“You Can Dance, But Only If You Join the Revolution”

“You Can Dance, But Only If You Join the Revolution”

If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening. Really, could anyone listen to a symphony of war and peace all the way through? In the first movement — devoted to death and destruction and played presto and fortissimo — the electric...
Joe Walsh’s Greatest Hits

Joe Walsh’s Greatest Hits

When you hear the name Joe Walsh, you may think of the Eagles guitarist. But Joe Walsh is also the name of a tea-partying Republican lawmaker from Illinois. That Joe Walsh has released several of his own hits — really, really offensive hits. Most recently, the...
Concert: 5 Franjas y una Estrella with Vincente Felui

Concert: 5 Franjas y una Estrella with Vincente Felui

On September 12, 1998 the Cuban 5 were imprisoned and charged with 25 different counts, including espionage, acting as agents of a foreign government, and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the shoot-down of the Brothers to the Rescue aircraft by Cuba, as...
Obama, Give me Five!

Obama, Give me Five!

IPS joins the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 in inviting you to this free event in support of freeing the Cuban 5 and normalizing U.S.-Cuba relations. There will be an exhibit of political cartoons by one of the Cuban 5, Gerardo Hernandez;...
Film: Nostalgia For The Light

Film: Nostalgia For The Light

Join the Institute for Policy Studies and the Letelier Theater for this special screening of Nostalgia For The Light, preceded by rich cultural performances. This event is a fitting lead-up to IPS’ annual Letelier Moffitt Human Rights Awards ceremony on October...
Benefit Concert with Simon Shaheen

Benefit Concert with Simon Shaheen

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is marking its 10th Annual Organizers’ Conference with a special benefit concert with world-renowned violinist and oud player, Simon Shaheen. A Palestinian born in the village of Tarshiha in the Galilee, Shaheen...
Music, Messages, and the Movement

Music, Messages, and the Movement

Throughout every stage of the struggle for social change music has both fueled and united people and helped galvanize the movement. Marvin Gaye still keeps us asking “What’s going on?” James Brown helped teach people to be “Black and...
Conference: Congo Independence 50 Years Later: The Continuing Pursuit

Conference: Congo Independence 50 Years Later: The Continuing Pursuit

On June 30, 2010, the Democratic Republic of Congo will celebrate its 50th year of independence from Belgian colonial rule. Celebrations will take place throughout the globe commemorating this golden anniversary. Not all Congolese are celebrating, however. Nor are...

Music Performance: Trova, from South to North

Guitarist Patricio Zamorano’s mentors were Margot Loyola, winner of the National Art Award and the most respected folk specialist in Chile, and Cuncumén, a musical group with 50 years of history, where Victor Jara started out on his musical path. Even...

Music Builds Trust

In the middle of the jungle in Papua New Guinea in August 2008, a drunk staggered down the path, slashing at the foliage with a machete. The man stopped at the sight of three strangers and shouted in pidgin: “White man! You have come to take away our culture! I am...

Break up with Your Wall Street Credit Card

This article was originally published on 2/12/10 in YES! Magazine. It was over a year ago that the Federal Reserve issued new credit card rules to protect consumers. Finally, on February 22nd, some of these new consumer protections will begin to go into effect. But...
Arts Event: Where Rivers Meet

Arts Event: Where Rivers Meet

This special event will feature poetry and art by Francisco Letelier and music by Jacqueline Fuentes. Join us on October 14 at the Letelier Theater (named in honor of Orlando Letelier) as these artists create a vision of possibility through images, words and music....
Patricio Zamorano in Concert

Patricio Zamorano in Concert

The Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to join the Embassy of Chile and Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies to sponsor this concert by Patricio Zamorano, an award-winning performer and composer of Latin American folk music. Concierto...