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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.

A Victory for Fair Housing

June 26, 2015 | by Eric Halperin, Deidre Swesnik

The Supreme Court upholds a vital tool for ending housing discrimination in America.

Grantee Spotlight

Europe’s Migration Crossing Points Captured in Six Films

June 26, 2015 | by Stefano Liberti

From the English Channel to the airport in Rome, Europe’s crossing points offer migrants hope and hardship.

What’s Wrong with America’s Juvenile Prisons

June 26, 2015 | by Francis Guzman

The Kalief Browder story hit home for youth who’ve been imprisoned. I should know. I’m one of them.

Torture and the Pain of Others

June 25, 2015 | by Masha Lisitsyna

For those of us who work on the issue of torture, the challenge is to understand—and force courts to confront—the pain of others.

An ICC Investigation of Possible War Crimes in Palestine Could Benefit All Involved

June 25, 2015 | by James Goldston

The White House and Israel both oppose the court taking a role in the region, but the process holds tangible rewards for all parties.