Wikipedia reports that Atlanta is considered to be a top business city and is a primary transportation hub of the Southeastern United States—via highway, railroad, and air . Metro Atlanta [a city where police threatened to arrest me in June 2010 for speaking to people about the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal] contains the world headquarters of corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Turner Broadcasting, The Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS, and Delta Air Lines. Atlanta has the country's third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies have business operations in the metropolitan area, helping Atlanta realize a gross metropolitan product of US $270 billion, accounting for more than two-thirds of Georgia's economy. Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world's busiest airport since 1998. Read more at Wikipedia's "Atlanta" site at this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta
During the civil rights era and the period when unions were formed, people understood that successful protests must impact business profits to some degree. If not for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others who staged the Montgomery Bus Boycott, African Americans might be marching, singing and signing petitions against segregation today but still sitting at the back of the bus. If not for union leaders and strikers who formed human chains to stop ingress and egress at manufacturing plants to prevent profits, Americans might never have won a 40-hour work week with vacation and sick leave and safer working conditions. Justice in America is a business decision. Cancel your Georgia vacations, concerts, conventions, and business contracts with Georgia-based businesses internationally if Troy Davis is executed. Please inform businesses of YOUR intention to boycott Georgia corporations unless they PUBLICLY PARTICIPATE in saving Troy Davis. Obviously, it is insufficient to sign petitions, attend rallies and marches, and call Georgia officials. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world have done that for years, but another Georgia judge issued an execution order for Troy Davis on September 6, and execution is scheduled for September 21. Continue to call Gov. Deal (404) 656-1776 and Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles (404)656-5651, which is meeting on September 19th. ADDITIONALLY, PLEASE CALL CORPORATIONS AND MAKE IT THEIR BUSINESS TO SUPPORT JUSTICE. See the Boycott 4 Justice video http://youtu.be/_FVLRUJ0voE .
Urge civil and human rights leaders and organizations to support this BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE if Troy Davis is executed. Boycotting is the highly effective protest method commonly used in the 1960's and 70's (Google “BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE”). Please see many other articles in my FreeSpeakBlog, including: "Mary Neal v. USA" http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/mary-neal-v-usa-re-racism-conspiracy.html and "Diversion Needed! Let's Kill Troy Davis" http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/diversion-needed-lets-kill-troy-davis.html - Access more justice articles at the index on the left margin of FreeSpeakBlog. If Davis is executed, only businesses that publicly denounce capital punishment should be spared from the boycott.
People who boycott the State of Georgia have a responsibility to innocent people who are impacted: workers and job seekers. Ninety percent (90%) of donations to United Way of Metro Atlanta goes directly to assisting people in the metro area who experience financial hardship, and only ten percent (10%) is used for administrative costs. It is easy to arrange to give through United Way - just call 211 or visit the website: http://www.unitedwayatlanta.
Advocacy by Mary Neal, Wrongful Death of Larry Neal http://wrongfuldeathoflarryneal.com/ - director of ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL ("AIMI") http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/aimi - an online advocacy against mass incarceration, prisoner abuse and capital punishment, racism and class consciousness within the justice system. This is the flyer that hundreds of people will receive at the march from Woodruff Park to Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta during the SOLIDARITY WITH TROY DAVIS events, which include a prayer service and speeches by noted civil/human rights advocates (who surprisingly haven't a thing to say about Larry Neal's lynching in Memphis, TN in 2003 or my family's intense censorship and terrorism to intimidate us into silence. Well, thank God they help Troy Davis).
Below are recent tweets for freedom from my @koffietime account - http://twitter.com/koffietime