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Ferguson, Missouri: Not Just an American Tragedy

August 22, 2014 | by Marc Krupanski
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Life on the Margins of China’s Economic Boom

August 8, 2014 | by Chuck Leung

The Myth of the Spanish Model of Roma Inclusion

August 27, 2014 | by Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Anna Mirga

Open Society Voices

Making Freedom of Information a Reality in Georgia

January 17, 2014 | by Vakhtang Natsvlishvili
The government of Georgia must now proactively disclose public information in a way that is accessible to anyone, thanks to the efforts of civil society organizations in that country.

For Profound Change in America, Think Local

January 16, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman
By investing in partnerships among nonprofits, government, business, and communities, we aim to expand the potential to respond to the profound demographic, economic, and technological changes taking place in the U.S.

The New Civil Rights Frontier: School Discipline

January 13, 2014 | by Jane Sundius, Allison Brown
A new document from the Obama Administration aims to address the shocking racial disparities in who gets disciplined at school and how.

The Joint Africa-EU Strategy Must Support Civil Society

January 13, 2014 | by Marta Martinelli
If the Joint Africa-EU Strategy loses sight of its people-centered focus, it will become an irrelevant project for the populations of both continents. Civil society should be an integral part of ensuring this does not happen.

Drug Courts and Drug Treatment: Dismissing Science and Patients’ Rights

January 10, 2014 | by Holly Catania, Joanne Csete
Judges in New York are ordering patients to stop physician-prescribed drug treatment as a condition of participation in drug court, according to a new study.
Grantee Spotlight

The Tool for Success Every Student Should Have

January 7, 2014 | by Lauren Frohne
Jake Hayman wants to improve your social networks—and he doesn’t mean Facebook and Twitter. He believes every student deserves successful mentors—not just a privileged few.

Justice for Eight in Crack-Cocaine Sentencing. Thousands to Go.

January 7, 2014 | by Nkechi Taifa
Clemency not only provides a measure of justice for people who have been unnecessarily incarcerated, it curbs huge costs to taxpayers.

Behind the Staggering Rise in Women’s Imprisonment in Latin America

January 6, 2014 | by Coletta A. Youngers
Between 2006 and 2011, the female prison population in Latin America almost doubled. Why? Harsh and ineffective drug policies.

Now You See Him, Now You Don’t: Switzerland’s Troubling Gaydamak Affair

December 20, 2013 | by Ken Hurwitz
Arcadi Gaydamak is on the run from a three-year prison sentence in France, linked to the Angolagate arms-for-oil scandal. Switzerland arrested him; then let him go.

Case Watch: A Step Forward for Constitutional Challenge to NSA Surveillance

December 18, 2013 | by Jessica Scholes
U.S. Federal Judge Richard Leon agreed that the Fourth Amendment rights of two plaintiffs had been violated by the National Security Agency's mass surveillance of phone metadata.