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Paying Politicians to Criminalize Protest

More communities are protesting pipelines. The fossil fuel industry wants to make that a felony.
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Biden Won’t Reset U.S. Foreign Policy On His Own

Biden's foreign policy team matters less than the world they inherit, policies they pursue, and the pressure they get from progressives.
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A Minnesota Cooperative Shares the Wealth While Advancing a Clean Energy Future

Shared ownership is crucial for building the power of communities that have long had their wealth extracted by others.
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The Rich Are Cheering Wall Street’s Latest Records. Americans of Modest Means Are Draining 401(k)s.

The nation's woefully inadequate response to the pandemic is jeopardizing millions of retirement futures.
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In Arizona, a Progressive Ballot Victory Exposes the Inequitable Federal Treatment of State and Local Taxes

The Trump 2017 tax act penalizes states that tax income responsibly.
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U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Beginning of Pandemic

The combined wealth of U.S. billionaires surpassed $1 trillion in gains since March 2020 and the beginning of the pandemic.
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Facing Holiday Rush, Frontlines Retail Workers Urge Billionaire Bosses to Share the Wealth

This essential workforce is hustling to help holiday shoppers while also organizing hazard pay and other COVID-19 protections.
Area surrounding one of the many mines around Andacollo, Chile — Dennis Crabtree — Flickr

Canadian Corporate Greed on Display in Mexico Mining Dispute

While gold prices soar, the Los Filos gold mine in Mexico sits idle. Equinox Gold, the company that owns the mine, has only itself to blame.

Reports and Resources

  • Book Talk: The History of The USA in Eritrea

    December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Online Zoom Event

    A discussion about the book unveiling US history in Eritrea from various vantage points, subject matter that very little is written about by someone who grew up feeling the repercussions of US actions in the region.

  • Music Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

    December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Online Zoom Event

    Hyung Joon Won will discuss how the power of music can help achieve harmony and peace between the North and South.

  • IPS Table Talks: How Much Is 10%?

    December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Online

    This month features Ashik Siddique with IPS' National Priorities Project, showing what real needs can be funded by a cut in the US military budget opening a world of possibilities for a more just and peaceful world.

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