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Projects in Peace, Justice, and Environment

PeaceWorking to re-establish the United Nations' central role in global relations and transform U.S. foreign policy to focus on fairness and justice instead of unilateral power.

Foreign Policy In Focus

Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF) connects the research and action of more than 600 scholars, advocates, and activists seeking to make the United States a more responsible global partner.

Cities for Peace
Cities for Peace is building a network of local elected officials who are working to highlight the local costs of U.S. foreign policy and to put pressure on the U.S. government to end the war in Iraq, prevent a military strike against Iran, and press for a non-militarized foreign policy.

New Internationalism

The New Internationalism project works primarily on Middle East and United Nations issues. In the Middle East, the key focus areas are the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. In both arenas the project focuses on education and activism aiming to change the failed and failing U.S. policies, and retooling those policies to meet the goals of peace with justice. The project also works to challenge U.S. domination of the UN, and to help democratize and empower the global organization.

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Nuclear Policy
The Nuclear Policy Project focuses on three issues: strategic integration of nuclear material management into nuclear arsenal reductions and ending production of nuclear explosives, accountability of the nuclear weapons states to their citizens relative to social, environmental, safety, and health impacts, and structural collapse of Cold War nuclear institutions.

Justice Seeking to reverse the policies that are accelerating inequality at home and abroad and overhaul the reckless trade and investment rules that are driving a global “race to the bottom.”

New Economy Working Group
The mission of the New Economy Working Group (NEWGroup) is to contribute to reframing the economic policy debate to address the social and environmental imperatives and opportunities of the 21st Century. The distinctive role of NEWGroup is serve as a centerpiece for the growing number of civil society groups concerned with economic justice, environmental sustainability, and peace that are forming alliances and coalitions under a New Economy banner.

Cities for Progress
Cities for Progress is a growing network of locally-elected officials and community-based activists working together for social change. CFP is a network that incorporates local, national and global approaches to issues that affect us in our own communities.

Break the Chain Campaign

Break The Chain Campaign seeks to prevent and address the abuse and exploitation of migrant women workers through holistic direct services, leadership training, community engagement and survivor-driven outreach and training.

Social Action & Leadership School for Activists
The Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) offers affordable evening classes in Washington, D.C., to make D.C.-based activists and organizations more effective.

Paths for Reconstruction in the 21st Century
The Paths for Reconstruction in the 21st Century project links knowledge to the betterment of the human condition through thinking and practical action. The project is based on the assumption that a renaissance of moral action and thought is on the immediate horizon.

Genuine Progress Project

Finding and promoting alternatives to the GDP.

Inequality and the Common Good

The Program on Inequality and the Common Good focuses on the dangers that growing inequality pose for U.S. democracy, economic health and civic life.

The program runs the following projects: Inequality.org, Too Much, Resilience Circles, Class ActionWealth for the Common Good, Jamaica Plain Forum, and the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition.

OtherWords
OtherWords distributes commentary and cartoons aimed at making progressive analysis more ubiquitous in the national conversation. This project sends about 1,700 newspaper editors a weekly editorial package free of charge and publication-ready. Formerly known as Minuteman Media, OtherWords became part of the Institute for Policy Studies in 2010. Visit www.OtherWords.org

Environment Offering global solutions to climate chaos and corporate encroachment on water and other “commons.”

Drug Policy
The Drug Policy Project combines scholarship with activism to transform drug control policy both at home and abroad. The Project works with the grassroots, media, and policy makers to shift away from the drug "war" paradigm and its disastrous impacts on the environment toward holistic policies that address public health and safety.

Sustainable Energy and Economy Network
The Sustainable Energy and Economy Network works in partnership with citizens groups nationally and globally on environment, human rights and development issues with a particular focus on energy, climate change, environmental justice, gender equity, and economic issues, particularly as these play out in North-South relations.

Global Economy

For more than a quarter century, IPS has been a leader in strengthening citizen responses to the global economy through research, writing, film, education, and coalition building. The project has produced dozens of books, articles, films, and educational materials.

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