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The so-called indignants protests : Potential, contradictions and perspectives

An analysis about ows-like movements all around the world in 2011.

This text was written by the French Collective Lieux communs (lieux communs = commonplaces) in june 2011. It was translated in English in October 2012. If you wish to know who we are, you can read our declaration here: https://collectiflieuxcommuns.fr/spip/spip.php?article483

For the first time in ever so long, European protest movements – like those of the so-called indignants – are concretely committed to autonomous action and to re-establishing values such as sociality, mutual aid and solidarity. By demanding a life worth living, protesters are also implicitly raising the question of giving new meaning to life in today’s society. Because all those who reject mankind’s current mad race to disaster necessarily sympathise with them and want to be involved, it is everyone’s duty to point out the contradictory nature of these movements, in order to discover where problems lie and to take them further.

O.A. MAY DAY Planning Meeting

Date/Time: 
Sun, 03/24/2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Woodruff / Troy Davis Park Atlanta
Peachtree Street Free Parking in many surrounding areas on Sunday, check signs!
Atlanta, GA
United States

   In continuation from Sunday the 17th planning meeting in the park, we will be meeting to closer outline the plans for Food, Entertainment, Education/Free School, Films, & other activities for May Day.  We need potential entertainers & other volunteers for the event to come to this meeting so we can start finalizing activities.  The following Facebook event exists for RSVP/Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/440808695999240     The Formal Meeting will be held in Woodruff/Troy Davis Park Downtown at 3pm on Sunday, March 24 2013.  Arriving earlier (2pm or so) will allow greater pre-meeting discussion time.  Several people will already be on location for Food Not Bombs.

   *** You may also contact Patrick Guinn at  Atlantica415@Gmail.Com  if You cannot attend this meeting, but have ideas, input or would be interested in being involved in the May Day Events.

Understanding APD's Homeland Security Unit

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331 Officer Price - At a rally against police brutalityOver the past year, Copwatchers have documented the regular presence of plainclothed APD officers filming protests, rallies, and political events in Atlanta. It was quickly determined that these were officers assigned to the APD's Homeland Security Unit (HSU)( http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/homeland-security-caught-monitoring-o...). Earlier this week, the APD's Plan of Action for the Occupy Atlanta protests was released to the public (http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/atlanta-police-departments-occupy-atl...). Almost immediately the report, which is dated October 10th, 2011, tells us that "The Atlanta Police Department Homeland Security Unit has been actively monitoring demonstration planning by the group [...]"

MAYOR OF ATLANTA AND CHIEF OF POLICE SUBPEONAED TO TESTIFY BY OCCUPY ATLANTA LEGAL TEAM FOR OCCUPY TRIAL BEGINNING MONDAY, DECEMBER 17th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2012
Occupy Atlanta Legal Committee

 

MAYOR OF ATLANTA AND CHIEF OF POLICE SUBPEONAED TO TESTIFY BY OCCUPY ATLANTA LEGAL TEAM FOR OCCUPY TRIAL BEGINNING MONDAY, DECEMBER 17th

DECEMBER 14, 2012 ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Yesterday, Attorneys for Occupy Atlanta, served subpoenas on Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, Atlanta Chief of Police, George Turner, and 3 other high level officials in the police department and city hall to testify in the Occupy Atlanta trial set to begin Monday, December 17th at the Atlanta Municipal Court. The Occupy Atlanta protestors were arrested on October 25th for remaining in Woodruff Park after Mayor Reed rescinded an executive order allowing them to remain in the park after closing hours.

OOHA DEFENDS THE COPS; WE DO NOT

OOHA DEFENDS THE COPS; WE DO NOT

http://takebacktheblockatl.org/wordpress/?p=337

On November 25, 2012

The intention of this article is both to clarify our position on the police, and to engage in principled dialogue about tactics and strategy in the anti-eviction movement. Take Back the Block realizes that we have made some of the same mistakes that we now see in the movement. In order to build a strong movement, we must constantly examine ourselves and others, pushing each other forward always.

Don't Die Wondering: Atlanta Against the Police Winter 2011-2012

The winter of 2011-12 saw a number of clashes with the police in Atlanta. Almost a year later, I’m comfortable enough to sit down to write about them. There were many other things going on around the country and even right here at home that made the following events possible, and I couldn’t feasibly account for all of them here with my limited perspective. The anti-police actions in themselves were not very significant, if gauged by the limiting discourse of “effective direct action” or “community organizing.” The cops still murder people, many people still have terrible ideas of how to respond. They were important, however, because they created a sense that something was occurring out of the ordinary. The excitement, the hope, and the anxiety created a whirlwind of emotions felt by dozens of people that evaporated as our sense of collective rebellion faded into nostalgia.

March Against Police Violence!

Date/Time: 
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:40pm
Location: 
Piedmont Park
14th and Piedmont in Midtown
Atlanta, GA
United States

Rally, speak-out, and march against police violence!Friday, July 27th!8pmMeet at the corner of 14th and Piedmont in Midtown (in Piedmont Park).<br />
Wear black!</a></span></p>
<p>Facebook event<br />
Breakdown of police violence in May of this year.<br />
Luther Lewis, the officer who killed 19 year-old Ariston Waiters in the back while he was handcuffed, is not being charged.DeKalb police have beaten handcuffed, teenage, inmates.DeKalb police also kicked a pregnant woman in the stomach.Police in Clayton County murdered a 13 year-old boy.Cherokee County police sniped a teenager.<br />
The list goes on, and on, and on. This is a painfully short and incomplete list.<br />
More complete lists can be found elsewhere but everyone already knows the problem. We have to stand up against this police violence!

Pledge to Fight Back!

Fellow occupier, we need your help to end the relentless class war against the 99%. Sign your name to something better by taking the FIGHT BACK pledge at OccupyWallSt.org.

http://occupywallst.org/fightback/

Why should I promise to fight? Because the 1% wreck our economy, kill our jobs, seize our homes, assault our rights, destroy the environment, and sentence us to lives of debt and war. For years, we have petitioned our governments for change without redress and have fought tirelessly to elect politicians who only betray us. In a world where the 1% have usurped democracy and politicians refuse to serve the people, the people have but one choice—to fight back!

How can I fight? Occupiers primarily use direct action to create change, because it works better than voting and is way more fun. It was the secret to our success last fall and you can do it too!

The only real analysis of Occupy

1. It comes to pass, at last: this great Leviathan that has swallowed the whole world, now commences its death agony. The mechanical man likened unto the perfected State, with unweeping eyes and unfeeling heart, rusts from its own internal emptiness. The clockwork society breaks down. And the returning ghost towns, like a forgotten malediction, return to gaze mournfully at the passing of the glory of the world. The suburbs, this great gilded prison, agonize as they are left to return to nature, to slowly decay in their false-seeming gentility. The streetlights no longer illuminate the night on the edge of town, but cede way to their precursors, of which they are only the sad imitation, the moon and stars. The roads crumble into gravel, and from thence return to dust that they always were. Like unto like, America “is the nothingness that reduces itself to nothingness”, in the words of Hegel. Such are the heart-rending times the Americans inhabit. . .

Sheriff Brown Continues Retaliation and Harassment Against Occupiers

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213 Prisoners Inside Dekalb County Jail Show Solidarity With Frazer Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For background on the incident you can click on the following links:

On May 2nd, 2012, Dekalb Sheriffs evict the Frazer family:

http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/evicting-american-dream

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On May 7th, 2012, Occupy Atlanta evicts Sheriff Brown, dump Frazer family's belongings on his office doorstep. Protesters detained afterward, one arrested for littering.

http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/frazer-family-supporters-evict-dekalb...

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Later in the month, Dekalb Sheriffs visit the homes of activists for interrogation and to deliver more littering citations.

http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/dekalb-sheriffs-came-my-home-0

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