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The community has been kept out of Fernbank Forest for almost 2 years now.
It is time to make our voices heard and have the forest opened to as many people as possible.
Please read the attached online petition, sign and share it with as many people as possible.
This is a synopsis of resistance to abuse in prisons through hunger striking that is going on in prisons and immigration detention centers across the country right now.
Georgia Diagnostics and Classification Prison – Jackson, Georgia
Hunger Strike started: February 9th, 2014
Last weeek an 11 year old boy was building a tree fort. Because he was sawing limbs from neighborhood trees, a neighbor called the police. The responding officers drew their guns and ordered him protstrate on the ground. Last month someone made a false call to police accusing a passing vehicle driver of firing a shotgun at them while driving by. He was pulled over. The officers screamed SHUT THE FUCK UP when he asked what was happening as he lay on the ground with their guns to his head. Last week someone reported a young man was seen on the Columbus State campus putting bullets in a gun. When he saw the police he ran and was shot in the back by police. Their report said he turned to face and “shots were fired”. A passive verb always hides something. And sure enough, the coroner's report said he was shot in the back. Twice.
We need to stop debating about health insurance and push for single payer health insurance. As of today there is a single payer health insurance bill in the Congress at Washington D.C. but it has not passed either chamber of congress.
HR 676 would establish a single payer health insurance for everybody in the U.S. and HR 676 will have no private insurance companies, bills, premiums, co-pays or deductibles. Yes it is paid for.
You can read the petition for HR 676 at the internet site titled ( Healthcare-Now). At this same internet site you can read the full text of the bill.
On February 14, 2013, the ACRB(Atlanta Citizen's Review Board) confirmed that I was falsely arrested on June 18, 2012 and July 4, 2012 by City of Atlanta Police officers Kenneth Thomas #4847 and Tyler Capps #6639, in addition to a false arrest occurring against Mr. Howard Wright III on July 4, 2012 by Officer Thomas. These conclusions by ACRB coincided with three City of Atlanta Municipal Court judge's decisions to dismiss the separate cases because the arrests were committed without Officer Thomas having probable cause to make the arrests, who'd also falsified the police reports to justify his illegal acts. Such acts by Officer Thomas constituted the commission of two counts of kidnapping, false imprisonment, false imprisonment under the color of law and violation of oath of office under O.C.G.A.
96 year old woman is looking for her adult son.
photo being passed around internet, no date on it, no way to tell if it is valid, but it might be, and she might need help.
Yesterday, on the 1st of March 2014,
we celebrated a 'Really Really Free Market' on 195 Flat Shoals Ave. in Reynoldstown.
This was the 1st and therefore opening event of a future Free Store at the location.
We made use of an unused building and we are happy to state that it has been a tremendous success.
A lot of people from the community got together, talked, shared, had a good time and we all have been amazed by the general display of solidarity. With no money involved many things were taken by people and will therefore be reused while others brought in all kinds of beautiful stuff that they did not need anymore!
If we can pull our resources together we'll hopefully be able to do this several times a week in the foreseeable future.
FOR NOW there is already a set date for the next 'Really, Really Free Market' at 195 Flat Shoals Ave.:
On the night of February 22nd, we poured a mixture of sand and water into the fuel tanks of two tractors used in the construction of a new Atlanta streetcar. The streetcar is one of many major development projects the city has initiated in the past few years as a part of a general plan to revitalize downtown. We know that this plan only means more police and unaffordable housing.
We offer this small gesture of solidarity to the ZAD, the No TAV movement, and the occupation of the Hambach Forest. We would also like to send strength to those affected by increased surveillance or repression the new developments have brought to Atlanta.
Our action was very simple to perform. It did not take long to plan or to enact and we found all of the materials on the side of the road. We do not believe that an accumulation of "actions" makes a revolution, but we wanted to give encouragment to the current and future participants of revolutionary struggles. Onward, strong hearts!
I believe that small victories should not be belittled but acknowledged and broken down so that the people can learn from it . The System that some may say hands us little moments is recording and studying every action like a game of chess in order to pervent the next spark from happening . If we don't study and learn from any and every victory of the past big or small we are part of the reason why big victories never seem to happen. Slavery didn't end but change forms because the slaves were and still are running after what the master says is what everybody wants and should have. Our own place, our own means of transportion, our own possessions.