Forest Defenders Reoccupy Weelaunee to Stop Cop City

After Christmas 2022, Ryan Millsap, the Hollywood grifter, destroyed the parking lot of Weelaunee People Park (WPP) (formerly¬† Intrenchment Creek Park), the bike and walking path, and cut down dozens of trees in violation of a stop-work order. Millsap is the guy who conned the DeKalb County Commissioners into swapping 40-plus acres in beautiful wooded … Continue reading Forest Defenders Reoccupy Weelaunee to Stop Cop City

City Hall Listens To Money, Not the Public On Cop City

The South Atlanta Forest, also called Weelaunee Forest, is where so many issues converge, environmental, human rights, racial justice, environmental racism, gentrification, the militarization of the police, police violence, the expansion of the police state, pollution, criminalizing protest, and climate change.  People are joining the movement to stop cop city and defend the forest for … Continue reading City Hall Listens To Money, Not the Public On Cop City

Atlanta Forest Defender Shot and Killed By Police

Their banner says it all:  TREES GIVE LIFE, POLICE TAKE IT. Hundreds of forest defenders and their supporters held a vigil in Little Five Points on Wednesday night, January 18, to grieve and honor their comrade who the police killed today. The police called it self-defense, but we have all heard that story too many … Continue reading Atlanta Forest Defender Shot and Killed By Police

FIVE FOREST DEFENDERS ARRESTED CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC TERRORISM AND DENIED BAIL

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 - THE  POLICE RAID Early Tuesday morning, dozens of Atlanta Police and DeKalb County Police officers entered Weelaunee Forest, a/k/a South River Forest, to forcibly remove Forest Defenders living in tree houses. Five forest defenders passively sitting in trees were sprayed with tear gas and pepper balls and removed at gunpoint, and … Continue reading FIVE FOREST DEFENDERS ARRESTED CHARGED WITH DOMESTIC TERRORISM AND DENIED BAIL

Green Space vs. Cop City And Hollywood Movie Studio

Beautiful Weelaunee forest, formerly named Intrenchment Park Creek The ongoing controversy over 40 acres of Intrenchment Creek Park (ICP), a beautiful forested public park that DeKalb County swapped to Blackhall Movie Studio for 52 acres of clear-cut land, which is a big pile of red dirt.   South River Watershed Alliance filed a lawsuit to stop … Continue reading Green Space vs. Cop City And Hollywood Movie Studio

Healthcare Hell And Religious Oppression in Post-Roe America

The Supreme Court's decision to play God and overturn Roe v. Wade and the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision plunged women into the dark ages of healthcare hell. Fifty years of legal precedent to safe abortion access have been overturned, causing chaos, confusion, and legal battles in red states with harsh restrictions and … Continue reading Healthcare Hell And Religious Oppression in Post-Roe America