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Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

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Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

The Open Society Foundations are investing $2.9 million to support community groups working to promote law enforcement accountability and help build a national database on police behavior.

The Lasting Campaign for Black Male Achievement

December 17, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman

Over six years after the Open Society Foundations launched the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the initiative is spinning off as an independent organization.

Police Shootings Aren’t the Only Way the Justice System Fails Youth

December 10, 2014 | by Luisa Taveras

Young people of color face particularly long odds when dealing with courts and police, from sexual abuse in prison to cops assuming they’re guilty until proven innocent.

The Report on CIA Torture Confirms Our Worst Fears

December 9, 2014 | by George Soros

The secret interrogation techniques used in the name of national security are truly horrific.

Victimizing Eric Garner’s Family All Over Again

December 5, 2014

The cop won’t be charged. But does the deceased’s family have any rights in the criminal justice system?

Lessons for Ferguson from 4,000 Miles Away

November 25, 2014 | by Allison Brown

Following the police shooting of a young man near London three years ago, a documentary film about the tragedy helped one community heal.

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Documenting the Human Cost of U.S. Immigration Policy

November 18, 2014

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

Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

November 18, 2014 | by Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

In many countries, governments reward loyal media with millions in advertising revenue and, in doing so, stifle critical information.

Ending Mass Incarceration

November 7, 2014 | by Chris Stone

Through a grant of $50 million to the ACLU, the Open Society Foundations are making a lasting commitment to criminal justice reform in the United States.

Messages about Turkmenistan Darken American Congratulations

October 29, 2014 | by Jeff Goldstein

What’s going on inside this Central Asian autocracy raises questions about how American policymakers prioritize human rights in foreign relations.

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