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Power and authority without finesse are dangerous. That seems to be a problem with our police lately, all authority, no finesse. They may have gotten to this point because Israel has undertaken to provide training in anti-terrorism and drug interdiction to U.S. and specifically Georgia police officers. We can see how knowledgeable Israel is on these matters by the level of peace and tranquility that Israel enjoys. And now we are starting to look the same way.
Carlos Ortiz and Cheryl Greathouse have both traveled to Israel for training and now between the two of them they have injected it into nearly all training offered to Georgia officers at GPSTC Forsyth, the main training academy in the state of Georgia.
So what have we gained from this? A police force that is no finesse, just wack-a-mole. Just like Israel.

http://www2.gsu.edu/~crirxf/gilee.htm

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An Analysis of Police Violence

In December of 2011, a young man was shot by police in his back yard. The man’s name was Ariston Waiters and he was only 19 years old. He also left behind an one year old daughter. This incident may seem unusual, as the violence was unprovoked. It should also be noted that the victim was unarmed, not accused of committing any crime, and the officer is still working for the department. Additionally, the 19 year old was on his belly with one hand cuffed. The shooting officer, Luther Lewis, was called to another home. Instead of investigating a crime, he shot an innocent young man at point blank range in his back yard. Officer Lucas was at the wrong house and murdered a young father.

Heat Index///Ferguson Solidarity Statement

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Over the past week and a half, the town of Ferguson, MO, has blossomed with resistance to the established system of white supremacy, and the forces of state and capitalist power that uphold this violent system with their gangs of armed henchmen, the police. The spark of this resistance was the murder of Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white policeman. Brown, according to witnesses, was shot while holding his hands up, a universal symbol of surrender. In the midst of the uprising that followed Brown’s murder, another man, 25-year-old Kajieme Powell, was gunned down by St. Louis police for suspicion of having stolen two cans of soda.

Social Democratic Party of Germany Attacked with Stones in solidarity with Luke O’Donovan (Berlin)

Earlier this week here in Berlin, we threw paving stones through the windows of an office of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. We attacked with comrade Luke O’Donovan in our thoughts. Like Luke, our humble action was motivated by a love of life and an active rejection of a resignation to death.

from: http://325.nostate.net/?p=11490

The Little Miss Natural Pageant

The Little Miss Natural Pageant is a culturally based pageant for young black girls with natural hair ages 3-16. It was founded by Ms Aza A. Shukura out of Atlanta GA. Ms. Shukura had the idea of creating the pageant after a conversation about the increase of natural hair amongst Black women.

Anarchists Target Chapel Hill Police Headquarters in Solidarity with Luke O'Donovan and Ferguson Rioters

In the early hours of August 14th, three police cruisers were smashed out at the Chapel Hill Police Department Headquarters in Chapel Hill, NC. A message was also painted on one of the cars, reading, "For Luke."

This was done as a small gesture of solidarity with Luke O'Donovan, of Atlanta, GA, who was recently sentenced to two years in prison for defending himself against five homophobic attackers. We hope this brings a smile to his face.

We also carried out this act in solidarity with the rioters and looters of Ferguson, MO, who, in the face of continued brutality by racist police, have inspired the world with their courageous resistance against the forces of state, capital, and white supremacy. May their insurrection spread.

Anarchists Target Chapel Hill Police Headquarters in Solidarity with Luke O’Donovan and Ferguson Rioters

In the early hours of August 14th, three police cruisers were smashed out at the Chapel Hill Police Department Headquarters in Chapel Hill, NC. A message was also painted on one of the cars, reading, "For Luke."

This was done as a small gesture of solidarity with Luke O'Donovan, of Atlanta, GA, who was recently sentenced to two years in prison for defending himself against five homophobic attackers. We hope this brings a smile to his face.

We also carried out this act in solidarity with the rioters and looters of Ferguson, MO, who, in the face of continued brutality by racist police, have inspired the world with their courageous resistance against the forces of state, capital, and white supremacy. May their insurrection spread.

Both as small groups and entire neighborhoods, it is possible to fight back.

- some anarchists

 

August 5 Information Session regarding Luke O'Donovan's Case

On New Year’s Eve of 2013, Luke O’Donovan attended a house party in Reynoldstown, a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. Luke was seen dancing with and kissing other men at the party. Later in the night he was insulted with homophobic slurs, and attacked by several people at one time while he struggled to escape the attack. Several witnesses have reported watching between 5 and 12 men ganging up on Luke and stomping on his head and body, evidently with the intent to kill him. Luke was called a faggot before and during the attack. Through the course of the attack, Luke and five others were stabbed. Luke was subsequently imprisoned and charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He spent two in a half weeks in jail without bond before being released under bond conditions that have drastically affected Luke’s life. None of the other individuals involved in the altercation were charged.

MDRC's Rent Reform Assault: Section 8 tenants vs. affordable housing industry

Section 8 tenants in Atlanta and around the nation are under assault by a rent reform study taking place that will result in higher rents and a loss of housing vouchers for low-income Section 8 tenants!

MDRC's Rent Reform Assault: Section 8 tenants vs. affordable housing industry

The Fight or Flight Tour comes to Atlanta!

This summer, The Bunny Alliance, Resistance Ecology, and the Earth First! Journal present the Fight or Flight Tour, a collaborative nationwide tour with three distinct objectives: 1) to intensify The Bunny Alliance’s campaign against Delta Air Lines and the broader Gateway to Hell campaign to end the transport of animals to labs, 2) to share skills and build connections within the grassroots animal and ecological activist movements, and 3) to promote coalition building and solidarity with a diversity of movements and communities.

The tour will be in Atlanta on July 27th and 28th for a series of protests against Delta Air Lines and a workshop at Dulce Vegan Bakery and Cafe.

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