Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Claims of a post-racial society are undermined by racism in mainstream media.
Barack Obama’s electoral victory represents hope for a change in direction for U.S. relations with Latin America.
The approximately $4.1 trillion that the United States and European governments have committed to bail out financial firms is 40 times the money they’re spending to fight climate and poverty crises in the developing world.
The approximately $4.1 trillion that the United States and Europe have committed to rescue financial firms is 40 times the money they’re spending to fight climate and poverty crises in the developing world.
As long as U.S. officials continue to refuse to face the reality of a post-market fundamentalist world, they will further contribute to the crisis.
A civil society statement on the G20 summit from IPS Director John Cavanagh and coalition members.
A tongue-in-cheek account of that historic evening.
With sweeping Democratic victories in the House, Senate, and presidential races, a new day has dawned for American politics.
The wealthy of the Eisenhower years paid a hefty share of their income in taxes.
Funds for the economic recovery should come from the Wall Street gamblers and the wealthy CEOs who profited from the casino economy.