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Detroit's Revival Can't Happen Without Women of Color

The story of the city's revival will be a mythical fable if it is not grounded in uplifting long-term Detroiters and their neighborhoods, in addition to the newcomers the city is attracting.

So Many Tax Lies, So Little Time

Three figures can explain the impact of Donald Trump's tax plan.

Trump Is Signaling an Unprecedented Right Turn on Foreign Policy

From his feud with Bob Corker to his plans to renege on the Iran deal, Trump's mood swings mean a dangerous new era of foreign policy.

Don’t Believe the Trump Administration: MS-13 is Not Ravaging the United States.

The Central American gang is a big problem in Central America — and an object of scare tactics here.

The Women of Color ‘Solutionaries’ Who Are Taking On Detroit’s Deep Divisions

A new report uses photography and interviews to raise the profile of 20 Black, Latina, Arab, and Asian women who should have a greater say in the city's revitalization.

To End Mass Incarceration, We Must Rethink How We Respond to Violence

Using restorative justice techniques as an alternative to prison has a surprising group of supporters: victims of violence.

Trump's 'Tax Reform' Is More Regressive Than Even Reagan's

The last thing the country needs is a sham tax reform designed to reward Republican donors with more tax breaks.
Destroyed tanks in front of a mosque in Azaz, Syria.

The U.S. Is Bombing at Least Six Countries. How Can the Anti-War Movement Step Up?

Peace activists must look beyond our own movement.

Why Do So Many Super Rich Despise the Poor?

Donald Trump's put-down of Puerto Ricans reflects a mindset that has long afflicted the awesomely affluent.
Stop Registering Afghan Voters

VIDEO: The U.S. War in Afghanistan Is Now 16 Years Old. Trump Has No Plans to End It.

Trump's plans to extend the war he once supported ending are even more worrisome for their lack of transparency.

Germany and the Rise of a ‘Fascist International’

Germany funds foundations for its political parties. If the far right gets one, we're one step closer to globalizing the alt-right.

The NFL Should Do More Than Just Take A Knee

NFL owners have banded together against Trump’s divisive comments, but will they put their money where their mouth is?

Regions from Catalonia to Kurdistan are Clamoring for Their Own States

But what good is being a state anymore?
Stealing From The Mouth of Public Education to Feed the Prison Industrial Complex

States and Local Advocates Lead the Way for Criminal Justice Reform

A felony conviction may not always mean a lifetime jail sentence, but for most it means economic hardship and financial instability for life.

How to Successfully Engage North Korea On Human Rights

Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.

The Racial Wealth Divide in Trump's America

When it comes to wealth in the Black and Latino communities, they are significantly lagging behind their White counterparts. Will the President step up to help or continue to let them suffer?
Black women equal pay

Black and Latino Families Will Be Broke in a Few Decades if We Don't Fix the Wealth Divide

New research shows that if the growing racial wealth divide is left unchecked, median Black and Latino families will become penniless within a few decades. It doesn't have to be this way. 
Homeless man holding sign 'Very Hungry Please'

The Dark Side of Hosting the Olympics

The Olympics are coming back to Los Angeles. But the games are notoriously bad news for poor people in host cities.

Can Anti-Racist Businesses Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is?

Corporations rejecting racism is good, but it's a low bar — especially when many still profit off it.

We Get Sick, They Get Rich

Our "free market" health care system gives CEOs the freedom to squeeze us.

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  • Welcome to Camp America: Book Talk & Signing

    October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Busboys & Poets – 14th & V

    IPS's Dr. Maha Hilal is a featured panelist at the celebration of Guantánamo, art, and activism and the launch of conceptual documentary artist Debi Cornwall's new book, "Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay."

  • Localize It! What Resilience Looks Like

    October 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at Vermont Law School

    Learning from each other while bringing localization to the forefront of people’s imagination in our work toward a more resilient planet.

  • OLLI-WLS 2017 Symposium: Inequality of Income and Wealth

    October 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm at University of Nebraska-Lincoln – East Campus Union

    A forum co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNL and the Winter Lecture Series of the Unitarian Church to understand why it matters that some have so very much while others have very little.

  • Divest from the War Machine Summit

    October 21 @ 9:00 am - October 22 @ 1:00 pm at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

    As Trump is creating dangerous confrontations with North Korea and Iran, while increasing militarization in our streets, join us to target his military contractor cronies profiting from the chaos!

  • ISIS abroad, Islamophobia at home

    October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Rhatigan Student Center

    Phyllis Bennis speaks on US Foreign Policy, Wars and Terrorism at the 72nd United Nations Anniversary Banquest of the Global Learning Center of Wichita.

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