Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The courage and ethics of the participants at Standing Rock, some of whom have been there since April, were like a magnet to those of us who care about justice and the future of the planet.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Movements on the right and left are changing the political culture. Their impact can be seen in the Democratic and Republican primaries, but the media does not report it.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The confluence of Columbus Day Weekend and the Kunduz hospital bombing has us thinking about the deep levels of cultural violence in the United States and what can be done to change it.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Escalation of protest against Fast Track for the TPP comes at a time when Congressional leadership admits it does not have the votes to pass fast track
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The White House is having a hard time generating any momentum for fast-track trade authority for the TPP and other agreements.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Is the United States finally accepting responsibility for the devastating ongoing effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam, or is this funding just a way to get USAID in the door to meddle in the country’s affairs as part of Obama’s “Asian Pivot” strategy?
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: This is a battle between mass people power and trans-national corporate power. It is a battle the people can win, and it is essential for every issue we care about that we win.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: There is bi-partisan opposition in Congress to Fast Track and a large movement of movements mobilized to stop it.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The year starts with the potential of a major victory of the people over corporate power, but we must unite to win it.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The movement of movements bringing together people concerned about the environment, labor, food and water, Internet freedom, energy policy, banking regulation and so many other issues has been able to stop the rigged corporate trade agreement being pushed by the Obama administration.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: One of the chants we often use in actions is “The people are rising, no more compromising!” It is beautiful to see this rising together for a better world.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Research over the last 100 years of resistance movements shows that when just 3.5% of the public mobilizes to support a movement for social, economic or environmental justice, it always wins. Many win with a smaller percentage, but no government can withstand 3.5% of the population working for transformative change.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: After getting clobbered on November 4, the Democratic Party needs to ask itself some tough questions and come up with honest answers. If it doesn’t, it’s going to continue to lose elections because it lacks credibility with its own voter base.