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It's Time to Pro-Cott Sevananda

TIME TO PRO-COTT SEVANANDA

For those of us working to build a horizontalist non-capitalist society, Sevananda, the natural foods grocery in Little Five Points is an important institution.  Sev is a local co-op owned by its 3000+ members. Anyone can join and become a “member-owner”

But Sevananda is in trouble now and may not survive.  According to a bulletin from an anonymous group of  “Sevananda Concerned Employees”  “the store is suffering several years of financial loss due to [the recession] and the inability to keep up with new ways of doing business.”  

The trouble is due to mismanagement by a small group of board members.   

21-year-old anti-fascist protester assaulted by police and arrested on Saturday, April 20, 2013

A 21-year-old woman was assaulted by the police and arrested yesterday while legally and non-violently protesting the Klan / Neo-Nazi / anti-immigrant demonstration that was going on at the Georgia Capitol in downtown Atlanta. She also faced extensive misogynistic and anti-LGBTQ sexual harassment during booking.

Partial coverage is at [ http://eastatlanta.patch.com/blog_posts/nazis-and-kkk-protest-atlanta-fr... ].

Any eyewitnesses and anyone with video or photos of the assault and arrest need to contact 2013.04.20.atlanta@gmail.com as soon as possible. Please spread the word!

Reportback on Anti-fascist Actions in Atlanta (April 19th and 20th)

On April 20th, about 200 people gathered to protest an anti-immigration rally being held by the neo-nazi group, National Socialist Movement and the Klu Klux Klan.

There were only about 40 fascists present at the rally - in contrast to the 200 people prepared to counter it. Counter-protesters held two banners, one reading  "Remember Tinley Park?" and "(A) - fight fascists". The surrounding streets were also adorned with some antifascist propaganda.

No Nazis Allowed in ATL

This poster is made to be printed on 11x17 paper and posted throughout Atlanta.

Text from the poster:

FUCK NAZIS

Saturday, Saturday April 20

At 2:30pm, the National Socialist Movement is holding an anti-immigration rally at the Georgia state capitol. The Atlanta government and the neo-nazis are on the same side of this conflict. Their efforts to displace the problems that riddle this world onto "outsiders" is nothing more than a convenient distraction from the problems themselves. This is not a neutral issue of "free speech"; a capitalist, sexist and white supremacist logic of domination governs this world. These systems of power trap us, creating divisions that keep us from finding each other and dismantling it together.

 

ATL antifa smash car at NSM conference at Wellesley Inn hotel

On April 19th, Atlanta antifascists descended upon the Wellesley Inn Hotel, where the  neo nazi group known as the National Socialist Movement was holding their annual conference. We smashed every window and a tire of their member Richard Wight's car. We did this to disrupt their conference, avert their attention off of the conference, to hit them monetarily, and show them that their will always be consequences for fascist organizing.
 

-Fuck off nazi scum

ATL ANTIFA
antif

CALL TO ACTION AGAINST NEO-NAZI NSM RALLY AT GA STATE CAPITOL


According to the Georgia State Capitol Events webpage, The neo-nazi organization National Socialist Movement (NSM) along with other racist white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan will be holding their 2013 National meeting & anti-immigration rally in Atlanta and it's no coincidence that they are doing it on Hitler's birthday. Although the meeting is being held in an undisclosed location, here is the info for the rally:

WHEN:
SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2013 at 2:30 PM
WHERE: THE GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL -- 206 Washington Street SW Atlanta, GA 30334 (close to GSU MARTA Station)

This call to action is really short notice, but these racist pieces of shit aren't fucking welcome here or anywhere so get together with your ppl and come out to make sure they know this!!!!!!!! Bring banners, drums, pots, pans, whatever.

 

Anarchist Reading Group: Compilation of Desired Readings

At the first iteration of this round of "An Atlanta Anarchist Reading" a list was compiled of all the things the people present wanted to read. It seemed to be the case that this list could be referenced and that subsequent texts would be chosen from it. (It also seemed to be the case that a new list could be sent around so that new, more relevant texts could be added as things occured.)

Here is the list so everyone can read it. (In no particular order)

- Autonomous Self Organization and Anarchist Intervention: A Tension in Practice - Wolfi Landstriecher

- Call - Anonymous

- The Anarchist Tension - Alfredo M. Bonanno

- Who is Oakland?: Anti-Oppression Activism, the Politics of Safety, and State Co-optation

- Fire Extinguishers and Fire Starters: Anarchist Interventions in the Spanish Revolution

- "This thing not yet written about gender and the insurrectionary subject"

- Something from LIES: A 2012 journal of materialist feminism

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.

New Heat Index blog post//"Edgewood: Tensions Increase Between the Poor and Police"

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Hey folks, please check out this new article by one of our collective members. It's his take on the recent police violence in Edgewood (Atlanta), the reasons surrounding it, and the resistance that's growing.

http://www.heatindexatl.info/archives/530

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Video of Police Violence in Edgewood Courts

Video

See video

Via Copwatch: http://www.copwatchoea.org/content/cops-beat-youth-spray-beat-and-arrest...

April 08, 2013

The first segment of video shows a youth being carried by officers after he was reportedly beaten by Officer Hall (#6728).

A crowd gathered and objected to the violence, and Lt. MJA Lewis (#3211) responded by attacking a man and woman in the crowd. They were both thrown to the ground, pepper-sprayed, and beaten while on the ground. The man was struck in the head, and has suffered a blood clot in his eye and other medical problems related to the beating.

Finally, the father of the woman who was arrested speaks out about the abuse of his daughter and son-in-law.

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