Peace and Foreign Policy
To build peace, we must dislodge the economic and political foundations of war. IPS believes that a just foreign policy is based on human rights, international law, and diplomacy over military intervention.
Is Mining Money Behind the Arrest of Salvadoran Water Defenders?
The five detainees include leaders of the campaign that won the world’s first metals mining ban in 2017 — a ban the cash-strapped government may be moving to overturn.
Open Letter: Protect Honduras’s Endangered Environmental Activists
IPS joins an international coalition condemning the assassination of environmental leaders in Honduras.
251 Organizations from 29 countries call on Salvadoran government to drop the charges against leading Water Defenders arrested on January 11
Organizaciones internacionales piden al gobierno salvadoreño que retire los cargos contra Defensores del Agua detenidos el 11 de enero [TEXTO EN ESPAÑOL ABAJO]
Solidarity with Ukraine
The Ukraine Solidarity Network believes that the victims of aggression have every right to defend themselves and should receive the support of those who support national self-determination and justice.
Institute for Policy Studies calls on Salvadoran government to release from prison leading Water Defenders arrested on January 11
Hundreds of groups around the world worked with the Salvadoran Water Defenders in the successful campaign to save the country’s rivers from toxic gold mining. They join in demanding the release of the five Water Defenders and to allow them to await their trial in their community.
The Rise of Self-Hating Politicians
House Republicans, Euroskeptics, Vladimir Putin, and Jair Bolsonaro are the agents of a new kind of political disorder that parallels the chaos of failing states, economic catastrophe, and climate disasters.
For Lula, Fighting Against Fascism and For Economic Justice is Nothing New
Having fought for labor rights under a dictatorship, the Brazilian president once again faces a violent far-right movement bent on blocking his pro-worker, pro-democracy agenda.
Senators Failed to Add Anti-Immigrant Border Policy to Budget Deal
Yesterday, two anti-immigrant amendments that would have extended the legacy of the draconian Trump-era immigration policy, Title 42, each took the Senate floor for a vote. Both failed. Title 42 is a Trump-era immigration policy that mass expels migrants who come to...
The Future of Korean Democracy
Korea faces the same democratic deficits as other countries–polarized opinion, rising populism, pervasive fake news–just when it needs responsive democracy the most.
The Far Right is Crazy–Like a Fox
Forget the deplorables and focus instead on the persuadables.