President Obama’s Words on Inequality Are “Not Enough,” Say Experts at Institute for Policy Studies
President Obama’s remarks this week on inequality and economic mobility are on the right track but need to be followed by action, said experts Sam Pizzigati, editor of Inequality.org and IPS Associate Fellow, and Chuck Collins, director of the Inequality and the Common Good project at IPS.
“Idea Slam” Event Will Give a Chance to Air New Ideas to Change the World
The Institute for Policy Studies will hold an Idea Slam competition as part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion. Celebrity judges include Danny Glover.
Views Roundup with IPS – Egypt, Obama’s Africa trip, NSA spying, fracking, more
A weekly roundup of what IPS personalities are talking about.
Robin Hood Tax, Not Corporate Greed, Should be Focus of Climate Finance Meetings, Say Activists
Chanting, “Human need, not corporate greed! Robin Hood Tax now!” protesters dressed as polar bears, farmers, and bankers engaged with officials entering the meeting to urge them to support a Robin Hood Tax.
Interview with Janet Redman, IPS, on the Green Climate Fund
As meetings begin in Berlin, Germany, Redman says that the Green Climate Fund must be focused on meeting the needs of people in developing countries, not maximizing corporate profit.
Timeline: IPS Celebrates 50 Years of Turning Ideas Into Action
Highlights over the past 50 years, from the antiwar and civil rights movements in the 1960s to recent peace and global justice movements to the Occupy movement.
Election Night Party with IPS
Join us on livestream for a night of what you won’t hear in the mainstream media.
Chilean Student Movement and City Life Vida Urbana, group fighting foreclosures, evictions, are recipients of prestigious Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award by Institute for Policy Studies
Washington DC awards ceremony will feature Danny Glover, Camila Vallejo. Event will include music, poetry, food, open bar.
Charles Taylor Found Guilty of War Crimes — Emira Woods Available for Comment
Emira Woods, an Institute for Policy Studies expert originally from Liberia, comments on Taylor’s conviction.
Police Can’t Raid Our Dreams
The Occupy movement has made millions of Americans think harder about our economic, environmental, and political realities, and that has the potential to change everything.
The Steely Mitt Blues: A Mitt Romney and Bain Capital Song
Now I’ve got the Steely Mitt blues.
Seen him on TV.
But I’ll never forget
what Mitt did to me.
Groups come together outside World Bank tribunal to defend El Salvador, defeat unfair trade policy
Over 100 people protested today at the World Bank building, as a tribunal housed inside the building decided the fate of El Salvador under the provisions of CAFTA.
What I’ve Learned Occupying Wall Street and DC
In squares, parks, and plazas all over the country, we’re taking the time for true democracy to work.
Release: CEOs Who Earn More Than Their Corporations Pay in Taxes
Of last year’s 100 highest-paid U.S. corporate chief executives, 25 took home more in CEO pay than their company paid in 2010 federal corporate income taxes.
Maceo Protests at Deficit Talks in Washington
A 10-year-old’s perspective of the debt ceiling debacle.
How the Institute for Policy Studies Helped Release the Pentagon Papers
IPS co-founder Marcus Raskin and others provided crucial aid to whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.
Blowing the Whistle
IPS co-founder Marcus Raskin helped whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg release the Pentagon Papers.
Don’t Just Indict “DSK,” Charge the IMF Too
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s behavior parallels that of the International Monetary Fund itself.
IMF Chief Assaults Woman from Guinea–Again
Strauss-Kahn’s alleged sex attack on an African immigrant is a harrowing metaphor for how the IMF treats the rest of the world.