Lessons From The National Union Of The Homeless

By Loretta Graceffo, Waging Nonviolence. -

This July, unhoused leaders set up tents in front of Atlanta City Hall to demand a meeting with city officials. They were met by nearly 60 armed police officers who gave them 15 minutes to [...]

Defund The Police Groups, Atlanta Officials Are Still Miles Apart

By Anjali Huynh, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. -

City Council meetings were dominated by residents’ and civil rights activists’ calls for police accountability. A year later, these activists say their relationships with City Council remain [...]

On Contact: Deep American Roots Of The Atlanta Shootings

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses with journalist and writer May Jeong the deep American roots of the Atlanta shootings. May Jeong’s op-ed, ‘The Deep American Roots of the Atlanta [...]

Atlanta Murders Reporting Relied On Law Enforcement Narratives

By Diana Lu, Michelle Pham and Kim De La Cruz, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

Gunman Rob Aaron Long opened fire in three Asian-owned spas in the Atlanta, Georgia area on March 16, 2021, killing Yong Ae Yue, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Delaina Ashley Yuan, [...]

Atlanta Jail Task Force Recommends Razing Building, Creating Equity Center

By Raisa Habersham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. -

Nearly a year after its creation, the Atlanta City Jail task force has recommended closing the jail, demolishing the building and replacing it with a Center for Equity that would support [...]

APD Disbands Narcotics Unit To Focus On Violent Crime

By Staff, Wsbtv.com -

Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne confirmed the change on Tuesday, with the department telling him that those officers will be getting reassigned to other units. Atlanta police [...]

Civil Rights Groups To Hold Social Justice Rally In Atlanta Before The Super Bowl

By Kimberley Richards, Huffingtonpost.com -

Organizers will stage a rally to call for the removal of Confederate monuments and symbols on the eve of the big game. A group of civil rights organizations is planning to hold a rally in Atlanta [...]

City Takes Major Step To Reform Oppressive And Inhumane Bail System

By Mehreen Kasana / AlterNet.org -

Atlanta's City Council just unanimously voted and adopted a move to reform Atlanta’s cash bail system, which frequently targets, jails and ultimately upends the lives of its poorest citizens for [...]

Cities, Volunteers Clash Over Feeding Homeless In Public

By Kate Brumback, Theolympian.com -

When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she [...]

Arrested For Feeding Homeless Without Permit Before Thanksgiving

By Aaron Kesel, activistpost.com -

By Aaron Kesel for Activist Post - The Sunday before Thanksgiving Atlanta police handed out tickets to activists feeding the homeless in a clear display of disregard for its hungry citizens [...]

A New Generation Of Small Farmers Is Emerging In Atlanta

By K. Rashid Nuri, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By K. Rashid Nuri for The Huffington Post - A political democracy is worthless without an economic democracy. What we have in America, with its 1-10 percent minority in control of 95 percent of [...]

Atlanta Fought For $15 And Won

By Joel Mendelson, www.jwj.org -

By Joel Mendelson for Jobs with Justice - People working for the city of Atlanta received welcome news as the City Council unanimously passed a budget raising their wages. Starting on July 1, [...]

Atlanta Campaign Demands Immigration Reform

By Paul McLennan, Azadeh Shahshahani, and Adelina Nicholls, www.alternet.org -

By Paul McLennan, Azadeh Shahshahani, and Adelina Nicholls for AlterNet - On June 15, coordinated actions were held across the world including in Atlanta, seeking justice for Berta Caceres, an [...]

Anti-Pipeline Activists, Eminent Domain Experts Gather In Atlanta

By Mark Hand, www.dcmediagroup.us -

By Mark Hand for DC Media Group - Private property rights activists and environmentalists met in Georgia June 14-15 to discuss strategies for fighting energy companies’ growing use of eminent [...]

Major Showdown For $15 Wage Against Big Corporations In Atlanta

By Zaid Jilani, www.alternet.org -

The South has long been one of the most hostile places for labor organizing. From using prison labor to break labor unions – which in Georgia was done almost entirely to African Americans, as a [...]