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Israel's Ban on Tlaib and Omar Shows Netanyahu and Trump's Contempt for Democracy

The episode may have laid the foundation for a deeper critique of the Trump-Netanyahu partnership, and of U.S. policy toward Israel and Palestine.

Trump’s Public Charge Rule Is an Attack on Legal Immigrants

After demonizing undocumented immigration, Trump’s new public charge rule targets legal immigrants on the basis of income and race.

Red States Cut Worker Pay By $1.5 Billion

If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.

‘Slowbalization’: Is the Slowing Global Economy a Boon or Bane?

Some economists worry the world has passed “peak globalization.” But that could be good for the planet.

Mass Shootings, Economic Inequality, and a Racist President

Three mass shootings in one week, homelessness abound, and a liar who hurls racist rhetoric from the White House stoop. America needs a course correction.

How States Can Better Care for Direct Care Workers

A new report offers recommendations for state policymakers looking to strengthen the backbone of the care economy — the direct care workers themselves.

Out of Ottawa, Some Deflating New Stats on Life in the World's Richest Nation

An innovative binational analysis details how plutocracy is squeezing low and middle income Americans.

Global Labor Movement Loses a Champion

Former AFL-CIO international affairs director Barbara Shailor fought for the rights of working people around the world.

Reports and Resources

  • Book Release: Tope Folarin’s A Particular Kind of Black Man

    September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at 5th and K Busboys & Poets

    Come hear from the writer himself about this blend of autobiographical and fictional elements telling the story of a first-generation Nigerian-American growing up in the US and get your signed copy.

  • Book Event: Living and Dying on the Factory Floor

    September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    David Ranney discusses his book, Living and Dying on the Factory Floor, which includes discussions on the nature of work; racism, race, and class; the use of immigration policy for social control; and our ability to create a just society.

  • Sheridan Circle Memorial Service 2019

    September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Sheridan Circle

    Please join us to remember Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, who were assassinated on this site in 1976 by agents of the Pinochet dictatorship.

  • Save the Date: 43rd Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

    October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Carnegie Institution

    Mark your calendars and get Early Bird tickets for the Institute for Policy Studies' 43rd Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Gala to lift up new champions of the human rights movement featuring special guest speakers and performances!

  • Book Event: Waging Peace in Vietnam

    November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs

    A fitting Veteran's Day exhibit and book launch about "U.S. Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War", featuring Seymour Hersh, Susan Schnall and Jonathan Wesley Hutto.

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