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10 Resistance Victories in Trump’s First 100 Days

New social movements are making their power felt in ways that would have been unimaginable before Trump took office.

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Americans Want the Opposite of Trump’s Tax Plan

Tax dodgers get a big break from Donald Trump’s plan.

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Let’s Face It: 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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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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10 Resistance Victories in Trump's First 100 Days

New social movements are making their power felt in ways that would have been unimaginable before Trump took office.
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State and Local Governments Can Take the Lead on Climate Policy

Policy change at the state level can keep environmental policy rolling forward, even as the federal government tries to roll it back.
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Solar Energy Is An Equity Issue

A new report explains how states and cities can lift up low-income households through green energy initiatives.
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100 Days of Unprecedented Incompetence

Are Trump's stumbles a brilliant ploy to "deconstruct the state," a political performance, or actual incompetence?
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Are Trump's H1-B Visa Reforms Just a Dog Whistle for His Base?

Trump’s latest executive order cannot be taken in isolation from his broader immigration agenda, which is overwhelmingly xenophobic.

Americans Want the Opposite of Trump's Tax Plan

Tax dodgers get a big break from Donald Trump's plan.

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: 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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  • 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."

  • State and Local Strategies for Reversing Inequality

    May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Online Webinar

    An Institute for Policy Studies webinar on "Taxing CEO Pay and Lifting Wages for Tipped Workers."

  • 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.

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