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How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016Yael Stein
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How We Kept the Internet Open in Europe

October 6, 2016Thomas Lohninger

Open Society Voices

The European Union Embraces a Common Approach to Legal Aid

October 19, 2016 | Zaza Namoradze

A new directive establishes minimum standards on legal aid, and caps a successful effort to standardize criminal justice procedures across member states.

How Israel Bombs Gaza with Impunity

October 17, 2016 | Yael Stein

When innocent civilians were killed, the military absolved its soldiers of wrongdoing—or declined to investigate at all.

Death Threats in Haiti

October 13, 2016 | Chris Stone

Amid natural disaster and threats of violence, our foundation in Haiti continues working to create the zones of freedom on which open society depends.

Q&A: Zones Where No One Has Guns—Not Even the Police

October 12, 2016

What if cities carved out spaces where no one—including cops—could carry firearms?

How We Kept the Internet Open in Europe

October 6, 2016 | Thomas Lohninger

When telecom companies launched an assault on net neutrality, a coalition of advocates fought back with an historic response.

Let’s Reduce, Not Reform, Policing in America

October 6, 2016 | Rachel Herzing

It’s time to imagine how we can shrink the size and scope of police forces, reduce the number of gadgets at cops’ disposal, and constrain law enforcement’s ability to ensnare us.

Russia’s Bombing of Aleppo Must End

October 5, 2016 | George Soros

I appeal to the people of Russia, Europe, and the rest of the world not to stand idly by, but to spread the word and voice their outrage.

Urban and Rural Guatemalans Find Common Ground in Fighting Corruption

October 5, 2016 | Alvaro Montenegro

Activists are connecting discontent in urban centers with the ancestral resistance of indigenous communities.

Pledges Alone Won’t Improve the Lives of Refugees

September 30, 2016 | Eleanor Acer

Two summits last week on refugees and migrants produced promises of aid and plans for compacts. Now advocates must ensure those states follow through.

Five Migrants Struggle and Thrive in Italy’s Chaotic Reception System

September 30, 2016 | Stefano Liberti

A series of short films shows a dysfunctional patchwork of migrant reception centers—and the lives of those forced to navigate it.