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June 05, 2013
As victims of violence and persecution, refugees come to the United States to seek safety. But all too often they arrive traumatized, unaware of the complexities of the U.S. legal system including...
May 21, 2013
Four years after President Obama signed an executive order to ban torture, we’re still debating whether it saved American lives. Why? Because the most authoritative record of the CIA’s post-9/11...
January 25, 2013
On this edition of Firstcast we’ll discuss the current state of affairs in the ongoing Pussy Riot case and the growing persecution of the LGBT community in Russia. The Pussy Riot case sheds a...
November 30, 2012
This week's FirstCast covers the story of the blind "barefoot" lawyer Chen Guangcheng. We honored him with the 2012 Human Rights First Award for his lifelong work fighting for the rule of law in...
August 22, 2012
Subscribe to FirstCast Now on iTunes and other platforms! In December last year, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out strongly in support of global LGBT rights at the Human...
July 05, 2012
Subscribe to FirstCast on iTunes Despite relentless assaults by the Syrian regime on civilian populations, there is still no international arms embargo on Syria. This is largely due to...
October 31, 2011
Subscribe to FirstCast on iTunes and other platforms! In this week's FirstCast, we talk about the controversial National Defense Authorization Act, an annual defense bill  currently...
October 18, 2011
In this special edition of FirstCast, we feature the voices of two brave women who have been detained the longest in Bahrain in connection to the crackdown of pro-democracy advocates....
October 08, 2011
This week's FirstCast features selective enforcement of Russia's anti-extremist laws. The Russian Federation has experienced a dramatic upsurge in violent hate crimes over the past decade...
September 12, 2011
Subscribe to FirstCast on iTunes and other platforms! On this 10th anniversary of 9/11, we remember the nearly 3,000 victims of the terrorist attacks and the brave men and women who have...

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