National Call to Action to Smash White Supremacy

National Call to Action to Smash White Supremacy

In the wake of the violent attacks in Charlottesville by organized Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK, with complicity from the police, we are calling for organizations and individuals to join this call to smash white supremacy!
Take action between Monday, September 11th and Monday, September 18th for Charlottesville, for Durham, for your own community such as rallies, marches, direct action, press conferences, teach-ins, etc.

Actions across the country have shown that now, more than ever, is the time to take bold and courageous action. We must act now to counter the rise and emboldening of white supremacists in our communities and in the state.

Tuesday, September 12th is the one-month anniversary of the the murder of anti-racist protester Heather Heyer. It is also the court date for the courageous young people in Durham, N.C., who pulled down a confederate monument in their city. On September 12th, organizers are mobilizing in defense of these arrestees and the Durham community. Will you join them by coming to Durham and/or planning a solidarity action in your city?

In Durham, Sheriff Mike Andrews has been attempting to intimidate the movement at large by targeting activists allegedly involved in toppling the statue on Aug. 14, and others involved in protesting at a planned Ku Klux Klan rally on Aug. 18. Andrews has been targeted by activists for allowing horrible conditions to continue at the Durham County Jail, where at least five people have died as a result and where, in the most recent outrage, prisoners are only allowed visits from their loved ones via video; and for his department’s collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The struggle against white supremacy in all its forms is just! The events in Charlottesville, followed by the action in Durham that toppled the Confederate monument, are part of a growing movement to combat some of the most heinous, racist sections of far right that have been emboldened by Trump. In response, cities across the country have preemptively taken down Confederate monuments — not because these politicians want to “do the right thing,” but because they fear rebellion and the strength of a united, multinational movement.

In spite of this, Trump’s bellicose attacks on our movement have continued — including the egregious pardoning of arch-racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio — providing an opening for the witchhunt by the Durham sheriff against anti-racist activists and for attacks from the far right. The days of action from September 11-17, both in Durham and around the country, will continue the march forward to tear down white supremacy.

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Rally in support of DACA Tuesday outside Senator Perdue’s office

Resist Trump Tuesdays Atlanta and Georgia Alliance for Social Justice present a “DACA Double Feature” this Tuesday 8/29. #RTT meets at Peachtree and Piedmont at 12:30 to show our support for DACA with a rally in front of Sen Perdue’s Buckhead office. Then at 8 pm, GAFSJ sponsors “DACA 101”, a Facebook Live event.

TrumPerdue think immigrants pose a greater threat to national security than white supremacists. We reject the way they perpetuate stereotypes and encourage racist ideologies towards immigrants! Trump is now preparing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with Jeff Sessions championing it.

There is no reason to rescind DACA except to appease Trump’s nativist, white supremacist base As usual, TrumPerdue are out of touch with the American public AND the majority of Republicans, who want Trump to maintain DACA protections by a four to one margin.

Every Tuesday we prove to this administration that when we show up for one another, we can beat back their attacks on our values. We meet at Peachtree and Piedmont at 12:30 on Tuesday and again at 8 pm on Facebook Live to support DACA.

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RALLY AGAINST TRUMP, RACISM and WAR

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Atlanta Responds to Charlottesville: Take Down White Supremacy

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Venezuela Calls for International Peace Summit

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza called for an international meeting of all countries that are in favor of a peaceful dialogue between the Bolivarian Revolutionary government and the opposition.

Speaking to an international diplomatic corps Saturday, Arreaza stressed that participating countries must demonstrate goodwill toward peace, “not foreign interference, disrespect for (Venezuela’s) sovereignty or the laying of political groundwork for U.S. imperialism to implement an intervention in Venezuela.”

He noted that diplomatic teams of past mediation processes headed by former Panamanian President Martin Torrijos, former Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez and the former Spanish President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, were welcomed, according to La Radio del Sur.

European countries that have demonstrated a “willingness to facilitate talks with respect to Venezuela’s sovereignty” were also urged to take part in the talks, he added.
Venezuela has faced months of political turmoil caused by a right-wing opposition that wants to oust the democratically-elected government of Nicolas Maduro and threats of military intervention and tightened sanctions by the United States.

Arreaza exhorted all countries in the region and beyond to reflect clearly about the summit and consequences that could arise if peace doesn’t prevail.

He reiterated that if they “truly believe that dialogue is the path for Venezuela” and the request for an international summit is not a media strategy proposed by the government, then those countries should “respond to the call.”

Finally, the foreign minister said the details of the summit, the meeting place, and the date will be announced in the coming days.

The international summit was initially requested by Maduro on Aug. 8, just days prior to President Donald Trump’s declaring that a U.S. “military option” was not off the table in its continued interference in the country’s internal political affairs.

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Venezuela-Calls-for-International-Peace-Summit-20170820-0009.html

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INSIDE PEACE will air on WGTV, Atlanta in Sep

The award-winning documentary INSIDE PEACE will now be shown on PBS in Atlanta and across the US!  If you missed the Atlanta premier of this film at The Jimmy Carter Library in May or would like to see it again, you now have the opportunity to do so in the comfort of your own home!

An Award Winning Documentary

INSIDE PEACE is a documentary about four prison inmates marked by generations of violence and addiction who attend Peace Education classes in a Texas prison.  We witness these inmates’ internal struggles to rediscover their humanity and the potential for rebuilding positive lives on the outside.  The film was screened at 15 international film festivals in 2015 and won 10 awards.

PBS Schedule in Atlanta and the US

In Atlanta, INSIDE PEACE will air on WGTV on the following dates and times (Eastern Time Zone):

  • Monday, September 4 at 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 5 at 1:00 AM
  • Tuesday, September 5 at 9:00 AM
  • Tuesday, September 5 at 3:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 7 at 10:00 AM
  • Thursday, September 7 at 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 10 at 5:00 AM

The full US PBS schedule is posted on the INSIDE PEACE website at www.insidepeacemovie.com/pbs

 

 

More about the film, including the movie trailer, interviews and excerpts, can be found at www.insidepeacemovie.com.

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