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What Did Ilhan Omar Say?

Several members of Congress have weighed in on comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar. The problem is, in their outrage, they were misrepresenting what she said. We’ve got the transcript.

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Climate-Striking Young People Get Climate Change. Why Can’t Their Elders?

In deeply unequal societies, the rich and powerful never feel the environmental pain.

Senate Invokes War Powers Act On Yemen War

The bill marks a rare show of partisan unity against the President.

Trump’s Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

Trump's federal budget proposal is the largest in history. It includes a massive military budget, funded through cuts to programs that help poor and middle-class Americans.

An Open Letter to DC's Transit Authority: Don't Subsidize Uber — Restore Service!

Metro's plan to subsidize its own competition will hurt the planet, public transit, and the working people who rely on it.

The World’s Most Dangerous Divide

If nuclear war comes, it will happen because of a calculation or miscalculation by India or Pakistan.

Trump Budget Would Cut Spending for Nearly Every Agency Except Pentagon

Trump is requesting an unprecedented level of military spending.

Disrupting Narratives That Justify Inequality and Poverty

Chuck Collins speaks with Project Twist-It's Mary O'Hara about narratives that individualize the causes of structural inequality and serve the interests of powerful elites.

Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism

Conservatives want you to believe that not having to choose between paying for rent or medicine is Soviet-style tyranny.


  • Arts Event: Next Stop: North Korea

    March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm at District of Columbia Arts Center

    John Feffer’s next solo show brings us in-country insights into that shuttered country.

  • Book Event: Timothy A. Wise for Eating Tomorrow

    March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Busboys & Poets – 14th & V

    A talk and book signing about the vital issue of "Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food."

  • National Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War, and Racism

    March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Lafayette Park, across from the White House

    Join with us in Washington DC or at a demonstration in your area to show, in the strongest possible way, our opposition to NATO’s destructive wars and its racist military policies around the world.

  • No Compromise, No Retreat in the Fight Against Imperialism and War

    April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Plymouth Congregational Church

    A bold community forum to address the work of opposing both militarized domestic state repression, and the policies of de-stabilization, subversion and the permanent war agenda of the U.S. state globally.

  • Reversing Wealth Inequality (Oregon)

    April 17 @ 7:30 pm at Oregon Humanities Center

    IPS's Chuck Collins making "The Case for Restoring Progressive Taxation and Bringing Wealth Home."

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