Hearing on military spending, jobs, and the economy leaves out one side of the story, say experts.
Climate funding expert Janet Redman responds to Green Climate Fund meeting: By pushing the private sector, the United States is placing a stop payment order on public support to the men, women and children most devastated by climate change.
The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has released a report that underscores the findings of two recent Institute for Policy Studies reports connecting corporate tax dodging with excessive executive pay and worker layoffs.
An Institute for Policy Studies gala tomorrow evening at the National Press Club honors unsung heroes of the progressive movement.
Left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies and right-leaning Heritage Foundation release the same report findings on the same day: Corporations that claimed tax holidays in 2004 pocketed the cash and downsized workers.
Matias Ramos, social media coordinator here at IPS, went public with his undocumented immigrant status to support the DREAM Act as an undocumented student. He has now been fitted with electronic ankle monitor and told he has to leave the country in early October. This is an example of the Obama Administration’s failure to close low-priority deportation cases. Hear from him on a conference call tomorrow, 11:30 AM EST.
DC event is part of “100 Thousand Poets for Change” global event with over 600 poetry events across the world.
The Institute for Policy Studies hosts the 35th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards Ceremony to honor unsung heroes in the progressive movement.
John Cavanagh, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, responds to President Obama’s jobs speech.
“The horrific attacks killed 3,000 people, left hundreds of thousands mourning. But that enormous crime did not – could not – threaten U.S. survival, and it did not destroy U.S. democracy,” said Phyllis Bennis.
On a press conference call on Wednesday, August 31, report co-authors Chuck Collins and Scott Klinger discuss the 25 CEOs who were paid more in compensation last year than their corporations paid in taxes, as well as other report findings, and answer reporters’ questions about the report.
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.
“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.”
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.
Expert available: Sam Pizzigati, an authority on efforts to levy significant taxes on America’s most wealthy and powerful.