The Georgia runoff election is an important window into the political trends of both Georgia and the country at large. Although the individual characters of Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock are important, it is equally important to understand the larger movements at play, in order to inform a political strategy that advances the interests of the working class.Continue reading “3 Takeaways from Georgia’s Runoffs”
With the Starbucks unionization effort and the recent strikes at John Deere and Nabisco, labor activism in the Atlanta area has been extremely hot over the last few months. However, the upcoming union election for makeup artists at the Atlanta Opera attempting to organize under the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) will potentially have the most wide-ranging effects for workers and contractors nationwide.Continue reading “The Atlanta Opera: Rewriting the Precedent on Independent Contractors”
Of the 10 city council members who voted for Cop City, one that was hardly a surprise was District 4’s Councilwoman, Cleta Winslow. Winslow’s support for corporate interests runs deep in her tenure. Despite repeated efforts to circumvent campaign finance laws, it is known that her largest donors include Atlanta Commerce Club member Mike Russell and Real Estate agent Carl Westmoreland.Continue reading “Cleta Winslow the Oligarch”
The 2021 DSA convention has come to a close. This weeklong event with nearly 1500 socialists around the country participating represents a massive moment for DSA. The Atlanta chapter elected 19 delegates and 4 alternates, and many of us had the chance to speak and voice our views on different topics.Continue reading “The 2021 DSA Convention: Many Steps Forward, and Many Lessons Learned”
On Monday, the coalition to oppose the destruction of the Old Prison Farm and replace it with a massive police training facility (a “Cop City”) saw a major victory in the tabling of the proposal until September 7.
Atlanta DSA has been a leader in this coalition and will continue to fight to make sure community voices are heard in this process. To get involved, visit atldsa.org/StopCopCity
Over last weekend, many Atlanta DSA members got together to share their message with the city. Shown in this post are some photos from the event, courtesy of Brandon Mishawn.Continue reading “#StopCopCity Banner Drop, 8/14”
Last week, Fox 5 Atlanta interviewed two leaders of Atlanta DSA, including a lead organizer of the chapter’s recently started “Stop Cop City” campaign opposing the Atlanta Police Foundation’s plans to demolish 300 acres of public forest land. While it is refreshing to see a mainstream news station platform socialist organizers, the nature of the coverage and the interview reveals the way our corporate-funded media attempts to influence public opinion in the name of objectivity.Continue reading “A Case Study in Manufacturing Consent”