The Parent Press: “Sine Die” Legislative Overview

State Senator Elena Parent       Yesterday was "Sine Die," the last day of the Legislative Session, and the last chance for a bill to pass in 2021. Although Republicans in the Legislature had already passed many of their most controversial bills – including SB 202, their anti-democratic effort to suppress the vote – Sine Die was still a long and … Continue reading The Parent Press: “Sine Die” Legislative Overview

The Party That Attacked the U.S. Capitol Is Now Attacking Your Right To Vote

photo by Gloria Tatum.... SB 202 signals the death of democracy unless the U.S. Senate passes SB 1 For the People Act, and SB 4 John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and /or the Courts overturn these voter suppression bills.  SB 202 is a combination of restrictive provisions in HB 531and SB 241.  It is … Continue reading The Party That Attacked the U.S. Capitol Is Now Attacking Your Right To Vote

The Poor People’s Campaign for a Moral and Economic Agenda

photo by Gloria Tatum........ March 15, 2021, was the 14th straight day that different groups, religious leaders, students, and advocates have stood outside the Georgia State Capitol to protest SB 241 and its companion bill HB 531. Two of the worst voter suppression bills in the nation based on far-right conspiracy theories and Donald Trump's … Continue reading The Poor People’s Campaign for a Moral and Economic Agenda

The New Jim Crow Party Declares War on Voting Rights and Democracy

photo by Gloria Tatum........ White supremacy is alive and well under the Gold Dome in Georgia, as Republicans use Trump's "Big Lie" that the 2020 election was stolen to pass voter suppression bills. Under Trump's false flag of voter fraud, the GOP attempts to fix this imaginary problem by making it harder for people of … Continue reading The New Jim Crow Party Declares War on Voting Rights and Democracy

Atlanta’s New Tree Ordinance is a Tree Removal Ordinance

photo by Gloria Tatum - crews cutting down a 300-year-old champion white oak in 2015- no tree is safe.... The City of Atlanta's latest revision of the Tree Protection Ordinance (TPO) is that in name only and was overwhelmingly rejected by the tree community and the public at a 2/17/21 City Council meeting. The Atlanta … Continue reading Atlanta’s New Tree Ordinance is a Tree Removal Ordinance

Is the GOP Diverse Enough to Win Without Voter Suppression?

photo by Gloria Tatum..... By Gloria Tatum with additional reporting by Stephen Wing…….. Georgia turned Blue last year thanks in large part to former Georgia House Minority Leader, Stacey Abrams, who was able to register enough Blacks, Latinos, and young citizens to overcome former Secretary of State (SOS) Brian Kemp's long history of voter suppression … Continue reading Is the GOP Diverse Enough to Win Without Voter Suppression?

Free Reality Winner

Reality Winner, a contractor with the National Security Agency (NSA) turned whistleblower, has been in prison since 2017 for releasing information about Russian interference in the 2016 election.   Winner leaked classified information to the The Intercept to warn the country of Russian hacks into our election system and possible manipulation of election results.   The classified … Continue reading Free Reality Winner

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons

photo from Nuclear Watch South Facebook......... by Gloria Tatum with Glenn Carroll.......... The Treaty on the Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons a/k/a the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, was adopted by the United Nations in 2017. Fifty-one countries have ratified the treaty, so far, and on January 22, 2021, it became international law with the goal of … Continue reading The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons

After 400 Years It’s Still About Racism and Maintaining White Power

"If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed," Adolf Hitler...... The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America on November 3, 2016, and the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, are both about maintaining white power and privilege in America … Continue reading After 400 Years It’s Still About Racism and Maintaining White Power