Our tax codes incentivize medical entrepreneurs to go for gold while patients are left juggling what’s best for them versus what they can afford.
We can’t just tax billionaires’ paychecks. We should tax the wealth they’ve already amassed.
Slavery still shapes our society.
Cuba, 1961: 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old. Over half were women. The Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961 dramatically improved the nation’s literacy levels within one year by teaching classes in the rural areas of the country. This campaign was also […]
Join us for a book discussion on “The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970 with author Sam Pizzigati.
If right wingers are going to purge “ethnic studies” from America’s textbooks, then they’ll have to purge history too.
Mark your calendars for a great weekend to extol 50 years of the Institute for Policy Studies being an independent center of thought and action in the nation’s capital!
Highlights over the past 50 years, from the antiwar and civil rights movements in the 1960s to recent peace and global justice movements to the Occupy movement.
Despite the fact that he has no academic training in history or related fields at all, Barton has become the go-to man for much of the religious far right.
Freedom’s Teacher traces the life of Septima Poinsette Clark from her earliest years as a student, teacher, and community member in rural and urban South Carolina to her increasing radicalization as an activist following World War II, highlighting how Clark brought her life’s work to bear on the civil rights movement.
The Institute for Policy Studies invites you to a cutting edge and interactive forum featuring one Take Back the Land leader (TBL), Max Rameau. Accompanied by video presentations, Max will lead a discussion about the historical context; an analysis of how the Occupy movement relates to TBL ; and the differences, similarities, and synergies between the Occupy Movement and TBL. An integral part of this discussion will be about race, class, and internationalism issues.
Official histories of the United States have ignored the fact that 25 percent of all U.S. presidents were slaveholders, and that black people were held in bondage in the White House itself. And while the nation was born under the banner of “freedom and justice for all,” many colonists risked rebelling against England in order to protect their lucrative slave business from the growing threat of British abolitionism. These historical facts, commonly excluded from schoolbooks and popular versions of American history, have profoundly shaped the course of race relations in the United States.
The congresswoman invents fables about the founders as well as her own personal history.
Howard Zinn revolutionized the way millions of Americans understand our shared history.
Northeast Asians wage war over history.