Kidnapped At The Border

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Christchurch Shootings: Candlelight Vigil, March 20

Please join the Atlanta Community in remembering the victims of the Christchurch attacks in New Zealand. We hope to express solidarity with the friends and family members of the victims and condemn the violent terrorist attacks against Muslims around the world.
Link to Facebook event
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The 16th Annual Walter Rodney Symposium-March 22nd &23rd

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Support WRFG – Make Your Pledge Today

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Upcoming events on Palestine/Israel and Fundraising Galas

These events between February 25-March 31 on Palestine/Israel are being organized by various organizations in Atlanta including: Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta (JVP-Atl), Joining Hands for Justice in Palestine/Israel (JHJIP), Project South (PS), and AFSC, joined in coalition with various other national and local organizations. AND the upcoming PCRF and CAIR fundraising Galas are listed below. 

Killing Gaza, film showing (JHJIP)Monday, February 25, 7:00-9:00 pm, Harrington Center Auditorium
Columbia Theological Seminary
701. S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, Ga 30030

PCRF’s6th Annual Lending Little Hearts A HandFundraising Gala (register here) From WithinSaturday • March 2 • 6 PM
Crowne Plaza Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30346

CAIR Georgia’s 2019 Banquet: Faith Led, Justice Driven

Sat Mar 9, 2019 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Renaissance Atlanta Hotel 2450 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

Nakba Tour: The Exiled Palestinians  (Project South)  (flyer attached)North American Nakba Tour, which invites Palestinian survivors of the Nakba (or “catastrophe,” the ethnic cleansing of Palestine that took place in 1948 with the creation of Israel) to speak to venues across the country. The purpose of the Tour is to humanize Palestinian refugees across national boundaries and build popular support for the liberation of Palestine without restriction.
Imprisoning a Generation, Atlanta Film Screening
Tuesday, March 12, 7:00-9:00 pm 

Harrington Center AuditoriumColumbia Theological Seminary
701. S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, Ga 30030

David Sheen, Independent Journalist and FilmmakerJUDEAFRICAMERICA : Our racial relationship history & the crisis in Israel*PalestineFriday March 15, 7:00-9:00pm Harrington Center Auditorium
Columbia Theological Seminary
701. S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, Ga 30030*David Sheen will also be speaking at the Walter ROdney Series at Spelman on Thursday March 14
Ahmed Abu Artema, Journalist, refugee, father, writer, advocate from GAZA whose visionary writings about nonviolence inspired the Great March of Return in 2018 Thursday, March 21, 7:00-9:00 pm
North Decatur Presbyterian Church 611 Medlock Road, Decatur, Georgia 30033 See AFSC tour
Stephen Sizer- “Why Christian Zionism is not Biblical”Sunday, March 31, 3:00 -5:00 pmPastor, photojournalist and author, Christian Zionism: Road Map to Armageddon and Zion’s Christian Soldiers
Harrington Center Auditorium
Columbia Theological Seminary
701 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030

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Saturday, Feb 23, 1-3:30pm
The Arts Exchange, 2148 Newnan St., East Point 30344
(near Ft. McPherson MARTA Station)

One month ago, at the urging of Vice President Mike Pence, Juan Guaido announced he was the president of Venezuela, a public declaration of a US-backed coup against Nicolas Maduro, the winner of the 2018 election.

This blatant interference is the latest attempt by US imperialism to derail and overturn the social changes initiated by the Bolivarian Revolution.

Revolutionary programs bringing access to health care, education, and housing and delivering rights to workers, women, the Indigenous, lgbtq people and Afro descendants fueled the hatred of the oligarchy and wealthy interests, domestic and foreign.

The US has employed every tactic – threats and intimidation, media lies, sanctions, sabotage, funding “opposition” groups and more -to quell the Venezuelan movement for socialism and national independence..

Saturday’s program will feature videos, speakers and discussion on how to support Venezuela and stop US intervention.

Initiated by Workers World Party in collaboration with International Action Center, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), Regional Council of Africans in the Americas, Friends of the Congo, and Party for Socialism and Liberation

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Stand with Venezuela’s People & President! US Hands Off!

5-6pm, CNN (downtown Atlanta)

The danger to Venezuela’s people and elected president, Nicolas Maduro from blatantly illegal and aggressive measures to orchestrate a coup is escalating.

Following the Trump administration’s open interference with the country’s political leadership by declaring Juan Guaido its anointed president and dismissing the overwhelming election of Maduro, the two decades of open hostility to the advancements of the Bolivarian Revolution are clear.

The United States has a long history of economic and political domination of Central and South America, supporting right-wing and repressive regimes that have brought poverty, repression and civil unrest to millions of people.

Venezuela is attempting to direct its own path, using its oil resources and the desire of the majority to establish healthcare, housing, education,jobs and culture for all its citizens as its goal.

We demand the US stop interfering in the right of Venezuelans to determine for themselves the direction of their society.

We demand CNN and other major media stop acting as the propaganda arm of the US government with its false and biased coverage of the turmoil in Venezuela.

This solidarity action is initiated by the Atlanta branch of Workers World Party and endorsed by ARAAC, Friends of the Congo, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition and Party for Socialism and Liberation.

(We ask those coming to this solidarity demonstration to meet at the corner of Broad and Marietta at 4:30 to walk together to CNN. Many downtown streets will be closed to car traffic and using MARTA is recommended.)

Please bring signs, banners and drums.

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Upcoming events on Palestine, PCRF and CAIR banquets

1. Ramzy Baroud book tour

Sunday, January 27, 2019
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Harrington Center Auditorium
Columbia Theological Seminary
701 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030
(Enter campus from Inman Dr. – Park in the parking lot on the left behind the library)

Please RSVP: Sarah Humphrey, 
The Last Earth, a Palestinian Story

“One needs to hear the voices of the people who were at the receiving end of Western Imperialism and Zionist settler colonialism. This book is a good place to start this journey” Ilan Pappe  ( Foreward)

Dr. Ramzy Baroud is a US-Arab journalist, media consultant, an author, internationally–syndicated columnist and Editor of Palestine Chronicle (1999-present). He is the author of four books and a contributor to many others. His latest volume is The Last Earth, a Palestinian Story (Pluto Press, London, 2018. Baroud has a Ph.D. in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter (2015) and is a Non-Resident Scholar at Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara.

2. “Healing Justice” Film

Join at one of the following dates to see the film:

Saturday, January 26, 9-11 am

Thursday, February 21, 7 – 9 pm

Sunday, March 3, 12:15 – 2:15 pm

Sunday, March 24, 11:45 am – 1:45 pm

Location: Atlanta Friends Meeting Library, 701 West Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030.  

Here’s a link to a preview:

For more details and to download the free study guide, go to this link:

To see the film now for $4.99:

3. PCRF Gala, Saturday March 2

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 6 PM

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia

4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30346

Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Arrival & Check-in: 6:00 PM

Dinner & Program Start: 7:00 PM 

Tickets and Tables: Early Bird Tickets available! Must be purchased by January 31, 2019.

Early Bird Indiviual Ticket: $100        Early Bird Table, seats 10 people: $1,000

Regular Priced Ticket: $120               Regular Price Table, seats 10 people:  $1,200

4. CAIR Banquet, Saturday March 9

CAIR Georgia’s 2019 Banquet:

 Faith Led, Justice Driven

Sat Mar 9, 2019 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Renaissance Atlanta Hotel 2450 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, 3033

  • Buy a Ticket: early bird vent tickets cost $50 per adult, which covers a three-course halal meal. Prices set to increase to $75 on Feb. 9th.
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NO Coup, NO Military Intervention:HANDS OFF Venezuela!

US Hands Off Venezuela!
Stand with the Bolivarian Revolution!

Emergency Demonstration, Friday, Jan. 25
4:30-6 pm, 5 Points (downtown), N. Decatur and Peachtree

Brings signs, banners, drums.

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A Call for National Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War, and Racism

April 4, 2019, will mark the 51st anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the internationally revered leader in struggles against racism, poverty and war.

And yet, in a grotesque desecration of Rev. King’s lifelong dedication to peace, this is the date that the military leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have chosen to celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary by holding its annual summit meeting in Washington, D.C. This is a deliberate insult to Rev. King and a clear message that Black lives and the lives of non-European humanity, and indeed the lives of the vast majority, really do not matter.

Since its founding, the U.S.-led NATO has been the world’s deadliest military alliance, causing untold suffering and devastation throughout Northern Africa, the Middle East and beyond. Hundreds of thousands have died in U.S./NATO wars in Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yugoslavia. Millions of refugees are now risking their lives trying to escape the carnage that these wars have brought to their homelands, while workers in the 29 NATO member-countries are told they must abandon hard-won social programs in order to meet U.S. demands for even more military spending.

Dr. King’s words linking the three evils of American society: Militarism, Racism and Poverty, and his deeply profound remark that every bomb that falls on other countries is a bomb dropped on our inner cities, reveal the deep-rooted relationship between militarism and the social, racial, economic and environmental injustices that now impoverish whole cities and rural communities and have plagued our society and the world for a long time. It was exactly one year before he was murdered that Rev. King gave his famous speech opposing the U.S. war in Vietnam, calling the U.S. government “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world” and declaring that he could not be silent.

We cannot be silent either. As Rev. King taught us, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Every year NATO has held its summits, people around the world have organized massive protests against it: in Chicago (2012), Wales (2014), Warsaw (2016), Brussels (2017 & 2018) — and 2019 will be no exception.

We are calling for a peaceful mass mobilization against this year’s NATO Summit in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 30. Additional actions will take place at the opening of the NATO meeting on April 4. We ask you to make every effort to join with us in Washington DC, or, if not possible, organize a rally or demonstration in your area. We need to show, in the strongest possible way, our opposition to NATO’s destructive wars and its racist military policies around the world.

We also invite you to add your, and/or your organization’s name to the list of supporters of the anti-NATO, Anti-War and Anti-Racism mass actions in Washington DC. Please go to the web site at to add your organizational or individual endorsement of the action or to make a donation to build the action.

You can also contact us by email:

Thank You.

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