Atlanta

Stalling Will Not Work: WRAS Protest Moved to June 29

https://defendwras.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/stalling-will-not-work-prote...

We have decided to push back the protest until June 29th.

As many of you know, the radio station takeover by GPB has been pushed back until this date. This delay has been caused by two things: one, by our pressure on GSU and GPB and two, by bureaucratic hold-ups on the part of GPB.

We will use this delay as an opportunity to bring more attention to the day of action. We feel that this is another way we can keep applying pressure: the threat of massive collective action on campus in the event of a takeover can be very powerful.

We do not intend to allow this delay to discourage us or to divert our focus. Stalling will not work. We are excited about having more time for student programming – we are very excited – and we are hopeful about the potential to stop the takeover altogether.

Autonomia Film Series: "Working Slowly"

Date/Time: 
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: 
The Manor
between Tanner and Edgewood on Hilliard email translatingpuissance at riseup dot net
Atlanta, GA
United States

email translatingpuissance@riseup.net for directions

So this is the final film of the Autonomia film series. This film, "Working Slowly" is based on true events. The movie is a fictional re-telling of the birth of "Radio Alice", a pirate radio station based in Bologna, Italy which, at it's peak, had a daily audience of 10,000 people. The station was controlled by the two operators and their friends and it played new music, interviews with artists and authors, promoted demonstrations and read aloud revolutionary literature and responses to the mainstream press at the time.

We urge supporters of #WRAS to attend, especially those who are attempting to organize to save the station and student radio in general.

We'd like to follow this film with a short discussion, and we'd love for you to join us.

#SaveWRAS




Books to Prisoners Working Meeting

Date/Time: 
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Teardown
80 Mayson Ave
Atlanta, GA
United States

There are a lot of letters and a lot of zine orders to be filled. Come ready to write and fold zines. Spread the word and the hype.

May 1st Anticapitalist March

 

A Quick Summary

Around 6:30, between 30 and 40 people gathered at Freedom Park to attend the "Anticapitalist March." After a few words from some participants, masks were offered to those in the crowd and the group began their way up Moreland Avenue toward Little 5 Points. This route was the preferred marching path for several years up until 2012.

Autonomia Film Series: "The Working Class Goes to Heaven"

Date/Time: 
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
The Manor
in Old Fourth Ward between Tanner and Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA
United States

 

email translatingpuissance@riseup.net for directions

Flier is attached

"Autonomy has no frontiers. It is a way of eluding the imperatives of production, the verticality of institutions, the traps of political representation, the virus of power...Autonomy is a way of acting collectively. It is made up of a number of organs and fluid organizations characterized by the refusal to separate economics from politics, and politics from existence."

- Sylvere Lotringer, "The Return of Politics"

Noise Demo in Solidarity with Hunger Striking Immigrants in Tacoma, WA

Date/Time: 
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CNN Center to ICE to ACDC Atlanta, GA
United States

Our brothers and sisters in Tacoma, Washington have displayed great bravery and courage by going on a hunger strike. Immigration Detention Centers are prisons without trials, without any rights. The strike began March 7 with hundreds refusing to eat as they call for better treatment and an end to deportations. Nearly two million people have been deported since President Obama took office, which is more than under any other administration. Since it has been increasingly clear that detainees and immigrant rights activists cannot afford to wait for politicians, they have resorted to militant actions against deportations that are tearing up their families. Detention centers around the country aren’t exempt from savage human abuses. Tens of thousands of prisoners from California to Georgia have gone on hunger strikes to call attention to serious violations such as indefinite solitary confinement and retaliation.

Tractors Sabotaged for the ZAD, No TAV, Hambach Forest

On the night of February 22nd, we poured a mixture of sand and water into the fuel tanks of two tractors used in the construction of a new Atlanta streetcar. The streetcar is one of many major development projects the city has initiated in the past few years as a part of a general plan to revitalize downtown. We know that this plan only means more police and unaffordable housing.

We offer this small gesture of solidarity to the ZAD, the No TAV movement, and the occupation of the Hambach Forest. We would also like to send strength to those affected by increased surveillance or repression the new developments have brought to Atlanta.

Our action was very simple to perform. It did not take long to plan or to enact and we found all of the materials on the side of the road. We do not believe that an accumulation of "actions" makes a revolution, but we wanted to give encouragment to the current and future participants of revolutionary struggles. Onward, strong hearts!

Parking Meters Disabled for Ian Stark, Jesus Huerta

Over the past week, we glued the coin and card slots of 54 parking meters along Edgewood, Auburn, Jessie Hill, Ponce de Leon, and DeKalb Ave.

Additionally, some 7 meters were partially glued shut. Because of carelessness or mechanicle error, some meters had the coin slots glued shut but the credit-card slots left open, or vice versa. We found if we did not hold the glue in place with a piece of scrap metal, it had the potential of running down the machine before drying.

Lastly, five electronic ParkAtlanta pay-machines were glued shut which, we hoped, would free up parking for 35 additional spaces. We have since found out that customers can pay for any parking spot within an area at any of these machines nearby. Those who endeavor to disable these machines in the future should work with this knowledge: you have to destroy all of the machines on a strip in order for the payment process to be frozen.

Poster: Queer Means Dangerous

This poster was created as a token of love and in solidarity with all those who resist. From Luke O'Donovan to the Trans-Liberation marchers Atlanta has many reasons to be proud.

Keep fighting and never ever stop! <3

Text from the poster comes from toward the queerest insurrection

" QUEER MEANS DANGEROUS

Toward the Queerest Insurrection: Reading/Discussion Group

Date/Time: 
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
The Mermaid Manor
333 Edgewood Avenue SE
United States

This will hopefully be the first of many discussions/meet-ups surrounding the  topics of "Queer"ness, Anarchism, and Anti-capitalism. For the first meet-up we will read aloud and discuss the zine, toward the queerest insurrection by the Mary Nardini Gang

Here are a few links to the text:

http://zinelibrary.info/files/QueerestImposed.pdf

https://1000littlehammers.wordpress.com/library/

If you can't get a paper copy, there will be some extras provided at the meet-up.

** The next two scehduled meet-ups are January 15th and 29th. The text/topic will be chosen at the first meet-up so bring ideas about what you want to do. **

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