Black Voters Ride Freedom Bus To Protect Voting Rights

photo by Gloria Tatum Black Voters Matter (BVM) will travel across the South in five of the "Blackest Buses in America" to launch Freedom Rides for Voting Rights.  They are part of a voter outreach campaign from Louisanna to Washington, D.C. to build Black voting power and gain support for SR 1 "For the People's … Continue reading Black Voters Ride Freedom Bus To Protect Voting Rights

Children Are Leading The Way On Climate Change

Juliana v. U.S. Government a/k/a The Children's Climate Change lawsuit was first filed in August 2015 in Eugene Oregon.  The Plaintiffs are twenty-one children and young adults, and two environmental organizations:  Our Children's Trust (www.ourchildrenstrust.org) and Earth Guardians (www.earthguardians.org). This case has been pending for five and one-half years and it has not yet proceeded … Continue reading Children Are Leading The Way On Climate Change

GILEE Trains U.S. Police In Foreign Countries That Violate Human Rights

Black students stand in solidarity with Palestinian students in front of Atlanta City Hall as both groups see the similarity in the oppression and brutality they experience from police in Israel and Atlanta.  Students and community organizers understand the connections between the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) program that sends Georgia law enforcement officers … Continue reading GILEE Trains U.S. Police In Foreign Countries That Violate Human Rights

Where Joe Manchin Gets His Talking Points

by Judd Legum Popular Information ……... In a new column published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced his opposition to the For The People Act, a bill that would protect voting rights nationwide. His arguments echo talking points released in April by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Republican-alligned trade association that … Continue reading Where Joe Manchin Gets His Talking Points

The 73rd Anniversary of Nakba – the Ongoing Catastrophe Palestinians Suffer

photos by Gloria Tatum May 15, 2021, marks the 73rd year of the Nakba or "catastrophe". It was the day in 1948 that over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes and between 400 and 600 Palestinian villages were destroyed and Palestinian history erased.                    Every year on May 15, Palestinians and their … Continue reading The 73rd Anniversary of Nakba – the Ongoing Catastrophe Palestinians Suffer

200 Cities Participate in Voter Motorcade to Restore Voting Rights

photos by Gloria Tatum Saturday, May 8, 2021, was the "John Lewis National Day of Action '' to restore the Voting Rights Act. People in 20 cities in Georgia and 200 cities around the country took to the streets in "Votercades" to mobilize passage of HR1 For the People Act and HR 4 the John … Continue reading 200 Cities Participate in Voter Motorcade to Restore Voting Rights

Georgians Are Dying Who Can’t Afford Health Care & Don’t Have Medicaid

Georgia is one of only 12 states that has not expanded Medicaid. Almost one-half million Georgians could gain health care if "the powers that be" would approve the expansion of Medicaid. Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (GBPI) Facts on Medicaid Expansion About 255,000 Georgians make too little to buy health insurance and do not qualify … Continue reading Georgians Are Dying Who Can’t Afford Health Care & Don’t Have Medicaid

Toxic Coal Ash Pollutes the Water and Endangers People’s Health

photo from Georgia Coal Ash Communities Facebook Group All the information in this report comes from Earthjustice, Environmental Integrity Project, a documentary produced by the Georgia chapter of Sierra Club, and Beyond Coal Campaign.  Decades of burning coal to generate electricity in Georgia have resulted in 92 million tons of toxic coal ash stored in … Continue reading Toxic Coal Ash Pollutes the Water and Endangers People’s Health