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Report: How States Can Boost Renewables With Benefits for All

Renewable Portfolio Standards and Distributed Solar Access for Low-Income Households

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The Hunger President

As famine descends on a huge swath of the globe, the White House is rolling back aid, ramping up conflict, and risking more climate chaos.

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A Closer Look At Evictions Caused By Increased Housing Costs

An in-depth look at what happens when cities become unaffordable.

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You Pay Your Fair Share. Shouldn’t Wall Street?

While you and I file our taxes, Republicans want to make it even easier for big banks to dodge them.

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After the Chemical Attack, It’s Time to Get Rid of the ‘Muslim Ban’

Now that he cares about the fate of Syrian children, I hope Trump will open up our country — not bomb theirs.

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What Does Kim Jong Un Want?

It’s not too late for diplomacy with North Korea’s leader.

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Remembering the Insider Who Blew the Whistle on Corporate Greed

Graef Crystal proved that corporations won't police themselves. Maybe good policies can.
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Let’s Face It: The Coal Industry Is a Job Killer

Wind and solar could create many, many more jobs than coal — especially if the government stops propping it up.
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In French Presidential Race, Echoes of FDR's Income Cap

With a call for an income cap on society’s richest, a longshot presidential campaign has thrown a giant scare into the French political elite.

Local Action Pushes CEO-Worker Pay Gap Reform

With national policy likely to compound the income and wealth gap in the coming years, states and localities are fighting back.
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The Hunger President

As famine descends on a huge swath of the globe, the White House is rolling back aid, ramping up conflict, and risking more climate chaos.
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Brexit, a Wake-Up Call for Europe

Britain has a lot to lose from Brexit, but the EU will fare worse.
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A Closer Look At Evictions Caused By Increased Housing Costs

An in-depth look at what happens when cities become unaffordable.
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Here's Your Diploma, Graduates — and Your Debt

44 million households now hold $1.4 trillion of student debt.
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There’s No Strategy Behind Trump’s Wars — Only Brute Force

Trump's wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.
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Low-income Families Will Bear the Brunt of Climate Change. This Organization is Working to Change That.

Renew Oregon is advancing innovative climate justice proposals, building on a legislative victory to expand the state’s use of renewable energy, with strong benefits for low-income consumers.

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  • It Takes Roots Red Line Action

    April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Location TBA

    IPS's Basav Sen will be participating in this delegation, representing IPS Climate Policy Program.

  • Challenging the U.S. War on the Atmosphere: How We Fight Back

    April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at St. Stephen’s Church

    A dynamic teach-in as a prelude to the People’s Climate March (PCM), exploring concrete ways we can advance a just climate agenda and roll back the extractive economy.

  • 2017 Neighborhood Institute

    April 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at Baltimore Design School

    Director of IPS's New Economy Maryland, David Hart will lead the workshop "Owning Your Economy: Community Wealth Building Strategy and Tactics."

  • People’s Climate Justice Forum

    May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Boston Public Library

    A free event on growing (pun intended) solidarity from local to global, featuring international environmental, human rights and climate justice movement leaders.

  • Save the Date: 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.

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