Projects & Programs



Make It Right (MIR) empowers and partners with local activists with creative media campaigns MIR focuses on issues that are bubbling in society – and where positive outcomes have a strong chance of happening.

MIR’s inaugural project focus is local activist campaigns to bring restorative justice to Confederate monuments and memorials that are part of the racist infrastructure of America.


Voting Booth is a national leader in reporting on U.S. elections and voting rights, and the ways technology is revolutionizing politics and the party systems.


Earth | Food | Life explores the critical and often interconnected issues facing the climate/environment, food/agriculture and animal/nature rights. E | F | L champions action—how people can help put society on an ethical path of sustainability that respects the rights of all species who call this planet home.


Local Peace Economy explores cultural, social and economic approaches that uplift all people from the dominant economic model, which is built on war and oppression, and toward the gradual steps that conscious people are taking to uproot that system.


Our Schools goes to the frontlines of the nationwide effort to privatize and undermine the public education system. It exposes the false promises of charter schools, voucher programs, and corporate-style reforms and spotlights how communities are fighting back and often succeeding against the school privatization agenda.

Face to Face seeks to go beyond headlines, labels and caricatures to find the social, political, spiritual common ground upon which we can build a shared politics.

Economy for All makes the case for the general welfare of American society and the world at large.


Globetrotter explores the struggles for independence, dignity and democracy in the developing world, from economic models to war and imperialism.


The Deep State is a portal to the world of secret government by providing revelatory reporting and informed commentary on the machinations of the CIA, NSA, and other intelligence agencies. By documenting the malign influence of secret intelligence agencies on our politics and world, the Deep State empowers citizens to become activists on war and peace.


Drug Reporter focuses on drug policy in its many manifestations: mass incarceration of drug users and drug testing in society, the marijuana revolution, the opioid crisis, and psychoactive substances and psychedelics.


IMI Fellows 

IMI builds the impact of a wide array of talented independent journalists and public intellectuals on public interest and social justice issues. We collaborate with them to produce, promote and distribute their work in a variety of media formats, through partner publications and media outlets.

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March of Progress

A column by Thom Hartmann, March of Progress addresses issues of national concern from a progressive perspective.



A column by Teesta Setalvad, Uprising looks at uprising and democracy in India.