Issues / Human Rights
A year after the death of Hugo Chavez Frias, we take time to reflect about his life, his virtues and limitations, his public promises, achievements and unfinished work. Chavez was a bold thinker, uncompromising in his goal of constructing a new, just, economically productive Venezuela.
Emira Woods discusses the international community's concerns regarding the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic on Voice of America.
Phyllis Bennis reflects on the passing of Pete Seeger, renowned folk singer and activist.
How Dr. King would view this day and the need to move beyond GDP.
John Cavanagh, IPS Director, implores President Barack Obama to commute the sentences of the Cuban Five.
Rene Gonzalez, the only member of the Cuban Five to be released from prison since their arrest in 1998 was interviewed by IPS' Netfa Freeman at the 9th International Colloquium for the Freedom of the Five and Against Terrorism held in Holguín, Cuba,
"The treatment of Khobragade during her arrest raises serious concerns for us and for our international allies, but it is our belief this cannot be used as an excuse to ignore the deeper questions raised by the case," said Tiffany Williams, Institute for Policy Studies.
Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was clearly mistreated by U.S. officers, but what about the abuse that migrant domestic workers live through every day?
Emira Woods speaks on the significance of Nelson Mandela's passing on CCTV America: "The spirit of Mandela lives on, a spirit that continues to fight for justice."
The Institute for Policy Studies Mourns and Celebrates Nelson Mandela, Revolutionary Freedom Fighter