Aviva Stahl

Race

What Real Radicals Think About the FBI Hunting 'Black Identity Extremists'

A veteran Black Panther and younger activist on a young man being labeled a terrorist threat, and why it's never been easy to fight racism.
Aviva Stahl
9.28.18
immigration

The Muslim Millennial Leading the Anti-Trump Resistance

Murad Awawdeh, a key player behind the protests against the travel ban, was once just another Brooklyn kid getting hassled by cops.
Aviva Stahl
6.7.17
News

The Questionable Science Behind Government Terrorist-Prevention Efforts

Is it ethical—or even possible—to determine who's a terrorist in the making?
Aviva Stahl
10.6.16
Stuff

The Impossibility of Asylum When You Have a Criminal Record

Calvin Carter fled Jamaica after he says his boyfriend was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime. But with two misdemeanors on his record, gaining protective status in the US is next to impossible.
Aviva Stahl
9.9.16
Stuff

How Immigrants Get Deported for Alleged Gang Involvement

Xochitl Hernandez, a grandmother of four, is just one example of what can happen when deportations are linked to alleged criminal activity without a presumption of innocence.
Aviva Stahl
8.13.16
Stuff

The Woman Who Turned 410 Days of Solitary in Iran into a Play

Sarah Shourd did 410 days in solitary after famously getting arrested hiking in Iran. But putting total isolation on the stage wasn't easy.
Aviva Stahl
7.15.16
News

Why Sex Criminals Get Locked Up Forever

Even after serving decades-long sentences, sex offenders are often held indefinitely in prison-like conditions – a situation that critics say is legally and ethically dubious.
Aviva Stahl
4.13.16
News

A New Report Shows How Horrible Life Behind Bars Is for LGBT People

LGBT inmates are targets for sexual violence and other forms of abuse from other prisoners and guards.
Aviva Stahl
10.22.15
News

The Uphill Battle to Make Prison Safer for Trans Women

Even as their advocates win victories in court, trans inmates remain vulnerable to violence from their fellow prisoners and indifference from a system that does not understand their needs.
Aviva Stahl
4.24.15
News

British and American Immigrant Detainees Are Going on Hunger Strikes for the Same Rights

A culture of criminalisation increasingly shapes migrant life on both sides of the Atlantic.
Aviva Stahl
3.26.15