Kevin Zeese, a Fighter for Truth, Dies at 64

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Kevin died while planning to write about the extradition trial of Julian Assange, writes Margaret Flowers. He  understood the great importance of this prosecution as a battle that will define journalism in the 21st century and our right to know.

By Margaret Flowers
Popular Resistance 

It is with a sad heart that I report the sudden and unexpected death of Kevin Zeese early Sunday morning. Kevin was working up until the end and died in his sleep of a possible heart attack.

Kevin was going to write a newsletter this weekend about the extradition trial of Julian Assange, which begins today. Kevin understood the great importance of the prosecution of Julian Assange as a battle that will define journalism in the 21st century and our right to know.

He was helping to organize an online event featuring Daniel Ellsberg, James Goodale and Chris Hedges, moderated by Sue Udry. As far as I know, that event will still take place. You can register for it here. The Facebook page for it is here.

You can read the June 28th newsletter we wrote about Julian Assange, “Government Attacks Media as Peoples Media Reveals the Truth.”

Please follow the trial, spread the word about it and do what you can to support Assange. I know that Consortium News will be following it closely. Assange’s partner and the mother of his two sons launched a crowdfunding campaign for legal support.

Tributes to Kevin are already being posted. Here are a few:

US Activist and Friend to Venezuela Kevin Zeese Passes Away

Hawkins Press Secretary and Activist, Kevin Zeese, Has Passed Away 

COHA Expresses its Heartfelt Solidarity over the Death of Attorney and Human Rights Activist Kevin Zeese

Kevin Zeese: Irreplaceable

TFA Statement on the Passing of Kevin Zeese 

Kevin Zeese, RIP

Kevin fought to bring truth every day. We must not lose this struggle.

I will do my best to keep Popular Resistance going and strive to maintain the high quality that Kevin brought to it. I will inform you of the details of the online tribute his sons and I are planning and a way we can honor him and keep his legacy growing, as he deserves.

Rest in power, Kevin Zeese.

Consortium News

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