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East Atlanta Copwatch on CrimethInc. Podcast "The Ex-Worker Episode: 5"

From http://www.crimethinc.com/podcast/5/


THE EX-WORKER:

an audio strike against
a monotone world


Episode #5: Still Not Lovin'the Police

 

New Materials for the Eager Combatant


From https://blackdoordistro.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/new-materials-for-the-e...

May 3, 2013

New Materials for the Eager Combatant

In light of recent anti-police activity here in Atlanta, we present a newly formatted version of the essay “Don’t Die Wondering: Atlanta Against the Police Winter 2011-2012.” The essay, which first appeared on a local blog seven months ago, catalogues a series of anti-police actions taken in Atlanta. “Don’t Die Wondering” includes exciting report-backs from the events, an extensive timeline, analysis produced from participants of the struggle, and a few pictures. This version of the text has been re-edited and contains an afterword written this spring.

From the piece

Poster: It's Hot Out in Edgewood: Fuck the Heat

This poster is made to be printed on 11x17 paper and posted everywhere. Many have been posted in the Edgewood Court apartments alongside the poster "War in the Neighborhood." Some residents have responded favorably to the posters and they recieved mention in the press conference head-pig Chief Turner did on the riot that took place on April 9th.


Text from the poster:

"For the second night in a row, people confronted the police in Edgewood Court in response to endless repression, raids, and harrassment. The march at 5pm took on a different character than the previous standoffs with the police in Edgewood. This time, instead of waiting for the police to attack, people went out on their own terms.

Poster: War in the Neighborhood

This poster, attached below, is made to be printed on 11x17 paper and posted around town everywhere.


"On April 8th, residents at Edgewood Courts apartments confronted dozens of Atlanta police officers who were attacking a crowd of people. What made this event remarkable was not the repression -- beatings and arrests are standard police behavior -- but that people fought back.

The specific events are not clear to us, but we understand this struggle as another moment of the endless conflict between populations and the police designed to control them: Oakland 2010, Seattle 2011, Anaheim 2012, and East Flatbush, Brooklyn a few weeks ago. All over the country, neighborhoods have organized to resist their common enemy: the cops.

Neighborhood Resistance Parade

Date/Time: 
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: 
39 Aberdeen Street
Atlanta, GA
United States

The fight for 39 Aberdeen is still strong but we realize that a fight for one house won’t be enough to keep the banks and the businesses from taking over our neighborhoods and kicking us out.

As more and more young professionals move into our neighborhoods, we are driven out of our homes and communities in the interest of making a profit. In order to fight back, we have to connect with those around us who are being attacked by the same enemy.

This event is meant to be festive and fun. We are showing our strength in the refusal to be pushed out and replaced by wealthier families. We will stand together with our neighbors, friends, and allies and celebrate our collective resistance and power.

We will be meeting up at 39 Aberdeen in the Edgewood Community at 2:30 pm to start our parade around the neighborhood.

Banner Making Party

Date/Time: 
Tue, 11/27/2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Sherrye's House
39 Aberdeen Street
Atlanta, GA
United States

As the fight for 39 Aberdeen continues, we want to continue to show our intention to fight back. In order to be more visible to friends and neighbors, Sherrye would like to invite people over to make banners for her home.

In addition to making banners for Sherrye’s house we will also be making banners for the upcoming Neighborhood Resistance Parade.

If you have paint or banner making materials that you’d like to share they would be appreciated.

Bank Threatens Sherrye Calhoun with Arrest

Sherrye Calhoun has lived in her home for 30 years. After seeking help several years ago to keep making payments on her mortgage, she was swindled out of her home. She has been fighting to stay there ever since.

On the morning of Friday, August 3, Dekalb County Sherriff Brown’s deputies evicted Ms. Calhoun from her home, giving her enough time to grab her purse. Sheriff Brown is not new to evictions. He recently evicted Christine Frazer, 63, and her 85-year-old mother at gunpoint in an illegal 3 a.m. eviction.

Elderly Woman Evicted From Her Home of 30 Years

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Sherry Calhoun was abruptly evicted from the house she had lived in for over 30 years.  She explains her situation, and ultimately decides to stay and fight for her home.

With the help of local activists and neigbhors, she has moved her belongings back inside and is occupying the house, despite threats from bank representatives.  More actions are planned to support Ms. Calhoun in her fight.

Edgewood Cook Out against evictions!

Date/Time: 
Sun, 08/05/2012 - 4:00pm
Location: 
39 Aberdeen Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA
United States

This Sunday, join us in declaring the Edgewood neighborhood an eviction free zone!  -- And we're kicking it off with a neighborhood cookout.  
Come out and share some good times at 39 Aberdeen Street NE with friends and neighbors.  

We will be gathering both to show that there is a community willing to defend Sherrye Calhoun and her home from eviction and more importantly, that we will no longer allow an eviction in our neighborhood to go down without a fight.

This event will be potluck.
If possible, please bring something to share.

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