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The Dictator and the Nihilist

Perhaps the departure of Bashir and Assange will signal a new wave of accountability that will eventually reach the shores of the United States in time to drain the swamp in 2020.

A Revolutionary Idea to Close the Racial Wealth Divide

“Baby bond” accounts for all American kids would bridge the racial wealth gap while providing security to Americans of every color.

Progressive Leaders Unite to Denounce Trump's Attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar

We—the undersigned—stand in solidarity with Representative Ilhan Omar and firmly against the rise of Islamophobic attacks and attempts to divide us as a people.

10 Practical Steps to Bridge the Racial Wealth Gap

Gross inequalities were created by public policies, and can by fixed by them as well.

Patriotic Millionaires Have Simple Message: Tax the Rich

Activists, academics, and elected officials gathered in Washington to explain why and how we should raise taxes on the wealthy.

Trump’s Embrace of Netanyahu Will Haunt the Middle East for Years

The flurry of favors the president did for Bibi could constrain U.S. policy — and hurt people in the region — for years to come.

Labor Unions Must Lead a Just Transition from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy

Some labor leaders have already scorched proposals like the Green New Deal even as affected sectors continue to lose jobs.

Does Donald Trump Believe His Bizarre Bluster on Immigration?

The president hopes to punish sanctuary cities with his imagined flood of violent undocumented immigrants but the reality is very different.


  • Implementing Restorative Justice Practices in Incheon South Korea

    April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    A presentation on the effectiveness of school based RJ practices on fostering student voices and how youth empowerment adds to educational settings.

  • Palestine & Social Justice: A Community Dialogue

    April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Wsahington Waldorf School

    A community discussion that will include background history of Palestine and Palestinians, US policy in the Middle East, its impact on Palestinian rights, what the different is and what's not about Trump's Middle East policy, and why we call Israeli policy towards the Palestinians "apartheid."

  • Film: Charm City

    April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Busboys & Poets – 14th & V

    A powerfully candid portrait of a group of police, citizens, community leaders, and government officials during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, followed by a Q&A coordinated by IPS Board Chair Tope Folarin with Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

  • First Annual Marcus Raskin Award for Civic and Intellectual Courage

    April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at James Madison Memorial Building, LIbrary of Congress

    Recognizing Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II for outstanding and brave leader in the fields Marc was passionate about, including peace, social reconstruction, art, and politics.

  • 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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