Popular Resistance Celebrates Six Month Anniversary – Grow The Movement

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1fpIt’s the end of the year and everyone is asking for money – we’re not.We’re asking for your help to grow the movement.

We  invite you to help us celebrate our six month anniversary by sharing Popular Resistance with your friends and family.Today marks the six month anniversary of Popular Resistance, your movement news and resource website. The reaction has been more than we hoped for. We are growing quickly and are excited to see so many of you signing up for the daily digest and the weekly newsletter and sharing your comments on the site.

Our goal is to help build a mass movement that can transform this country from one that is ruled by money in which people and the planet are exploited for profit to one in which people work together to build a just, democratic and sustainable society. We seek to show that the work each of us does to build a better world is connected to a larger movement and that there is a vibrant movement growing within the US and around the world. This is a movement of movements on the front lines of struggle and it isn’t going to be covered in the mass media. We will have to build this person by person.

We will succeed when 3.5 percent of us are engaged in action and we have popular support. Research of hundreds of resistance movements shows that no resistance movement in the last 100 years has failed when 3.5 percent participate. There are many levels of engagement. We encourage each person to plug in where they are able. If you haven’t already, read the “About” section of the website to learn more about our mission, history and philosophy. Then visit “How to Use This Site” for ideas on next steps.

Most of all, we encourage you to see that you are Popular Resistance. Share your stories, ideas and tools so that others can see them. Post your events on the calendar. Let us know what you need to build a stronger movement. Most of the changes we’ve made – adding translation, print-friendly capacity and the daily digest – came from suggestions by readers.

We need your help to grow Popular Resistance. Please tell your friends, family and colleagues about it; share it with email lists of activists, write about it on blogs – urge people to sign up.

Here are some of the options:

  •  Sign up here for the weekly news analysis of important stories in the movement.
  •  Sign up here for the Daily News Digest that arrives each morning by email with summaries of the stories from the day before.
  •  Sign up here to subscribe to the video Resistance Report.


One last thing, this Tuesday is a Global Day of Action against toxic trade agreements – to oppose rigged corporate trade agreements like the World Trade Organization and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. You can find local actions and submit actions here. We will be in Washington, DC that day to deliver a petition to the office of the US Trade Representative; we’d love it if you would sign this petition that we will be delivering and share it.Thank you for being part of this movement. Together we are making a difference.

In peace and solidarity,
All of us at Popular Resistance