Reflection on Juneteenth

by Sonya Bhatia CW: Slavery and Racial Violence Yesterday marked the celebration of Juneteenth, the symbolic mark of the emancipation of enslaved peoples. In fact, Juneteenth is the oldest holiday that celebrates the end of slavery.   Even after the Emancipation Proclamation, the legal words of freedom had not reached its …

In Times Like These…..Responsing to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic by Phyllis Richardson

These are uncertain times: information on COVID-19 is rapidly changing; employers are laying off employees;grocery stores’ shelves are low and in some cases empty; and we are told in some places to “shelter in place” and other places we are just being asked to practice “social distancing”.  One thing is clear, we must …

Gerrymandering? Really?

by Morgan Copeland, Census and Redistricting Fellow Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that partisan gerrymandering is allowed within the confines of the Constitution.  Gerrymandering, the practice of drawing obscure lines within congressional districts, to manipulate the political playground in favor of one party over another, has been a prominent political …

Department of Energy Proposes Relabeling High-Level Radioactive Waste By Sydney Pegues, Public Health Grassroots Organizing and Communications Intern

On January 9th, Georgia WAND submitted comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the DOE’s proposal to reclassify high-level radioactive waste as low-level waste. Georgia WAND’s comments are below: The Department of Energy is proposing reclassifying “high-level” radioactive waste left over from the production of nuclear weapons as “low-level” …

Buechel, Germany 2018 by Cee’ Cee’ Anderson

July, 8th-16th, 2019: International Action Camp at Buechel Nuclear Airbase; with some Go-Ins and other nonviolent actions This was going to be a trip of a life time! Several activists representing nuclear communities around the U.S. were invited by Anthony Donovan to come to an International Action Camp at Buechel Nuclear Airbase …