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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

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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?

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.

The Case against Stop-and-Frisk

September 30, 2016 | Vincent Warren

Stop and frisk failed in New York City—a lesson that should be heeded by any community considering its adoption.

Q&A: The Problem with Charlotte’s Police

September 23, 2016

Local police have lagged behind the rest of the state in accountability and transparency—contributing to the unrest following Keith Scott’s death.

America Can’t Reduce Incarceration without Addressing Violent Crime

September 1, 2016 | Marc Schindler

Any serious conversations about reducing the prison population must include a debate about the need to redefine violent crime.

Case Watch: Justice Sotomayor Highlights Impact of Biased Policing

August 22, 2016 | Michael Youhana

A Supreme Court justice’s arguments make for powerful reading, given the troubled state of relations between the police and African American communities across the country.

As U.S. Elections Near, a String of Voting Rights Victories

August 17, 2016 | Erica Teasley Linnick

A series of court rulings ensures hundreds of thousands of eligible voters will be able to exercise their rights at the polls this November.

The New Face of Solidarity

August 16, 2016 | Deepa Iyer

An initiative aims to help marginalized groups cooperate—and learn from each other.

Time for Transparency in the Machinery of Global Rights

August 9, 2016 | Christian De Vos

A drive for transparency over the selection of the next UN Secretary General reflects similar efforts by civil society in the global human rights system.

The Need for Action on Policing and Racial Justice after Baton Rouge

July 18, 2016 | Chris Stone

Peaceful protests are the opposite of violence, not the cause of violence.