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Big news at IPS: Meet our next director, Tope Folarin

Starting May 24, our new executive director will be Tope Folarin. I couldn’t be happier about where we’re going. 
herd immunity and coronavirus

What’s up With the Herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.
minimum wage and unemployment

Employers: If You Want Workers, Pay a Living Wage

It’s not that people don’t want to work — it’s that they don’t want to work for so little.
free speech and cancel culture

The Right Wing Has Always Been Pro-'Cancel Culture'

From brutalizing protestors to rolling back voting rights, don’t get it confused: The right has always tried to "cancel" the views it despises.
ceo pay versus median worker pay 2021 executive excess

How Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic

More than half of the country’s 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.
Young protesters wave Palestinian flags during the Save Sheikh Jarrah protest in front of 10 Downing Street

The Latest From Jerusalem and Kabul

Phyllis Bennis discusses the latest developments in Jerusalem and Gaza, and the explosion at a girl's school in Kabul, Afghanistan.
check cashing places and predatory banking could be solved by USPS postal banking options

House Dems Push Postal Banking Pilots as an Alternative to Predatory Firms

Thirty-three members have asked for federal budget funding to test out expanded postal financial services in 10 rural and urban communities.
mineral mining in el salvador - water defenders

The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed

In a battle to protect their rivers and waterways, the people of El Salvador came together to ban mineral mining.

Reports and Resources

  • 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.

  • The Water Defenders: A US Role in the World Series Program

    June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm at Online – 11:00 am EST/ 8:00 am PST

    The Woman's National Democratic Club hosts Dr. Robin Broad and John Cavanagh for a discussion of the larger political and policy issues raised by their book on "How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed."

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