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A Voice at the United Nations the World Needs to Hear

The UN’s secretary-general is speaking truth – about inequality — to our world’s leaders.
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Can't Beat the Heat? Blame Inequality

Why poor neighborhoods are often hotter than rich neighborhoods — and what to do about it.
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Isn’t It Time to Challenge the Growth Paradigm?

The planet is running out of resources, and humanity is living beyond its means.
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The First Billionaire To Become UK’s King

We expected Charles to get the crown. We didn’t expect him to make a billion-dollar fortune first.
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Making Earth the Shareholder

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, a reluctant billionaire, puts company in trust devoted to address ecological crisis.
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Not Playing Around: Video Game Testers Aim to Unionize

The unionization trend in the video game industry continues with workers at an Activision Blizzard King studio.
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IPS Brief: Mining Companies Use Trade Agreements to Attack Indigenous Rights in Colombia and Beyond

With our allies, we've prepared a legal brief to support the Wayúu people’s rights to water, health, and food sovereignty in Colombia.
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Learning from Gorbachev’s Failures

As we address the climate emergency, what lessons can we extract from Gorbachev's efforts to transform the Soviet Union?

Reports and Resources

  • What Climate Debt Does the North Owe the South?

    September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Online Zoom Event

    Co-sponsored by the EcoSocial Pact of the South and the Global Just Transition project of the Institute for Policy Studies, with Spanish/English interpretation

  • The Ballot and Community Control Over Police

    September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Online Zoom Event

    Through multimedia presentation, group dialogue, and interactive exercises led by IPS's Netfa Freeman, participants will learn what it will take to win community control over the police in a given locale and how to start a campaign to achieve it.

  • SAVE THE DATE: 46th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

    October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Friends Meeting of Washington, DC

    IPS returns to in-person an Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Gala, and invites you to honor our fallen heroes Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt and the heroes of today who provide hope during challenging times.

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