Apr 14

Senator Wyden Starts Round II As He Pushes TPP Fast Track

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally posted in PopularResistance.org Global Corporations Scheme to Take Control of Our Economy Continues — We Can Put a Stop to It Time to correct the failures of globalized trade. The broad movement for fair trade has stalled the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  When fast track trade promotion authority was …

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Apr 12

Cecily McMillan Trial Update

Cecily McMillan night before the trial by Jenna Pope Key Ruling: Defense Can Ask About Officer Bovell’s Past Violent Conduct By Kevin Zeese Originally published in Popular Resistance.org The trial of Cecily McMillan – a prosecution that should not even be taking place – is in recess today and about half way through jury selection. …

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Apr 08

McCutcheon Should Become A Rallying Cry for A Campaign to ‘End the Rule of Money’

Throughout history, bad court decisions have helped energize movements — people power can make that happen again. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet While some still believe the United States is the greatest democracy on Earth, the US is actually a plutocracy, a government ruled by the wealthiest. The recent Supreme Court …

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Mar 30

Why I am a Conscientious Objector to the ACA

By Margaret Flowers Originally published in PopularResistance.org I have been an outspoken advocate for a Medicare for all health system. During the health reform process, I did all that I could to push for single payer, including being arrested three times for civil disobedience. I was one of fifty doctors who filed a brief in …

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Mar 30

Waves of Nationwide Actions Planned at Key Historic Moment

Worldwide #WaveOfAction and Global Climate Convergence build popular movement as multiple crises escalate. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, AlterNet  “Every wave on the ocean that has ever risen up and refused to lay back down has been dashed on the shore, but it is the very purpose of a wave to rise up, because once it …

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Mar 30

The Debate: Independence or Partisanship

We must build a mass movement that is independent of the two parties, especially the Democratic Party, because their agenda is too corrupted by the ‘rule of money.’ By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Finally there is a much needed debate about the relationship that people who are working for progressive change should have with …

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Mar 23

The National Consensus to End Wealth Inequality Builds

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet As more people recognize the unfair economy created by big finance capitalism, they are pushing forward with alternatives. Before the occupy movement burst on the scene in September of 2011, people were writing and talking about the wealth divide, but it was not widely discussed.  …

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Mar 19

Creative Resistance: Why We Need to Incorporate Art Into Our Activism

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet In 2011, when Occupy encampments exploded across the United States putting the issue of the unfair economy and corruption of Wall Street on the political agenda, there was also an explosion of activist art. Beginning with the iconic image of the ballerina on top of the …

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Feb 28

Venezuela’s Deep Political Education Means Venezuelans Will Withstand Right-Wing Protests

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers , Truthout | News Analysis Americans might be fooled by mass media misinformation, but Venezuelans know what is really happening in their country. The misinformation in most of the media about the protests in Venezuela is astounding. Often the opposite of reality is repeated as if it were true. Americans who rely on …

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Feb 23

Defining What We Stand For And How We Make It A Reality

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Originally published in Alternet   February marks the third anniversary of the 2011 revolt in Wisconsin, the occupation of the state capital and mass protests against the attack on workers. Wisconsin was the largest of the protests at that time, but across the United States there were a series of protests against …

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