National Prison Strike from Aug. 21 to Sept. 9

A core group of organized inmates have issued a call for a national prison strike from Aug. 21 to Sept. 9.

August 21 is the anniversary of the assassination of Black Panther Party Field Marshal and prison activist George Jackson in 1971. September 9 is the anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion, which erupted two weeks after Jackson’s assassination.

Prison strike demands and support:

  1. Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women.
  2. An immediate end to prison slavery. All persons imprisoned in any place of detention under U.S. jurisdiction must be paid the prevailing wage in their state or territory for their labor.
  3. The Prison Litigation Reform Act must be rescinded, allowing imprisoned humans a proper channel to address grievances and violations of their rights.
  4. The Truth in Sentencing Act and the Sentencing Reform Act must be rescinded so that imprisoned humans have a possibility of rehabilitation and parole. No human shall be sentenced to Death by Incarceration or serve any sentence without the possibility of parole.
  5. An immediate end to the racial overcharging, over-sentencing, and parole denials of Black and Brown humans. Black humans shall no longer be denied parole because the victim of the crime was white, which is a particular problem in Southern states.
  6. An immediate end to racist gang enhancement laws targeting Black and Brown humans.
  7. No imprisoned human shall be denied access to rehabilitation programs at their place of detention because of their label as a violent offender.
  8. State prisons must be funded specific­ally to offer more rehabilitation services.
  9. Pell grants must be reinstated in all U.S. states and territories.
  10. The voting rights of all confined citizens serving prison sentences, pre-trial detainees, and so-called “ex-felons” must be counted. Representation is demanded. All voices count!

Inmates ask for solidarity through various actions, such as contacting relevant “local, state and federal political representatives” about their demands, especially that prisoner votes be counted.

They ask that financial boycotts of services to prisoners be based only on the stated wishes of those inside.


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Make a Pledge of Support Today

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Cover History: The Great Speckled Bird 1968-1976

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Mr. Hani Al-Masri, Deal of the Century, A Palestinian Perspective, Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 4pm

Dr. Omar M. Lattouf and the Reverend Fahed Abu Akel Invite you to “The Deal of the Century” A Palestinian Perspective

Mr. Hani Al-Masri

One of the founders and currently the Director General of the Palestinian Center for Policy Research and Strategic Studies-Masarat. He was the founder and director general of the Palestinian Media, Research and Studies Center Badael, 2005-2011.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Emory University School of Medicine

100 Woodruff Circle, Room 110

Atlanta, GA 30322

Please RSVP by Thursday, July 12 to Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel

Text – 404-441-2702 or

Parking for Event

Use hospital parking deck.

Cross Clifton using the second level pedestrian hospital bridge.

Arrive at least 30 minutes before the event to park and walk to meeting room.

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THIS WEEK’s events-March for Justice, the Muslim Ban, Ending Family Detention and Separation, and Knowing your rights

Dear community members fighting for justice!
There are multiple events, demonstrations, information sessions over the next few days for justice. Please join and spread the word.
in solidarity,
ilise cohen

Tonight, Wednesday June 27 at 6pm, Community Forum: Understanding Immigration,
Family Separation and Zero Tolerance at the Ceremonial Courtroom, Lower Level at Georgia State University

Thursday June 28, 3:00pm WALK for Justice
Meet at Troy Davis Park (Woodruff Park) at 3:00 pm, and walk together to the US Attorney’s office/Federal Building.
Nos vemos en el Woodruff Park a las 3:00, y caminemos a la Oficina del Abogado General.

Thursday June 28, 7pm Info Session On Supreme Court’s Muslim Ban Ruling
Roswell Community Masjid – RCM

Saturday June 30, Interfaith Prayer Vigil, 7-8am
Gather by the Playground, The Sara J. González Memorial Park
2411 Coronet Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Saturday June 30, 10 am Families Belong Together, Not In Cages
Meet at the Atlanta Detention Center and 254 Peachtree Street, SW and walk together to the Federal Courthouse

Thursday July 12, 6-8pm, Know and Defend your Rights
Clarkeston Community Center



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Walk for Justice

Join us as we demand the decriminalization of migration.
We must stand against the atrocities that JEFF SESSIONS is causing to communities of color. We must shut him down, and remove him from such a powerful position. We demand that the local US Attorney’s office stand up on the right side of history.
This is the only way that we can assure that parents will not be separated from their children.

Acompañanos para juntos demandar la des-criminalizacion de los migrantes. Debemos levantar nuestras voces en contra de las atrocidades que JEFF SESSIONS esta causando en las comunidades de color. Tenemos que removerlo de esta posicion de mucho poder. Pedimos que la oficina local de Abogado General se manifieste en el lado correcto de la historia.
Esta es la unica manera que podemos asegurar que las madres y padres no sean separados de sus hijas o hijos.

Meet us at Woodruff Park at 3:00 pm, and lets walk together to the US Attorney’s office.

Nos vemos en el Woodruff Park a las 3:00, y caminemos a la Oficina del Abogado General.

Link to the Facebook page for the event


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Join us for WRFG 45th Birthday Celebration on Sat, June 23

Order your ticket here

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Day of Action – #StandWithMuslims in Atlanta (On-Call)

Last January, Trump and his administration tried to ban Muslims from entering into the United States. Over seven thousand strong, the City of Atlanta and Georgia stood in solidarity with those impacted, and we will do it again if the Supreme Court upholds this racist and Islamophobic ban.

This is an ON-CALL protest as we await the decision expected in mid-to-late June. We will gather at 6 pm in front of the Richard B. Russell Federal Bldg (75 Ted Turner Drive, SW Atlanta, GA 30303) the day the decision comes down.

For more information about the Muslim Ban hearing at the Supreme Court, check out this piece:

Our co-sponsoring organizations:

Project South
Somali American Community Center
CAIR Georgia
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Women Watch Afrika, Inc.: Fund Drive
Southerners On New Ground
Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta Chapter
Georgia Alliance for Social Justice
Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
Compassionate Atlanta
Clila- Coalición De Líderes Latinos
Southeast Immigrant Rights Network
ACLU of Georgia
Southern Poverty Law Center

#NoMuslimBanEver #StandWithMuslims

Link to the facebook page for the event:



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Summer schedule for Endless War Rally

During June, July & August, the weekly Endless War Rally at Ponce & Moreland has switched to a monthly schedule. The rallies will take place on the second Wednesday only of each month, namely:

June 13

July 11

August 8


More info:  Call Bob, 404-378-5424

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Join The Great Speckled Bird 50th Anniversary Celebration

Atlanta’s progressive/counter-cultural newspaper, 1968-1976

4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2

Chosewood Ballroom

420 McDonough Blvd. SE, Atlanta 30315

The program, “Media Then and Now,” will begin at 5 p.m.

Speakers will include:

  Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, award-winning investigative journalist and a champion of independent progressive media

 Hamilton Nolan, formerly with Gawker, now a senior writer for Splinter News

   Bird veterans: Bird co-founder State Senator Nan Grogan Orrock, and former Black Panther Party member Tim Hayes

 Tickets: $10 online — $12 at the door

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