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Cities and States Can Lead the Way Towards a Clean Energy Transition

As the Trump administration continues falsely claim that fossil fuels are needed for job growth, cities and states can play a larger role in addressing climate change and creating jobs, IPS climate policy expert Basav Sen told Rising Up with Sonali.
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The Walmart Tax

When you pay your workers so little, it's the American taxpayers who make up the gap. But how do we stop subsidizing wage theft?
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Envisioning a Post-Trump Future

A new book published by the Next Systems Project challenges us to think past today’s daily scandals to consider exactly what kind of society we want to live in.
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Wealthy Heir Says: "Tax Me!"

A beneficiary of family wealth speaks out against a Washington, D.C. proposal to pay for estate tax cuts by shortchanging public services.
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Students Get the Last Word on Commencement

If they don't want protests, universities need to give students more input on their commencement speakers.

El Salvador – When The Seeds Of Resistance Bloom

On 30th March 2017 legislators in El Salvador approved a blanket ban on all metal mining activities in the country – the first country in the world to do so.
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The Nixonization of Donald Trump

In the aftermath of Watergate, the country turned to the left. Are progressives positioned to capitalize on Trump's stumbles today?
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The Gratifying Challenges of Mothering a Trans Child

Mothering a transgender child several years before there was any public understanding of what makes a baby transgender is a mountain most mothers hope they don't have to climb. But mothers don't have the luxury of staying confused.
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The U.S. Must Honor the Commitments it Made in the Paris Agreement

As the Trump administration weighs its decision on the Paris Accord, our planet and our pockets remain at risk, Janet Redman tells the Real News Network.
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Inequality Makes Us Sad

The Great Recession, a new study shows, has driven the sharpest decline in reported happiness since researchers started collecting consistent data.

The Hidden Bombshell in the Comey-Trump Story

The president didn’t just want the FBI to stop investigating his friend Mike Flynn. He wanted it to arrest journalists.
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Congress Wants to Cut Your Health Care — And Billionaires’ Taxes

But health care costs, not corporate taxes, are the real drain on the U.S. economy.
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Where Did Our Trade Unions Go?

In today’s ‘union-free’ environment, top corporate execs can pay themselves at levels their predecessors would have considered unimaginable.
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The Moms Fighting for Their Kids Behind Bars

For the mothers of the 54,000 children incarcerated in this country — the most of any in the world — Mother's Day rings in an acute pain.
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How We Can Get Out of Our Coal Hole

States that invest in renewables are reaping the rewards. Those that stick to coal are courting a mining collapse.
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How to Reinvent the European Left

Europeans want to upend politics as usual and the far right is still rising. If the left doesn’t come up with an unusual politics of its own, it will be upended as well.
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If Washington Won’t Rein in Corporate Greed, Your State Might

A business owner turned state legislator is working to rein in runaway pay at the top of the corporate ladder.
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Reagan's Tax Reform Was A Bipartisan Effort of Surrender to America's Deepest Pockets

The Reaganites didn’t compromise away any of their core commitments. The Democrats did.
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Automation Kills Jobs and Brings Mass Poverty. Call That Progress?

The "One Rich Guy" who profits would.
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How Will the White House Try to Sell its Corporate Tax Cuts?

In real life, these lavish tax breaks for corporate titans have nothing to do with protecting the health and safety of American workers.

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  • Film: Real Boy

    May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Busboys & Poets – 14th & V

    IPS's Karen Dolan and daughter Grace, will be among panelists in this Indie Lens Pop-Up Film presentation and community conversation about the social challenges, virtues, and personal triumphs of families with transgender children.

  • Bringing the Global to the Local: Resisting Wars at Home and Abroad

    May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    An interactive panel and an artistic performance to challenge new escalations and resist longtime wars abroad, part of the Spring event series, "IPS on the Offense: Big Visions for State and Local Power."

  • Book Event: The Secure and the Dispossessed

    June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    Come to this brownbag talk and book signing with Nick Buxton of TNI on "how the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world."

  • Housing Not Handcuffs

    June 6 @ 9:00 am - June 7 @ 5:00 pm at Sidley Austin LLP

    The National Forum on the Human Right to Housing to address, increasing laws and enforcement practices that punish people for activities such as sleeping or sitting down to survive.

  • SAVE THE DATE: Third Days of Action Against the Blockade

    September 11 @ 10:00 am - September 16 @ 9:00 pm at Various Venues Around Washington DC

    Five days of interesting activities with a central focus on the effects of the blockade on the health of all the Cuban people.

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