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California Debate Over CEO Pay Tax Foreshadows Federal Fight

Abigail Disney testified in support of a California state senate bill to tax large CEO-worker pay gaps before the committee voted to advance the proposal.

With Passage of NAFTA 2.0, Congress Boosts Fossil Fuel Polluters, Particularly in Mexico

The U.S. Senate has just approved a deal that perpetuates the excessive powers of corporate polluters to ride roughshod over Mexican communities threatened by oil, mining, and gas projects.

Support for Combat Troop Withdrawal Is Not Enough to Stop Endless Wars

Phyllis Bennis joins Democracy Now! to discuss the foreign policy section of CNN's recent Democratic Debate.

Trump: Make Space Great Again

The U.S. military is creating an imaginary “space gap” to pour money into closing, wasting funds while increasing the risk of conflict.

Yes, We Really Can Cut the Pentagon to Pay for Medicare for All

Moderators at the Democratic debate asked if Medicare for All would bankrupt the country, but failed to ask about the cost of the last two decades of war.

Learning From King's Last Campaign

Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined a campaign to unify working people of all races. Today, nothing could be more powerful.

How US Sanctions Have Impacted Iran's Economy

Economic sanctions are not an alternative to war. They are an act of war, and they are devastating Iranian civilians.

As We Work to Prevent War With Iran, It’s Time to End All Our Wars

The military budget for 2021 must involve a tougher negotiation that results in real changes to Pentagon and presidential war powers.

Reports and Resources

  • Iran Plot: A Pretext for War

    The Iran crisis and The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

    January 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    A conversation with IPSers, Michael Klare, Phyllis Bennis, John Feffer, and Negin Owliaei.

  • Film: The First Rainbow Coalition

    January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Busboys & Poets – 14th & V

    2020 ITVS indie lens POP UP returns to Busboys and Poets with an amazing film screening and discussion about the multi-ethnic coalition that banded together in one of the most segregated cities in post-war America.

  • US Government Still Spying on Dissent: A People’s Briefing

    January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    A political education forum on the detailed report that covers FBI surveillance of political activity over roughly the past decade, primarily for the left activists community and broader public who want to learn more.

  • The Global Rise Of The Right: The Role Of Russia

    January 28 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm at Women’s National Democratic Club

    The Woman’s National Democratic Club will host a talk and book signing luncheon with IPS's Foreign Policy In Focus Director, John Feffer.

  • Transit Equity Day 2020

    February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at CASA de Maryland Multicultural Center

    Join Maryland's Montgomery and Prince George's Counties to celebrate public transit as a civil right and a key strategy to combat climate change.

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