occupy atlanta

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

Occupy Atlanta Municipal Court

            Over fourteen months after Occupy Atlanta protestors set up camp in Woodruff Park, the fifty-two people who were arrested the night of October 25 for refusing to leave the park, and over twenty others arrested in Occupy Atlanta protests over the next month, finally had their day in court. The defense team of ten volunteer lawyers, headed by attorney Mawuli Davis, spent the past year setting up a defense for the arrestees and meeting with Judge Crystal Gaines every week to file motions, and had days earlier served subpoenas on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta Chief of Police George Turner, and three other city officials. The city was still fighting the subpoenas when trial began on Monday, December 17. 

Occupy Atlanta Legal Team Press Conference

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The court trials of the Occupy Atlanta members who were arrested in the fall of 2011 began on Monday, December 17th, 2012. For months before the trial, their legal team has asked the city of Atlanta and the Atlanta Police for internal documents they felt could help defend their clients. But both city hall and the APD have said that the documents didn't exist...or there were too many for them to deal with. Then as the trial was beginning to wind down, suddenly the city hands over 800 pages of documents to the defense that the city first said didn't exist. On Friday, December 21st, the legal team, those arrested and their supporters held a press conference on the steps of city hall. How can these people receive due process when the city withholds vital documents, and is Atlanta's Mayor Reed involved in a cover up to hide documents that could help acquit Occupy Atlanta? These are the issues raised in this press conference that lasts 22 minutes.

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.

Occupy Atlanta Birthday Party

Date/Time: 
Sun, 10/07/2012 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Troy Davis Park
United States

On October 7th, 2011 in downtown Atlanta, people of all backgrounds assembled peacefully in a public park to petition our government for a redress of grievances. In less than a month, we were violently evicted and many of us were thrown in jail.

Over the course of the following year, a lot has happened. We worked with families in danger of eviction who now live peacefully in their homes without fear of midnight police raids, we worked with unions to save hundreds of jobs, and we built gardens and commu...


Occupy Atlanta's March on the Banks report back

Here's the unofficial report back from last night's march on the banks/federal reserve.

Let me start by saying that these bi-weekly marches/demonstrations are first and foremost intended to be a tool for outreach to the local community. They are not direct actions aimed at causing any real or substantial disruption of business. They are meant to remind locals that we ARE still here, and we ARE still pissed.

Second, I want to give some background on how these demonstrations have been planned:

Occupy Atlanta March for Transportation and Democracy

Date/Time: 
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: 
Woodruff Park
91 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA
United States

Occupy Atlanta will now be meeting every Tuesday at 7pm at Woodruff Park, alternating weekly between the OA General Assembly and a march/action the following Tuesday. This is the first march following the schedule restructuring, so after you vote NO on T-SPLOST this Tuesday, join us in the streets for some good old-fashioned democracy. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/273012689465056/

OCCUPY ATLANTA 
EVERY TUESDAY 7PM WOODRUFF PARK

EXPECT US

Occupy Atlanta Moving Crew Legal Defense fundraiser

Date/Time: 
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Manuels Tavern
602 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta , GA
United States

THURSDAY, JULY 26TH AT 7:30PM

The Moving Crew Legal Defense fundraiser at Manuel's Tavern.  Featuring:

Poetry by: Kimlee Davis and Frankie Sinn

Music by: Jason Fountain, Critter

Belly Dancing by Aviva and Lady Morrighan

Raffle with prizes including: art by Occupiers, a bicycle, digital camera, occupation gear. movies and more

Film Shows Really Really Free Market 100% Freer Than Classic "Free Market"

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We are told from a very early age that we live and work in a "free market" economy. But what does that really mean? Everything in this "free market" has a price attached to it. Our goods and services, our work, our genes, our elections, our health care, our private information. But something new is happening in Atlanta, a free market that's actually FREE. In fact, it's Really Really Free. Occupy Atlanta has started a "market" on the first Saturday of the month in which people bring items they no longer need and offer them for others to...well...have. No trading, no bartering, no money...just giving your stuff to others...for free. What an amazingly simple idea. Watch this video too see how well this free market works. It runs 13 minutes.

Dialogue about conflict within the movement

Date/Time: 
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 8:30pm
Location: 
The Teardown
80 Mayson Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
United States

We are calling for a group discussion to address the divide between people who have different ideas about militant direct action within political movements in Atlanta.

- This discussion will not be a debate.  The purpose is not to determine who is right or wrong, it is to understand people we may disagree with, and to be understood ourselves.
- No decisions will be made.  This is not a forum for making proposals, etc.
- No blame will be assigned.  We will not accuse individuals of committing specific acts, or speculate about who might've done something.

Requirements are being able to listen and reflect on what you hear, refraining from judgement, and respect.

Please join us this Wednesday, June 6th at 8:30pm at the Teardown (80 Mayson Ave NE).

Nina (770)-654-1846
Wes
Soul Patch
Marlon

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