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Indigenous People’s Day Reminds Us To Acknowledge And Support Indigenous Struggles

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Today is Indigenous Peoples Day. Across the country, a growing number of cities and states are recognizing this day in place of the traditional Columbus Day. This change reflects the growing awareness that holidays like Columbus Day are used to [...]

Ten Years Later: Lessons For Today From The Occupy Movement

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

To mark the tenth anniversary, I spoke with Bill Moyer of the Backbone Campaign (click here for that interview) and Chris Hedges, a noted author and host of On Contact (click here for that interview), about the political and economic environment [...]

Stop US Sanctions: ‘You Don’t Feel Them, But They Are Killing Our People’

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This month, the Sanctions Kill coalition (Popular Resistance is a member) released its report: "The Impact and Consequences of US Sanctions." The 35-page report was written in response to the Biden administration's January call for a review of [...]

Nicaragua: Building The Good Life (Buen Vivir) Through Popular Revolution

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

As I traveled in Nicaragua on the recent Sanctions Kill delegation, one thing was clear, social transformation (revolution) requires both political power and participation by the people. Without political power, revolutionary programs will not [...]

Peace Delegation Visits Nicaragua To Explore Impact Of US Sanctions

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

For the next two weeks, I am in Nicaragua on the first delegation organized by the Sanctions Kill coalition and the Friends of the ATC (Asociacion de Trabajadores del Campo - Association of Rural Workers) to study the impact of sanctions imposed [...]

Attacks On The Rights Of Transgender People Are Rising; Fight Back

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

A growing and coordinated attack on the rights of transgender people is taking place through state legislation and sadly it is receiving support from people across the political spectrum. The attack is successful because its proponents are using [...]

Small Acts Can Become A Power No Government Can Suppress

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was passed in the House this past week and now heads to the Senate, where it will no doubt be changed before it becomes law some time in mid-March. The current unemployment benefits expire on March 14. While we [...]

Global Solidarity Is Needed During The Pandemic To End Medical Apartheid

By Margaret Flowers, PopularResistance.org. -

Some of the truths the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing about the United States are its racial disparities in health and access to health care. Black and Indigenous people are more likely to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 than [...]

Urgent Solidarity With Haiti Is Needed

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

A long-brewing crisis in Haiti, created through intervention by the United States, United Nations and allied western imperialist countries, has now come to a head. The Biden administration is openly backing a violent, corrupt and fraudulent [...]

The Antiwar Movement Must Not Go Back To Sleep During The Biden Presidency

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

On Saturday, members of the administrative committee of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), on which I serve, spoke on a webinar about the importance of building and strengthening the antiwar, anti-imperialist movement during Biden's [...]

Take Action To End The Economic War At Home And Abroad

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

It is the same neoliberal economic system, white supremacy and disregard for human life that underlie sanctions abroad and at home. The current recession and pandemic have exposed this in a brutal way in the United States. The populations that [...]

Announcing The Finalists For The Kevin Zeese Emerging Activists Fund

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The Zeese Family is excited to announce the finalists for this years Kevin Zeese Emerging Activists Fund grant. This fund was put together quickly after the unexpected death of Kevin Zeese last September as a way to honor him and carry on his [...]

Critical Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King For These Times

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This week, we celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and witness the inauguration of our next president, Joe Biden. This inauguration will be unique, first, for being held during a pandemic and, second, for its heightened [...]

Violent Right Wing Forces Have Been Activated, It Requires Strategic Action To Stop Them

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Since the assault on the US Capitol on January 6 by right-wing Trump supporters, the fallout has been rapid. The Democrats, both elected officials and voters, were quick to jump on the impeachment train. Some elected officials are calling for [...]

Assange’s Extradition Case Is Our Struggle For Popular Power

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Monday, January 4, 2021, will be a seminal day for press freedom and our right to know what our governments and corporations are doing around the world. Judge Vanessa Baraitser will announce her decision on the United States' request to [...]