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Open Society Voices

The Confederate Flag and the Power of Racial Narrative

July 29, 2015 by Donysha Smith

Symbols of racism galvanize those who would defend a defenseless past.

Why Amnesty International Must Hold Firm in Its Support for Sex Workers

July 28, 2015 by Sebastian Kohn 15

The global human rights group may support the decriminalization of sex work. Now, it faces criticism led, in part, by Hollywood celebrities.

Bulgaria Must Stop Its Anti-Roma Attacks

July 28, 2015 by Violeta Naydenova

Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.

Open Society People

Executive Director
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Program Director, Justice Fund
U.S. Programs, Open Society Foundations–New York