Archive: Press Releases

Expert Available: Phyllis Bennis on Libya’s Future

“The success of Libya’s uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO,” said Bennis in an article on Alternet. She asks, “whether events so far are ultimately a victory for the Libyan people, or for NATO. Given recent models of U.S. and NATO involvement in overthrowing dictatorships, we don’t have a lot of examples of how it can be both.”

End U.S. Military and NATO aggression in Libya, says Coalition

Major national organizations call for ceasefire in Libya, de-funding of U.S. military and intelligence operations. They call for an internationally-led ceasefire and negotiations between the warring parties, generous humanitarian assistance, and a strict arms embargo.

Increasing taxes on America’s rich and corporations would end our debt and deficit problems, says IPS analyst

Expert available: Sam Pizzigati, an authority on efforts to levy significant taxes on America’s most wealthy and powerful.

PRESS STATEMENT: IPS Fellow Karen Dolan on “Uncompromising” Republicans in Congress

“Why do these uncompromising Republicans want to impose life-threatening austerity on 98% of us?” asks Dolan

Korean Americans and Allies to Participate in “From War to Peace in East Asia,” Events on Korean War

On July 27, 2011 scholars from the Institute for Policy Studies, South Korea, and the Washington Peace Center will hold a special discussion on the status of the Korean War Armistice and why a peace treaty to end the Korean War matters today in the context of the current military issues facing East Asia and the overall need for peacebuilding in this region.

July 26 Marks the 58th Anniversary of the Onset of the Cuban Revolution

The film by Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Saul Landau, “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up,” featuring Landau, Danny Glover and Fidel Castro (at age 84), shows how the U.S.-backed violence against Cuba has continued for decades and our government’s unusual obsession with Fidel Castro has led to the unjust conviction of the Cuban 5.

“How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule,” New Report, Proposes a Way Out of Economic Recession

As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses preventing inflation, a new report being released next week calls for restructure of the Fed, bank localization, and more.

A New National Movement Forms to Protect and Expand Care

On Tuesday, July 12, over 700 people from across the country, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and national human rights leaders will launch the Caring Across Generations campaign, supported in part by the Institute for Policy Studies.

With unemployment now at 9.2 percent, “Resilience Circles” help others adapt to a changing world

As hard economic times get harder, many Americans turn to helping each other.

New Report Outlines Bold Changes to the Security Budget, as Gates Makes Way for Panetta

As President Obama asks Republicans to cut “sacred cows” from the budget and make security budget cuts, report discusses ways to shift our security resources.

Expert Available: Phyllis Bennis on President Obama’s speech on U.S. troops in Afghanistan

Phyllis Bennis is available for interviews about President Obama’s speech at the White House this evening on withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson to Keynote Forum on Alternatives to Failed War on Drugs

Drug policy analysts and advocates, including Sanho Tree, drug policy scholar and fellow at IPS, to focus on devastating impact on black communities as the Institute of the Black World declares war on the “War on Drugs.”

Expert Cautions that 30 Million Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods Are Unsafely Stored in United States, Could Cause Fukushima-like Disaster

Unprotected and crowded spent nuclear fuel pools pose an unacceptable threat to the public.

Study Reveals Dangerous Amounts of Radioactivity in Unsafe Conditions at U.S. Nuclear Reactor Sites

New data reveals enormous amounts of radioactivity stored in vulnerable spent nuclear fuel pools, many of the the same type that contributed to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Unnecessary Shutdown: Report finds $4 trillion by eliminating corporate tax dodging and tax breaks for millionaires

Congress could raise more than $4 trillion in revenue over the next decade by reversing years of tax giveaways to the richest Americans and largest corporations.