Fighting for $15 and a Union

Several MADSA members made it downtown on April 14 for the “Fight for $15 and a Union” flashmob with spirited song, dance and chants at Ga. State U’s Library Plaza, followed by a rally at the nearby Grady Hospital McDonalds. (L to R: Greg Ames, Barbara Joye, Steve Gill, Daniel Hanley. Photo by Reid Freeman… Read more »

Solidarity With Immigrants and Refugees

On March 24 the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights held a rally at Liberty Plaza to demand an end to deportations that are tearing immigrant families apart and to oppose the anti-immigrant bills then before the General Assembly. Barbara Joye joined other allies who spoke in support, representing MADSA. Click on “read more” to… Read more »

Solidarity With Neighbors Resisting Displacement

On March 19, some 40 MADSA members and friends, including students and professors from five area universities (Ga. State, Ga. Tech, Clayton State, Emory and Clark Atlanta), drew inspiration from and expressed solidarity with inner-city Atlanta residents who are resisting displacement by gentrification and stadium development. “Resilience, Tenacity and Self-Determination in Peoplestown, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh and… Read more »

A Socialist Discussion with Bhaskar Sunkara

On March the 6th, Bhaskar Sunkara was in the metro Atlanta area to discuss socialism and the Jacobin Magazine. The conversation was moderated by myself, Brandon Payton-Carrillo and covered modern socialist thought and the importance of the Sanders campaign. Once the main thrust of our conversation was finished, an enthusiastic audience engaged in a thoughtful… Read more »