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Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Milwaukee just declared racism a public health crisis. This novel approach to combating racial inequity should inspire other cities.

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A Father's Day Gift for Myself: Activism

My two-year old child will be the age I am now when the climate catastrophe comes, and that realization is taking a toll.

Democracy Desperately Needs a Reboot

Democracy faces a global crisis. And this crisis couldn’t be coming at a worse time.

Trump's War on Science is Grounds to Impeach

Trump's latest impeachable offense? His administration intends to actively interfere in climate research by federal scientists.

How Fair Housing Laws Can Advance Environmental Justice and Racial Equity

Residents of Eight Mile, Alabama await a HUD ruling on a dangerous gas leak. Meanwhile, NCRC and the South Alabama Center for Fair Housing evaluate other legal options to secure compensation for the community.

Trump's Tariffs on Mexico and Who They'll Harm

Manuel Perez-Rocha discusses Trump's plan to impose progressively increasing tariffs on Mexico, the second largest importer of U.S. goods.

How Wealthy Have Our Super Wealthy Become?

We now have some new clues, thanks to the tax-evasion records whistleblowers have been so generously sharing.

Trump Targets Cuba’s Tourism and Small Businesses

Trump administration sanctions imposing new travel restrictions on Cuba will have no effect on Cuba's support for Venezuela.

The Misadventures of ‘Tariff Man’

For Donald Trump, tariffs are a substitute for diplomacy, just as harassment in his personal life is a substitute for normal human interaction

Reports and Resources

  • Extraction Casino Report Presentations

    June 12 @ 4:00 pm - June 17 @ 8:30 pm

    Presentations in both Mexico City and Ottawa Canada of the report on "Mining companies gambling with Latin American lives and sovereignty through supranational arbitration."

  • Book Release: Noura Erakat’s Justice for Some

    June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at 5th and K Busboys & Poets

    IPS honors World Refugee Day with a reception and book signing for our board member Noura Eraka and her newly published book on "Law and the Question of Palestine."

  • Celebration of Life for Kitty Tucker

    June 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm at Takoma Park Community Center

    Join IPS to celebrate, share and  remember one of our own --wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, and activist.

  • Taxing the (Very) Rich: Finding the Cure for Excessive Wealth Disorder

    June 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at The Mayflower Hotel

    A conference about the agenda geared towards combating inequality and raising living standards for the vast majority.

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