Beloved Peace Activist and Lawyer Kevin Zeese Dies at the Age of 64

HeadlineSep 08, 2020

Prominent peace activist, lawyer and writer Kevin Zeese has died at the age of 64. Kevin Zeese was deeply involved in many anti-imperialist and anti-corporate movements, including the fight for universal healthcare and Occupy Wall Street. In 2019, he was part of a group of activists who occupied the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C., to prevent it being taken over by Venezuela’s U.S.-backed opposition. This is Zeese speaking from inside the embassy in May 2019.

Kevin Zeese: “We’re not going to leave voluntarily. We came here to protect the embassy. We’ve been here for 34 days. We will stay longer, if necessary. We hope that this still results in an agreement between Venezuela and the United States to protect this embassy from the fake government, the fake coup nongovernment that the U.S. is pushing forward. So, we’re here. We’re still resisting.”

Kevin Zeese ran the website Popular Resistance and the podcast Clearing the Fog, with his partner Dr. Margaret Flowers.

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