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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.
Over the past week, we glued the coin and card slots of 54 parking meters along Edgewood, Auburn, Jessie Hill, Ponce de Leon, and DeKalb Ave.
Additionally, some 7 meters were partially glued shut. Because of carelessness or mechanicle error, some meters had the coin slots glued shut but the credit-card slots left open, or vice versa. We found if we did not hold the glue in place with a piece of scrap metal, it had the potential of running down the machine before drying.
Lastly, five electronic ParkAtlanta pay-machines were glued shut which, we hoped, would free up parking for 35 additional spaces. We have since found out that customers can pay for any parking spot within an area at any of these machines nearby. Those who endeavor to disable these machines in the future should work with this knowledge: you have to destroy all of the machines on a strip in order for the payment process to be frozen.
This poster was created as a token of love and in solidarity with all those who resist. From Luke O'Donovan to the Trans-Liberation marchers Atlanta has many reasons to be proud.
Keep fighting and never ever stop! <3
Text from the poster comes from toward the queerest insurrection
" QUEER MEANS DANGEROUS
On the weekend of Black Friday, a group of three people emptied a calendar stand of its entire stock of sexist and objectifying products.
Every day on the way to work, we had to walk by this kiosk. Each passing encounter forced a specific sexuality and beauty standard upon us, and we couldn't take it anymore. We were sick of being told that our worth is equivalent to what aesthetic pleasure our bodies can afford someone else (typically a man).
If your environment disturbs you, disturb it.
Earlier this week we slashed the tires out of a Dekalb county police vehicle. The vehicle was parked near the East Lake MARTA station on a residential street with no officer inside.
This small action was taken in solidarity with the friends and family of Jesus "Chuy" Huerta, killed in a Durham police cruiser in North Carolina. We are inspired by the brave actions taken against the police in his memory and hope to see it spread.
Keep fighting and make them pay.