Author Event: A Dream Foreclosed

Author Event: A Dream Foreclosed

IPS joins Busboys & Poets and Teaching for Change bookstore in welcoming author Laura Gottesdiener for her first book about “Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home.”

Four More Years: Europe’s Meltdown

Four More Years: Europe’s Meltdown

Why is the Obama administration pressing Europeans to increase military spending? And what should it matter to Washington if Britain remains in the EU?

Film: As Goes Janesville

Film: As Goes Janesville

Join IPS and DC Community Cinema for a film that includes the story of a factory worker training for a non-union job that pays a third of her former wage and that she must land before unemployment benefits expire.

Webinar: How to Organize a Resilience Circle

Webinar: How to Organize a Resilience Circle

Please join us for an interactive online webinar about tips for organizing a Resilience Circle or Common Security Club. Resilience Circles are a small group approach to building individual and community resilience during difficult economic times.

[VIDEO] FDR Has Advice for President Obama

In this segment from The Big Picture, Sam Pizzigatti tells Thom Hartmann what lesson President Obama can learn from past presidents to get this economy working again for everyone, and not just the richest one percent.

Film: Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse to Action

Film: Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse to Action

From the makers of Beyond Elections, this new feature-length documentary takes us across the country amidst the economic collapse, to the grassroots solutions in the hands of the people.

On September 15, 2008, the United States fell into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The same day filmmakers Sílvia Leindecker and Michael Fox set out on a trip around the country to ask the “American” people what they had to say about it.

Solidarity in Hard Times

We shouldn’t have to face harsh economic realities all alone. Increasingly people are coming together in small groups known by various names: common security clubs, mutual aid groups, resilience circles, and unemployed support groups. Come learn about these new groups in Seattle

Gambling in Japan

In nuclear energy, as in economics and security issues, Japan has engaged in some seriously risky business.

Economic Crisis, Unending War, and Rightwing Resurgence

Noam Chomsky and Phyllis Bennis will discuss the current wars and the forces driving them. They will examine together the implications of the economic crisis and the right-wing resurgence for new initiatives by the peace movement. Following their conversation, there will be time for brief comments and questions from the audience.

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