Kevin Zeese


Kevin Zeese, Executive Director of VotersForPeace and Co-Chair of Come Home America, discusses Come Home America’s tripartite approach to building a successful, broad-based antiwar movement; the notable signatories from all over the political spectrum who have signed the letter urging President Obama and the Congress to end the wars right now; why war is good for the economy – if you happen to own a bank or Lockheed Martin; Obama’s fundraising events that cost more for admission than the average American earns in a year; and why the peace movement needs to shatter the perception carried forward from the Vietnam-era, that only leftist hippies too lazy and cowardly to fight would oppose war.

MP3 here. (20:07)

Kevin Zeese is the Executive Director and co-founder of VotersForPeace. He also served as the Executive Director of Democracy Rising, is an attorney, and a long term peace advocate. He took a leave from VotersForPeace for most of 2006 while he was running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. Zeese was a founding member of the Montgomery County Coalition Against the War in Maryland and has worked with various non-profit organizations on peace, justice, and democracy issues since 1978.


6 thoughts on “Kevin Zeese”

  1. Polls show that people rarely get the foreign policy they want from the pols. And that includes war, which only in rare exceptions, do the majority of the 98%ers favor.

  2. I am very happy about this movement and hope it continues to grow. I must admit though, that I am tired of hearing the phrase “shipping jobs overseas.” It implies that there are limits to how many jobs can exist within a particular country, which is just not true. Second, the implication is that businesses that that do this are unethical. There is nothing wrong with a business shopping for the least expensive labor (as long as its voluntary on both sides) any more than it is wrong for a consumer to shop for the lowest priced products at the store. Competition, supply and demand work the same in the labor market as they do in everything else. True free trade benefits all sides.

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