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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 […]

 

Protest at Georgia detention center

By December 6, 2013
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Lumpkin, Ga. — For the seventh year, hundreds of protesters gathered Nov. 22 in Lumpkin, Ga., to march to the Stewart Detention Center, a for-profit prison operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. Named as one of the 10 worst immigration detention facilities in the U.S., it holds close to 2,000 men who are in […]

 

Thousands protest SOA

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Fort Benning, Ga. — Following the 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her 16-year-old daughter in El Salvador by soldiers trained at the School of the Americas, a yearly protest has been held at the gates of Fort Benning, Ga. Over the decades of its existence, thousands of Central and South American […]

 

‘No detentions, deportations of migrants’

By December 2, 2013
Chained to fence with bicycle lock around his neck, immigrant youth is arrested.

On Nov. 19, in a bold action directed at the detention and deportation practices of the Obama administration, 15 undocumented immigrants and citizen supporters chained themselves to the fence surrounding the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Atlanta. Sponsored by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and Project […]

 

Protest at Georgia detention center

By November 30, 2013

Lumpkin, Ga. — For the seventh year, hundreds of protesters gathered Nov. 22 in Lumpkin, Ga., to march to the Stewart Detention Center, a for-profit prison operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. Named as one of the 10 worst immigration detention facilities in the U.S., it holds close to 2,000 men who are in […]

 
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