Local Newswire

  • 11/19/2015 - Anonymous
    Delegation to Venezuela December 2 to 12, 2015

    This December, witness one of the most important elections in the history of Venezuela, and of the hemisphere. On December 6, the people of Venezuela will exercise their right to vote in elections for deputies to the country’s National Assembly. Voters will decide whether to carry forward the Bolivarian Revolution by retaining a Chavista majority in the National Assembly or return the political intitative to the traditional elites represented by most of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD). 

  • 9/08/2015 - Anonymous

    “You don’t have to be the perfect man or the perfect woman… to be the perfect mentor.”

    All it takes is one willing and committed person to offer just a fraction of their time to help make a world that’s whole for one child.  Here at Southwest Key Programs, we are devoted to that vision with the addition of a mentoring program to our Atlanta area services. 

    Southwest Key is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization based in Austin, TX, that has spent the last 28 years opening doors to opportunity so that individuals can achieve their dreams. Recently, Southwest Key received a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention to provide mentoring services for at risk children in the Atlanta area.

  • 7/24/2015 - Anonymous

    Many have said it for years, but now the Federal Bureau of Investigation is claiming that police departments have been deliberately infiltrated by racist, white supremacist organizations.

    The claim comes after what the FBI says has been nearly a decade of federal law enforcement’s confirmed and documented acts of infiltration by white supremacist groups into American police departments.

    The FBI warning first came back on October 2006, but it fell on largely deaf ears. Now, the report entitled “White supremacist infiltration of law enforcement” is being revisited by many experts in fighting back against organized hate group terrorism.

    In the 2006 report, the FBI found that federal court determined that members of a Los Angeles sheriffs department had organized a Neo Nazi gang. The officers involved did not keep their racist ideas to themselves either, as the FBI found that these same officers “habitually terrorized” the African American community.

  • 6/10/2015 - Anonymous

    According to NPR affiliate on Cheshire Bridge Road WABE 90.1 fm, Clayton County Hospital Southern Regional in Riverdale is facing amn extreme funding crisis made much worse by 2 interacting forces. High levels of uninsured peoples and lack of county funding each year. Source Paul Hays of Moral Mondayga.org (404) 377-9836   6/10/2015 wabe.org monitored from a public computer

  • 6/02/2015 - earthworm

    Draconion would appear to be the perfect word to describe the conditions we, as Tier II (2) program inmates, suffer within the walls of the Georgia State prison facility.  Yet, if one was to apply reason, it may look more like an understatement.  We have been forced physically and mentally to withstand the barbaric nature of our confinement which does nothing outside of dissuading some from fighting against its oppressive grasp.  The toilet buttons have been stripped away from inside the cells and placed without, leaving it up to an officer's discretion whether or not to relieve an inmate's cell of the feces that sits in the toilet and reeks within the atmosphere of the "two man cell".  Medical fails at providing the adequate healthcare services.  Mental health treatment is futile.  This is more than obvious when considering the facilities suicide and sucide attempt rate.  Constantly, all means of "accessing the courts" or law library is being deni

  • 5/31/2015 - earthworm

    Travis King Grievance that has yet to be answered and/or processed

    On 04/01/2015 while being housed in G-1 cell #19 a locked down dormitory my cellmate and myself was moved to G-2 #22 also a locked down dormitory.  When I entered the cell, I notice that the toilet flushing system had been altered so that the toilet could not be flushed from inside the cell but only from a button on the wall outside the cell.  I asked the Sgt. who moved us Sgt. Kirkland why I was being placed in to such a cell when I had done no wrong.  He explained that all cells in the lock down would be altered the same way and that the dormitory officer will flush our toilet for now on.

    It has been held by the courts that "Even in extreme situations denial of 'normal' toilet facilities, the failure to allow the 'prisoner' promptly to dispose of his/her wastes violates the Eighth Amendment".

  • 5/29/2015 - earthworm

    To: Brother Seer From: Brother Grip G, Quindarrius Duffre Dearly beloved bretheren, Today is Nov 25 2014 @ G.S.P. Nothing has changed. I write you once again, enlightening you concerning my current living, health, and this corrupt Tier II program that has been instituted. The atrocities and inhumane acts are innumerable. The Tier program started July 2, 2014 @ G.S.P., which is a medium security prison that houses closed security inmates on special management unit (SMU). The Tier II program originally only had 3 phases Now in the middle of the program they have instituted another phase in which another 3 months have been added. Each phase consists of 90 days, in which a 90 day review will be conducted to see if the inmate qualifies to be raised to a higher phase, remain on the same phase, or dropped to a lower phase of the Tier II program. The classification committee then bases their judgement according to every inmate's performance sheet.

  • 5/29/2015 - earthworm

    Born a sovereign but live as a slave.  Others belief and outlooks of life dictates my Present, giving them the right to Judge my future.  Painfully compromising against the self governism that lies in the soul of my spirit.  As I unconsciously pledge allegiance to the many and various laws of order.  I myself have given consent to my own enslavement so, I myself is the key to my desired freedom.  Liberty is always in arms reach when the mind is controlling the hands.  Think before you act.  Knowledge is power.  Illiteracy is our biggest enemy.

    Peace and respect to all
    Spoken word by a fellow striving brother: KOBE

  • 5/27/2015 - earthworm

    On any particular day in prison, you would think one would presume himself safe being housed in solitary confinement. On the day of May 24, 2015 at approximately 11:15, the cert officers claimed to be giving a random shakedown. They came to cell 22, where inmate Marko Burton and Frederick Robinson was housed. Officer Thurman the spokes person for the crew, order them to strip one by one. As being used to shakedowns both inmates stripped and were handcuffed as as instructed by officers. While inmate Robinson was being handcuffed, inmate Burton trips over a shoe of his (which is on the floor of the room) and falls off the bed. At that time lent Thruman yells to security to open door. Once door is open lent Thurman runs in, grabs inmate Burton by the arm to lift him off bed, asks “where is it” punches inmate Burton in the groin, then states “Nigga I’ll kill you”.

  • 5/26/2015 - earthworm

    On April 27th 2015 GA's Dept of KKKorrections celebrated KKKonfederate Memorial Day.  I and other prisoners were denied showers and a food tray, in order for some card carrying Klansmen to celebrate the KKKonfederacy and its legacy, which by the way only entails the oppression of people of color!

  • 5/21/2015 - Anonymous

    Tout le monde
    Se croit lucide
    Mais personne n'est lucide
    Tout le monde se croit objectif
    Mais personne n'est objectif
    Car l'ignorance
    N'est jamais lucide
    Car l'ignorance
    N'est jamais objective
    Et nous sommes tous et toutes
    Cela ne fait aucun doute
    Dans une ignorance profonde
    De tout ce qui régit le monde
    Parfois surgit une idée féconde
    Et de cette infime parcelle de réalité
    Que seule nous pouvons appréhender
    C'est cela que nous appelons lucidité ou objectivité
    Chacun, chacune, voyant midi à sa porte
    Mais le mot porte n'est jamais la porte !
    Mais il y a nonobstant des réalités
    Que tout le monde peut constater
    Comme la viande irradiée
    Comme la viande clonée
    Comme le poisson transgénique
    De toute une bouffe biotechnologique
    C'était bien la peine
    La domestication du feu en Afrique
    Il y a au moins, un million d'années
    C'était bien la peine
    La domestication du feu, en Europe

  • 5/19/2015 - Anonymous
  • 5/19/2015 - Anonymous

    Gutsy novel confronts America’s problem of proper collection of society’s debts.

         ATLANTA, Georgia. October 22, 2014 (eReleases)—Billed as a Trojan horse for change, this penetrating manuscript aims to defend the innocent, while boldly flipping off the status-quo. A wise man once said, you either accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. This is the foremost objective of Coming of the Hour, the searing novel by debut author, Harrison Charles; and it succeeds mightily.


  • 5/13/2015 - Anonymous

    A new issue of The Internationalist is out!

    To get your copy, send US$0.50 to Mundial Publications, Box 3321 Church Street
    Station, New York, NY 10008.

    In this issue:

    * Defend Black Baltimore: Cops and Troops Out!
    * May Day Oakland Port Shutdown Against Racist Cop Terror
    * Asesinato policíaco de trabajador mexicano en el estado de Washington
    * Outrage Over Police Murder of Mexican Worker in Washington State
    * Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Now! Don't Let Them Kill Him in Prison
    * Defend Marylin Zuniga
    * Massacre in Mexico: It Was the Murderous Capitalist State
    * In Guerrero, the Dirty War Never Ended
    * Ayotzinapa and the Imperialist Assault on Public Education
    * May Day 2015 in New York and Portland
    * Greece: The SYRIZA Illusion Exploded
    * What Is SYRIZA?
    * Centrists Waffle in Greece
    * Defend Muslims in Europe Against Racist "War on Terror" Backlash!
    * Democrats Swindle Immigrant Youth, Again

  • 5/10/2015 - Paul J. Bern

    Twenty Four Injustices That The

    Mainstream Media Won't Discuss

    by Rev. Paul J. Bern



  • 5/08/2015 - Anonymous

    Southeastern organizers are hosting two Theatre of the Oppressed Facilitator’s trainings that will take place in Atlanta from May 25-30 and Greensboro, NC from June 1-6. Registration is open for both trainings with a donation of $150 suggested although no one will be turned away based on lack of funds. The donation will go towards providing group meals and covering the remaining cost of organizing the trainings. 


  • 5/03/2015 - Paul J. Bern

    Why Mainstream Christianity Is Losing Credibility

    by Rev. Paul J. Bern

     462 the real deal


  • 4/30/2015 - earthworm

    Justice was not served*

    By Ladarius colbert a.k.a. Comrade Seer

  • 4/28/2015 - earthworm

    A hunger strike has been going on in Georgia State Prison in Reidsville since February 26. Prisoners are protesting inhumane conditions, including beatings and lack of access to sufficient food, sanitation, exercise, and an effective grievance process. Their demand is an end to the state's Tier Program, a 2013 initiative that created three increasingly restrictive levels of “Administrative Segregation” to deal with prisoners who are deemed a significant threat to security.

  • 4/23/2015 - earthworm

    Statement From Hunger Striker

    As to date Georgia's prisoners are being arbitrarily and unlawfully denied their First, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.  Prisoners are being forced to live in conditions that are atypical and cause significant hardships!  Prisoners are being subjected to treatment that has been deemed torture by the United Nations.  Prisoners are being subjected to mental, physical, and emotional torture on a daily basis by being forced into GA's prolonged solitary confinement/disciplinary administrateice segregation (Tier Program) without having any disciplinary sanctions to justify such a punishment placement.

    Therefore I am forced to challenge aforesaid violations through the non-violent means of hunger strike!

    (1) I demand an end to the torture of all prisoners unlawfully placed on GA's Dept. of Corrections prolonged solitary confinement/Tier Program.

  • 4/15/2015 - earthworm

    Prisoners involved with the hunger strike at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville have come forward, knowing they are taking a great risk of retaliation, to speak out.  This is a recording they made.



  • 4/11/2015 - earthworm

    by Kelevin J. Stevenson #570391 - G.S.P.

    GA Dept of KKKorrections new Tier program has taken steps to destroy a prisoner's family bonds, now stopping prisoners from receiving any pictures or letters with pictures in them. GA Dept of KKKorrections administrators have enacted a policy that clearly violates a prisoner's 1st Amendment right to freedom of association and their right to freedom of speech. The 1st Amendment exists to protect the citizens' right to read books, magazines, newspapers, etc. The right to call or write to your family and friends, the right to criticize government or state officials, and much more.

  • 4/04/2015 - earthworm

    Inmates in Georgia State Prison in Reidsville have been hunger striking for over a month in protest of the abuses they are suffering in the Tier Program.  The program, described in this document , is supposed to be for people who are a threat to safety, but is really used as a punishment for people who speak our for their rights.  Below is a letter from LaDarius Colbert transcribed exactly.


    Mar 26th 2015

    Greeting my fellow comrades,

  • 4/03/2015 - earthworm

    Another prisoner has come forward to speak out against the abusive conditions in Georgia State Prison in Reidsville.  At least four men in the prison have  been on hunger strike since February 26 in protest of the conditions in the Tier Program. Here is the content of his letter, unchanged:

  • 3/31/2015 - earthworm

    I have been corresponding for a few years with several prisoners who took part in the 2012 hunger strike in Jackson State prison, including the author of this piece.  He and three others are now on a hunger strike in Reidsville since February 26.  Earlier pieces by these hunger strikers are here: http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/another-reidsville-hunger-striker-speaks-out

    and here: http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/georgia-prisoners-hunger-strike-reidsville-over-harsh-conditions


    Defining GA.'s New Torture Tool!
    Tier Program Admin Segregation

    By: Kelvin Stevenson #570391 3/20/2015

  • 3/29/2015 - Paul J. Bern

    Just this past week in my hometown of Atlanta, Ga., the Georgia State Legislature just passed a bill legalizing the medical use of cannabis oil for the treatment of seizures of various kinds, plus about 7 other illnesses which respond only to cannabis oil treatment to alleviate the symptoms. In other words, illnesses for which nothing else works. In the letter and the spirit of this new law, I have decided that this week would be a good time to re-post an updated version of an essay I first wrote in 2011 based on my first published book listed below.

  • 3/25/2015 - Anonymous

    this is the voice our comrades behind the wall.  Speaking about the inhuman conditions inmates deal with every day.  They are ON STRIKE at reidsville right now.


  • 3/23/2015 - marlon

    Caroline Croland was arrested while volunteering with Atlanta Food Not Bombs, a group which serves food to homeless people.  Her supposed crime was questioning why the cops were harassing Food Not Bombs.

    APD Officer S. Camille was harrassing and detaining another volunteer, and seemed to be targetting the group.  Angered by this, Caroline shouted at the officer "Why can't we share a meal every sunday without state harassment?  Why?  Answer me!"

    Officer Camille then illegally arrested Caroline for "disorderly conduct".  Questioning or criticizing the police is protected by the first amendment.  Cops don't have the right to arrest someone just because they feel disrespected.  Caroline is suing the Atlanta Police Department and filing complaints against the officer involved.

    For more information: http://www.copwatchoea.org

  • 3/17/2015 - earthworm

    Another hunger striking Reidsville prisoner has come forward to speak out about his protest. He and Kelvin J. Stevenson, whose letter I transcribed yesterday, are among four men on hunger strike since February 26. http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/georgia-prisoners-hunger-strike-reids...

    I began corresponding with some of the men who participated in the 2012 hunger strike a couple years ago, and I transcribed some of their letters and published them here: http://atlanta.indymedia.org/category/category/ga-prisoner-hunger-strike

    This letter from LaDarius Colbert is entirely in his own words.


  • 3/16/2015 - earthworm

    I have been correspondng with several prisoners in Georgia prisons since the 2012 prisoner hunger strike in Jackson. They have repeatedly tried to get redress for their grievances about mistreatment, and when those attempts have failed they have been forced to resort to hunger strike.  Here is a letter from one prisoner who has been refusing food since February 23.  It is all in his own words.