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

The “Selling” of Degrowth

Can those who advocate hitting the brakes on economic growth get their message across before it’s too late?

The End of Us

One year after the January 6 insurrection, is the United States on the verge of break-up?

January 6 Showed Why D.C. Deserves Statehood

When I think of January 6, I remember the overwhelming helplessness — a familiar feeling to residents of the Capitol.

The Party of January 6

The coup attempt turned into a road map for the national GOP. Whether democracy survives is up to us.

Desmond Tutu Spoke Truth in the Face of Oppression

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Phyllis Bennis discuss the life and legacy of the South African archbishop.

A Perfect Storm Has Elon Musk Paying $11 Billion in Tax

But our only quarter-trillionaire is still not paying anything close to his fair tax share.

Rev. Barber: ‘Our Deadline is Victory’

The Poor People’s Campaign and progressive members of Congress vow to continue the fight for the Build Back Better Act.

Ending the Year on the Wrong Nuclear Foot

The U.S. must lead on nuclear disarmament. Instead, it’s doing the opposite.

3 villains that made 2021 hard — and 3 heroes that made it better

If you know where to look, there’s also a lot to be hopeful about. Here are a few villains that shaped 2021 for the worse — and a few heroes worth rooting for.

Should one millionaire senator really be able to send millions of children back into poverty?

The human cost of Manchin’s threat to kill the Build Back Better Act.