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The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015by Kathleen Foley

Open Society Voices

Grantee Spotlight

How to Fix Italy’s Migrant Reception Centers

July 8, 2015 | by Alberto Barbieri, Laura Deotti

Many of the centers that host Italy’s newly arrived migrants resemble overcrowded prisons rather than reception centers. Here’s how to fix them.

Injustice Is Bad for Your Health

July 8, 2015 | by Tamar Ezer

Violations of rights pose a fundamental threat to people’s health and well-being. Thankfully, programs that improve people’s access to justice can help.

Bolivia’s Smarter Approach to Controlling Coca Production

July 7, 2015 | by Diego Garcia-Devis

By shifting from forced eradication to community-based enforcement, Bolivia is regulating the production of coca leaves while respecting farmers’ rights.

A Moment of Reflection on the Anniversary of the London Bombings

July 7, 2015 | by Mike Hardy, Serena Hussain

A new collection of short articles takes stock of how far the UK has come—and how little has changed—since the terrorist attacks that killed 52 people.

The Supreme Court Rules for “We the People”

July 7, 2015 | by Erica Teasley Linnick

A judgment on redistricting affirms that citizens should pick their representatives, not the other way around.

Grantee Spotlight

Israeli Soldiers Break Their Silence on the Gaza Conflict

July 6, 2015 | by Ammar Abu Zayyad

A group of veterans who fought in the Palestinian Territories are testifying about what they did with the goal of making Israeli society face up to its military’s actions.

Uber and Workers’ Rights in the New Economy

July 2, 2015 | by Jon Liss

A recent ruling that declared an Uber driver an employee of the ride-share company highlights how new economy workers are being regulated by old economy laws.

Two Years After the Voting Rights Act Was Gutted, We Need It More Than Ever

July 1, 2015 | by Julie Fernandes, Dana Paikowsky

Restoring this crucial piece of legislation is at least as important as taking down the Confederate flag.

After U.S. Equal Marriage Win, the Global Struggle Continues

June 30, 2015 | by Michael Heflin

The achievement of marriage equality in America shouldn’t obscure the fact that LGBTI people everywhere still face discrimination and violence.

Want to Stop Police Violence? Establish an Independent Investigative Institution.

June 26, 2015 | by Katalin Szarvas, Erin Neff

Civil society is attempting to take police accountability into their own hands by demanding independent investigative institutions.

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