Filed under: Announcement, Development, Environment, Land, Police, Southeast
Call to support the ongoing resistance in so-called Atlanta and Stop Cop City! For background information on the struggle, go here.
The time is now!
This is a call from some of us living in the Atlanta Forest; We invite you to join us in its defense. The forest, which is stolen Muscogee land, is slated to become a mock-city for police training.
The fight to #StopCopCity heated up this week as workers exited bulldozers + were walked out of the #Atlanta forest, while land defenders began occupying trees. "Defend the forest; ancestral Muscogee lands from clear cutting for cop city." Our report. https://t.co/TlDlPijXfD
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) January 20, 2022
People are not limiting their efforts to tree sits and lockdowns (already there have been direct actions against machinery, home and office visits, barricades, etc.). The more people there are staying in the forest, the more options are open.
Living in the forest gives us the ability to immediately respond to any threat the forest faces. We must not allow them an inch without meeting opposition. Not one blade of grass. As it stands, the forest feels autonomous and the police are reluctant to go deep within it. Help us keep it that way.
— Defend the Atlanta Forest (@defendATLforest) January 26, 2022
Come now to defend the forest, in struggle against the police and the civilization that needs them.