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

Executive Excess 2021

Low-Wage Workers Lost Hours, Jobs, and Lives. Their Employers Bent the Rules — To Pump up CEO Paychecks.

The Latest From Jerusalem and Kabul

Phyllis Bennis discusses the latest developments in Jerusalem and Gaza, and the explosion at a girl’s school in Kabul, Afghanistan.

House Dems Push Postal Banking Pilots as an Alternative to Predatory Firms

Thirty-three members have asked for federal budget funding to test out expanded postal financial services in 10 rural and urban communities.

The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed

In a battle to protect their rivers and waterways, the people of El Salvador came together to ban mineral mining.

Bill, Melinda, and the Burden of Grand Fortune

We can’t buy happiness, but greater equality could make it more likely.

Pan American Silver Pressured to Shut Down Community Interference in Guatemala

Indigenous leaders in Guatemala and their allies take a stand against corporate greed in their community.

Humanizing the People Police Kill

The standard, often unreliable reporting on police killings dehumanizes victims — a fact my own family knows too well.

Why Human Rights Watch Designating Israel’s Crimes as Apartheid Is a Very Big Deal

The report reflects the power of decades of work in defense of Palestinian rights.

The Man for the Moment Who Must Do More

Biden deserves praise for going big and bold on the economy. Let’s push him to go bigger and bolder.

Immigrants to the Rescue

For countries facing a demographic crisis, immigrants are the answer.