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Institute for Policy Studies Announces Inaugural Henry A. Wallace Fellowship Program

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress contact belowWashington, D.C. – On June 18, the Institute for Policy Studies announced the new inaugural class of...

Mysterious memo tying Zambian ex-president Edgar Lungu to alleged corruption highlights the limits of...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). On Dec. 6, 2021, Zambian financial crime investigators sent...

The Global South’s Three-Body Problem

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Imagine you are a country in the Global South. You suffer from a heavy debt burden. You’ve been trying for decades...

VIDEO: How to Raise Revenue and Crack Down on Corporate Greed

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Sarah Anderson testifies to the Senate Budget Committee. Sarah Anderson testifies to the Senate Budget Committee on proposals to rein...

Biden Can’t Fix Our Immigration System By Banning Asylum

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News ( www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Originally published in OtherWords. President Biden once pledged to adopt more humane immigration policies than his predecessor. But in practice,...

A Fair Tax Agenda for Wall Street

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Pay ratio taxes give companies with huge internal disparities two choices: 1) narrow their pay gaps or 2) face a bigger...

New documentary series on 1960s-era Mafia leaders inspired by ICIJ member’s book

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A decade after finding global success with a historical...

Biden Wants to Enable Genocide. We Must Make It Impossible for Him to Continue.

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Today, activists from around the country are mobilizing in Washington, D.C. to surround the White House to...

Uncommitted voters sending a clear message to Biden about slaughter in Gaza

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Pro-Palestinian protesters face New Mexico State Police and UNM police as demonstrators occupy the Student Union Building at the University...

How the IRS went soft on billionaires and corporate tax cheats

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Michael Welu worked at the IRS for...

The World’s Largest Election Ever Is Neither Free Nor Fair

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Getty Images If Modi and the BJP win a third term, it may spell the end of India’s democracy, with...

Is Carbon Capture Just Climate Delusion?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). A newly opened facility in Iceland that will remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere has been heralded as a hopeful turning point in...

Salvadoran Civil Society Braces for Five More Years of Bukele

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Earlier this year, El Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele won reelection by a wide margin. His Nuevas Ideas party also won 54...

Tax Policy and CEO Pay Expert Sarah Anderson To Testify at Senate Budget Committee...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIESFor planning purposes for June 12, 2024 at 10:00 AM ETPress contact: Olivia Alperstein, (202) 704-9011,...

A Slippery Slope to World War III?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Ukraine can now use U.S. weapons to strike at targets inside Russia. That permission comes with numerous asterisks. The targets are...

For the Rich, One Nation Isn’t Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Or consider the plight of those fabulously wealthy souls who’ve had to pay millions to move their mansions off the sandy coast of...

New EPA Rule May Make Things Worse

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Getty Images The rule relies on “carbon capture” technology that hasn’t been proven to work — and may introduce other...

What Does Left Internationalism Mean in the 21st Century?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – APRIL 25: Students of City College of New York camp on the campus and take...

He Fought the Law: Will the Law Win?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Benjamin Netanyahu’s face may soon be on Wanted posters around the world.In Israel, the prime minister has been charged with various...

Biden’s Bloody-Red Line in Rafah

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Palestinians observe the destruction caused by the attacks of Israeli army on tents of displaced Palestinians living near the United...

Can Democracy and Billionaires Coexist?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). One person, one vote. The classic essence of democracy. But what if that one person happens to be a fabulously rich?...

REPORT: Advancing from Partial Peace in Colombia

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). As Colombia’s 2016 peace agreement reaches the half-way point of its 15-year timetable, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF)...

New Report Outlines How the United States Can Help Consolidate Peace in Colombia

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contacts:Liam Crisan | Program Assistant, LAWGEF | lcrisan@lawg.orgOlivia Alperstein | Deputy Communications Director, IPS | olivia@ips-dc.orgJune 4,...