Monthly Archives: September 2016

THIS WEEKEND–Many Rivers to Cross–Festival of Music, Art and Justice!

This weekend , a social justice music festival, initiated by Harry Belafonte, is taking place just west of Atlanta on a farm in Chattahoochee Hills.

The line-up of performers is long and varied, ranging from the Dave Matthews Band to Carlos Santana to Rebel Diaz to T.I.

Cornel West will be speaking also.

WRFG will have a table in the Social Justice Village, giving us an opportunity to engage with thousands of people potentially.

We encourage you to check out the website for Many Rivers to Cross and join us at this multi-faceted progressive event.Here is the link to their website: http://www.manyriversfestival.com

And please stop by the WRFG table and say hi (or volunteer to help staff for a while).

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WRFG Labor Forum program on Monday, Sept.26

he Monday, Sept. 26 Labor Forum program will devote some additional time to talk about an issue of crisis importance to tens of thousands of Atlantans and that is the dire lack of affordable housing in metro Atlanta.

Whether it is people looking for rental property, others trying to buy a home or those without shelter, forced to live in cars, abandoned buildings or on the street, there is simply a huge shortage of decent, liveable housing for working people, retirees and those with disabilities.

And it grows worse everyday, with gentrification of inner city neighborhood where luxury housing brings big profits to developers.

The Labor Forum will speak with Housing Justice League activists and Anita Beaty of the Task Force for the Homeless to get a more detailed picture of the problem, the solutions and the actions being taken to make Housing a Human Right.

The program will open at 4pm with a recap of the resistance to police violence in Charlotte being led and sustained by young people.

The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM.

For additional information, please go to http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

WRG Labor Forum on Monday, Sept. 19

On Monday, Sept. 19, listeners of The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM will hear the news from Neil Gluckman of IATSE #927 of a union victory, bringing collective bargaining rights to the stagehands that set-up concerts and shows for Live Nation. This interview is from 4:15-4:30pm.

The 4:30-5pm segment as well as “This Week in Labor History” will focus on the struggle at Standing Rock, providing background information, pre-recorded interviews with Native participants and a phone conversation with NC. activist and cultural worker, Lamont Lilly who spent several days at the resistance camp in North Dakota.
Thousands of indigenous peoples from across the globe have gathered  to stop the desecration of the earth by oil companies in pursuit of profit. This struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline has inspired massive, grassroots support. We will discuss the importance of the union solidarity messages from the CWA, TWU, UE, Writers Guild and others and reflect on the failure of the national AFL-CIO to do so.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday on WRFG 89.3Fm from 4-5pm. For additional information, please see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

WRFG Labor Forum for Monday, Sept 12

On Monday, Sept. 12, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcomes ATU 732 members and MARTA workers, Reggie Davis and Stanley Smalls to the program. The expansion of public transportation in metro Atlanta as well as its accessibility to the disability community continue to be critical issues, needing greater rider involvement.We will talk about successful efforts to build community and union alliances and why solidarity is necessary to win against cuts in service and attacks on wages and benefits. This discussion will begin at 4:30pm.

Earlier in the program at 4:15pm,an Atl Raise Up member will update the WRFG audience on the local struggle to win a $15 minimum wage and a union. Earlier, on Monday, low-wage workers will have joined the National Moral Day of Action at the state Capitol, calling on legislators to enact living wages, stronger voting rights and quality education and healthcare for all.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm.

For additional information, the website is http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

Ghost of Attica Film Screening

Thursday at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Little 5 Points Community Center
1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

In commemoration of the historical Attica Prison Strike of September 9th, 1971, the Anarchist Black Cross is hosting a film screening of this documentary that details this historic uprising and what it means for the fight against our tyrannical, inhumane, unjust, and ineffective prison system. Our modern fight against our “justice” system is one of abolition, as slavery still exists in our society under the umbrella of our prisons, and we must fight this system in order to ensure a brighter future for our children and society as a whole.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Link to the Facebook page for the event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1685933118394885/?active_tab=posts

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