The Atlanta Public Safety Training Center Development Team Is Misleading Stakeholders Regarding Environmental Assessments And Avoiding Due Diligence

Written By Lily Ponitz and published in Atlanta Community Press Collective I am an environmental engineer, formerly registered as a professional engineer in Georgia, and worked for seven years in consulting for private-sector clients. My work revolved primarily around emerging water contaminants, doing design, reporting, and permitting to respond to requests for support in voluntary … Continue reading The Atlanta Public Safety Training Center Development Team Is Misleading Stakeholders Regarding Environmental Assessments And Avoiding Due Diligence

Paradigm shift or perpetuation of injustice: The Atlanta Prison Farm and the South River Forest

Written by Margaret Spalding, Executive Director, South River Watershed Alliance photo credit Sarah Alkhayyel This month, the Atlanta Regional Commission kicked off a community input and pre-planning process for protecting greenspace in southeast Atlanta and southwest DeKalb County, an area also known as the South River Forest and of which the old Atlanta Prison Farm … Continue reading Paradigm shift or perpetuation of injustice: The Atlanta Prison Farm and the South River Forest

Former State Senator Vincent Fort Makes A Run For Congress

Former State Senator Vincent Fort is running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 13 Congressional District, currently held by Rep. David Scott. Fort served in the Georgia State Senate from the 39th district from 1996 to 2017. Fort is a progressive who can't be bought by special interests and always fights … Continue reading Former State Senator Vincent Fort Makes A Run For Congress

Despite Arrests And Police Intimidation Opposition To Cop City Grows Stronger

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

Supreme Court Plans To Overturn Roe And Woman Fight Back

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 People Hope To End The History Of Violence And Racism In The Weelaunee Forest

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!

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!

Native Americans Share Concerns Over Fate Of Forest

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

The Fight For Rent Control Goes To Atlanta City Council

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