Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative

Massive protests, which have been taking place in Iraq since early October, have entered a new and critical phase to address the government corruption,  unemployment and its failure to deliver basic services. The protesters are now calling for Prime Minister Mahdi to resign and for the drafting of a new constitution that would disband corrupt, sectarian, political factions—exactly the dysfunctional government the U.S. imposed on Iraq. Regular updates on development in Iraq are being posted by the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative. Today, the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative is calling on the international community to show its solidarity with the nonviolent protests in Iraq.

For more information, go to https://www.iraqicivilsociety.org/


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30th Anniversary Commemorative Gathering at Fort Benning November 15-17, 2019

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Central American University (UCA) massacre. On the morning of November 16, 1989 the Atlacatl Battalion of the Salvadoran Army, led by 19 School of the Americas (SOA) graduates, entered university grounds and brutally assassinated Elba Ramos, her 16-year old daughter, Celina Ramos, and six Jesuit priests–amongst them, Father Ignacio Ellacuría, an outspoken critic of El Salvador’s military dictatorship. The SOA Watch movement initially formed to denounce this massacre — one of the many atrocities that occurred in Central America as the United States funded civil wars and trained military at the SOA/WHINSEC. Read more…

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Screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote on Friday, Nov 8

Screening of Suppressed: The Fight to Vote
Friday, November 8 at 7 PM–8:30 PM

North Decatur Presbyterian Church
611 Medlock Road, Decatur, Georgia 30033

Join Indivisible GA 04, North Decatur Presbyterian Church, WRFG Radio, and our special guest Cliff Albright of Black Voters Matter for this screening of Suppressed! The Fight to Vote that details voter suppression efforts in Georgia. The discussion afterward will outline ways citizens can take part in protecting their right to vote.

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Stand Up Against Endless Wars—Rage Against The War Machine This October

March on the Pentagon invites all those outraged by the War Machine, U.S. imperialism, and endless wars to join us in Washington D.C. on October 11 and 12. From the mind boggling cost which strips money from basic human needs like healthcare, education, clean water and more, the stomach churning death toll, the irreversible environmental impact, the fueling of militarized police, the uptick in right-wing domestic terrorism, the too often ignored contribution to climate change as well as the resulting and potentially deadly PTSD, substance abuse, domestic abuse and rape suffered by those who have served in the armed forces to the toll war takes on women across the globe—from rape and loss of children to raising one’s family as a refugee in a foreign land—there is something for everyone to be outraged about…. Continue reading

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US-IRAN RELATIONS IN THE TRUMP ERA: A Report from the CodePink Delegation to Iran

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12    FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, 701 W. Howard, Decatur 30030
6:30-7 pm – Light Refreshments 7-9 pm Program and discussion

Leila Zand, Iranian peace activist, will draw on her personal experience and historical knowledge to challenge the US policy of sanctions and war threats on the people of Iran.She will relay  what she learned from a recent Code Pink delegation to Iran in the spring of 2019.
Zand is a scholar-activist, who lived in Iran during the 1979 Revolution and the following years of US economic and political attacks on the government and the people. She emigrated to the US in 2000 and earned a M.A. in  Middle East Studies in 2005. She served  the Fellowship of Reconciliation as their Middle East  Peace director. An author of many articles  and a speaker at international conferences, Leila Zand  brings a critical analysis of the dangerous consequences of  another US military intervention in the war-torn Middle East.
Sponsored by the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition

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US-IRAN RELATIONS IN THE TRUMP ERA: A Report from the CodePink Delegation to Iran

Here is the link to the Facebook Event Page

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US-IRAN RELATIONS IN THE TRUMP ERA: A Report from the CodePink Delegation to Iran

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12    FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, 701 W. Howard, Decatur 30030
6:30-7 pm – Light Refreshments 7-9 pm Program and discussion

Leila Zand, Iranian peace activist, will draw on her personal experience and historical knowledge to challenge the US policy of sanctions and war threats on the people of Iran.She will relay  what she learned from a recent Code Pink delegation to Iran in the spring of 2019.
Zand is a scholar-activist, who lived in Iran during the 1979 Revolution and the following years of US economic and political attacks on the government and the people. She emigrated to the US in 2000 and earned a M.A. in  Middle East Studies in 2005. She served  the Fellowship of Reconciliation as their Middle East  Peace director. An author of many articles  and a speaker at international conferences, Leila Zand  brings a critical analysis of the dangerous consequences of  another US military intervention in the war-torn Middle East.
Sponsored by the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition



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Atlanta Says NO to Trump’s Racism

Some pro-justice activists on the Left wonder with all the racism, injustice, cruelty and fascism coming out of the White House why more people are not in the street demanding change.

The country’s resistance to fear and hate often starts slow but as more people become aware of the Trump administration’s moral rot and racist policies it gains strength and on Sunday, August 18, the resistance to racism took another step…Continue reading www.streetsofatlanta.blog

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Wed., Aug. 7 GPJC Vigil: Stand against White Supremacy and Racist Terrorism

In solidarity with the people of El Paso, immigrants and refugees and all those impacted byracist violence, GPJC will direct its signage on the Wednesday, Aug 6  street visibility vigil to opposing white supremacy and anti-immigrant  terrorism.Please join us on Wed, Aug 7 from 4-5pm at the intersection of Moreland Ave and Ponce de Leon. Bring signs and banners and help spread the word to your friends and family.Other cities across the country are also holding public events in solidarity with El Paso and against white supremacy on Wednesday in response to a call by several national immigrant organizations.
Hope to see you Wednesday.

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Anti-Racism Rally & March on Sunday, August 18

Let’s all unite to take a stand against racism. Let’s march together to demonstrate the power of our connected freedoms.
Let’s do the work that is needed to end white supremacy and hate.


Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2 PM
* We will march from the North Avenue MARTA station to 4th Ward Historic Park *
* Rally location near Greenspace C in 4th Ward Historic Park (across the street from Ponce City Market)*

We need people around the nation to join us in the civil rights capital of the world to protest racism and white supremacy. We also need organizations to support this rally and movement to help ensure sustainable change.

Although this is intended to be a national movement, this first rally is slated to be held in the Civil Rights capital of the world. We invite people of all races and creeds to unite to abolish racism, antiSemitism, ignorance, fear, homo/trans phobia, xenophobia, and hate.

Goals for the Anti-racism Movement:

1) Protest white supremacy (including political racist attacks and actions)
2) Raise awareness of racist behaviors (overt and implicit biases)
3) Advocate for the passing of a Hate Crimes Bill in Georgia to outlaw anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, transphobia or other forms of bigotry.
4) Focus attention on the fact that police brutality and inequities in criminal punishment are caused by racism
5) Justice for victims of hate crimes including police brutality and wrongful convictions.
6) Focus attention on the fact that racism causes mass incarceration (cradle to prison pipeline / mass incarceration)
7) Generate national interest in actively and aggressively addressing racism

Link to the Facebook event
https://www.facebook.com/events/476967776205284/
Hosted by Alliance For Black Lives

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