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Return of the Poll Tax

Florida’s anti-democratic poll tax will cost the state hundreds of thousands of voters — and hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Iran Is Not the Aggressor — the US Is

If a war breaks out, it won’t be because the Trump administration “bumbled” into one.
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How Congress Manufactured a Postal Crisis — And How to Fix it

An unprecedented congressional mandate threatens the Postal Service's ability to continue to provide good jobs and universal service.
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A Bus Tour Pushes For Higher Taxes on the Rich

Tax cuts have funneled wealth to the richest for decades. Activists have convened a nationwide bus tour to prove how unpopular those tax policies have been.
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Behold the 21st-Century Penthouse: Peak Decadence?

From the summit of our new 'needle towers,' the ultra rich can look but never really see.
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Pyongyang on the Potomac

Trump and Kim getting along is better than the alternative, but there’s no denying troubling similarities in the two men’s political styles.
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My Parents Proudly Worked for the US Postal Service. Don't Destroy It.

African Americans have the most to lose from Postal Service cuts and the most to gain from innovative reforms that help the poor, like postal banking.
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Will San Francisco Be the Second City to Tax Extreme CEO-Worker Pay Gaps?

SF voters will decide the fate of a proposed tax on corporations that pay their top exec more than 100 times median worker pay.
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Return of the Poll Tax

Florida's anti-democratic poll tax will cost the state hundreds of thousands of voters — and hundreds of millions of dollars.

Reports and Resources

  • OFFICIAL SECRETS screening with Gavin Hood, Katharine Gun, Martin Bright

    July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Mazza Gallerie AMC Theatre

    IPS partnerships with 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival for a free advanced screening of a true-life drama that stands alongside the best political thrillers; at its core, it’s about the consequences of doing the right thing and in the face of tremendous personal cost.

  • Film: Undeterred

    August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Emergence Community Arts Collective

    IPS joins FICA-DC, BYP100, and Sanctuary DMV to host the DC stop premeire of Eva Lewis‘ film about a rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona resisting the repression of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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