Cleta Winslow the Oligarch

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. 

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The 2021 DSA Convention: Many Steps Forward, and Many Lessons Learned

2021 DSA National Convention

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.

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#StopCopCity Banner Drop, 8/14

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.

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A Case Study in Manufacturing Consent

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.

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