Tuesday, May 17th, the police made a surprise raid at the Old Prison Farm and arrested eight Forest Protectors. For seven months, the Forest Protectors have been protecting the Weelaunee Forest, a/k/a South River Forest, from destruction by the future police and fire training complex dubbed "Cop City" to be built in the forest. Dozens … Continue reading Despite Arrests And Police Intimidation Opposition To Cop City Grows Stronger
Millions of women march to demand reproductive rights across the nation on May 14, 2022. Over 300 demonstrations in cities large and small, including Washington D.C. and at the Supreme Court. These demonstrations result from the leaked draft of an opinion by the conservative Supreme Count signaling its position to overturn Roe v. Wade, a … Continue reading Supreme Court Plans To Overturn Roe And Woman Fight Back
Native Americans traveled from Oklahoma and other states to remember and come back together to discuss what happened long ago in the Weelaunee Forest, a/k/a South River Forest in South Atlanta. They came back to share their hope for a better future for the forest and remind people of their responsibility to protect and respect … Continue reading Native People Hope To End The History Of Violence And Racism In The Weelaunee Forest
Outrage was the nationwide response to the Supreme Court's leaked document that shows conservatives on the court plan to overturn Roe v. Wade. Outrage and anger are appropriate emotions for a bunch of misogynist patriarchal Republican white men obsessed with controlling women's bodies and lives by state forced pregnancy. With only a few hours' notice, … Continue reading OUTRAGE!
from left to right: Mekko Chebon Kernell, Prof. Laura Harjo, Prof. Craig Womack, Prof. Mark Auslander, Prof. Daniel Wildcat and Rev. Avis Williams The Muscogee Weelaunee Forest covers 3,500 acres in south Atlanta; it is also known as the South River Forest. A gathering of Muscogee Creek people came to Intrenchment Creek Park for a … Continue reading Native Americans Share Concerns Over Fate Of Forest
Atlanta.....Renters and members of the Housing Justice League (HJL) testify to the Atlanta City Council (ACC) about the crisis in affordable housing and the rising cost of renting. These two factors are forcing low-income people and older adults who have lived in Atlanta for generations to be evicted. Their options are often limited to moving … Continue reading The Fight For Rent Control Goes To Atlanta City Council
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 319, the "constitutional carry" bill, into law, allowing Georgia residents to carry concealed handguns in public without a permit. Republicans claim the "constitutional carry" legislation will remove burdens and help people exercise their Second Amendment rights. By signing this bill, Kemp panders to Trump supporters (who live in a … Continue reading Do More Guns Make You Feel Safer? Get The Facts!
Corporations are buying up single-family homes in Atlanta and turning them into rentals. This is happening across the country. In some areas, the rate of purchase by investors is over 50 percent. In 2021, investors bought over one-third of houses in predominantly Black neighborhoods in south and southwest Atlanta. Housing prices have gone up 30% … Continue reading People Demand Rent Control and Housing Justice
SB 171 the so-called " Safe Communities Act" sponsored by State Senator, Randy Robertson (R-Cataula) has crossed over and is in the House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee. It is an anti-protest and anti-free speech bill with severe penalties of up to five years in prison and massive fines for violations. It provides an affirmative defense of … Continue reading SB 171 Anti-Protest Bill Undermines Freedom Of Speech, Assembly, and Democracy
Teachers, parents, and students (K through 8th grade) came to the Georgia State Capitol to tell lawmakers they can handle the truth about racial history. They don't need bills to censor racial history under the lame excuse of protecting white children from feeling bad by learning the truth about slavery, and racial history in the … Continue reading Teachers And Students Say No To Classroom Censorship Bills