Join the protest to Free Ahed Tamimi, fierce Palestinian young woman, and all Palestinian political prisoners.

When: 6:00pm on Tuesday January 30
Where: Israeli Consulate of Atlanta,1100 Spring St. NW, Atlanta,30309

We are celebrating her 17th birthday, her resistance to the 50 year Israeli occupation while calling for her release, and an end the detention and imprisonment of Palestinian political prisoners.

Act Now to Tell your lawmaker to support the bill to end Palestinian child detention and find out more about the No Way to Treat a Child Campaign.

Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace-Atlanta Chapter and cosponsored by CAIR Georgia, Atlanta IWW General Defense Committee, Project South, Black Alliance for Peace, Georgia Green Party, Atlanta International Action Center, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition-Statewide, A World Without Police, SURJ Atlanta: Showing Up for Racial Justice, Women Watch Afrika, Create Community 4 Decatur: Black Lives Matter, The Ruckus Society, Black Lives…

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Anti-Advanced Placement US History Movement at Georgia Capitol

Updated April 21, 2015: Call for papers for panel addressing this and related issues.

I was in Atlanta, Georgia yesterday lobbying against SB 129, a Religious Freedom Restoration Act which would license individuals and businesses to defy government regulation to discriminate against others. While lobbying, I ran into a paid lobbyist asking legislators to restrict use of the College Board’s Advanced Placement United States History Exam. When I requested information from her about the exam’s defects, she provided this document, which I scanned. SR 80 is Senate Resolution 80, which the Georgia Senate passed and which its House may pass any day. I don’t have time to discuss all the scary ramification of this document and the movement it represents, but I wanted to pass this on to others ASAP. Continue reading

Gov Deal Should Veto HB 702 Establishing Religious Monument on Capitol Grounds – Atlanta, Georgia

Copy/modify the text below and send it to Governor Deal. This is a slight modification from a draft Frank Carl, President of the Central Savannah River Area Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, wrote and submitted to the national organization for approval as a chapter statement. Continue reading

Calvin C. Johnson was accused of a crime he did not commit

Innocence Project (2) by whileseated on Flickr.

Calvin C. Johnson was falsely accused of a crime he did not commit. Mr. Johnson served 16 years of a life sentence.

Greg Palast to speak in #Atlanta #Georgia Dec15 7pm @Greg_Palast

Thursday, December 15 – 7pm at Manuel’s Tavern , 602 N. Highland Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA  30307

Greg Palast will talk about his new book Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High-Finance Carnivores.  Other books by Palast include The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse.

It is a WRFG Public Affairs event and a donation of $10 is requested to support the station.

Palast writes in the first chapter that $9 billion for two nuclear power plants was hide in an emergency funding bill for life-saving mine resistant ambush-protected vehicles for our troops.  Nuclear Innovation of North America (NINA) ,formerly NRG Corp. of Houston, TX, beat out 20 other companies to win half the $9 billion in the war bill.

“Smoking gun” paperwork and more details on stories of corporate entities disregard for legal obligations to operate pipelines, nuclear power plants and oil drilling rigs in a safe manner- AND LYING ABOUT IT writes an Amazon reader.