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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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From the Front Lines in Ferguson: A Conversation about Policing, Race, and Justice  

Open Society grantees discuss the context of racially charged troubles in Ferguson, Missouri, and current prospects for change.

Voices
Five Years After Citizens United, Signs of a Backlash

A coalition of unlikely allies is forming to oppose the free flow of dark money in political campaigns.

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.

Voices
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.

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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.

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Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center