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Governance & Accountability in the United States

Governance & Accountability in the United States

The Open Society Foundations support efforts to increase government transparency and accountability, and promote an active and engaged public with equal access to information, courts, and the ballot.

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Report
After the Dead Are Counted: U.S. and Pakistani Responsibilities to Victims of Drone Strikes

The United States and Pakistan could be doing more to provide redress and compensation for civilian harm from U.S. drone strikes.

Voices
Documenting the Human Cost of U.S. Immigration Policy  

Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux discusses his visit to the Texas–Mexico border region to document the growing human cost of U.S. immigration policy.

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Tracking American Counterterrorism Money to Dark Places

A new online tool makes it easier (but no less unsettling) to see where American military aid goes around the world. We should use it to promote informed debate.

Event
Freedom Summer: 50 Years and Beyond  

Panelists discuss Freedom Summer, a Stanley Nelson documentary about the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, which occurred 50 years ago this year and proved to be instrumental in the U.S. movement for civil rights.

Voices
Turning the Tide Against Torture

President Obama can declassify a long-awaited report written by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the CIA's rendition, interrogation, and detention program.

Voices
Unraveling Puerto Rico’s Economic Challenges
What are the people living and working in Puerto Rico doing to confront the island's economic crisis?

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Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs
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Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center