group of activists set sail to reclaim Alcatraz Island, ushering in a new era of indigenous activism.

Occupying Alcatraz: The spark that lit the US Red Power movement

Witness

The Dry Valley: Hopes and Dreams in a Romanian Village

A portrait of a Romanian village where many of the Roma residents must leave for Scandinavia to make a living.

United States

John Conyers, longest-serving black US congressman, dies at 90

Conyers, who left office following sexual misconduct allegations, has been hailed as a "champion of civil rights".

John Conyers, longest-serving black US congressman, dies at 90

LGBT

Nine US Democratic presidential hopefuls to tackle LGBT issues

Rights advocates have expressed dismay at the Trump administration's record on LGBT issues.

Nine US Democratic presidential hopefuls to tackle LGBT issues

Hong Kong

Frustration fuels violence: Hong Kong Demosisto senior leader

Isaac Cheng says peaceful protests have failed to force government to change and some feel violence is the only option.

Frustration fuels violence: Hong Kong Demosisto senior leader

AJ Impact

Prison systems in the US and Israel have something in common

Activists say private companies are profiting from the incarceration of racially profiled groups in the US and Israel.

Prison systems in the US and Israel have something in common

LGBT

LGBT+ communities targeted ahead of Polish election

The ruling party has made 'LGBT ideology' a key issue in its election campaign, saying it is a 'foreign influence'.

LGBT+ communities targeted ahead of Polish election

United States

California moves to ban facial recognition on police body cameras

California ban reflects growing unease in the United States about the risks to privacy and civil liberties.

California moves to ban facial recognition on police body cameras

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.