If not now, then when?
If not us, then who?
— Defend the Atlanta Forest (@defendATLforest) June 16, 2022
This is part of a series on the 3rd Week of Action.
Just after 10am on Wednesday, May 24th (the 4th day of the Third Week of Action) 2 DeKalb County park police entered the forest to inspect the path created by bulldozers on Monday in the RC field. As they were exiting, forest defenders ambushed them by throwing rocks and bottles their cars, smashing windows. It seems they aren’t so formidable when they aren’t alongside DeKalb County Police assisting in encampment sweeps, as they did last December at the behest of Blackhall Studios following the “Witch Bloc” hexing.
At Noon, a van with “LAW ENFORCEMENT – DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE” superimposed in a seal over a silhouette of Georgia printed on the door pulled into the parking lot of Intrenchment Creek Park by the gazebo. Around an hour later, the van was attacked suddenly by a barrage of rocks and multiple tires were slashed. The van attempted to escape but was left stranded in the parking lot until DeKalb Police were able to escort it out. Police were nervously walking backwards in order to keep their eyes on the tree line where they knew forest defenders would be watching them at every moment.
Multiple police vehicles were damaged. Nobody was detained or arrested. Juvenile justice was served, but probably not in the way they meant. Atlanta will remain a forest.
-Received anonymously over Email
Muscogee community members from across the country will be gathering this April to discuss land, environmental justice and current events in Weelaunee ( so called South River Forest) and unceded Muscogee homelands. Funds will be used for travel, food, lodging, and honorariums for participants. Please donate generously to support this historic gathering. Any excess funds will go toward future travel of Mvskokvlke Migration to homelands.
Library of the Commons is working with Muscogee people to make this event as successful as possible. Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to the Muscogee people and Atlantans.
Support the fundraiser here.
This month we sabotaged card slots of Wells Fargo and Bank Of America in Center City, Philadelphia. This attack was done in solidarity and complicity with those disrupting the construction of a police training grounds in Atlanta. Cops in Atlanta want to cut down a forest to build a mock city to practice squashing uprisings. In response, individuals are occupying, protesting, and sabotaging. People have started staying in the forest and fucking with the construction. The Atlanta Police Foundation is being funded by Wells Fargo and Bank Of America. We are excited to hear about construction workers being chased out and construction vehicles being messed up.
As proponents of self-directed revolt we decided to target the banks contributing to building the cop city. We hope that by communicating our action others feel encouraged or inspired to attack and disrupt the social order in their own context. While it would be preferable if the police project in Atlanta collapsed, for us destruction is an end in itself. We take pleasure in disrupting capital.
Our sabotage involved collecting plastic cards, which we cut into thirds. The purpose of this was to prevent the cards from easily being removed. Before going out we wiped down the pieces with gloves on and dressed anonymously. We inserted the pieces into atm and door card readers after putting a strip of super glue onto them. One benefit of this action is that it fucks up the machine without making a lot of noise or seeming out of place. We feel this is relevant to point out because the cop city is an example of the police preparing for mass unrest and we feel it is strategic to be able to act discreetly in light of increasing policing and surveillance.
Fuck banks and money
Solidarity and complicity with the feral anarchists in Atlanta
Death to civilization
Long live anarchy
– Received Anonymously Over Email
January 31st, 2022
In solidarity with the 4 forest defenders arrested this week in the fight to #stopcopcity, autonomous vandals smashed the windows of Bank of America, one of the largest sponsors of the Atlanta Police Foundation. The building was also redecorated to read “STOP COP CITY”
Those wanting to support the fight can donate at atlsolidarityfund.org and get plugged in at defendtheatlantaforest.com
Free the brave, fuck the boys in blue.
Atlanta will remain a forest.
– Received Anonymously Over Email
We’ve been cooking it up all winter and we’re finally done. Check out our homemade map, made just for forest exploration. You can use it to walk the forest and report anything that doesn’t look right to the forest threat tipline! You might notice that this map is incomplete- that’s ok, because a complete map of the forest would be… very packed. If you notice anything that’s incorrect though, please report it via our submission form. If you know about another useful map, please submit them if you can’t find them on our new maps page!
Join the Atlanta community in welcoming Muscogee community members from Helvpe Ceremonial grounds to South River Forest. Take part in preserving Atlanta’s indigenous lands.
Received anonymously over Email
Reeves Young are contracted by ATL Police Foundation to destroy the ATL Forest & build Cop City. Call RY @ 7702711159 to drop the contract
Call-to-action: Call Reeves Young at +1 (770) 271 1159 and demand they drop their contract to build Cop City.