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In the United States, the Open Society Foundations aim to nurture the development of a society that allows all people to participate equitably in political, economic, and cultural life; encourages diverse opinions and critical debate; protects human rights; and promotes broadly shared prosperity and security.

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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.

The Failed U.S. Transparency Law That’s Killing Angola’s Economy

July 21, 2015 by Elias Isaac 16

Little has changed in the five years since the Dodd-Frank financial reform law was passed to stop elites in faraway countries from looting public treasuries.

A U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Strengthens Rights of Pretrial Detainees

July 16, 2015 by Marina Ilminska

A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June has reinforced the principle that the authorities must protect prisoners in pretrial detention from the threat of violence.