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

Columbia’s Student Workers Fight for a Fair Contract

Student workers keep Columbia University running, yet many struggle to make ends meet in one of the most expensive cities in the country.

What’s That ‘Surtax’ Doing in Build Back Better?

Congress may soon be delivering America’s awesomely affluent an unpleasant tax-time surprise.

De pie con defensoras y defensores de territorio hondureños en Washington, D.C.

Este año, IPS honró a las defensoras y los defensores de territorio hondureños Afro-Indígenas, OFRANEH, con nuestro Premio Internacional LM de Derechos Humanos. Todavía estamos celebrando su resistencia.

Temporary Relief for Millions of Essential Immigrant Workers Could Be a Reality — Fingers Crossed

Immigrant rights advocates continue to pressure elected officials to make good on their campaign promises for a pathway to citizenship.

Standing With Honduran Land Defenders in Washington, D.C.

This year, IPS honored the Afro-Indigenous Honduran land defenders OFRANEH with our International LM Human Rights Award. We’re still celebrating their resiliency.

To Curb Inflation, Pass Biden Plan

The bill helps Americans get good jobs and afford food, housing, health care and child care — a strong response to inflation.

In the Latest Round of Budgetary Chess, Progressive Caucus Leader Jayapal Played a Shrewd Gambit

The Seattle Democrat has been willing to take the heat to secure a down payment on an agenda for economic equity and sustainability.

Democrats Need to Protect Democracy — And Pass Their Own Agenda

The 2022 elections are still a year away, but all signs point to trouble for Democrats.

The U.S. Can’t Keep Absolving Itself Over Afghanistan

The Pentagon now claims no wrongdoing in a parting drone attack that killed seven children. International law and basic morality demands real accountability.

We Can’t Trust the World Bank to Stand Up to Powerful Fossil Fuel Companies

While the divestment movement is working to hold fossil fuel companies accountable, the World Bank is protecting and financing them.