Filed under: Action, Environment, Land, Southeast
Report on recent action against the destruction of the Atlanta forest. Originally posted to Defend the Atlanta Forest.
Early on the dewy morning of Friday, December 17th, 2021, an affinity group of various land defenders comprised of festive folk in witches hats, a reindeer costume, a comrade clad with drums, colorful smoke, and a banner reading, “Our Woods Not Hollywood’s” stormed the gates of Blackhall Studios with the express purpose of shattering their sense of security, blocking their entrance with feisty folly, and sending a message to them that if they do not rescind their plans to “swap” approximately 53 acres of their land with the publicly owned Dekalb County Intrenchment Creek Park and thus clear cut the forest to build what would be the World’s largest (& most Unnecessary!) sound stage, that they would be met with the utmost resistance!
Iconic spells for destruction were loudly chanted in Black Hall’s general direction, as the witch-block held hands, cackled, and skipped in a sun-wise direction blocking Blackhall Studio’s main entrance, smoke torches were lit, Dancing Reindeer burned Amerikkkan flags, parking cones were thrown in the middle of the road, all the while Land Defenders demanded that workers, “Bring Forth Ryan Millsap!” The (recently ex) CEO of Blackhall Studios…
If nothing else be remembered of this damp and dubious morn, let it be known a spell cast to create havoc FOR Blackhall was sworn! “Our Woods Not Hollywood’s,” means Blackhall needs to back the fuck off and get the fuck out of the Southside Atlanta Forest and Intrenchment Creek Park, as the woods belongs to the people, the amphibians, the migratory birds, the snakes and fish– and they will eat Milsap as a holiday dish, he if neglects the forest creatures’ wish!
Furthermore, approximately one hour post Witch-block antics, Dekalb County Police responded to a call made by Blackhall Studio’s stating that they, “followed the protestors into the woods, and deduced an encampment they came upon must belong to the apparent witches, and thus the police worked in TANDEM with Blackhall Studios to have the Forest Defense Encampment REMOVED from “their” land… Obviously the land is Muscogee Land ancestrally, not Blackhall’s, and currently a lawsuit exists to uphold an agreement stating that Intrenchment Creek Park was left in perpetuity for the people…
Though no arrests were made, and moving items from the encampment was eventually negotiated by Land Defenders, let it ALSO be known that this is farrrrr from the end of the struggle, for it has just begun! And remember that one can often gauge the effectiveness of their actions by measuring the police response and repression to it, so it can be safely said the Witch Block action of December 17th DEFINITELY shattered the sense of security at Blackhall Studios, as it should!
We are here to stop BOTH Blackhall and Atlanta police from destroying the forest to further create the fake metaverse Hollywood glamorizes, and fake cities the kkkops build to train murdering in…
We are a strong movement thousands deep, and we ain’t going anywhere!