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Q+A with Lindsay Koshgarian on the US' Abhorrent Military Budget

The United States is spending $750 billion on its war machine. That money should be going to food, education, health care, and shelter for working people.

What’s Behind Bolton’s Attacks on the ‘Troika of Tyranny’?

Bolton is fomenting a dangerous geopolitical conflict with Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. It's nothing short of a new Cold War.

The Roots of Economic Inequality and the Racial Wealth Divide

Inequality in the U.S. can be reversed, in part, through intentional social programs and tax reform.

Gentrification Now Has More than Landlubbers Worried

Deep pockets have displaced modest-income people from plenty of prime urban terra firma. Could our offshore be next?

Stop & Shop Workers End 11-Day Strike With a Tentative Agreement

Striking workers won backing from every corner of their community, from local rabbis preparing for Passover to placard-carrying toddlers.

How Trade Agreements Stand in the Way of an International Green New Deal

To reduce emissions abroad, the U.S. must renegotiate its trade agreements.
Wealth inequality

We Can Fix the Nation’s Racial Wealth Gap

The divide is much bigger than most people suppose. It’s also fixable.

Mueller Can’t Unrig the System, but Movements Can

Leading Democrats treated Russia as Trump’s worst crime, even sprinkling in some neo-Cold War rhetoric, while dismissing movements doing the real work of resistance.

Reports and Resources

  • Palestine & Social Justice: A Community Dialogue

    April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

    A community discussion that will include background history of Palestine and Palestinians, US policy in the Middle East, its impact on Palestinian rights, what the different is and what's not about Trump's Middle East policy, and why we call Israeli policy towards the Palestinians "apartheid."

  • Film: Charm City

    April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Busboys & Poets – 14th & V

    A powerfully candid portrait of a group of police, citizens, community leaders, and government officials during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, followed by a Q&A coordinated by IPS Board Chair Tope Folarin with Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

  • First Annual Marcus Raskin Award for Civic and Intellectual Courage

    April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at James Madison Memorial Building, LIbrary of Congress

    Recognizing Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II for outstanding and brave leader in the fields Marc was passionate about, including peace, social reconstruction, art, and politics.

  • Taxing the (Very) Rich: Finding the Cure for Excessive Wealth Disorder

    June 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at The Mayflower Hotel

    A conference about the agenda geared towards combating inequality and raising living standards for the vast majority.

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