Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

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Mexico's Diaspora Electorate

From remittances to voting power, Mexico's politicians recognize the importance of courting the support of Mexican's living in the U.S.
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Palestinians Are Forcing the World to See Their Humanity

The Gaza massacre is a war crime. And the United States is complicit alongside Israel.
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The Racial Wealth Gap is the Result of Systemic Racist Policies

The lasting impact of slavery, red-lining, and mass incarceration, and how they contribute to today's massive racial wealth gap.
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The Bolton Administration Has Already Begun

The hard-right national security adviser successfully tanked the Iran deal. His next target? The North Korea talks.
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Sick of Shady Banks? Get a Loan from the Post Office!

Payday lenders extort poor and rural Americans. One solution? Your friendly neighborhood post office.
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The Moral Revolution America Needs

Poor people of all races are shifting the national conversation on poverty and race from "right vs. left" to "right vs. wrong"
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Rep. Keith Ellison Takes a Hard Look at New CEO Pay Ratio Data

The Minnesota lawmaker has been a champion of efforts to defend the disclosure reform from Republican attack.
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Is Trump’s Abandonment of the Iran Nuclear Deal a Prelude to War?

His advisers, as well as Israel and Saudi Arabia, will be pushing for one—which is why we have to act now to stop it.
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Building a United Working Class in North Carolina

Down Home North Carolina is organizing a multiracial movement to restore power to the state's working people.
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Five Charts that Show Why We Need to Tackle Gender Justice and Poverty Together

The Poor People's Campaign's first week of nonviolent moral direct actions will shine a spotlight on the problems of women in poverty.
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Haspel Is the Most Qualified to Run the CIA — That's Why She's a Terrible Choice

Gina Haspel is just the type of status-quo choice that Donald Trump promised not to make.
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Congress Made It Harder to Give Teachers Raises

Under the new GOP tax law, states that pay teachers a living wage subsidize states that pay them poorly.
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May Day Parade Stands Up Against Wage Theft

Activists demand accountability from Power Design, a subcontractor enabling the "race to the bottom" at construction sites around Washington, D.C.

Help Spread the Word: #CollegeForAll

Help us spread the word about our latest report, "Restoring Opportunity: Taxing Wealth to Fund College for All in California"

Report: Restoring Opportunity in California

Taxing Wealth to Fund College for All in California
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How to Tax Luxury Housing to Fund Social Housing

Taxing high-end real estate transfers can help keep city living affordable for everyone.
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Two-Faced Trump: Peace in Korea, World War in the Middle East

Trump believes he can simultaneously capture a Nobel Peace Prize for North Korea while leaping toward war with Iran.
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This is the Wrong Time to Cut Back on Public Housing

More than half a million Americans are homeless — the size of a large city.
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My Advice for High School Graduates: Learn a Trade

While millions of students rack up college debt and gain no skills, millions of high-paying trade jobs sit empty.
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Demonstrators Disrupt Wells Fargo Shareholder Meeting

An annual protest tradition continues as activists demand accountability from the scandal-ridden bank.

Economic and Racial Justice

Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. Learn more >

Climate Justice

In order to avert a climate catastrophe, we must transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy rooted in economic and racial justice. Learn more >

Peace and Foreign Policy

To build peace, we must dislodge the economic and political foundations of war. Just foreign policy is based on human rights, international law, and diplomacy. Learn more >

Community Engagement

Our community-based work is done through partnership with movement building allies on the ground. Learn more >

Leadership Programs

In order to sustain the movement, we need to continuing growing new generations of social justice leaders. Learn more >

Experts

Josh Hoxie

Project Director, Opportunity and Taxation

Program on Inequality and the Common Good

Basav Sen

Project Director

Climate Policy

Sanho Tree

Project Director

Drug Policy

Robert Alvarez

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Nuclear Policy

Dedrick Asante-Muhammed

Coordinator

Bridging the Divide

Julie Barnet

Associate Fellow

Marc Bayard

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Black Worker Initiative, Global Economy

Beverly Bell

Associate Fellow

Sarah Browning

Associate Fellow

Ron Carver

Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Steve Cobble

Associate Fellow

John Feffer

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Epicenter, Foreign Policy in Focus

Jim Lobe

Associate Fellow

LobeLog

Manuel Perez-Rocha

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Janet Redman

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Oscar Reyes

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Adil E. Shamoo

Associate Fellow

Emira Woods

Associate Fellow