¡Kevin Zeese, PRESENTÉ!

The anti-imperialist and anti-war movement suffered a great loss early Sunday morning with the sudden passing of activist Kevin Zeese.

Margaret Flowers, his life partner, captured the sentiments of many of us who knew Kevin and were shocked by his passing, when she said to know Kevin is to know how ”… amazing, kind and selfless a person Kevin was. He never asked for anything, but was always there for others. He had such great knowledge and wisdom. He was a gentle giant and his death is a huge loss for me personally and I know for many people who are a friend or who worked with him over the years.”

It was that kind of solidarity and commitment to people that compelled Kevin, along with Margaret and all of the activists who became known worldwide as the Embassy Protection Collective, to hold the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C., for 37 days to prevent it from being taken over by the unelected, right-wing forces who aligned with Juan Guaido. It was an amazing and heroic act of internationalist solidarity that will go down in the annals of the people’s history.

Another country Kevin was especially concerned about that now finds itself in the crosshairs of U.S. criminal aggression is Nicaragua.

The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) shares those concerns and pledges to the memory of Kevin to raise the visibility inside the United States of the heroic struggle of the Nicaraguan people to preserve the integrity of their project.

Central to Kevin’s concerns was respecting the will and sovereignty of peoples around the world. That is why he adamantly opposed U.S. and European sanctions. Kevin recognized sanctions were acts of war, and that they usually target the civilian population with inevitable death, suffering and destruction. We at BAP will go even further and say sanction regimes are acts of state terrorism when they are applied unilaterally by rogue states, such as the United States.

So, while our hearts are heavy, we know Kevin would tell us not to mourn too long and get back to fulfilling our duty to organize and fight at the center of the U.S. empire. That is how Kevin will be present—as our inspiration, both as we struggle and once the people win!


Today our thoughts are with Kevin Zeese, whose actions and writings together with Margaret Flowers reflect a far-reaching and lifelong commitment to people’s struggles.

Kevin Zeese’s Legacy live.

Kevin has been contributing to Global Research since 2005. His incisive articles can be consulted below:

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