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“You Showed Us What Hope Looked Like”

January 12, 2017Kristen Bell

Open Society Voices

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.

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.

Tunisia’s New Right to Information Law Needs People Power to Work

September 27, 2016 | Joel Campagna, Eszter Filippinyi

The country is blazing a trail for transparency in a challenging region. But the law's potential for advancing democracy will depend on citizens' ability to use it.

Torture and False Testimony Leave Mexico on a Journey to Nowhere

September 26, 2016 | Eric Witte

Mexico's official version of the disappearance of 43 students two years ago has been left profoundly tainted by the widespread use of torture.

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