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Estudiantes indocumentadas/os exigen acceso a educación

By June 3, 2014

22 de mayo 2014 Atlanta — Desde 2010, las/os estudiantes indocumentados no han podido a asistir a las cinco mejores universidades públicas en Georgia como resultado de una decisión de la Junta de Regentes bajo la Normativa 4.1.6. Muchas/os de estos jóvenes, traídas/os a EUA cuando eran bebés o pequeños, han tenido toda su educación, […]

 

Undocumented students demand access to education

By May 22, 2014
Atlanta

Atlanta –  Since 2010, undocumented students have been unable to attend the top five public universities and colleges in Georgia as a result of a Board of Regents decision: Policy 4.1.6. Many of these youth, brought to the U.S. as infants or young children, have received their entire elementary, middle and high school educations in […]

 

Peace March says: ‘Ban killer drones’

By May 9, 2014

Human rights activists walked from Ft. Benning, Ga., to the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta during the days from April 26 to May 8 to bring attention to the role played by these institutions in the illegal and criminal drone warfare being carried out by the U.S. This “Right to Peace” march was sponsored by […]

 

Postal workers protest privatization a la Staples

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Photo:  Azi Ebrahimi

Postal workers clad in bright blue shirts shouted “Stop Staples: The U.S. mail is not for sale” in front of the Buckhead Staples store on busy Peachtree Road in Atlanta on April 24. Their noisy and enthusiastic protest was part of a nationwide campaign. Atlanta is one of the test sites in the government’s effort […]

 

Who killed Kendrick Johnson?

By April 10, 2014
April 4 rally.Photo: Azi Ebrahimi

Macon, Ga. — Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the William Augustus Bootle Federal Building in Macon, Ga., on April 4 to press for justice in the case of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson, whose mutilated body was discovered in a rolled-up wrestling mat on Jan. 11, 2013. K.J., as he was known to his […]

 

Stop the anti-people legislation in Georgia

By March 28, 2014

Atlanta, March 20 — For the ninth consecutive week, Moral Monday Georgia staged actions on March 18 opposing reactionary legislation and demanding expansion of Medicaid for some 650,000 low-income workers in the state. The coordinated acts of civil disobedience throughout the day — in the Senate gallery, blocking the governor’s office door and sitting in […]

 

Georgia: Repeal ‘stand your ground’ law

By March 1, 2014

Atlanta, Feb. 10 — With the murders of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis on their minds, 24 Moral Monday Georgia activists crowded into the offices of state Sen. Jesse Stone to demand a fair and full hearing on Senate Bill 280, which would repeal Georgia’s “stand your ground” law. Just days before at a hearing […]

 

Ten arrested in Georgia guv’s office

By February 5, 2014

Atlanta, Jan. 27 – The fight for expansion of Medicaid in Georgia moved directly into the governor’s office inside the state Capitol when dozens of people attempted to see the state’s highest elected official. Ten protesters got through the door before police stopped the crowd and locked the others out. When the group was told […]

 

Georgia rally demands Medicaid expansion

By January 25, 2014

Atlanta — From under a sea of umbrellas, a crowd of hundreds rallied here on Jan. 13, the opening day of the state legislature — the General Assembly — to press for the expansion of Medicaid in Georgia. With a steady rain falling, speaker after speaker pointed out that human suffering and death could be […]

 

Georgia rally demands Medicaid expansion

By January 17, 2014

Atlanta — From under a sea of umbrellas, a crowd of hundreds rallied here on Jan. 13, the opening day of the state legislature — the General Assembly — to press for the expansion of Medicaid in Georgia. With a steady rain falling, speaker after speaker pointed out that human suffering and death could be […]

 
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