The Popular Resistance Newsletter

Movement News Analysis in Your Inbox, Every Week

The Popular Resistance newsletter is written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers each week and provides analysis of the most important current events happening within the movement for peace and social and environmental justice. Learn about what’s happening. Get inspired. Join the movement. Sign up today!

You can also subscribe to our Daily Digest and receive a daily email of the most recent articles from PopularResistance.org

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 [...]

The 2020s Bring The Crises We Face Into Clear Focus

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The 2020s is the beginning of an era in which the roots of the crises we face are coming into clear focus. The Trump administration openly exposed these crises through its candid disdain for the wellbeing of people and the planet. But the [...]

This Is How We Fight For Our Human Rights

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

It was ten years ago last week that the Arab Spring began. I recall it well as the day before Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia and ignited a revolutionary movement, I stood in the snow for hours protesting outside the White House [...]

The Solutions Are Obvious, But It Will Take A Revolution To Win Them

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The United States has reached a severe crisis point and the next few months will determine how we address it. The COVID-19 pandemic is raging across the country and some areas are struggling to provide enough hospital beds and staff to care for [...]

Venezuela Votes To End Neocolonialism, Create Its Own Path

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

On December 2, the Embassy Protection Collective (EPC) members, who were arrested in May 2019 when the United States illegally invaded the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC, completed their probation, ending the risk of the 30 days in prison [...]

Decolonizing Thanksgiving And Supporting Indigenous Peoples

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This week, as some people in the United States celebrated the mythical 'Thanksgiving' dinner, Indigenous Peoples held a National Day of Mourning and continued their resistance to defend the land and water. As Native American, Matt Remle, [...]

People Are Rising Up Against The Elites, So Should We

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This weekend, ten thousand people took to the streets in Guatemala to protest the President and Congress over a proposed budget, the largest in its history, that cuts funds for health care and education as poverty rises, and provides slush funds [...]

The Imperative To Achieve National Improved Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Biden's healthcare plan looks like a replay of the health reform process of 2009-10 when the Democrats effectively divided the movement in support of national improved Medicare for all and pushed through the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA), [...]

Challenges For Social Movements Now That Trump Has Been Defeated

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Change doesn't come from the top, especially within a manipulated 'democracy' as exists in the United States. When social transformation occurs, it follows years of educating, organizing and mobilizing at the grassroots. Elected leaders who [...]

Countering Rightward Drift In The United States: This Struggle Is Long Term

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This week, people are planning protests across the nation beginning the day after the election. Some, like Democratic Party-aligned groups and unions, will only demonstrate if President Trump loses and refuses to leave office. Trump will fail if [...]

What We Are Up Against: Fascism In The United States

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Last week, I wrote about what is needed in this moment and urged people to look more deeply, beyond the Biden-Trump spectacle, to understand where we are as a country and what we must do to change course. I cited the work of Gabriel Rockhill. [...]

What Is Needed In This Moment

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The United States' elections will occur in a few weeks and many people are concerned about what will happen. Will they be able to vote? Will their votes be counted? Will the process be prolonged? Will President Trump refuse to leave the White [...]

Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day By Supporting Indigenous Resistance

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This weekend, celebration of Indigenous People's Day will replace the federal holiday, Columbus Day, in at least eight states and over 130 cities in 34 states. Along with the toppling of Columbus statues and the removal of a racial slur as a [...]

Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing: The Only Just Outcome Is His Freedom

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The testimony portion of the extradition hearing of Julian Assange, taking place in the United Kingdom, concluded after four weeks. Judge Vanessa Baraitser, who presided over the hearing, will not announce her decision until January. Until then, [...]