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Popular Resistance Is Percolating Across the Country

May 23, 2013

Popular Resistance Is Percolating Across the Country — Inspiring Activism That the Corporate Media Always Ignores

Full Article at http://www.alternet.org/activism/popular-resistance-percolating-across-country-inspiring-activism-corporate-media-always?paging=off

By Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers

Every week we are inspired by the many people throughout the country who are doing excellent work to challenge the power structure and put forward a new path for the country. The popular resistance to plutocracy, concentrated wealth and corporatism is decentralized, creative and growing.

One growing series of protests has been the “Moral Monday” demonstrations in North Carolina.  They do not have ‘one demand’ but rather are challenging the systemic corruption, undermining of democracy and misdirection of a state government that puts human needs second to corporate profits – which they have dubbed ‘Robin Hood in Reverse.’

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Environmental protests are boiling up throughout the United States.  When President Obama came to New York for a fundraiser (where he raised $3 million), protesters greeted him with signs calling for him to “End the War on Mother Earth” and opposing the KXL pipeline.

Protesters from the Appalachian Mountains came to the EPA in Washington DC to protest polluted water caused by Mountaintop removal for coal.  The protesters displayed the dirty, opaque water in jars in front of the EPA.  And Climate Justice activists from CoalIsStupid.org blocked a freighter delivering coal in Boston with two men on a lobster boat on May 15th.

Full Article at http://www.alternet.org/activism/popular-resistance-percolating-across-country-inspiring-activism-corporate-media-always?paging=off

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