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

Abolish the Electoral College, Empower the People

Republicans don’t respect Americans enough to let them pick their own president.

IPS Expresses Deep Sadness and Sincere Condolences with Family, Friends, and Movements in Latin America at the Sudden Loss of Four Dearly Loved Defenders in Guatemala

Today we are reminded about how important it is to appreciate and care for eachother every day as part of long and challenging struggles for the health, dignity and self-determination of communities and peoples.

World Gives America One Year to Stop Trump or Face Sanctions

[Satire] UN: “We recommend that Americans sentence all top-ranking officials of the Trump administration to a decade of picking up trash along America’s highways.”

It’s Time for $15 and a Union

A minimum wage hike would boost earnings for 40 million workers.

Is Your Bank Loaded? A New Report Has the Answer

A coalition of activists is challenging the financial industry’s ties to the gun industry, its lobbyists, and the lawmakers that support it most.

The Widening Rift Between the U.S. and China

Worsening relations between the two largest economies in the world could lead to disaster.

For Military Contractors, Tax Day is Pay Day

Lockheed Martin’s CEO took home $20 million while enlisted soldiers got just $20,000. Why? Because corporations have hijacked the military.

Examining NATO’s Legacy After 70 Years

Tensions between the U.S. and their NATO allies were on full display last week, leading to questions about the strength of the alliance.

Should We Tax Capital Gains?

Tax-the-rich proposals just keep coming. The latest, a capital gains tax, would hit households earning over $10 million annually the hardest.

Scapegoating Unions for the Postal Service’s Phony Crisis

At a recent Senate hearing, some officials attempted to divert attention from the real cause of post office financial losses by blaming worker rights.