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

Trump Targets Cuba’s Tourism and Small Businesses

Trump administration sanctions imposing new travel restrictions on Cuba will have no effect on Cuba’s support for Venezuela.

The Misadventures of ‘Tariff Man’

For Donald Trump, tariffs are a substitute for diplomacy, just as harassment in his personal life is a substitute for normal human interaction

Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Milwaukee just declared racism a public health crisis. This novel approach to combating racial inequity should inspire other cities.

There’s a Simple Explanation for Racial Disparities in Terrorism Prosecutions: Racism

Whether authorities classify an act as “terrorist” depends almost entirely on who carries it out, not what they did.

In an Unequal America, Empathy, Not Just Housing, Has Become Too Pricey

The wealthy feel aggrieved by the presence of homeless folks, yet they’re the ones driving the affordable housing crisis.

Business School Graduates — Don’t Work for Billionaires

Billionaires have become a protected class, employing the brightest graduates to defend and multiply their assets and privileges. Don’t help them exacerbate inequality.

MLB Players Are Getting Stiffed

If corporations treat millionaire assets this way, imagine how they’ll treat you.

Africa’s True Liberation Beckons

Africa Liberation Day represents a clarion call to the continent as her diaspora demands complete political and economic freedom.

Undocumented Immigrants Fight for the Right to Drive

The Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center is organizing with immigrants across Massachusetts to allow undocumented people to apply for a driver’s license.

The Terrifying Implications of India’s Elections for People and the Planet

The Modi government’s far-right bigotry is well-known, but its equally disturbing environmental record isn’t.