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.
Pandemic disparities have driven workers at Starbucks and several other low-wage employers to demand a fair reward for their labor.
Colombia has new leaders who see the direct link between plutocracy and the plunder of our most valuable ecosystem.
Running on a platform of gender equity, progressive taxation, and environmental protection, Colombia’s first leftist president could bring much-needed change to a deeply unequal nation.
When you give everyone a chunk of change, does it really change their lives and their communities?
What Do Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of Covid-19 Teach Us About Building a Resilient Care Infrastructure?
New Report: Pandemic Exposed Black Immigrant Domestic Workers to Exploitation, Wage Theft, Lack of Safety
IPS and NDWA’s latest report highlights the experiences of over 1,000 Black immigrant domestic workers in NYC, MA, and Miami and exposes continued exploitation, safety hazards, and insecurity during the pandemic.
The Poor People’s Campaign marched on Washington to demand that politicians legislate to protect the fundamental rights of 140 million poor and low-wealth people in America. Here’s why a pastor from New York joined them.
June 17 marks anniversary of Nixon’s 1971 “War on Drugs” speech: IPS Drug Policy Director Sanho Tree available for comment, interviews
“The drug war has always been about the oppression and social control of people of color and minority groups.”
Private pensions no longer narrow our income gaps. Taxing the rich to boost Social Security could.
Vast fortunes rely on destroying our planet. Taxing those fortunes to fund climate action could give us a shot at survival.