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Envisioning a New Approach to a Sacred Mexican Plant

March 13, 2017Nicholas Spiers, Litay Ortega

Open Society Voices

Tunisia’s Negligence of Small Farmers Is Creating a Food Crisis

November 2, 2016 | Ezzaddean El Safi

Efforts to kick-start the economy largely exclude small farmers, leaving the country dangerously dependent on imported food.

The Scholarships That Launched the Open Society Foundations

November 1, 2016 | George Soros

For over three decades, support for disenfranchised scholars has been a key endeavor of the foundations.

The Power of Ideas to Fight Racism and Xenophobia

November 1, 2016 | Chris Stone

It is time to double down on support for a new generation of leaders of color.

No One—Not Even the President—Can Declare Torture Lawful

October 31, 2016 | Baher Azmy

The Fourth Circuit just rendered the most definitive appellate court opinion proclaiming the illegality of torture since 9/11.

A Photo Exhibit Explores Life in the “Urban Now”

October 27, 2016 | Yukiko Yamagata

The collaboration between a photographer and an anthropologist takes viewers inside Congo’s urban spaces.

Congress Has a Chance to Restore—and Strengthen—the Voting Rights Act

October 26, 2016 | Julie Fernandes

Since it was gutted by the Supreme Court, evidence of voting discrimination has emerged. Two bills before congress could fix that.

Where Europe’s Migrants Wait

October 25, 2016 | Sara Prestianni

As authorities begin clearing France’s largest informal refugee camp, a photo series explores the “jungles” created by Europe’s dysfunctional migration policies.

Why Breaking the Silence Needs the Right to Keep Silent

October 24, 2016 | Daniel Simons

An Israeli rights group used testimony from soldiers to bring to light abuses in Gaza and the occupied West Bank; now it is under legal pressure to expose its sources.

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.

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