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Why Your Voting Rights Matter More Than Ever

September 23, 2014 | by Erica Teasley Linnick

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License to Deceive? A Big Drug Company’s Smokescreen on Hepatitis C

September 24, 2014 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf
What’s really driving the pharmaceutical giant Gilead to issue a license for generic copies of its superstar drug? Profit.

Why Your Voting Rights Matter More Than Ever

September 23, 2014 | by Erica Teasley Linnick
Today is National Voter Registration Day. With voting rights under assault, it’s more important than ever to put democracy into action.

Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch
A new U.S. drug czar should put his office’s weight behind international drug policy reform now. Whether he will is an open question.
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Growing Pains in California’s Most Neglected Region

September 16, 2014 | by Chuck Leung
Photographer Matt Black documents California’s Central Valley, one of the richest farming regions in the world, but also home to many of the poorest communities in the United States.

Why the Overuse of Pretrial Detention Is an Overlooked Human Rights Crisis

September 12, 2014 | by Martin Schoenteich
Every year, millions find themselves behind bars, awaiting trial on criminal charges—victims of what is perhaps the most overlooked human rights crisis of our time: the overuse of pretrial detention.

Can the Internet Save Itself?

September 10, 2014 | by Laleh Ispahani, Chancellar Williams
The open internet is an essential condition of full and equal participation in the public sphere. This is why digital-rights groups, internet companies, and activists are uniting to protect net neutrality.

What Does Independent Journalism Look Like in the Digital Age?

September 2, 2014 | by Marius Dragomir, Mark Thompson
Journalists and media organizations can find themselves repressed because of inadequate or deliberately repressive policy. Mapping Digital Media examines the situation in 56 countries.

Juvenile Life Without Parole

August 29, 2014 | by Esi Mathis
Some 2,500 minors in the United States were thrown behind bars with no chance of release. A new documentary highlights their plight—and demands that society do better.

Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski
Around the world, young people of color bear the brunt of racial discrimination by police officers. But they can also help us find ways to end it.

Understanding Ferguson

August 19, 2014 | by Allison Brown
Understanding the root causes of crises like the one taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, is the first step toward preventing them.

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