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.
Dedrick Muhammad and the Institute for Policy Studies have once again partnered with United For A Fair Economy for the “State of the Dream 2009: The Silent Depression.”
Americans recognize the need to act on our current crisis but detest the idea that ordinary taxpayers should bear the brunt of bailing out the kingpins of Wall Street.
The South American country’s refusal to make ‘immoral and illegitimate’ payments exposes an international financial architecture glitch.
IPS and Jobs With Justice provide a lighter rundown of the economic crisis—in a comic book.
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.