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What Can We Do to Start Civilizing Our Richest?

Worldwide, ever more of us are realizing we need a ceiling on what our greediest can grab.
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The Spread Of Global Hate

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter helped right-wing populists take power. Can they now help rein them in?
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What Does Biden’s Decision to Withdraw From Afghanistan Mean?

Ending the war will take more than bringing home the troops, but it’s a start.
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A Third of U.S. Billionaire Wealth Gains Since 1990 Have Come During Pandemic

U.S. billionaire pandemic profit balloons to $4.56 trillion, a 55 percent increase.
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Amazon Union Vote Shows Why We Need the PRO Act

In the face of intimidation by one of the largest companies in the world, Alabama workers bravely spoke out about the need for greater labor protections.
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Pentagon and Tax Cheats Already Cost Taxpayers Far More Than Biden’s Job Plan

Biden's American Jobs Plan calls for $2.3 trillion in federal spending over eight years. That's a lot, but much less than we spend on our military.
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Biden's 2022 Budget Raises Military Spending Past $750 Billion

We must shift government resources away from what causes harm, and reinvest it in what can really keep our communities safe.
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International Law Uncanceled

The Biden administration lifted sanctions against the International Criminal Court. It's not enough.

Reports and Resources

  • The Wealth Hoarders by Chuck Collins – Phoenix Books via Zoom

    April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Online (Eastern time)

    IPS’s Chuck Collins discusses his new book, a shocking exposé of the insidious machinery of inequality is essential reading for anyone wanting the inside story of our age of plutocratic plunder and stashed cash.

  • Militarism, Climate Change & Global Dissent

    April 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Online Webinar

    IPS's National Priorities Project is part of the COP26 Coalition, hosting From the Ground Up: Taking Action, our second global gathering for climate justice.

  • Biden’s First 100 Days: Reflections From IPS Experts

    April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Online Zoom Event

    A virtual public briefing examining the Biden administration that succeeds 4 years of a Donald Trump presidency, campaigned on promises to fight the coronavirus, improve the economy, respond to calls for racial justice and combat climate change.

  • Creating Exciting Consciousness-Raising Events

    May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Online Zoom Event

    A multimedia workshop with interactive exercises, dynamic peer sharing, and fun pop quizzing of the facilitator to learn about creating compelling experiences for social change.

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