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Because we fight the powers that be

Georgia's tradition of bigotry, racism, and lynching — as well as its place as seed crystal for the Civil Rights Movement — has spawned a wondrous community of activists. Just a few examples from this year: Atlanta's southeast regional office of Amnesty International led the international struggle against the execution of Troy Davis; local undocumented students sat in Atlanta streets risking arrest and deportation to protest HB 87; and Georgia WAND (Women's Action for New Directions) marked 500 weeks of their Stand for Peace vigil at Colony Square to protest U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. These actions are indicative of Atlantans' courage and dedication in fighting for causes larger than themselves.



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