http://atlanta.indymedia.org/featured en An Analysis of Police Violence http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/analysis-police-violence <p class="western"><span><span> 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.</span></span></p> <p><a href="http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/analysis-police-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local Against Police Violence Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:17:19 +0000 14277 at http://atlanta.indymedia.org Anarchists Target Chapel Hill Police Headquarters in Solidarity with Luke O'Donovan and Ferguson Rioters http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/anarchists-target-chapel-hill-police-headquarters-solidarity-luke-odonovan-and-ferguson-rioter <p>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."</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/anarchists-target-chapel-hill-police-headquarters-solidarity-luke-odonovan-and-ferguson-rioter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local anarchists Atlanta Chapel Hill Ferguson Georgia luke o'donovan Missouri north carolina riot self defense Solidarity Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:28:24 +0000 14199 at http://atlanta.indymedia.org Let Luke Go: Update from Self-Defense Immunity Hearing, July 1 http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/let-luke-go-update-self-defense-immunity-hearing-july-1 <p>Luke’s self-defense immunity hearing was held last Tuesday, July 1st. Unfortunately, the judge denied Luke immunity, so Luke’s case will continue to trial.</p> <p>A self-defense immunity hearing is an opportunity for the judge to decide that a defendant was acting in self-defense, and therefore that he or she can’t have charges brought against them. In the hearing, both the defense and the prosecution make their cases, and the judge (without a jury) makes a ruling. The burden of proof in these hearings is on the defense, unlike in a trial where the burden of proof is on the prosecution.</p> <p><a href="http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/let-luke-go-update-self-defense-immunity-hearing-july-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local court luke queer self defense Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:29:23 +0000 14106 at http://atlanta.indymedia.org Letters from Prison Rebels - Update on Conditions, Pleas for Solidarity http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/letters-prison-rebels-update-conditions-pleas-solidarity <p>As of 5/25/2012 there are no stikes no longer in effect at the Special Management Unit (SMU) here in Jackson, GA. However, there are still several of the participants of the strike who are currently challenging the cruel conditions of their confinement which imposes atypical hardships upon all inmates housed at the Unit.<br /></p> <p><a href="http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/letters-prison-rebels-update-conditions-pleas-solidarity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local GDCP Georgia hunger strike prison prison letters Tue, 03 Jun 2014 20:09:56 +0000 13963 at http://atlanta.indymedia.org Demonstration Against No-Knock Police Raids/ Justice for Bounkham Phonesavanh http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/demonstration-against-no-knock-police-raids-justice-bounkham-phonesavanh <p>On Wednesday, May 28th, the Habersham County Sheriff's department performed what they call a 'no-knock' drug raid on a suspected drug dealers house after a "confidential informant" (aka- hired snitch) made one purchase of methamphetamine.&nbsp;</p> <p>During the ra<span class="text_exposed_show">id the SWAT team deployed an explosive 'flash grenade' into the home which landed in the crib of a 19-month old toddler, causing severe burns to his face and destroying one of his lungs.<br />The raid produced no drugs, no weapons, and did not produce the suspect they were looking for.&nbsp;<br />The child is STILL at Grady Hospital in a medically induced coma and has only been given a 50% chance of survival. <br /></span></p> <p><a href="http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/demonstration-against-no-knock-police-raids-justice-bounkham-phonesavanh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local Against Police Violence drug war police brutality Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:19:40 +0000 13960 at http://atlanta.indymedia.org Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition's "Right to Peace" Walk 2014 http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/georgia-peace-and-justice-coalitions-right-peace-walk-2014 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-video"><legend>Video</legend><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video-embedded"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div class="emfield-emvideo emfield-emvideo-youtube"> <div id="emvideo-youtube-flash-wrapper-1"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="510" width="860" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/eFl80B4hVus#t=43&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="emvideo-youtube-flash-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/eFl80B4hVus#t=43&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> </object></div></div></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div class="emfield-emvideo emfield-emvideo-youtube"> <div id="emvideo-youtube-flash-wrapper-2"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="510" width="860" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/sD0muehX-AA&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="emvideo-youtube-flash-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/sD0muehX-AA&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> </object></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><strong>The Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition's “Right to Peace” walk </strong>was a 120 mile peace walk from Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, culminating with a rally at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta. The walk drew attention to the link between the research and development of the next generation of killer autonomous drones by Georgia Tech, their partnership with the Maneuver Battle Lab at Fort Benning where Ga Tech conducts drone flight testing, and the training of Latin America&nbsp;regime’s&nbsp;police and military forces at Ft. Benning’s&nbsp;School&nbsp;of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC) in the use of the tools and tactics of oppression.</p> <p><a href="http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/georgia-peace-and-justice-coalitions-right-peace-walk-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local Anti-war PROTEST Killer Drones school of the americas Mon, 05 May 2014 20:03:16 +0000 dawn 13817 at http://atlanta.indymedia.org May 1st Anticapitalist March http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/may-1st-anticapitalist-march <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A Quick Summary</strong></p> <p>Around 6:30, between 30 and 40 people gathered at Freedom Park to attend the "Anticapitalist March." After a few words from some participants, masks were offered to those in the crowd and the group began their way up Moreland Avenue toward Little 5 Points. This route was the preferred marching path for several years up until 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/may-1st-anticapitalist-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local anticapitalist Atlanta Little 5 Points march may day Sat, 03 May 2014 15:17:59 +0000 13758 at http://atlanta.indymedia.org Striking Georgia prisoners name names, allege sexual abuse, ongoing threats and maltreatment by staff http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/striking-georgia-prisoners-name-names-allege-sexual-abuse-ongoing-threats-and-maltreatment-sta <p><a href="http://sfbayview.com/2014/striking-georgia-prisoners-name-names-allege-sexual-abuse-ongoing-threats-and-maltreatment-by-staff/" title="Striking Georgia prisoners name names, allege sexual abuse, ongoing threats and maltreatment by staff">Striking Georgia prisoners name names, allege sexual abuse, ongoing threats and maltreatment by staff</a><br /> <div class="date">March 20, 2014</div> <div class="entry"> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style ">from:&nbsp;http://sfbayview.com/2014/striking-georgia-prisoners-name-names-allege-sexual-abuse-ongoing-threats-and-maltreatment-by-staff/</div> <p><em><strong>by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon</strong></em></p> </div></p><p><a href="http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/striking-georgia-prisoners-name-names-allege-sexual-abuse-ongoing-threats-and-maltreatment-sta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local Georgia Prisoner Hunger Strike prison Sat, 22 Mar 2014 03:49:39 +0000 13066 at http://atlanta.indymedia.org Free Market & future free Space in Reynoldstown! http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/free-market-future-free-space-reynoldstown <p><strong>RECLAIM!</strong><br /><br />Yesterday, on the 1st of March 2014,<br /><br />we celebrated a '<em>Really Really Free Market</em>' on <strong>195 Flat Shoals Ave.</strong> in Reynoldstown.<br />This was the 1st and therefore opening event of a <strong>future Free Store</strong> at the location.<br /><br />We made use of an unused building and we are happy to state that it has been a tremendous success. <br /><br />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!<br /><br /><em>If we can pull our resources together we'll hopefully be able to do this several times a week in the foreseeable future.</em><br /><br />FOR NOW there is already a set date for <em>the next 'Really, Really Free Market'</em> at 195 Flat Shoals Ave.:</p> <p><a href="http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/free-market-future-free-space-reynoldstown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Local anti-gentrification community Solidarity squat Sun, 02 Mar 2014 17:44:48 +0000 12914 at http://atlanta.indymedia.org Tractors Sabotaged for the ZAD, No TAV, Hambach Forest http://atlanta.indymedia.org/local/tractors-sabotaged-zad-no-tav-hambach-forest <p>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. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />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!</p> Local Atlanta attack hambach forest no tav sabotage Solidarity streetcar ZAD Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:48:03 +0000 12888 at http://atlanta.indymedia.org