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Why We Fight About Pride Parades

Can the queer community support members who suffer state violence or corporate exploitation? That’s what the pride debates come down to.

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I’m Tired of Hearing From Bill Clinton

While the former president gets yet another chance to explain his inappropriate behavior, victims like Lulabel Seitz get shut out of the media spotlight.
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Why We Fight About Pride Parades

Can the queer community support members who suffer state violence or corporate exploitation? That's what the pride debates come down to.
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World to Refugees: Go to Hell

Over 22.5 million people have been forced to flee their countries. Last year, less than 200,000 were resettled.
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We Subsidize the Wrong Kind of Agriculture

We should be supporting the small farmers who sell at farmers markets, not the corporate giants that hurt our health and environment.
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Celebrating The End of Slavery — With One Big Asterisk

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in America. But with over 2 million of us behind bars, has it really ended — or just transformed?
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Why We Still Need Pride Parades

Pride parades are safe spaces in a country where LGBTQ people can be harassed, fired, and denied housing or even medical care.
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Inside the Heated Battle Over D.C.'s Sub-Minimum Tipped Wage

Misinformation abounds as the restaurant industry pours its resources into defeating Initiative 77.
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The Poor People's Campaign Goes to Congress

Some politicians are finding ways to lift up the voices of Americans struggling with poverty and inequality without grabbing the limelight for themselves.

Reports

  • Join the Poor People’s Campaign

    May 13 @ 6:00 pm - June 23 @ 10:00 am at Various locations listed

    Join A National Call for Moral Revival that is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.

  • Author Events: The Case for a Maximum Wage

    June 26 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 5:00 pm at Various Venues Around Washington DC

    Deep digging discussions and book signing with IPS analyst Sam Pizzigati about his book on how egalitarians worldwide are demonstrating that fair income ratios between rich and poor could be both economically viable and politically practical.

  • Author Event: Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America

    June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Politics & Prose

    Author Alissa Quart, in conversation with author and IPS board member Barbara Ehrenreich will will discuss and sign her new book that "anatomizes the middle class’s fall while also offering solutions and hope."

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