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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 [...]

We Can End The US War On Syria

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The US war against Syria was one that people almost stopped. President Obama was unable to get Congress to authorize the war in 2013, but the Pentagon and foreign policy establishment, who have long wanted to control Syria, pushed forward with [...]

Israel: Ethnic Cleansing, Land Theft, Apartheid And Jim Crow

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

In recent weeks, racism against Palestinian people and the expansion of apartheid-Jim Crow policies have escalated. The Israel lobby and its supporters attacked freedom of speech in the United States, showing how far they will go to prevent the [...]

An Historic Opportunity To Transform Trade When We Stop NAFTA II

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Donald Trump was right when he said that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a disaster for the United States and promised to renegotiate it when he became president. However, the renegotiated NAFTA-2 is worse than the [...]

Climate Crisis Made Worse By Presidential Mis-Leadership Throughout This Century

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Barack Obama, speaking to the Baker Institute, made sure the audience of wealthy Texans, many in the oil business, gave him credit for making the United States a world leader for oil and gas production. He said, "American energy production . . [...]

Governments’ Failures On Climate Spur New Actions

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

There is a lot of enthusiasm for the new climate change effort in the UK, the Extinction Rebellion. Launched on October 31, the Extinction Rebellion calls for mass nonviolent, disruptive actions targeting the government for its failure to take [...]

US Empire Is Failing, Time To Change Course

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The Pentagon and elites who profit from war are trapped in a devastating cycle that will bring greater insecurity to the world and risks another world war, including a nuclear war. This makes the work to build a movement of movements for peace [...]

Peace Congress Calls For Unity Around April 4 NATO Protests

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The Peace Congress, held in place of the Trump Military Parade, brought together more than 100 people seeking to build a more effective peace and justice movement to end the wars at home and abroad. The Peace Congress celebrated their success in [...]

In These Times, Popular Resistance Is Essential

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

These are times of great challenges and opportunities for those who believe in economic, racial and environmental justice as well as peace. The next decade has the potential for achieving positive transformational change. We are working [...]