No Cop City – No Police State – Yes Community Investments

This is not the usual environmental or neighborhood association story opposing the police training center on 85 acres of Prison Farm property. There are probably over 40 different groups opposing the police training center and many have different perspectives on why they oppose it. This view is from the community most impacted by the militarization … Continue reading No Cop City – No Police State – Yes Community Investments

Police Training Center is Too Large, Wrong Location and Won’t Reduce Crime

All these trees will be bulldozed down to build the police training center. Joe Santifer, President of Netwise, Information Technology Consulting researched other police training centers by the number of police officers and size or acreage of training centers, and here is what he found. The statistics came from the World Atlas. New York City … Continue reading Police Training Center is Too Large, Wrong Location and Won’t Reduce Crime

Millions March Nationwide to Protect Voting Rights and Save Democracy

Millions of Americans marched nationwide, thousands marched in D.C. and hundreds marched in Atlanta to demand that the U.S. Senate pass S1 For the People's Act and S4 the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to protect voting rights. S. 1 will strengthen and protect voting rights, end extreme partisan gerrymandering, shine a light on … Continue reading Millions March Nationwide to Protect Voting Rights and Save Democracy

When The City Steals From The Homeless It Does Not Make Atlanta Safe Or Beautiful

The Atlanta Homeless Union sent out a  press release to the media to warn that the City of Atlanta plans to send the Atlanta Police Department's HOPE (Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement) team to destroy all the tents on the sidewalk outside Central Presbyterian Church on August 26 at 8:00 AM.  Several media outlets showed … Continue reading When The City Steals From The Homeless It Does Not Make Atlanta Safe Or Beautiful

Tenants Organize Report Problems At Ashley Collegetown and Capitol Gateway Apartments

Integral, the management company, at Ashley Collegetown and Capitol Gateway has maintenance and security problems on its properties, according to tenants.  On the outside, these properties look good but some tenants tell a different story about their experience trying to get maintenance repairs inside their apartments.  Egbert Perry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Integral, … Continue reading Tenants Organize Report Problems At Ashley Collegetown and Capitol Gateway Apartments

Two Different Department Have Been Given The Old Prison Farm Property

Earlier this year, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms unexpectedly initiated a deal with the Atlanta Police Foundation to lease the old Prison Farm property for a police training center on Key Road in Southeast DeKalb County. Mayor Bottoms' action violated an existing ordinance and was undemocratic since there was no public input. Who Gets The Old … Continue reading Two Different Department Have Been Given The Old Prison Farm Property

Housing is a Human Right

An editorial published in Worker’s World........ Having a roof over one’s head is a fundamental human right. The 1948 U.N. Universal Declaration on Human Rights, supplemented by subsequent international conventions, recognizes the right to “adequate food, clothing and housing.” Member countries are supposed to uphold the charter. Yet even in developed capitalist countries like the … Continue reading Housing is a Human Right

U.S. Rules Committee Comes To Georgia To Protect Voting Rights

photo by Gloria Tatum Georgia is the poster child for voter suppression that other states have copied. So far over 400 bills have been introduced in state capitals and 28 voter suppression bills have been passed to become law.   The United States Rules Committee came to Georgia for its first Field Hearing in 20 years … Continue reading U.S. Rules Committee Comes To Georgia To Protect Voting Rights

Atlanta’s Homeless Form Union And Occupy City Hall, Demands Met With Arrests

Written by Estevan Hernandes *.......... On July 4, the newly formed Atlanta Homeless Union set up an encampment on the front lawn of City Hall to protest the horrendous conditions that homeless, poor and working-class people are subject to. It sought to expose the housing crisis in Atlanta, ongoing for decades, unaddressed by the city … Continue reading Atlanta’s Homeless Form Union And Occupy City Hall, Demands Met With Arrests