Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

De pie con defensoras y defensores de territorio hondureños en Washington, D.C.

Este año, IPS honró a las defensoras y los defensores de territorio hondureños Afro-Indígenas, OFRANEH, con nuestro Premio Internacional LM de Derechos Humanos. Todavía estamos celebrando su resistencia.

Standing With Honduran Land Defenders in Washington, D.C.

This year, IPS honored the Afro-Indigenous Honduran land defenders OFRANEH with our International LM Human Rights Award. We’re still celebrating their resiliency.

The U.S. Can’t Keep Absolving Itself Over Afghanistan

The Pentagon now claims no wrongdoing in a parting drone attack that killed seven children. International law and basic morality demands real accountability.

We Can’t Trust the World Bank to Stand Up to Powerful Fossil Fuel Companies

While the divestment movement is working to hold fossil fuel companies accountable, the World Bank is protecting and financing them.

Our New Art ‘Appreciation,’ Billionaire-Style

Fine art has never been more financially lucrative — or less central to our culture.

If You Think Vaccine Mandate Pushback Is Bad…

At some point, governments will start using more sticks than carrots to break our deadly dependence on fossil fuels. How will humanity respond?

NYC Taxi Drivers Took on Predatory Lenders — And Won

This worker-driven organizing victory could pave the way for future debt relief.

Climate of Delusion

We all think that climate change is somebody else’s problem. We have to be persuaded otherwise.

Nebraska Can Be a Leader in Wind Energy. Here’s How.

Nebraska still gets 51% of its electricity from coal. But there’s good news: Nebraska has exceptional potential for wind energy.