Welcome to Red Atlanta

The bosses… told us that these Reds were “foreigners” and “strangers” and that the Communist program wasn’t acceptable to the workers in the South. I couldn’t see that at all. The leaders of the Communist Party and the Unemployment Council seemed people very much like the ones I’d always been used to. They were workers, and they talked our language. Their talk sure sounded better to me than the talk of… the President of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Co. who addressed us every once in a while.

Angelo Herndon, “You Cannot Kill the Working Class,” 1937

Welcome to Red Atlanta! This site seeks to provide a socialist analysis of local news and history of relevance to radicals, militants, agitators, and freedom fighters of all varieties. In so doing, this site aims to play a role in supporting and – to whatever degree possible – providing ideological assistance to any and all struggles waged by and for the ninety-nine percent.

Red Atlanta is maintained by Ben S, an Atlanta-based activist and radical.

DeKalb County sanitation workers march down Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta during the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. parade. (Photograph by Ben S.)

DeKalb County sanitation workers march down Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta during the 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. parade. (Photograph by Ben S.)