General Meeting: New MADSA Officers, and More

MADSA’s general meeting Sept. 28 included our annual officer elections. We chose Councilman khalid for our new chair; Cole Reardon treasurer; Brandyn Buchanan membership secretary; Nate Knauf recording secretary; and three at-large members: Q Benford, Rara Imler and Catie Elle, who will help make the many decisions that our officers face and take on other… Read more »

Climate Strike Marchers Arrested

On Friday, Sept. 27, MADSA, Extinction Rebellion and 10 other local organizations participated in the Global Climate Strike, calling for “rebellion against the government for criminal inaction in the face of climate catastrophe and ecological collapse,” saying: “The science is clear. The planet is steadily warming as carbon is released unabated into our atmosphere. Ice… Read more »

Visiting Ft. Stewart Detainees With El Refugio

By Julian Prados Franks In early September, Metro Atlanta DSA’s Immigrant Rights Working Group organized a second solidarity visit to the infamous Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia. Even compared to other ICE detention centers, Stewart, a private prison owned by CoreCivic, has a particularly gross penchant for abject cruelty and abuse. With the solidarity… Read more »

Antifascist Solidarity Prevails in Dahlonega

By Jeff C. On September 13, 2019 members of the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America and the North Georgia Socialist Rifle Association met up in Atlanta to car pool to Dahlonega to protest the white supremacist rally taking place there. We did not arrive as outside agitators but as invited guests of the community,… Read more »