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

What Ocasio-Cortez’s Win Says About the Rise of the Left

Small-dollar donations and serious on-the-ground and digital organizing are helping insurgents take back the reins of power from big money and proving voters are ready for an unapologetic leftist message.

Emmanuel Macron’s ‘Extreme Centrism’ Is a Threat to Democracy

Hiding behind appeals to “rationalism,” the French leader seeks to “fix” the French economy by cozying up to a tiny, binge-eating wealthy elite.

Taking on Income Inequality in Massachusetts — Almost

The movement for economic justice may have lost in court, but it’s winning in the streets.

I’m Tired of Hearing From Bill Clinton

While the former president gets yet another chance to explain his inappropriate behavior, victims like Lulabel Seitz get shut out of the media spotlight.

Why We Fight About Pride Parades

Can the queer community support members who suffer state violence or corporate exploitation? That’s what the pride debates come down to.

World to Refugees: Go to Hell

Over 22.5 million people have been forced to flee their countries. Last year, less than 200,000 were resettled.

We Subsidize the Wrong Kind of Agriculture

We should be supporting the small farmers who sell at farmers markets, not the corporate giants that hurt our health and environment.

Celebrating The End of Slavery — With One Big Asterisk

Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in America. But with over 2 million of us behind bars, has it really ended — or just transformed?

Why We Still Need Pride Parades

Pride parades are safe spaces in a country where LGBTQ people can be harassed, fired, and denied housing or even medical care.

Inside the Heated Battle Over D.C.’s Sub-Minimum Tipped Wage

Misinformation abounds as the restaurant industry pours its resources into defeating Initiative 77.