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Corporations Should Share the Wealth Before Buying Back Stock

Senator Sanders has introduced a bill that would ban Walmart and other big corporations from repurchasing their stock unless they narrow the gaps between CEO and worker pay.
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Is Korea’s Cold War About to End?

The media is missing the real story on the peninsula. If that gives Koreans space to lead, maybe that's not such a bad thing.
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Welcome to the Ultimate Escape Room

It’s hard not to feel that all of humanity deserves a Darwin award when you see the effects of recent superstorms, the vanishing of polar ice, and the heedless drilling for oil and gas everywhere.
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What We Took Away From the 2018 Midterm Elections

Spending records, voter suppression, and high youth turnout mark the most expensive midterm elections of all time.
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The House Has Gone Democratic. Can It Now Go Bold?

Vague rhetoric about 'access to health care' and 'good jobs' won't challenge the plutocracy that keeps our lives brutal. These proposals could.
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Baltimore Voters Stand Up to Water Privatization

In a rare instance of progressive preemption, the city's voters told private water corporations to leave them alone.
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2018 Midterm Elections: A Ballot Initiative Breakdown

Voters in several states passed measures to protect and expand the rights of people across the country.
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We Have Movement Work To Do

If more registered voters—more young people, more people of color, more poor people, more women, more immigrants and students and workers and activists—had voted, things might be just a bit better. That's our real challenge.

Reports

  • The Next Two Years and Beyond: A Movement Building Conference

    November 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Simmons University,

    IPS's Phyllis Bennis is among panelists at the conference taking stock of the political landscape after the midterm election, charting the path towards a unified progressive movement and confronting U.S. militarism, particularly the dangers of nuclear war and of war with Iran, Korea, and Russia.

  • Film: RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

    November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at The LINE Hotel

    An IPS and Indie Lens Pop-Up Film and community conversation about a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.

  • Summit on Peace with Iran

    December 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at First Congregational United Church of Christ

    Join us to highlight the Trump administration's hawkish policies on Iran that could lead us into another war, and examine how to reverse course.

  • Frostlands: Author Talk with John Feffer – Wash. DC

    December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at The Potter’s House

    Join us to discuss "Book Two of the Splinterlands Series" that Ariel Dorfman calls "a cautionary journey into a future planetary collapse."

  • Frostlands: Author Talk with John Feffer – Baltimore

    December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse

    Red Emma's hosts a discussion of "Book Two of the Splinterlands Series" that Ariel Dorfman calls "a cautionary journey into a future planetary collapse."

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