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Whether Russian hackers, viruses, or unscrupulous investors, the Trump administration has made it much easier for foreign agents to destabilize the U.S.

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Facing a Global Coronavirus Pandemic, Trump Keeps Militarizing America

As fears of a coronavirus pandemic grow, the exact agencies best suited to protect Americans from disease outbreaks are starving for funds.
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When It Comes to Sustainability, Amazon Delivers… Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Amazon profits from helping oil and gas companies destroy the planet more frugally. Jeff Bezos' $10 billion climate fund must be viewed in this context.
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To Reduce Inequality in the Election Process, All States Should Allow Voting At Home

Letting people fill out ballots at their kitchen table and pop them in the mail reduces economic barriers to participation for low-income Americans.
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Student Debt Relief Is Good Politics — and Good Policy

Investing in student debt relief would have a democratizing effect for young people and median earners, while also boosting the economy.
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Making America Unsafe Again

Whether Russian hackers, viruses, or unscrupulous investors, the Trump administration has made it much easier for foreign agents to destabilize the U.S.
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Anti-Defamation League Report on White Supremacy Ignores Trump’s Role in Racism

A new ADL report highlights a 120% increase in white supremacist incidents over the last year, but ignores the roots of this rise and doesn't tackle racism.
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The US Would Be Better off With Fewer Billionaires

If we want to expand the middle class, lift up workers and protect the environment, we need to protect our democracy from extreme billionaire influence.
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What Billionaires Really Love About Hard Work: Talking About It.

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is just the latest deep pocket to laud how much he personally labors.

Reports and Resources

  • A Particular Kind of Black Man: Author Talk

    February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library

    Nigerian-American DC-based Prize-Winning Writer, Tope Folarin will talk about his novel and its background in his own experience.

  • Film: The Lobby: USA

    March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Busboys & Poets – 14th & V

    Excerpts of the 2018 al Jazeera documentary film that never aired due to extraordinary political pressure, followed by a panel that will include James Kleinfeld, who went undercover working on the film, and Phyllis Bennis, director of IPS's New Internationalism Project.

  • Book Event: The Young Lords: A Radical History

    March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Busboys & Poets (5th & K)

    Join us for a talk and book signing with author Johanna Fernández about the rise and fall of the street gang turned political organization, that led predominantly poor and working-class Puerto Rican youth to confront race, class inequality, and US foreign policy.

  • State of Black Workers in America Conference

    March 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Morehouse College, S. Massey Conference Center

    Highlighting some of the most innovative and best organizing being led by Black workers in the US.

  • Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2020

    March 26 @ 8:00 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm

    Join one of IPS’s closest allies, Split This Rock, for a three-day festival to invoke poetry for liberation and against repressive forces that would have us divided.

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