Archive: Press Releases

NEW REPORT: “Homecoming: The Greater Birmingham Community Speaks on Regional Cooperation and a More Inclusive Economy”

The Institute for Policy Studies and Alabama Arise’s professional study findings expose the critical issues that impact Greater Birmingham residents — and the solutions they want to see.

Inaction Costs City of Boston $20 Million+ in Funds for Affordable Housing

New analysis from the Institute for Policy Studies shows how much Boston’s failure to enact a luxury real estate tax has cost the city.

National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies Releases Fact Sheet: “No National Security without Climate Security”

New resource explains how over-investment in militarism and under-investment in climate solutions have contributed to the failure to mitigate climate change – and that ways that we can reinvest military spending to combat the worst existential threat to our communities.

El Instituto de Estudios Políticos honrará a Sindicato de Trabajadores de Amazon y al Movimiento por Nuestros Desaparecidos en México

La 46ª edición de los Premios Letelier-Moffitt de Derechos Humanos se celebrará de forma virtual y presencial el 13 de octubre.

Institute for Policy Studies will honor Amazon Labor Union and Movimiento por Nuestros Desaparecidos en México (Movement for Our Disappeared in Mexico)

The 46th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards will be held virtually and in-person on October 13.

Billionaire Enabler States: How U.S. States Captured by the Trust Industry Help the World’s Wealthy Hide Their Fortunes

A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies shows how 13 U.S. states shield billionaires – and what we can do about it.

Colombian courts must not be undermined by shadowy international tribunals, say campaigners

International organizations appeal to Colombia’s highest court over human rights violations at one of the largest open pit coal mines in the world.

New Book Examines and Reimagines Warfare Economies

Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies Associate Fellow, “Six Stops on the National Security Tour: Rethinking Warfare Economies”

New Report: Gilded Giving 2022

The Institute for Policy Studies’ new report, Gilded Giving 2022, shows the risks of increasingly concentrated philanthropic power.

New Ipsos Poll Shows Broad Majority of Americans Support Bold Charity Reform

Concerns about Warehousing Charity Dollars and Tax Subsidies for Wealthy Donors and Perpetual Foundations Transcend Partisan Divide

New Report: Pandemic Exposed Black Immigrant Domestic Workers to Exploitation, Wage Theft, Lack of Safety

IPS and NDWA’s latest report highlights the experiences of over 1,000 Black immigrant domestic workers in NYC, MA, and Miami and exposes continued exploitation, safety hazards, and insecurity during the pandemic.

June 17 marks anniversary of Nixon’s 1971 “War on Drugs” speech: IPS Drug Policy Director Sanho Tree available for comment, interviews

“The drug war has always been about the oppression and social control of people of color and minority groups.”

New Report: Bay State Billionaires Reap Wealth Gains of 46 Percent During Pandemic

“These dramatic wealth gains are unseemly in the face of the loss of over a million lives and millions of livelihoods.”

New Report: Executive Excess 2022

Two-thirds of low-wage corporations that cut worker pay in 2021 spent billions on stock buybacks.

New Research from the Institute for Policy Studies Shows How the Rich Use Donor-Advised Funds to Warehouse Charitable Wealth

DAFs have been used to transform philanthropy into a taxpayer-subsidized extension of private power and influence for the wealthy.