Poster: Anticuts Atlanta #1

Re-posted from a poster seen around the Little 5 Points neighborhood in Atlanta, GA:

What the Fuck Was That?!


On the night of November 14th, roughly 40 people flooded Moreland Avenue with boomboxes and drums behind a banner reading "AGAINST AUSTERITY."

The roving mob funneled through the shopping district chanting "A-ANTI-ANTICAPITALISTA!" over filthy dubstep before convering on the Little 5 Points Plaza. Despite the overwhelming presence of police and Department of Homeland Security, there were no arrests.


But Why?


Leaflets passed out during the event explained that the city of Atlanta, and the federal government more broadly, is pushing through austerity programs that are pulling the rug out from under the schools, public transportation, libraries, clincs, art programs, housing, and hospitals. The financial markets can right themselves by borrowing more money and adjusting their formulas. But we are left to deal with their damage.


The meager offerings from the government are being pulled away from us. The stock markets have soared back to pre-crash levels and yet almost every week we are hit with new cuts.


THIS MARCH HAPPENED IN SOLIDARITY WITH GENERAL STRIKES AND RIOTS IN GREECE, ITALY, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, CYPRUS, BELGIUM AND FRANCE TODAY.


This event is the first of many to come and was intended to be relatively short. In any case, it was a success.

 

May this be another step toward a world of autonomous self-rule without bosses or borders.

SOLIDARITY WITH THE INDOMITABLE HEARTS!

(A)"


Publishers note: this event occured in Little 5 Points as a part of a broader strategy of experimentation with the intention of pushing terrain of struggle outside of the highly ritualized zones of conflict i.e. the Capital building and Peachtree Street.

 

Comments

Re: Poster: Anticuts Atlanta #1

Re: Poster: Anticuts Atlanta #1

This was a great idea, very well executed, and I feel like it accomplished quite a lot. I didn't see the flyers people were handing out, but when the Occupation was doing marches at the end, the march was used as something to get attention while people were handing out flyers/hanging posters in the background.

I feel like marching just to march isn't productive, but if the intention is to pass out information, lots of progress can be made.

Believe it or not, America is STILL asleep to what's going on. They still live in their echo chambers of reality TV and professional sports teams. The more we get out and connect to them in a real way like this, the more likely it will be that they become active themselves.

-d-

Re: Poster: Anticuts Atlanta #1

drove by little five and saw like six hipsters crouded around one of these posters reading it.

That was a great idea.

Re: Poster: Anticuts Atlanta #1

Hell yeah.  After the fact posters are a brilliant idea. 

Shit was short but a lot of fun.

Re: Poster: Anticuts Atlanta #1

Yes! I saw one of the posters up today in front of Wax 'N Facts and all around Little 5. Definitely a good idea for spreading the news about things Atlanta @'s are doing