Sep 13

Broadening And Sharpening The Climate Justice Movement

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Originally published on Occupy.com This is the fifth installment in a series co-produced by Occupy.com and Popular Resistance, written in the run-up to the People’s Climate March and Climate Convergence actions happening next week in New York ahead of UN Climate Summit negotiations. Read the first part here, the second part here, the …

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Sep 11

What Will It Take to Create Climate Justice?

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Originally published in Occupy.com All of the elements required to create climate justice seem to be in place. The climate movement can put hundreds of thousands on the streets, organize creative civil resistance, get thousands to risk arrest and mobilize blockades of tar sands, fracking, oil pipelines and mountain …

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Sep 06

Don’t Look To US Government To Solve Climate Crisis

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Originally published in Occupy.com This is the third part of a series being co-produced by Popular Resistance and Occupy.com, focusing on the upcoming climate protests this month at the United Nations in New York. Read the first installment here and the second installment here. This year, 14 federal agencies in the United …

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Sep 05

Climate Alarms Ringing, US Fails To Act

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Originally posted in Occupy.com The recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the most worrisome so far. Paired with data from the 2014 National Climate Assessment, there is no question that the climate crisis is here and is accelerating at a faster pace than predicted. Its effects …

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Aug 28

Climate Crisis Connects Us, Climate Justice Requires Unity

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Originally published in Popular Resistance Above photo: Activists outside the UN climate change conference (COP17) in Durban, South Africa. Reuters. What do rigged corporate trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Treaty, an international climate agreement to be signed in 2015, have in common? They are both …

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Aug 17

Ferguson Exposes The Reality Of Militarized, Racist Policing

This is a teachable moment for the nation that presents an opportunity to transform policing so it serves the people. The killing of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, MO police officer, who was identified Friday as Darren Wilson, and the aftermath in which nonviolent protesters and reporters were met with a violent and militarized police …

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Aug 10

Now Is a Critical Moment to Stop Some Scary Global Corporate Deals That Are in the Works

Solidarity will build the power needed to transform trade so people and planet come before profits. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet The moment facing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its sibling the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (known as ‘TAFTA’) and the future approach to trade is reaching a critical stage. …

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Jul 26

Why People Are Organizing to End U.S. Empire

The U.S. empire economy no longer serves us — as it fades, we must choose our path forward. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet World history is filled with empires, e.g. the Roman and Byzantine empires, the European colonial empires, various ancient Iranian empires, the Arab Caliphate and Ottoman Empire, the …

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Jul 20

US Empire Reaches Breaking Point – Time To End It

The people of the United States must work to end the interventionist violence of the U.S. Empire. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet.org This is Part I of a two part series on American Empire. Part II will focus on the Empire Economy and how it is failing to work for …

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Jul 14

Crowdsourcing Our Way Out of the Crisis of Democracy

Repeatedly the people of the United States are shown how anti-democratic the government really is. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet More Americans are fed up with the phony democracy that exists in the United States. Across the nation people are engaged in democracy rebellions as many re-examine the nation’s roots, …

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