Archive: Press Releases

House Armed Services Committee Hearing Misleading on Doomsday Projections

Hearing on military spending, jobs, and the economy leaves out one side of the story, say experts.

Statement by Janet Redman: United States Threatens Green Climate Fund

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.

Senate Report Reinforces IPS Research on Tax Dodging, Excessive Executive Pay, and Layoffs

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.

Wisconsin Progressive Movement and Bethlehem, The Migrant’s Shelter, win prestigious human rights award

An Institute for Policy Studies gala tomorrow evening at the National Press Club honors unsung heroes of the progressive movement.

Think Tanks on the Right and Left Agree: Corporate Tax Holidays Lead to Layoffs, Not Jobs

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.

Press Conference Call: Electronic Shackles, Obama Administration Continues DREAMer’s Deportation Process

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.

Washington DC Poets Engage in “Walk of Shame” to Embassies of Countries Where Poetry is Banished

DC event is part of “100 Thousand Poets for Change” global event with over 600 poetry events across the world.

Awards Gala: Wisconsin Progressive Movement and Bethlehem, The Migrant’s Shelter, win prestigious human rights award

The Institute for Policy Studies hosts the 35th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards Ceremony to honor unsung heroes in the progressive movement.

Press Statement on Obama’s Job Speech: The Good, the Bad, and the Missing

John Cavanagh, Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, responds to President Obama’s jobs speech.

10 Years after 9/11, Phyllis Bennis says, “September 11th Didn’t Change the World. September 12th Did.”

“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.

Press Conference Call (recording): The Massive CEO Rewards for Tax Dodging

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.

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.

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.