Archive: Press Releases

How Our Tax Dollars Subsidize Exorbitant CEO and Executive Pay

“Our report details how taxpayers are in effect rewarding corporate executives for gaming the tax system,” says co-author Scott Klinger. “The tax code has become a prime enabler of bloated CEO pay.”

World Bank played a role in India’s flawed energy infrastructure, says expert Daphne Wysham

Expert Available: Daphne Wysham on India’s power outage

Industry-backed study on defense and jobs still flawed, say experts

Experts skeptical about aerospace industry study on military spending and jobs. “Defense contractors are notoriously bad jobs creators,” said IPS Research Fellow Miriam Pemberton.

Resilience Circles help communities recover from extreme weather, disasters, and outages

With many Americans only recently recovered from extreme weather, transportation challenges, and power and communications outages, some explore ways to strengthen local circles of support.

World Bank Tribunal Ruling in El Salvador Mining Case Undermines Democracy

IPS Director John Cavanagh will participate in a protest outside the Vancouver headquarters of Pacific Rim today.

Response: Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Thrusts the Institute for Policy Studies into the Spin Zone

Director of IPS is “grateful” for opportunity to showcase “proud history of public scholarship”

Expert Available: Robert Alvarez offers line-by-line analysis of nuclear provisions in defense bill

Robert Alvarez offers a detailed analysis of the actios and impacts of sections relating to nuclear weapons in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013.

Japanese Parliamentarian Kuniko Tanioka briefs press and NGOs on Fukushima nuclear station, worsening situation, and what has gone underreported from Japan

Japanese Parliamentarian Ms. Kuniko Tanioka is one of the few Japanese politicians willing to speak out publicly and critically on the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and her government’s response to it. She is joined by Robert Alvarez, IPS senior scholar, in a briefing on Fukushima to occur May 10.

Expert Available: Emira Woods comments on Charles Taylor, former head of state of Liberia found guilty of war crimes

Emira Woods, public scholar on Africa, foreign policy, originally from Liberia, available for comment or interview.

As Buffett Rule Comes Before Congress this Tax Day, One Percenters Will Ask Congress to Redistribute the “Pie”

Demonstrations by young “one percenters” in almost ten cities will include lessons in how to fairly cut pumpkin, pecan, and apple pies.

Global Day of Action planned to protest military spending on U.S. Tax Day, April 17

Over 130 events planned in 39 countries on Tuesday, April 17. Actions come as new global military spending data released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Action coincides with U.S. tax day.

Obama and North American Counterparts Keep it Low Profile at Today’s Three Amigos Summit

Experts available to discuss the failed promises of Obama’s policies towards Canada and Mexico.

New Book: 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do about It, by Chuck Collins

In “99 to 1,” Chuck Collins pulls together detailed information about the 1 percent and the 99 percent in all realms of society, the causes and consequences of this deep inequality, and what can be done about it. His book provides answers to the growing population of everyday Americans who are paying closer attention to the 99 percent movement.

More than 100 Economists Call for Trans-Pacific Trade Deal to Allow Capital Controls to Prevent Crises

In advance of Trans-Pacific trade talks, over 100 economists are sending a letter today urging negotiators to promote global financial stability by allowing the use of capital controls.

Media Advisory Poem: Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness Brings Poetry of the 99% to Nation’s Capital

Split This Rock is coming soon!
A poetry festival to make you swoon.
March twenty-second through twenty-fifth
Poems by and for the ninety-nine percent.