Atlanta’s #StopCopCity movement and it’s violent repression which resulted in the murder of Manuel Terán can be understood in the wider context of Indigenous climate activism and modes of Black and Southern radicalism. I offer a reading list
Read More A CopCity Reading List
The unhoused are subjected nonstop to the violence of the 14 policing agencies of the Atlanta area. A narrative and reflection on one incident.
Read More Scenes from Class Struggle in Atlanta
Glenda Gilmore’s Defying Dixie describes the leftist activism that laid the foundation for the subsequent Civil Rights and Movement for Black Lives. Her stories of hit home for many of us — her recounting of the Atlanta Six case at Atlanta’s Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill in particular for me and Atlanta folx. My great […]
Read More Defying Dixie at the Cotton Lofts
Slowly, with each passing day, with each gathering of thousands, the physical monuments to white supremacy are coming down. It is too early to tell if the immense institutional structures that erected them — policing, the very U.S. economy, the educational system, the health care system — will also be reborn in the wake of […]
Read More Racist monuments are slowly crumbling
People are emphasizing the material over the human.
Read More The Uprising in Atlanta
– Dr Illya Davis, Morehouse College
When they ask you why Atlanta was burning last night, tell them it was an uprising. If you want a quick answer, you can quote the economist Thomas Piketty Every human society must justify its inequalities: unless reasons for them are found, the whole political and social edifice stands in danger of collapse. Capital and […]
Read More Why is Atlanta burning?
Georgia’s plan to reopen the state on April 24th are not safe. Let’s demand moral accountability
Read More Restarting Georgia’s economy from coronavirus the right way