Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"We have just passed thirty months of war and occupation in Iraq. None of the milestones we were told would be the beginning of the end of the war—the taking of Baghdad, 'mission accomplished,' the arrest of Saddam Hussein, the so-called 'transfer of sovereignty,' the Iraqi elections and the effort to craft a constitution—have lessened the violence and death in Iraq. To the contrary, the war’s toll in lives, in treasure, in human rights, continues to rise. The costs of war, to Americans, to Iraqis, to the world, are mounting...
The findings of this report offer evidence that we have paid a very high price for the war and we have all become less secure at home and in the world."
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"For more than four decades, IPS has transformed ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment. The Institute has strengthened and linked social movements through articulation of root principles and fundamental rights, research and analysis on current events and issues, and connections to policymakers, academics, and activists at all levels. As a multi-issue think tank that has worked with the movements that shaped the late 20th Century, from Civil Rights onwards, we offer a cross-cutting analysis with a historical perspective."
Institute for Policy Studies website (accessed on May 3, 2007)
"The Institute for Policy Studies strengthens social movements with independent research, visionary thinking, and links to the grassroots, scholars and elected officials. Since 1963, we have empowered people to build healthy and democratic societies in communities, the U.S., and the world."
"Mission and Values," Institute for Policy Studies website (accessed on May 3, 2007)
22 Members, Board of Trustees
John Cavanagh, Director
# of Offices:
One (Washington, DC)
# of Staff:
Break the Chain Campaign
Cities for Peace
Drug Policy Project
Center on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
Foreign Policy In Focus
Global Economy Project
Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards
New Internationalism -- UN and the Middle East
Nuclear Policy Project
Paths to the 21st Century
Bring Pinochet to Justice Campaign
Progressive Challenge / Cities for Progress
Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (SALSA)