PRESS RELEASE: As public opposition grows, Atlanta police attempt to begin work on Cop City, protestors occupy trees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 6, 2022 [click for PDF] Two tree sits have been built and occupied in the site of the proposed “Cop City,” in the Weelaunee/South River Forest in south Atlanta. Last week, Atlanta Police attempted to start work preparing the forest for mass clear-cutting of trees, even as popularity for the project has […]
Statement received via email from the co-directors of the Georgia Human Rights Clinic. Email us at defendatlantaforest (at) protonmail.com. June 3, 2022[click for PDF] In 2021, the city of Atlanta came to an agreement with the Atlanta Police Foundation to construct the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center in a forested area in southeastern Atlanta. Amongst […]
“We are on the timeline in which everyone loses,” a friend once said. It always felt that way. Even though we always tried, all of us, our victories were always innovations in methods, in discourse. Something is changing. In the forest. Across the city. Even more, it’s as if an astral plane has opened up. This plane, if it exists, seems to spiral outward in every direction. Everything is growing from one simple fact: we really intend to win. We won’t let them take everything from us, to pave over everything with condos and parking lots.