International Action Center calendar: July 30-Aug. 6


There are two activities listed in this edition of the International Action Center calendar we consider especially important.


On Thursday, July 29, the newly-formed progressive group, 50 Artists, is hosting a program of spoken word, visual art, hip-hop, reggae, rock and folk music to bring awareness of the particular cases of Mumia Abu-Jamal and Troy Davis, both innocent men on Death Row. More generally, the event will examine through cultural expression the injustice of the prison-industrial complex which incarcerates more than 2 million people in the US, mostly all poor and people of color.

The proceeds will benefit the legal defense committees of Mumia and Troy. Please go to the calendar listing for more details.


On Saturday, Aug. 2, in more than 70 cities and towns in the US plus elsewhere around the world, there will be coordinated actions, demanding “No War On Iran.”

In Atlanta, the protest will begin at 11am at Midtown Place, 650 Ponce de Leon (across from City Hall East), the site of an Army Recruiting Station.

Sponsored by the International Action Center and the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, this is a critical opportunity to voice opposition to yet another illegal war by the US designed to gain control over an important oil-producing country. Volunteers are needed. Respond to this e-mail if you can help.



Dianne for the IAC





Wednesday, Aug. 30


Noon-1:30pm, Georgia Latino Forum Roundtable, 50 Executive Park South, Suite 5015 Off  N. Druid Hills and I-85). Lunch provided. Must RSVP at 404.378.8569.

Discussion on issues affecting Latino community.


Thursday, July 31 (multiple events)


5-6pm, weekly antiwar vigil, CNN, Corner of Marietta and Centennial Olympic Parkway. Members of Veterans for Peace and others stand with signs and banners and distribute information to workers, tourists and passing traffic at this very busy intersection. All are welcome to join in this ongoing visibility campaign.


7-9pm, benefit, “50 Artists…Voice of the Voiceless,” Eyedrum Gallery, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (at Hill St). The lineup includes Stoni Taylor, Stacey Epps,

i-TEGRiTY, Theresa Davis, Blakkaufi, Herman Put Down the Gun, i want whiskey, Collin Kelly, Karen G, Stephen Wing, Richard Omar plus visual art by Joeff Davis, Anne Beidler, Keresten, Molly Kempson and others..

Taped messages from Mumia Abu-Jamal and Troy Davis.

$5 donation at door (no one turned away). Snacks and beverages available.

Multiple sponsors.

Volunteers needed. For more information, respond to this e-mail.


Friday, Aug. 1 (multiple events)


Noon-1pm, weekly Stand for Peace, Colony Square, 14th and Peachtree. This ongoing antiwar action will soon be marking its 6th year anniversary at this busy midtown intersection. Plans are being developed for a commemoration event on Aug. 22. For more information, contact WAND at 404.524.5999.


Noon-1pm, peace vigil, Marietta Square. Sponsored by Cobb for Peace. For more information, call 404.414.5521.


7pm, Open House, Omenala-Griot African Museum, 337 Dargan Place SW, 30310. Opening event of Black August activities which recalls the contributions of murdered freedom fighters, Jonathon and George Jackson, to the Black Liberation struggle. Schedule in Atlanta includes films, community discussions, and family events.

Sponsored by Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. For more information, e-mail


8pm, Benefit for Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, Wonderroot Community Arts Center, 982 Memorial Dr SE (west of Moreland Ave).Featuring Hope for a Golden Summer and Hola Halo, vegan bake sale, silent auction, affordable beverages and more.

$8 cover.

For more information, call 404.561.7903 or 404.414.5521. Proceeds will benefit the work of the statewide network of Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition.


Saturday, Aug. 2 (multiple events)


11am-12:30pm, protest, “No War on Iran,” Midtown Place, 650 Ponce de Leon (across from City Hall East)., site of Army Recruiting Station

Threats of military attack, economic sanctions, and  land, air and sea blockades emanate daily from the White House and Congress. It is openly speculated that Israel will launch an air strike against Iranian nuclear facilities flying US planes. Meanwhile, the Pentagon has dozens of nuclear-armed warships off Iran’s coast.

Despite all the false claims being made by Bush and others, all evidence is that Iran does NOT have a nuclear weapons program unlike both the US and Israel.

It is crucial that opposition to a war on Iran be large and loud.

Go to for more information

Join the protest on Aug. 2, a day of coordinated actions in dozens of US and international cities.. Bring signs, banners, drums, and your friends and neighbors.

Volunteers are needed. Please contact if you can help distribute leaflets, lead chants, make signs etc.


Noon-1pm, weekly antiwar vigil, DeKalb Farmers Market, 2000 E. Ponce de Leon. Front entrance.


Wednesday, Aug. 6


7-8:30pm, Commemoration of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing, Carter Center Rose Garden, Freedom Parkway. On Aug. 6, 1945, the US dropped the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, immediately incinerating tens of thousands of civilians and leading to many more deaths from radiation poisoning, burns, and cancers. Days later, on Aug. 9, the city of Nagasaki was destroyed by another atomic bombing. For more than six decades, people of the world have demanded the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Music, poetry, reflection.

Sponsored by Partnershps in Peace, WAND, Nuclear Watch South and many others.


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