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Battle at the Capitol

Date/Time: 
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Atlanta Friends Meeting House
701 West Howard Avenue
Decatur, GA
United States

A panel of justice activists discuss immigration, women’s healthcare, the death penalty, prisons, budget and other issues facing the 2013 Georgia General Assembly. Panelists include Larry Pellegrini of the Georgia Rural Urban Summit; Alan Essig of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute; and others. Reception with light refreshments at 6:30; panel at 7, followed by Q&A and general discussion. Three blocks east of East Lake MARTA station; free admission and parking. Sponsored by Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition/Atlanta, 404-522-4500, http://www.facebook.com/events/447646251950014/.

One Year After His Execution, People In Atlanta Still Say "I Am Troy Davis!"

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On September 21st, 2011, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis for the shooting death of off duty officer Mark Macphail, despite the fact there was no physical evidence linking him to the crime and 7 of 9 witnesses recanted their testimony. One year later, people still remember this travesty of justice. And many people still ask if they might someday find themselves victimized by this same "justice" system. On the one year anniversary of the Troy Davis execution, people in Atlanta marched from the park Occupy Atlanta renamed "Troy Davis Park" to the Martin Luther King Memorial and demanded an end to the death penalty, and an end to the prison industrial complex. This film brings you the speeches and the march the night of September 21st, 2012 in Atlanta. It runs 56 minutes.

World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal

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View the movie trailer here:

http://angola3news.blogspot.com/2012/09/documenting-life-of-revolutionary.html


World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal
--An interview with filmmakers Noelle Hanrahan and Steve Vittoria

By Angola 3 News

On October 6, the new documentary film entitled Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal, will be making its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, just north of San Francisco.

Message from Troy Davis & More Actions

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A Letter to Governor Nathan Deal

Dear Governor Deal,

 

I am writing as the survivor of a murdered family member to ask you to spare the life of Troy Davis.  I understand the feelings of people who favor the death penalty, though my religion forbids it, because 29 years ago, my only brother, Paul, was murdered.  My entire family narrowly missed my brother's fate.  The killers came looking for Paul at my parents' home, while my children were visiting there, just minutes after Paul had left.  If Paul's killers had arrived in time to find him, they would have left no witnesses.  So I understand the feelings of the McPhail Family, and their friends and supporters.  But my loss has taught me something else that is just as important.

 

A Letter to Governor Nathan Deal

Dear Governor Deal,

 

I am writing as the survivor of a murdered family member to ask you to spare the life of Troy Davis.  I understand the feelings of people who favor the death penalty, though my religion forbids it, because 29 years ago, my only brother, Paul, was murdered.  My entire family narrowly missed my brother's fate.  The killers came looking for Paul at my parents' home, while my children were visiting there, just minutes after Paul had left.  If Paul's killers had arrived in time to find him, they would have left no witnesses.  So I understand the feelings of the McPhail Family, and their friends and supporters.  But my loss has taught me something else that is just as important.

 

Troy Davis Will Be Executed Wednesday

The Georgia Board of Pardons has refused to grant Troy Davis clemency, condemning him to die this Wednesday.  There is now effectively nothing standing in the way of his execution, prompting anger and frustration from his longtime advocates.  Barring action by the president or widespread public disruption, Troy Davis will be killed tomorrow.

A rally has already been called for in Woodruff Park at 6pm this evening to demand a stop to the execution, and many organizations are coordinating last ditch efforts to address the situation.

Impromptu nighttime breakaway march from Rally for Troy

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After the permitted march and rally on 9/16, activists decided to march back to Woodruff park without warning or consent from police.  The few police that had been at the peaceful rally were spread too thin to do anything to prevent the march. 

Rally to Support Troy Davis Video Part 2

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 This video continues our coverage of the Troy Davis rally in Atlanta on September 16th, 2011.  Part 2 picks up at the Ebenezer Baptist Church with a speech by two men who spent years on death row until they were released after being proven innocent, local musicians The Indigo Girls perform, John Starbuck talks about opening a diologue with the man accused of killing a family member, and Larry Cox of Amnesty International USA discusses Troy's case.  This video runs about 34 minutes.

http://www.archive.org/details/Troy_Davis_Atlanta_9-16-11_Part2

Rally to support Troy Davis

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On September 16th, 2011, several thousand people marched from Woodruf Park in downtown Atlanta to Ebenezer Baptist Church demanding clemency for death row inmate Troy Davis.  After the march, people gathered in Ebinezer Baptist Church to hear a variety of Civil and Human Rights leaders, musicians, politicians, clergy and exonerated death row inmates all asking that the Ga. Parole and Clemency Board release Mr. Davis.  This video is part 1 and includes speeches by Ed Dubose, Ga. Conference President of the NAACP, Everette Thompson of Georgia/South Amnesty International, Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network, and state lawmakers Sen. Vincent Fort and State Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaan.  It runs about 53 minutes.

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