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 [...]

RIP Arnold Trebach – Made Opposition To The Drug War Respectable

By Jacob Sullum, Reason.com. -

Arnold Trebach, who died last week at the age of 92, started the Drug Policy Foundation in the heat of Ronald Reagan's war on drugs. It was the same year that Joe Biden, a Democrat who is running [...]

Why And How To Defund The Police

By Jason Kirkpatrick, Counterpunch. -

The vague and easily misinterpreted call to Defund the Police has been spreading quickly across the USA. Some may have a knee-jerk reaction to “just say no” to this call, but polls show a vast [...]

Ending Militarization Of Our Communities

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

In recent weeks Popular Resistance has focused on the escalation of US militarism around the world, especially in the Middle East with the assassination of General Soleimani, US troops staying in [...]

Operation Relentless Pursuit Brings Terror To Seven Cities

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Clearing the FOG co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese interviewed Jacqueline Luqman of Coffe, Current Events and Politics in Luqman Nation about the Department of Justice's new Operation [...]

New Federal Police Surge Targets Poor And Black Communities

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In December, the Department of Justice announced a new $71 million program, Operation Relentless Pursuit, that will increase policing and the involvement of federal agencies such as the Drug [...]

Coalition Pushes To End Criminalization Of Marijuana And Other Drugs

By Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment -

A coalition of more than 100 civil rights groups—including ACLU, NAACP, National Education Association and National Organization for Women—released a criminal justice reform platform for the 2020 [...]

An Apology From Joe Biden For His Drug War Sins Would Be Nice

By Doug McVay, Freedomleaf.com -

I attended my first US Senate committee hearing about 30 years ago this year. It was the confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee of William Bennett to be the nation’s first [...]

Nicaragua And The U.S. Neo-fascist Offensive

By Fabian Escalante Font, Global Research. -

In April of the current year, media headlines pointed to a ‘revolution’ breaking out in Nicaragua against the Sandinista Front government headed by Commander Daniel Ortega. Until then, and for 11 [...]

ACLU Sues San Francisco For Targeting African-Americans In Drug Arrests

By Phil Smith, Drug Reporter -

San Francisco's Tenderloin is a heavily populated, racially mixed neighborhood in the heart of one of America's iconic progressive cities. Yet when the San Francisco Police Department and the DEA [...]

Dan Bigg, Revolutionary Of Harm Reduction Movement, Dies

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

A colleague of mine, Dan Bigg of the Chicago Recovery Alliance, died on August 21 at his home. Bigg was at the forefront of bringing harm reduction into practice in the United States. The Fix [...]

International Day Of The Disappeared

By School of Americas Watch. -

This August 30th marks the International Day of the Disappeared, initiated by the Latin American Federation of Associations of Relatives of the Detained-Disappeared, FEDEFAM, an organization [...]

Jeff Session’s Assault On Mariujuana Legalization

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

Jeff Sessions, head of the Department of Justice, reversed the "Cole Memo" that allowed states to pursue marijuana legalization without fear of the federal government stepping in and prosecuting [...]

Session’s Anti-Marijuana Move Might Be Good For Legalization

By Tom Angell for MarijuanaMoment.net. -

For the past several years, the marijuana industry and its customers have been relying on a piece of paper — an Obama-era document known as the Cole memo — to indulge in their business and [...]

Thirteen Years After His Passing, Gary Webb’s Work Lives On

By Robert Brune, www.popularresistance.org -

Thirteen years ago on December 9, the world lost one of the few remaining investigative truth tellers. Gary Webb, formerly of the San Jose Mercury News ,authored one of the most epic series [...]

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