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We Are Now: The Story of an Armed No-Cop Zone in Atlanta [Video]

On the night of June 12, 2020, Atlanta police officers murdered Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, at a Wendy’s in south Atlanta, Georgia. This took place immediately following the high point of the countrywide uprising in which people responded to the murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and countless other Black people around the United States. In response, a new wave of protest and revolt broke out across Atlanta, in which the Wendy’s burned to the ground. Armed Black demonstrators occupied the site of the Wendy’s, mourning for Rayshard Brooks and seeking to create spaces of Black empowerment.

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At the Wendy’s: Armed Struggle at the End of the World

Atlanta. Georgia. The following article analyzes the events that took place between June 12th to July 14th at the occupation of a Wendy’s in Atlanta, the site of Rayshard Brooks’ murder by the Atlanta Police Department. Over the course of this month, a strange in-between world formed around the burned intestines of a fast food restaurant. In it, we saw one of the most militant examples of Black struggle in the country. The exemplary character of the struggle at the Wendy’s allowed the authors to experience some of the most powerful interventions—and some of the most dangerous limitations—that American rebellion confronts today. In what follows, the authors focus on three dimensions of this conflict: the effect of Black (militant) leadership, fatalism and paranoia as constitutive conditions of the event, and the function of guns and lethal force in unfolding conflict.

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FBI Raids And Arrests Across #Atlanta – Repressive operations against the #GeorgeFloyd Rebellion

What follows is a report by the Atlanta Anti-Repression Committee. Atlanta area police are coordinating with federal authorities to conduct repressive operations against the George Floyd Rebellion. Last week, several inter-agency operations resulted in four arrests during multiple house raids. In order to situate these arrests within the context of nationwide crackdowns and repression, and to dispel half-truths and misunderstandings, we are observing the situation closely, and will document some of the initial facts below. As the scope and intent of this repression becomes more clear, we will continue to provide updates and analysis. We do not represent the perspectives of those accused, but we are invested in their freedom.

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Four Years of #Atlanta Antifascists [Video and Report]

On October 1st, 2016, Atlanta Antifascists held its first group activity, exposing an ally of Aryan Nations Worldwide in his community. The Aryan Nations faction was involved in promoting a major white supremacist gathering, Hammerfest 2016, which took place at a Georgia Klan bar the same day.

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#Georgia State Patrol Headquarters Attacked in #Atlanta

Atlanta. Georgia. On July 4th, the holiday that celebrates the founding of the white supremacist United States by slave owners, militants attacked the Georgia State Patrol headquarters in Atlanta, setting off fireworks inside the building.

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Wendy’s Set on Fire After Murder of Rayshard Brooks by Police in #Atlanta

Atlanta. Georgia. A Wendy’s restaurant was set on fire on Saturday in Atlanta following the murder of Rayshard Brooks, yet another black man killed by police. The Wendy’s had called the pigs that killed Rayshard Brooks.

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