Politics and Rock & Roll: The power of grassroots activism (photo story)

My Marshall Memorial Fellowship coincided with the final campaign days for the U.S. midterm elections. While in Europe we think of these elections as the ones in which senators and state representatives get chosen, in the U.S. it is much more than that. Dozens of local government positions and local issues get voted on. In fact, a midterm election ballot can contain many questions and list various local positions and topics to be voted on— as these vignettes from Durango, CO show. No election in the US works without the tireless support of thousands of volunteers.

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Guinea-Bissau after the coup (photo story)

Photos taken by Senior Communications Officer, Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos, during her visit to Guinea-Bissau with Vincent Foucher, West Africa Senior Analyst. The team met with policy makers and civil society representatives to research on the situation in the country after the 12 April coup and the new transitional government. Watch our video Guinea-Bissau: Transition after the Coup, featuring some of these interviews, or listen to the podcast.
For more information on Guinea-Bissau, visit our Guinea-Bissau page.

source and link: crisisgroup.org.

Captions under each picture (open in flickr).