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In the US, the Second Wave Is Already Here

While Europe and Asia track down three-digit infection spikes at worst, the U.S. is dealing with over 40,000 a day.
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Time to Rethink the US-ROK Alliance

South Korea is trapped between a U.S. rock and a North Korean hard place. It should consider changing its relationship with the rock.
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Welcome to Hectobillionaire Land

The concentration of America's wealth has gone into overdrive.
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The Victory of DACA Is a Reminder that Nothing Will Put Us Down

The passion organizers poured into DACA galvanized me and many others to keep organizing—and to aim for the collective liberation of all.
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How $9.3 Billion Funds Coronavirus Outbreaks in Federal Prisons

Why are we spending billions on a system set up only to amplify harm, especially in the context of a global public health crisis?
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Get Cops Out of Schools: A Factsheet

Educators are waking up to the grave emotional and developmental harm school resource officers cause. School districts must reallocate their resources.
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Police and Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home

From Kabul to Atlanta and Baghdad to Minneapolis, we need to end systemic racism and the militarism that makes it even deadlier.
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The Pandemic Is Accelerating the Racial Wealth Divide. Here’s How We Turn It Around.

If we want justice, we must help Black families invest in themselves

Reports and Resources

  • IPS Webinar Series: Power, Plunder, the Pandemic, and Protests

    July 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Online Zoom Event

    How fossil fuel interests are taking advantage of our current crises, and what we can do to stop them, part of the IPS webinar series, Progressive Politics and the Time of Pandemic.

  • IPS Webinar Series: Borders in Moments of Crisis

    July 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Online Zoom Event

    A conversation on how COVID-19 is impacting immigrant communities and how the Climate Crisis is being used as a pretext by the US to militarize borders, and restrict the wellbeing of undocumented people.

  • IPS Webinar Series: Coronavirus Authoritarianism and the Far Right

    July 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Online Zoom Event

    A webinar on the power grabs by Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Viktor Orban, and others and how these far right "accelerationists" have mobilized on the street, part of the IPS webinar series, Progressive Politics and the Time of Pandemic.

  • IPS Webinar Series: Why We Need to Save the Postal Service

    July 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at Online Zoom Event

    A session explaining why we need to save the Postal Service from an immediate threat and support innovations like postal banking, part of the IPS webinar series, Progressive Politics and the Time of Pandemic:.

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