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Support Independent Media – WRFG 89.3 FM GA Gives -Tuesday, November 27th

 

Now is the time to show that you care about independent media, community voices and independent artists.

Independent media, is the only true expression of media democracy in times of corporate domination of public information, analysis and culture .

For over 45 years, WRFG 89.3 FM has given voice to a broad range of communities, activists and artists who want to make the world a better place. WRFG has always been a station that has shown the need and benefit of cultural diversity and progressive opinions in our programming format, our Board, staff and volunteers.

GA Gives Day is a wonderful opportunity for us all to come together and make sure that the voices that need to be heard are not silenced. PLEASE help us by spreading the word to your friends and family and letting them know why they should support WRFG on GA Gives Day.

On Nov 27, everyone can donate to WRFG at our GA Gives Day page, https://www.gagives.org/c/GGD/a/wrfg

In addition, Benevity is an online platform for workplace giving, matching and volunteering. They have made the following Be The Good video. They’ll donate $10 to WRFG every time you retweet the video on the Georgia Gives Day.

Please retweet the video #BeTheGood https://youtu.be/0-SZuJHjeOE @Benevity @WRFGatlanta

Thank you for your support.

 

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Special Labor Forum Program for First Day of Fall Pledge Drive

Members of the Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble are calling into The Labor Forum on Monday, Oct. 15 from 4-5pm to help raise funds for WRFG 90.3FM and debut songs from their recent cd release.
All callers who pledge $89.30 or more on a credit card will receive a copy of “State of Emergency,” the latest compilation of original music by the popular musical group of union member and workers rights’advocates who formed to bring resistance culture to community meetings, union conventions and political rallies.
This offer is good for telephone callers between 4-5pm on Oct. 15 at 404.523.8989 and online donations of $89.30 or more at wrfg.org or on the WRFG mobile app until midnight on Monday, Oct. 15.
Be sure to be listening today between 4 and 5pm to hear several of the cuts from the cd as well as the interviews with three of the Fruit of Labor singers.
The WRFG 2018 Fall Pledge Drive lasts three weeks, ending on Nov. 4. For 45 years, WRFG has been a listener supported and sponsored station, commercial free, progressive,  independent and community-based.
YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE KEY TO THE CONTINUING GROWTH OF WRFG’S 24 HOUR A DAY PROGRAMMING.
You can donate on any program by phone (404.523.89890, online(wrfg.org) or using the mobile app with a credit or debit card. You can send a check to WRFG at 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta 30307 or walk your contribution in to the station office from 10am-6pm weekdays.
Thank you.
The Labor Forum Team

 

WRFG’s Fall Pledge Drive Oct 15th-Nov 4th

Decolonize Puerto Rico- Week of Action Sept 20-27

Atlanta People’s Climate Summit on September 8

Atlanta People’s Climate Summit

September 08, 2018  10:00-4:00 PM

Flipper Temple AME Church & Cleopas R. Johnson Park 580 Fair Street, Atlanta, GA 30314

 CONTACT INFO: Tom Thrasher, 706-669-8102, tomt@350atl.org

Bring your voice, claim your power and celebrate on this September 8th Rise for Climate national day of action! Bring your voice to the Flipper Temple Forum at 1:30 pm led by leaders of housing, jobs, energy and political justice. Claim your power at the 3:00 pm Rally as we together read our Declaration of Just Demands and sing joyous songs of justice and love. Celebrate in the Park all day with music, art, and action tables. Bring your friends, your family, your neighbors!

 

A teach-in in support of the 2018 National Prisoner Strike on Sun, September 9

Atlanta Prison Strike Solidarity Committee will be holding a teach-in in support of the 2018 National Prisoner Strike and to commemorate the anniversary of the Attica Uprising on Sunday, Sept. 9, 3-6:30pm at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
(across from Fulton County Courthouse)
Speakers, discussion, information tables
Potluck dinner 5:30-6:30pm

 

Prison Strike Solidarity Rally TODAY, August 21 @ 6:30 PM

Prison Strike Solidarity Rally
Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Atlanta Detention Center
254 Peachtree St SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Prison labor is slave labor. We cannot allow this inhumane system to continue. Beginning on August 21st and continuing into September, incarcerated laborers from across the nation will be joining forces by way of a labor and huger strike. Here in Atlanta we will stand in solidarity through a series of actions dedicated to supporting incarcerated workers and raising awareness about the atrocious conditions they face. Join us on the first day of the strike outside of the Atlanta City Detention Center to stand in solidarity with strikers from across the United States.

Link to the Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1815372958547706/

NATIONWIDE PRISON STRIKE #AUGUST21

National Prison Strike from Aug. 21 to Sept. 9

A core group of organized inmates have issued a call for a national prison strike from Aug. 21 to Sept. 9.

August 21 is the anniversary of the assassination of Black Panther Party Field Marshal and prison activist George Jackson in 1971. September 9 is the anniversary of the Attica Prison Rebellion, which erupted two weeks after Jackson’s assassination.

Prison strike demands and support:

  1. Immediate improvements to the conditions of prisons and prison policies that recognize the humanity of imprisoned men and women.
  2. An immediate end to prison slavery. All persons imprisoned in any place of detention under U.S. jurisdiction must be paid the prevailing wage in their state or territory for their labor.
  3. The Prison Litigation Reform Act must be rescinded, allowing imprisoned humans a proper channel to address grievances and violations of their rights.
  4. The Truth in Sentencing Act and the Sentencing Reform Act must be rescinded so that imprisoned humans have a possibility of rehabilitation and parole. No human shall be sentenced to Death by Incarceration or serve any sentence without the possibility of parole.
  5. An immediate end to the racial overcharging, over-sentencing, and parole denials of Black and Brown humans. Black humans shall no longer be denied parole because the victim of the crime was white, which is a particular problem in Southern states.
  6. An immediate end to racist gang enhancement laws targeting Black and Brown humans.
  7. No imprisoned human shall be denied access to rehabilitation programs at their place of detention because of their label as a violent offender.
  8. State prisons must be funded specific­ally to offer more rehabilitation services.
  9. Pell grants must be reinstated in all U.S. states and territories.
  10. The voting rights of all confined citizens serving prison sentences, pre-trial detainees, and so-called “ex-felons” must be counted. Representation is demanded. All voices count!

Inmates ask for solidarity through various actions, such as contacting relevant “local, state and federal political representatives” about their demands, especially that prisoner votes be counted.

They ask that financial boycotts of services to prisoners be based only on the stated wishes of those inside.

WRFG’s Summer Pledge Drive July 9th-July 29th

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