More GA and human planets have joined the IPA. Also apparently Folan and Vemrer colonies have defected to the IPA's side. Both of their governments seem to be oddly accepting this whole thing. The Federation however has become more aggressive towards the IPA, but hasn't taken any military action towards it yet. The GA on the other hand is rumored to even prepare for a military strike against the IPA.
The first ones are backing up the IPA surprisingly well. They have stated that they will respond to any military action that is taken against the IPA, which should make people think twice before attacking the IPA.