3 pm at Little Five Points
On Saturday, January 4 the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK and others are calling on people from around the United States to organize local demonstrations to demand: NO MORE U.S. TROOPS TO IRAQ OR THE MIDDLE EAST! U.S. OUT OF IRAQ NOW! and NO WAR/NO SANCTIONS ON IRAN!
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“Your Station For Progressive Information”and Hand-Picked Music
Are you really, really tired of the nonstop, long, mind-numbing commercials of mainstream radio and the same pre-ordained playlists picked by corporate interests, not the DJ’s.
Well, most people are, but… then there’s WRFG 89.3FM in Atlanta.
WRFG 89.3 FM is an independent, non-profit, community radio station in Georgia that is dedicated to providing unique programming that reflects progressive perspectives and the diversity of people, ideas, and cultural expressions that embody that spirit, WRFG is a like breath of fresh air on the radio dial.
Since 1973, WRFG has been broadcasting an invigorating mix of programming that has made us a favorite among discerning listeners:
· Hand-Picked Musicthat spans a multitude of cultures: Zydeco, Blues, Jazz, Celtic, Folk, Caribbean, Indian, R&B, Doo-Wop, Latin, Bluegrass, Hip Hop…. and many more!
· Public Affairs that address topics of concern to us all – health and nutrition, the environment, peace and justice, animal rights, race/gender issues, the economy, workers’ rights, poverty issues.
· News from around the world and around the neighborhood that tends to get ignored or shortchanged in other media outlets – locally-produced shows along with national programs like Democracy Now!
We stream worldwide at wrfg.org bringing WRFG to the world … and the world to WRFG.
The goal of WRFG’s programming is to uplift human dignity by providing truthful, useful information, and music that touches our collective soul.
Our greatest accomplishment, though, is the support of thousands of listeners who understand the importance of independent media. Media consolidation means fewer and fewer companies own more and more media outlets that control what you hear, read and see, and what you don’t.
Now that’s scary!
In order to remain independent, financially stable, and relevant to the needs of the community, WRFG 89.3 FM relies on the continuing support of people who understand the urgent need for noncommercial, diverse, community radio. We hope you will become a donor to WRFG. The end of the year is coming fast and you can make your 2019 tax-deductible donation at wrfg.org, or mail it to WRFG 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA. 30307.
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/
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…
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.
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
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