Activist Awards Grassroots Gala 2014

Activist Awards Grassroots Gala 2014

This December, the Washington Peace Center will host the 10th annual Activist Awards Grassroots Gala where we celebrate DC activists’ hard work and successes in creating a more just and peaceful world. Dust off your tutu and party shoes because there will be...
Celebration of  2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners!

Celebration of 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners!

GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives)is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration. GAIA and the...

10th Annual I’ll Be There Awards

DC Jobs with Justice is proud to announce their 10th Annual “I’ll Be There” Awards. This year the following award recipients will be honored for their outstanding dedication of supporting workers’ rights and justice: Carrie Biggs-Adams,...
Washington Peace Center Activist Awards Grassroots Gala 2011

Washington Peace Center Activist Awards Grassroots Gala 2011

Join us for the activist party of the season! This December, the Washington Peace Center will host the 7th annual Activist Awards Grassroots Gala to celebrate DC activists’ hard work and successes in creating a more just and peaceful world. Dust off your tutu...
32nd Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

32nd Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

The Institute for Policy Studies proudly presents the 32nd Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards. Please join us in honoring the Indian Workers Congress and Francisco Soberón and Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH) of Peru for their...

Bittersweet Economy

The breakfast that greeted me at my San Francisco hotel last week was bright, cheerful, and utterly appalling. The hotel management, with typical euphemism, called it a “continental breakfast.” But only the denizens of the great continent of sugar —...

What’s So Funny?

Comedian Boris Johnson is now the mayor of London. Comic Beppe Grillo has emerged as an important political force in Italy. Here in the United States, comedian Al Franken has moved into the lead for one of Minnesota’s Senate seats according to one recent poll....

Book Review: Spies for Hire

If you think you’ve even got a vague notion of how the shadowy side of the U.S. government operates, do yourself a favor and read Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing (Simon & Schuster, 2008). This book is a wide-open window into the...

Scorched-Earth Presidency

An army in retreat often destroys the land so that it can’t be used by the adversary. This scorched earth policy began in agricultural times when retreating armies burned the fields to deprive their opponents of food. Later, the militaries would level entire...
IPS Plan to Pay for Recovery

IPS Plan to Pay for Recovery

Executive Summary • Don’t finance the bailout with more debt • Make Wall Street speculators pay now • Raise $900 billion in new revenue • Stimulate Main Street and the real economy As Congress debates the particulars of the inevitable...
When the Betting Goes Bad

When the Betting Goes Bad

Rarely in politics do we witness such a rapid transformation as Senator John McCain’s recognition of America’s current financial crisis. Until the middle of September 2008 — throughout myriad home foreclosures, personal bankruptcies, and even the...

Of Coffee and Capitalism

Behind every great economic bubble lies what former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan once called “irrational exuberance.” Greenspan had in mind the tendency of people to pay more and more for the same thing: a tulip, real estate in the South Seas, a...