Local Newswire

  • 4/22/2014 - Anonymous

    National Socialist Movement to Hold Conference, Rally in Chattanooga
    April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
    from: http://onepeoplesproject.com/

    The National Socialist Movement (NSM) has announced that their 40th anniversary national meeting will be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th.

    April 27th is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), a national memorial day in Israel set aside to commemorate ”the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period” according to Wikipedia.

  • 4/09/2014 - Anonymous

    Fernbank Forest has been closed for almost 2 years after having been open for at least 48 years to the whole community for free.

    Help us get it re-opened-sign the petition and share it with many others.

    Thank you.

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/open-fernbank-forest

  • 4/08/2014 - Anonymous
  • 4/07/2014 - Anonymous

    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.

    Thank you!

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/open-fernbank-forest

  • 4/07/2014 - earthworm

    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

     

  • 4/07/2014 - Anonymous

     

    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.

     

  • 3/21/2014 - Anonymous

    Striking Georgia prisoners name names, allege sexual abuse, ongoing threats and maltreatment by staff

    March 20, 2014
    from: http://sfbayview.com/2014/striking-georgia-prisoners-name-names-allege-sexual-abuse-ongoing-threats-and-maltreatment-by-staff/

    by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

  • 3/17/2014 - Anonymous

    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.

  • 3/13/2014 - Anonymous

    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.

  • 3/05/2014 - Anonymous

    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.

  • 3/02/2014 - Anonymous

    RECLAIM!

    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.:

  • 2/25/2014 - Anonymous

    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!

  • 2/13/2014 - Anonymous

    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.

  • 12/28/2013 - Anonymous

    Should we celebrate this or should we be outraged?

    On one hand, the police killed someone.

    On the other hand, the guy was a piece of shit rapist.

    My ideology gets confusing sometimes...

    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/police-officer-shoots-kills-cobb-county-man...

  • 12/22/2013 - Anonymous

    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.

  • 12/21/2013 - Anonymous

    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

  • 12/05/2013 - Anonymous

    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.
       

  • 11/30/2013 - Anonymous

    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.


    R.I.P Chuy

  • 11/27/2013 - Anonymous

    Intro: 

    I may post more in the comments, additional parts if I am so inclined, either as a response to challenges, questions, or remarks, or as some more spontaneous development. 

    I realize some may have been/ may be supporting Luke by posting, reposting, or linking, without much research or dwelling on the situation. 

    I endeavor to mostly just "walk through" the already available information. To bring it the foreground.  I will provide a few personal anecdotes to help it click.

  • 11/10/2013 - Anonymous

     

     

    At the worst of Georgia's ten year draught the roadkill did not decay. It just lay there and shriveled into mummified bodies in the terrible dry heat. During this time landscapers and nurseries suffered economically and some went out of business because the water rationing deprived them of the water necessary for their plants and their businesses to live.

     

    It caught my attention therefore when I saw the landscapers for a posh, high dollar shopping center pumping water from a small creek into a 500 gallon tank truck for their plants. They were pumping so much that they just left their pump sitting on the creek bank between runs. The little creek was down to little but a mud hole and stunk like sour mop water.

     

  • 11/05/2013 - Anonymous

    Attention! Two Anons Arrested at Atlanta Million Mask March!

    Around 50 people assembled at Centennial Park this morning to join the Million Mask March-Atlanta. Though the numbers were a far cry from the 300+ attendees on the Facebook page, some courageous ones decided to march together and pass out leaflets to spread our message. The demonstration enjoyed the cheers of passersby and made a presence in a large section of the downtown area.

    After briefly regrouping to march to the Booz Allen Hamilton Atlanta office - the local chapter of the tech consultation group contracted by the NSA and former employer of brave leaker/whistleblower Edward Snowden - the demonstration was quickly flanked by more than a dozen Atlanta Police squad cars. The police made a short, inaudible announcement and abruptly snatched up two Anons from the crowd and forced them into their cruisers, allegedly for wearing masks.

  • 10/26/2013 - Anonymous

    For the third year in a row, social antagonists intervened in the October 22nd Coalition's annual "March Against Police Brutality and the Criminalization of a Generation." Around 40 people gathered at Woodruff Park, many wearing the black and hoods the call out requested. While speakers talked through the megaphone at the crowd, police on the side of the park began arresting a young black man.Although  few were willing to participate in surrounding the cops-as it required crossing the line between sidewalk and street, symbolic of the line between order and transgression- most heckled the police and nobody stopped others from blocking traffic. This minor violation set the tone for the rest of the evening.  
     
    Througout the event, demonstrators stopped outside of administration buildings where a few brief statements were made.  
     

  • 10/13/2013 - Anonymous

    Organizers with TWIST (Trans Women In Solidarity Together) along with associated comrades planned and executed a breakaway Trans Liberation March on Saturday, October 12.

    25-30 Liberation Marchers met at the rallying point for the cisgender-led “official” Trans March but took to the streets as the corporate-endorsed march began its unannounced route through depopulated areas of Piedmont Park.

    After taking sections of 12th, Juniper, and 14th street, the marchers reentered the park to protest through the entirety of Atlanta Pride’s extensive vendor corridor.

  • 10/08/2013 - Anonymous

    Exploring Atlanta's Radical History: Video Interviews with Modibo Kadalie

    Presented by On Our Own Authority! Publishing.

  • 8/26/2013 - Anonymous

    At yesterday's anti-racist meeting about the newly forming GSU White Student Union, it was determined that some fliers would be printed for circulation and posting around campus and the city in order to draw people into an Anti-Racist Assembly on Thursday, September 5th at 6pm in the GSU Courtyard.

    At the assembly, attendees will be encouraged to speak out about white supremacy on campus and in society.

    Non-students are welcome to come, participate, and promote for the event. This effects us all.

    NOTE ON PRINTING:

    Images 1, 3, and 4 are designed for 11x17 paper.

    Image 2 is designed for 8.5x11 paper.

    Image 3 needs to be cut in half vertically because it contains two fliers on the file.

  • 8/19/2013 - Anonymous

    I have sent a thank you note to President Putin in care of the Russian consulate in Atlanta to thank him for his gracious handling of the Snowden affait. It generally takes years for the truth to come out in such thing and I hope to see Snowden alive and well and available for comment during the process. He is young, if it turns out his intentions were evil there will be plenty of time for him to be tried and punished.

    Obama does not speak for me and neither does anyone else in our so-called representational government, therefore I will speak for myself.

  • 8/17/2013 - Anonymous

    A group of people met today to discuss how to destroy white supremacy at Georgia State University.

    This was the general narrative that the group discussed:

    The University System of Georgia has (over and over again) proven itself to be a forge wheedling, insipid, racist laws. Everyone knows the examples: the persecution of undocumented people, the gutting of scholarships, etc. Recently, the (increasingly publicized) proposal of a white student union at Georgia State is an example of the ongoing racism in the fabric of the university. But the U.S.G. is itself a product of an enrivonment of white supremacy that is bound to the history of the United States. We can continually see the examples of this racism in the persistence of its development.

  • 7/16/2013 - Anonymous

    COUNTING   ACTIVISTS


    NAME OF ACTION   Protest NSA Spying, Support Whistleblowers  

    CITY & DATE   Atlanta, July 4,      8 - 10:30 AM,    

    ACTION TYPE:  Protest
    :
    SPECIFIC LOCATION  sidewalk along Peachtree Road Race
                                  Peachtree Rd between 10th & 11th Sts

    ORGANIZER    GA Peace and Justice Coalition    



    COUNT  
     I counted 10 protesters, all of whom stayed at least two hours  

    SIGNS:
      “ I stand with Edward Snowden”

             “Obama, stop spying on Americans”

    SONG:

  • 7/13/2013 - Anonymous

    Emergency meet up for Trayvon Martin at West End Park now (11:30).

    No justice no peace. Bring your hoodie.

     

  • 7/12/2013 - Anonymous

    From http://www.crimethinc.com/podcast/5/


    THE EX-WORKER:

    an audio strike against
    a monotone world


    Episode #5: Still Not Lovin'the Police