Voting Rights Rally Ends in Arrests

Tuesday’s voting rights rally in the Ga. state capitol rotunda ended in police aggressively arresting some 16 people for making noise while the legislature was holding a meeting. After random arrests on the fringes of the crowd, their principal target seemed to be Southerners on New Ground leader Mary Hooks, who had been emceeing the… Read more »

12th Annual Douglass-Debs Dinner Brought Us Together

Each year, MADSA holds an awards dinner to honor Atlanta’s outstanding progressive activists. For the twelfth year in a row, we have brought members of the broad progressive community together at this event – from labor, civil rights and other organizations as well as new and veteran MADSA members. The dinner is also our main… Read more »

Perdue snatches YDSA GT member’s phone

On October 13th, a Georgia Tech student attended a public Brian Kemp for Governor campaign event on Georgia Tech’s campus. When that student attempted to ask their senator, David Perdue, a political question, Perdue suddenly snatched the student’s phone instead of even attempting to defend Brian Kemp’s indefensible attempts to deny voter registrations on the… Read more »

Supporting Fight for $15 and a Union

As we have in the past, on Oct. 4 MADSA members supported fast food workers on strike for union rights at a local McDonald. We joined ATL Raise Up, with Atlanta Jobs With Justice and members from area unions. “This is the first strike we’re holding specifically to focus on union rights and the importance… Read more »

Ga Tech Students Greet U.S. Sec’y of Mis-Education

From a Ga Tech Young Democratic Socialists of America Facebook post: Congratulations to the near 50 comrades and allies from College Democrats of Ga Tech who, with only two hours notice [on 10/3], teamed up [with Ga Tech YDSA] to fight back against privatization, austerity, and corruption, and to demand #CollegeForAll! We won’t be seeing… Read more »