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US Out Of Syria And The Middle East

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Above: US Out of the Middle East, Los Angeles protest against bombing in Syria from ABC7.com. Stop The Turkish Invasion Of Syria The crisis in Syria has taken a new direction with the Turkish invasion into the Northeast ostensibly to push the [...]

Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America

Once again, the left is rising in Latin America as people revolt against authoritarian regimes, many of whom were put in place by US-supported coups. These regimes have taken International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and are under the thumb of [...]

Next Phase Of The Battle For Net Neutrality & People’s Control Of The Internet

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Last week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals finally issued a decision on a challenge to the Trump administration's "Open Internet" rule, which ended Net Neutrality protections in 2017. While the court reversed and remanded important parts of the [...]

‘Ukrainegate’ Teaches Us More About Ourselves Than Trump Or Biden

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

'Ukrainegate' has opened the floodgates of impeachment in Washington, DC. President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky provided such an opportunity that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, who resisted pressure for impeachment, is [...]

At UN Session, US Empire In Decline And Global Solidarity On The Rise

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

As the United States becomes more brazen and ridiculous in its attempts to stay in control, it is driving other countries to turn away from the US and organize around it. There are growing calls for the United Nations to consider leaving the US [...]

Empires Are A Secret Until They Start Falling

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

In the past, we have written about the 2020s as a decade when US Empire will end. This is based on Alfred McCoy's predictions (listen to our interview with him on Clearing the FOG). Sociologist and peace scholar John Galtung believes US Empire [...]

People’s Mobilization Unites For People And Planet

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The People's Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet is two weeks away. The "People's Mobe" will be held from September 20 to 23 in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly. Members of the Venezuelan [...]

Linking Popular Movements And Unions Is A Winning Strategy For Workers

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

After years of declining power and stagnant wages, workers in the United States are awakening, striking and demanding more rights.  A Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the number of striking workers is the highest since 1986. In 2018, [...]

What Will It Take To Declare A Climate Emergency?

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

The Earth's lungs are on fire. Forest fires are burning in greater numbers and with greater frequency and intensity than in the past. They are fueled not just by conditions connected to the climate crisis, such as drought and intense storms, but [...]

Hong Kong In The Crosshairs Of Global Power And Ideological Struggles

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Hong Kong is one of the most extreme examples of big finance, neoliberal capitalism in the world. As a result, many people in Hong Kong are suffering from great economic insecurity in a city with 93 billionaires, second-most of any city. Hong [...]

The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

"We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures." That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic [...]

On Medicare’s 54th Birthday, Another Year Closer To Winning Medicare For All

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Act. Within a year, and without the aid of computers, the United States provided more than 19 million seniors with health coverage. Before the law existed, over half of the elderly in the [...]

End Colonialism, Support Self-Determination, Correct Historical Wrongs

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The results of centuries of US empire, which began with Manifest Destiny that crossed the North American continent and grew into a global empire, are coming home to roost in Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Puerto Ricans had an important victory last [...]

Rising Resistance And Solidarity In The Americas

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Sandanista Revolution in Nicaragua. Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated in the streets of Managua Friday night. This past week, mass protests erupted in Puerto Rico over long term corruption [...]

As Cost Of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult to keep up with. Storms, heatwaves and climate-related weather disasters are increasing at a rapid pace. The leadership of the two corporate-dominated political parties are [...]