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Join us at the 46th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

46th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards will be held virtually and in-person on October 13.
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Italy’s Far Right Rode Inequality to Victory — But Has No Answers for It

A let-the-rich-be government has opened the doors to the smiling heirs of Italy’s neofascist factions.
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Is Putin in a Corner?

Exactly how weak is Vladimir Putin, both in terms of his effort to defeat Ukraine and his ability to maintain power in Moscow?

FACT SHEET: No National Security without Climate Security

How Washington's climate spending compares to its investments in the military.
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The Climate Legacy of the British Empire

As the global media obsessed over the royal succession, one-third of Pakistan, a former British colony, was underwater.
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Poor People Will Be Voting for Their Lives in the Midterms

New poverty data reveals the effectiveness of pandemic aid programs that are now expired. For poor Americans, building on that success is a matter of life and death.
Photo of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, a light skinned Hispanic man with grey hair and a black jacket and red tie, speaking with a raised hand in front of the UN flag, EU flag, and several other flags.

A Voice at the United Nations the World Needs to Hear

The UN’s secretary-general is speaking truth – about inequality — to our world’s leaders.

The data is in: Poverty is a political choice

Common sense federal investments caused poverty to plunge during the pandemic shock. If we fail to renew them, we’re choosing poverty.

Reports and Resources

  • 46th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

    October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Friends Meeting of Washington, DC

    IPS returns to in-person an Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Gala, and invites you to honor our fallen heroes Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt and the heroes of today who provide hope during challenging times.

  • Webinar: Where Has All the Money Gone?

    October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Webinar

    A webinar addressing the trillions locked up in private foundations and donor-advised funds (DAFs), while charities are in dire need, federal pandemic-related aid programs are winding down, and families are struggling with high inflation.

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