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Shut down migrant detention center!

By November 27, 2014
Shut down migrant detention center!

Hundreds of people from across the country marched to the Stewart Detention Center in rural southwestern Georgia on Nov. 21, demanding the for-profit prison be shut down. Operated by Corrections Corporation of America, the medium security facility holds upwards of 1,900 immigrant detainees. Among the many youth who participated in the demonstration were a group […]


Atlanta Hawks owners’ racism exposed

By September 17, 2014

I am not a sports fan. In fact, I have never been to a professional basketball game, much less an Atlanta Hawks game. What I know about the owners and managers of the Atlanta Hawks comes from what I have read in the local papers and heard on television — and of course, my own […]


Thousands march on CNN to denounce its Ferguson coverage

By August 20, 2014
Thousands march on CNN to denounce its Ferguson coverage

Atlanta — The crowd had been organized by college and high school students. Estimated by the Atlanta police at 5,000, they gathered at CNN on Aug. 18 to denounce its scurrilous news coverage of the killing of Mike Brown by a Ferguson cop — with sensationalized images of “violent” protesters in the face of heavily […]


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 —  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

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 […]