On Monday, July 24, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM, 4-5pm, will pay tribute to Joyce Brookshire, a remarkable songwriter and advocate for her Cabbagetown community of mill workers and mountain folk.
Friends and Supporters of Independent, Community Radio,
WRFG 89.3FM, your station for progressive information, began its 2017 Three Week Summer Pledge Drive on July 17.
A hallmark of our station is the committed listeners and supporters who have provided the bulk of the budget
that sustains a non-commercial 100.000 watt, around the clock station, year after year since 1973.
24 hours a day, you can call 404.523.8989 and speak with an airshifter who will gladly take your pledge
Advances in technology now allow you to contribute to the station by going online at http://www.wrfg.org on your
computer or smart phone and donating quickly and securely.
And of course, you are welcome to mail a check or hand deliver your donation at 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta 30307.
Please help us make our goal of $50,000 by Aug. 6. Every dollar is needed to pay our re-occurring bills over the summer months.
WRFG is a 501(c)3 organization and your donations are tax deductible as allowed under IRS rules.
The pledge drive coincides with our 44th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!!
We invite all listeners and supporters to celebrate the amazing reality of a progressive, community radio station that runs
24 hours a day with all volunteers — and without commercials. There is no other station in Atlanta that offers the diversity of music
and on-air hosts and progressive, community-driven content.
The party is Saturday, July 29 from 7pm-midnight at Stagga Lee’s Goodtime Emporium, 1945 Moreland Ave SE 30316(across from the Starlight Drive-in.
There will be food and beverages, music and dancing. A special attraction is line dancing instructor, Mr. CardioTone who will demonstrate the fun of group dancing.
There is no charge at the door but birthday “presents” will be joyfully accepted.
Please help spread the word about the Pledge Drive and Birthday Party by sharing this message and our Facebook event page.
On Monday, July 15, from 4-5pm, Atlanta-N. Georgia Labor Council President, Dewey McClain will be taking financial pledges from workers and WRFG supporters on air at 404.523.8989.
On Monday, July 10. The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM discusses the crisis in healthcare particularly for the disability community, seniors and single adults posed by the current legislation known as Trumpcare.
One of the central goals of The Labor Forum is to build solidarity among working and poor people around the world. Working class people, whether in this country or elsewhere, often confront the same issues of exploitation by the same multi-national corporations and similar oppression by profit-driven economies, enforced by like-minded governments. The corporate media falsifies the struggles and ignores or discredits the people’s victories.
Venezuela has been the target of US electoral intervention, military threats, economic sabotage and media lies for close to 18 years, ever since the election of Hugo Chavez in 1999 and the development of social programs that benefited the poor and working people of the country.
Right-wing elements, funded and backed by the US, have taken advantage of the downturn in oil prices and the resulting economic crisis by organizing violent and destructive demonstrations that destroy public property and harm other Venezuelans.
Voices in the media and Congress are calling for open US intervention.
On Monday, June 5, the Labor Forum will feature two guests to address the background and current situation facing working class and progressive forces in Venezuela.
Please tune in for a special 45 minute segment starting at 4:15 with Berta Joubert from the International Action Center and Jorge Marin, Venezuelan activist living currently in Boston.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, please see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org
The history of US intervention in South and Central American countries is long and bloody with support for military coups and right-wing governments that engaged in brutal repression, civilian massacres, massive corruption and the impoverishment of working and Indigenous and African descended peoples.A scenario similar to the 1973 coup in Chile is being visited upon the progressive government of Venezuela with open involvement of US corporations and the US administration to affect regime change against President Maduro and overturn the advances of the Bolivarian Revolution.The International Action Center has initiated a call for Days of Solidarity with Venezuela and its people who are determined to make change benefiting the majority of the country’s people.In Atlanta, on Tuesday, June 6, there will be a demonstration at CNN at the corner of Marietta St. and Centennial Olympic Park from 4:30-5:30 to demand “US Hands Off Venezuela” and expose CNN for its biased reporting.
PLEASE share the event and bring signs and banners.In solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan People
The Labor Forum, a weekly program dedicated to bringing the issues,voices and solutions to problems facing working people around the world to the listeners of WRFG 89.3FM welcomes Amilcar Valencia to our airwaves during the 4:15-4:30 segment on Monday, May 22, 2017.
Amilcar will discuss the recent deaths of 27 year old Panamanian man, Jean Carlos Jimenez-Joseph at Stewart Detention center on May 15 and 58 year old Indian immigrant, Atul Kumar Bahibhai Patel on May 16, following his incarceration at the Atlanta City Detention Center, both while in ICE custody.
The escalation of ICE raids, arrests and deportations in the first four months of the Trump administration have created widespread fear among communities of color, whether documented or not.
Amilcar as a member of El Refugio, a hospitality house open to those visiting detainees at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga.can speak with personal knowledge of the cruel realities of US immigration policy.
At 4:30, Kali Akuno, a respected leader in the creation of a grass-roots centered decision-making for the city of Jackson, MS will discuss how this majority Black city is creating a model for economic and social justice.He will talk about the impact of the mayoral race on the issues facing workers and their families.
Akuno is a member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and a champion of self-determination for oppressed people and human rights for all.
For more information about The Labor Forum, see our website at http://www.wrfglbaorforum.org