Articles from Institute for Policy Studies

Inside “The Souls of Poor Folk” Moral Audit with Co-Author

“The Poor People’s Campaign was a project first introduced by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, who was assassinated months after he announced it. It has been restarted by the Reverends William Barber and Liz Theoharis. The revived campaign kicks off actions in 41 states on May 14, the day after Mother’s Day. Recently, the campaign issued a comprehensive report called “The Souls of Poor Folk.” Our guest is the Institute for Policy Studies’ Sarah Anderson, a co-author of the report.”

Bring Back May Day



Most of the world recognizes May 1 — May Day — as International Workers’ Day. Here in one of the few countries that doesn’t, it’s worth pausing to ask how U.S. workers are doing.

Duterte’s New Warning to Mining Companies

On April 9, President Duterte issued a warning to mining companies in a speech in Davao City: “I do not want to see bald mountains in the areas you have mined. I want to see trees as tall as me in 6 months. If I don’t see any in the area you destroyed, consider your permit revoked.”