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

Did 9/11 Change Everything?

The 9/11 attacks were a surprise. The response wasn’t.

Death and Living in the Face of Empire

Julian Aguon’s ‘The Properties of Perpetual Light’ is a thoughtful meditation on how, to understand problems at the center of a colonial society, we have to look at the margins.

Does Our Tax System Benefit the Rich on Purpose?

It’s a complicated question. But as a tax attorney, I believe firmly that the flaws are intentional.

Boost Workers and Tax Billionaires

As the super-rich got richer, the most economically precarious have been pushed to the curb.

‘Justice, Not Vengeance’: Read Our 2001 Statement on the 9/11 Attacks

In the days after 9/11, IPS convened scores of allies to express our grief — and to speak out against the rush to war.

Your Awful Office Meetings Are Making CEOs Money

Getting a grip on Corporate America’s structural greed.

The Labor Day Dreams of Black Workers

Leading Black labor organizers and policy advocates share their visions for advancing racial equity in the COVID recovery — and beyond.

Black Labor Leaders and Advocates Reflect on the Pandemic and What Comes Next

We asked nine leading Black labor organizers and policy advocates how to advance racial equity in the COVID recovery — and beyond. Here are their responses.

Biden Defends Ending “Forever War” in Afghanistan and Criticizes Using War as Tool for Nation-Building

Phyllis Bennis joins Democracy Now! to discuss the latest news on Afghanistan, including Biden’s speech about ending the war there, and where the U.S. military will turn its attention next.

State of Insecurity

The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11