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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, [...]

Let’s Talk About Racism And Health

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The current uprising across the nation is a take-off moment for systemic racism in the United States. A take-off moment occurs when awareness about a crisis reaches a level of public consciousness where an event (in this case, the recent [...]

Kevin Zeese: His Last Words For The Movement And Carrying On

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

As I wrote last week, Kevin Zeese died unexpectedly in his sleep, likely from a heart attack, early in the morning on September 6. He had not shown signs of illness and was working until the end. Many of you know Kevin from Popular [...]

Rest In Power, Kevin Zeese

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

It is with a sad heart that I report the sudden and unexpected death of Kevin Zeese early Sunday morning. Kevin was working up until the end and died in his sleep of a possible heart attack. Kevin was going to write a newsletter this weekend [...]

The Two Parties Have Failed Us, But The People Can Succeed

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The Republican and Democratic Party conventions showed that both major parties are failing to control the pandemic and protect people, address the climate crisis and clean up the environment, support families and businesses during the economic [...]

Responding To Voter Suppression, Understanding Manipulated Elections

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Voter suppression in the 2020 election has become a topic of great concern. In reality, voter suppression has been part of US politics since the founding of the country. The oligarchs who wrote the US Constitution enabled voter suppression by [...]

Protect The Vote And End Privatization Of The Postal Service

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

As we were warned earlier in the year, the US Postal Service is failing due to a long term effort to weaken it plus the confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic, recession and intentional efforts by the Trump administration to suppress the [...]

Era Of US Domination Of Latin America Coming To An End

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. This week, we look at the US' latest efforts in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia to [...]

COVID-19 Crisis Failure, People Must Save Themselves And The Economy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The US is at a moment of truth. This week, Congress has to face up to a pandemic that is out of control and an economy that is collapsing. The Republican's and Democrat's proposals show they will fail this test. The people will need to protect [...]

Popular Movements Can Overcome Authoritarian Policing

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Today is the 60th day of protests since the murder of George Floyd. This weekend, people marched in cities across the country in solidarity with Portland and in opposition to the US becoming a police state. President Trump sending troops to [...]

Building On Victories For A Stronger Climate Justice Movement

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

While the climate justice movement has been winning important victories, stopping and slowing pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure, and putting the future of fossil fuels in doubt, the political system, long connected to the fossil [...]

COVID19 Corruption: Wealthy And Well Connected Get Rich While People Suffer

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

While corrupt elected officials and elites feed at the public trough, the economic collapse is hitting people in the United States hard. According to the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics figures 47.2 percent of working-age people are [...]

Government Attacks Media As People’s Media Reveals The Truth

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Government attacks on the media are escalating as the battle for the narrative grows in importance. For the last decade, stories produced and amplified by the democratized media have put the power structure at risk. People saw government [...]