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John Bolton Ousted As National Security Advisor

John Bolton's tenure as National Security Advisor has officially ended, but whether U.S.-Iran talks will resume are still uncertain.

Concentrated Wealth Kills

Two new reports out of Washington trace our growing economic divide and the high price we pay, in dollars and lives, for letting that divide fester.

Government Secrecy Is More Damaging to Public Health Than Nuclear Fallout

When it comes to nuclear weapons and energy programs, governments have been willing to send their people into harm’s way with impunity.

The Perils of Billionaire Philanthropy

The ultra-rich are using philanthropic vehicles to shield their wealth—it’s time Congress acted.

Hong Kong and the Future of China

Hong Kong’s protests are unlikely to spur major changes in the territory, much less on the mainland — but there is a way forward.

Don’t Let ‘Carbon Capture’ Spoil New Mexico’s Leadership

New Mexico's Energy Transition Act established it as a climate policy leader, but progress could be reversed by greedy new corporations entering the state.

Born on Third Base: Chuck Collins Interview with The Question Lane Podcast

Inequality expert and activist Chuck Collins, who gave away his inheritance at 26, uses his perspective from both sides of the divide to deliver a new narrative.

Activists Follow the Money Fueling Amazon Fires

Protesters around the world are singling out the bad actors like Blackrock, Cargill, ADM, and others for profiting off deforestation.

Reports and Resources

  • 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.

  • Chuck Collins

    Chuck Collins Keynote Talk “Wealthy Come Home”

    September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Misericordia University, Insalaco Hall, Rooms 218 & 219

    All are welcome to join Chuck for his Keynote Talk on the Ethics of Economic Inequality, with an invitation for “those of us who hold and control wealth to… come home,” part of the University’s Mercy Heritage Celebration Week.

  • What went wrong? The Unexpected Downturn in Korea-Japan Relations

    September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    A seminar on the deeper causes of the conflict and whether there is hope for building a new consensus between these two countries, and in the region.

  • Restoring Progressive Taxation and Bringing Wealth Home

    September 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at Robert A. Jones ‘59 House Conference Room

    Chuck Collins from IPS will speak about inequality the root causes of inequalities of wealth and power across our society and public policies that would effectively reverse the four decades of inequality.

  • Film: Race War

    September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm at Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

    Come for a viewing and discussion of the documentary that examines every level of American society to explore the most explosive issue facing America.

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