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Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

Trump’s war on immigrants recalls the absurdity of Stalin’s purges — and a few of his supporters, at least, are starting to notice.

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House Passes Historic Raise The Wage Act For $15 An Hour

If the Raise the Wage Act becomes law, it will mark the first federal minimum wage increase in over a decade and the largest jump ever.
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A Tale of Two Druglords

One gets life behind bars, the other retires into luxury. Guess which one wreaked more havoc.
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Kaepernick Was Right — Racists Love the Betsy Ross Flag

Conservatives may deny it, or say it's a thing of the past. But, hate groups are still flying their Betsy Ross flag right next to their Confederate one.
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‘The Squad’ Keeps the Focus on Bold, Inequality-Busting Policies

Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley fight hard for their constituents in the face of racist attacks.
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Ten Good Things About the House’s (Too-Big) Military Budget

While the funding level is much higher than we need, the NDAA the House just passed takes important steps toward ending wars, preventing dangerous military conflicts, and protecting human rights.
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Trump’s Send-Them-Back Doctrine

Trump’s war on immigrants recalls the absurdity of Stalin’s purges — and a few of his supporters, at least, are starting to notice.
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Critics of Campus Activists Don't Care About Free Speech

They complain when students protest hateful speakers, but not when shadowy conservative groups and politicians write laws to punish our speech.
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Washington Vs. The Squad

Trump’s not the only one terrified of these four congresswomen — leading Democrats apparently are, too.

Reports and Resources

  • Film: Undeterred

    August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Emergence Community Arts Collective

    IPS joins FICA-DC, BYP100, Sanctuary DMV, and La ColectiVA to host the DC premeire of Eva Lewis‘ film about a rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona resisting the repression of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ICE.

  • The Many Exciting Ways to Wage Peace: A Training In Tools

    August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    A unique interactive session on how movements for justice have successfully applied media other than speech successfully in actions against racism, xenophobia, fascism and sexism.

  • Save the Date: 43rd Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

    October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Carnegie Institution

    Mark your calendars and get Early Bird tickets for the Institute for Policy Studies' 43rd Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Gala to lift up new champions of the human rights movement featuring special guest speakers and performances!

  • Book Event: Waging Peace in Vietnam

    November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs

    A fitting Veteran's Day exhibit and book launch about "U.S. Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War", featuring Seymour Hersh, Susan Schnall and Jonathan Wesley Hutto.

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