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Calling all to the forest: The time is now! [Atlanta]

Atlanta. Georgia. On April 21st, forest defenders overheard workers state that forest destruction and eviction is expected to begin on May 3.

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Defend the Barricades; Calling Feral Anarchists to Atlanta Forest!

“No Forest? No Peace! Truck the Police!”, reads a banner hanging from a skypod attached to an overturned truck blocking the ONLY  Bridge crossing the little creek between  the police construction staging ground and the main part of the forest which they intend to destroy.

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“I Believe That We Will Win” – Two Perspectives on Defend the Atlanta Forest

They say Atlanta is a city in a forest. What happens when cops, developers, and Hollywood team up to decimate some of the very woods the city claims to treasure? In the last year, a widespread and diverse movement has sprung up to Defend the Atlanta Forest from a secretive proposal to build a police training facility, flanked by a movie soundstage, in a wooded parcel in southeast Atlanta. In this interview from January 30, just days after a major action ending in a handful of arrests, we speak with two participants in the movement about its origins, tactics, and insurgent vision. Their story is of getting ahead of the media, outsmarting the cops, and coming to know the woods through the struggle.

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Defending The Atlanta Forest – Background and Reportback

Atlanta. Georgia. Since Summer of 2021 there has been an active effort to prevent the development of the South River Forest. This effort is intersectional and has been supported by a wide variety of groups for several reasons.

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Scenes From the Atlanta Forest: Reeves Young and APF Employees Forced Out Of Forest Machinery Attacked

Atlanta. Georgia. Today a bulldozer and three employees (One being Alan WIlliams, the project manager with the APF) attempted to destroy the forest.

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Witch Bloc Disrupts Blackhall Studio’s Business As Usual to Defend the Atlanta Forest

Atlanta. Georgia. Report on recent action against the destruction of the Atlanta forest. 

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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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Front Liners To The Front: A Report On The #GeorgeFloyd Uprising In #Atlanta

A retrospective on the ongoing revolt in so-called Atlanta, Georgia that has exploded in the wake of the police murders of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks.

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