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

As CEO-Worker Pay Gap Soars, Sanders Unveils Plan

At the 50 publicly traded companies with the widest CEO-worker pay gaps, an average worker needs to work 1,000 years to earn the CEO’s annual salary.

The Trump Administration Thinks Grad Students Aren’t Workers. Grad Students Tell Them to Think Again.

Graduate students aren’t just mobilizing against the NLRB. They’re demanding democracy in their workplace.

US to Bolster Saudi Defense with Troops, Weapons

Phyllis Bennis discusses the U.S. plan to bolster Saudi Arabia’s defense capabilities and to arm Saudi Arabia with more weapons.

Concentrated Wealth and the Rise of the Limitarian

Letting small slivers of a population amass as much wealth as they can grab might not be such a hot idea after all.

Israel’s Occupation Is the Problem, Not Its Leader

No matter the victor in Israel’s parliamentary election, policies oppressing the Palestinian people are likely to continue.

No One Should Have to Bargain for Health Care

As the GM strike shows, employers use their workers’ health as a bargaining chip. Medicare for All would end that.

The Case for Impeaching Trump Goes Way Beyond Ukraine

Democrats need to take Trump’s crimes against people and the planet as seriously as those against Joe Biden.

For Trump, Regime Change Begins at Home

Trump has been enlisting foreign leaders in his fight against the U.S. state. Is impeachment a moral necessity or political trap?

People and Planet Over Profit at the Youth Climate Strikes

Millions of young people around the world join global strike to demand climate action ahead of United Nations Climate Summit.