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Solidarity With Venezuela Now! Protect The Embassy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La [...]

The Prosecution Of Julian Assange Is A Threat To Journalists Everywhere

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance   -

The arrest of Julian Assange not only puts the free press in the United States at risk, it puts any reporters who expose US crimes anywhere in the world at risk. As Pepe Escobar wrote "Let’s cut to the chase. Julian Assange is not a US [...]

No To NATO: Time To End Aggressive Militarism

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

This week, the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries met in Washington, DC. NATO was greeted with bi-partisan support from Congress and by protesters who held actions and events from Saturday, March 30 [...]

Can The World Unite For The Climate Crisis?

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

A team of researchers at Tufts University recently analyzed over five million scenarios predicting the future of the climate to answer the question of whether or not we can stay within the 2° C increase in temperature that is considered to be [...]

Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based On Lies And Threats

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

We are completing what became more than a week-long peace delegation to Venezuela organized by the US Peace Council and the Committee for International Solidarity in Venezuela (COSI). The trip was complicated by American Airlines cancelling all [...]

The US Must Grow Up And Respect Iranian Independence

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

One of the lessons from our recent visit to Iran as a Peace Delegation is that Iran is a mature country. It is 2,500 years old, ten times as old as the United States and one of the world’s oldest continuous major civilizations with settlements [...]

Act Now To Stop War On Venezuela

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

On Saturday, February 23, there will be demonstrations in Venezuela and around the world against foreign intervention and military threats against the Maduro government. This is the one month anniversary of the United States-led attempted coup [...]

The Movement And The 2020 Elections

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The political system in the United States is a plutocracy, one that works for the benefit of the wealthy, not the people. Although we face growing crises on multiple fronts - economic insecurity, a violent and racist state, environmental [...]

A Positive Vision For What The Green New Deal Could Be

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

We interviewed Dahr Jamail about his new book, "The End of Ice," for our podcast, Clearing the FOG, this week. It will be available Monday. Jamail describes the grim reality of human-caused climate distortion. The bottom line is: It is here. It [...]

US-Led Coup In Venezuela: The Plot Thickens

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

A lot has happened and we have learned more since last week when we wrote, Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup. This article updates activists so we remain well-informed and can educate others in the face of a [...]

Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Two things stand out about the US coup in Venezuela. First, it is unusually open. Typically, the US tries to hide its coups. Second, the coup is built on a series of obvious falsehoods, yet the bi-partisans in Washington, with a few exceptions, [...]

Beyond NATO: Time To Break The Silence, End NATO’s Militarism

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Fifty-two years ago on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  gave his most important speech ever, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." King's conscience drove him to take the unpopular position of publicly [...]

Uniting For A Green New Deal

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Support is growing in the United States for a Green New Deal. Though there are competing visions for what that looks like, essentially, a Green New Deal includes a rapid transition to a clean energy economy, a jobs program and a stronger social [...]

What Would A Yellow Vest Movement Look Like In The United States?

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

A truth about movements is, they move. They morph, evolve and move around a country or even around the globe. This occurs over months and often over years. The US' Occupy encampment era occurred ten months after the Arab Spring and six months [...]

Upcoming Opportunities For The Movement

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

There will be important opportunities in the next few years to advance the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. This article will focus on three opportunities: the 2020 elections, the decline of US empire and [...]