Peace Activists to Meet at Rick Allen’s (GA-12) Office in Augusta to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 10 am, peace activists in Augusta, Georgia are scheduled to meet with a member of Representative Rick Allen’s staff to urge Mr. Allen to oppose the Obama Administration’s decision to sell more weapons to Saudi Arabia as it continues to commit war crimes in Yemen. Continue reading “Peace Activists to Meet at Rick Allen’s (GA-12) Office in Augusta to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia”

Will Georgia End the Drug War? Augusta, May 18

Harold Jones profile croppedWill Georgia End the Drug War? State Senator Harold Jones on Cannabis in the Latest Legislative Session

The Georgia State Senator from District 22 in Augusta, Harold Jones, introduced SB 254 in the 2015-16 legislative session. This bill would have changed simple cannabis possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. Other proposed legislation would have facilitated the use of medical cannabis. Hear his assessment of Georgia’s readiness to end the drug war. Continue reading “Will Georgia End the Drug War? Augusta, May 18”

Yemen – Courageous Revolutionary Activists Should Be USA Focus, Not Terrorism

Over 70 people came to watch Sara Ishaq‘s film Karama Has No Walls and hear Jeb Boone and Medea Benjamin discuss the situation in Yemen and USA policies which impact Yemenis. Here’s a video of most of the Q&A session:

Here’s a direct link to the audio recording of most of Medea Benjamin’s talk and the entire Q&A session.

We’ve also posted some photos on the Facebook page and Flickr. The local daily paper also covered the event.

Sun Aug 11, 3 pm: The Suffering Grasses – Syria’s Revolution and Civil War

“The Suffering Grasses” Trailer from Cultures of Resistance on Vimeo.

A free, open to the public screening of the 1-hour long documentary film THE SUFFERING GRASSES: When Elephants Fight, It is the Grass that Suffers, directed by Iara Lee. Discussion to follow.

Sunday, August 11, 2013, 3:00 pm, Headquarters Library, 823 Telfair St., Augusta, GA 30901, 3:00 pm. Ground floor, turn to the right before going through the book detectors at the library’s entrance. Admission is free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook & Share

Over a year later, with thousands dead and counting, the ongoing conflict in Syria has become a microcosm for the complicated politics of the region, and an unsavory reflection of the world at large. Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, NATO’s toppling of Moammar Qaddafi in Libya, and the complicated politics of the region, this film seeks to explore the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused, and displaced to the squalor of refugee camps. In all such conflicts, large and small, it is civilians—women and children, families and whole communities—who suffer at the leisure of those in power. While focusing on the plight of those caught in the crossfire of the hegemons, we seek to unravel the conflict by exploring the motivations of its actors—the Ba’athist regime of Bashar al-Assad, the Free Syrian Army and other geopolitical players like the United States, Israel, Russia, China, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey, the Gulf countries… When elephants go to war, it is the grass thatsuffers. This is a film about the elephants, but made for the grasses.

Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution

Augusta, GA native and Davidson Fine Arts High School graduate Jeb Boone (Twitter) is scheduled to talk about his experience as a freelance journalist covering Yemen’s revolution. He is joined by CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin, who has recently returned from a trip to Yemen where she spoke with revolutionary activists and relatives of Guantanamo detainees. The program will begin with a screening of the powerful, 27-minute documentary Karama Has No Walls (warning: violence not normally shown on US news broadcasts). This documentary shows footage from the Change Square massacre of March 18, 2011, to which Jeb was a witness, and interviews participants and relatives of a slain protester. The Yemeni revolution provides the proper context to understanding how Yemenis are responding to the United States’s targeting killing program, and Jeb will help us understand the program’s economic, political and diplomatic consequences. Continue reading “Sun, Aug 4, 3pm: Medea Benjamin and Jeb Boone: Eyewitness to Yemen’s Revolution”

Falun Gong and Human Rights in China, Wed Feb 9, 7pm

Dr. Frank Xie is an Assistant Professor at USC-Aiken. He will speak with us about his life in China and the battle for religious freedom. The ruling party has persecuted the Falun Gong since 1999. For more information call 706-951-2413. Please RSVP at Meetup.com.

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library: Main Library
823 Telfair St Augusta, GA, 30901
Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 7:00 PM

Complete Speaker Biography

Dr. Frank Tian Xie is Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Continue reading “Falun Gong and Human Rights in China, Wed Feb 9, 7pm”