Filed under: Announcement, Development, Land, Southeast
Call from the Atlanta forest for continued resistance to its destruction and eviction. For regular updates, go to Scenes from the Atlanta Forest.
“No Forest? No Peace! Truck the Police!,” reads a banner hanging from a skypod attached to an overturned truck blocking the ONLY bridge crossing the little creek between the police construction staging ground and the main part of the forest which they intend to destroy.
This is a CALL-TO-ACTION for eco-warriors worldwide to come help defend the forest from any further police intrusion and destruction! The kkkops would train here to militarize against those resisting all systems of oppression; in the name of abolition we must take action!
"There’s momentum in all these directions + there’s respect among the movement for different approaches. We’re excited about the potential + what the future holds. This is a new type of struggle and I believe that we will win." On the fight to #StopCopCity https://t.co/aBnDm2f0ta
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) February 17, 2022
We need ingenious comrades to help person and support the skypod (the “Truck Stop”), as well as help maintain the TEN existing barricades around the Camp, Deadnettle areas (and forge new ones)! Deadnettle is a virulent plant that grows in disturbed soil, in this it is akin to our rag-tag crew of rowdy comrades who gather in places of disruption to stand against the machines. This is OUR forest and will NEVER become the mock kkkop training city they intend it to be!
Blockades, tree-sits, and direct actions continue in campaign to #StopCopCity as police move to make arrests of forest defenders. Report back on recent week of action in #Atlanta to defend the forest. https://t.co/jGxFck3GhX
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) January 29, 2022
We have over 500 acres to defend between fighting off the police and staving off Hollywood from clear-cutting the forest for their bullshit movies. If you come to make a stand against the long arm of the law, know that autonomous action is encouraged! Go feral! Build pirate ships! Dance with us! Don’t bring your hierarchical shit here. Leave your clocks. Bring your art and your fury! Let’s supplant the slimy fingers of the police and oppressive systems they make possible. The main gate police and earth destroying machinery use to enter the forest has been barricaded shut– help us keep it that way!
If you are interested in throwing down and joining our funky feral brigade, hit us up on the riseup at:
See you in the Forest!
With Love and Rage