Context of Killing Tortuguita

Why has the killing of Manuel Esteban Paez Terán (Tortuguita) affected me so profoundly? Does it bother you? One of the main reasons I write so much is to help me understand things. This is the tenth article I’ve written about Tortuguita. ( One thing I’m realizing this morning from the article quoted below, Fred … Continue reading Context of Killing Tortuguita

Manuel “Tortuguita” Terán

This is a continuation of news and reflections about the first killing of an environmental activist in this country. Manuel “Tortuguita” Terán was killed in Atlanta on January 21, 2023. Other stories I’ve written about this are listed in this table. This troubles me because I am an environmental activist, as are many of my … Continue reading Manuel “Tortuguita” Terán

Epic battle

The battle to stop construction of the proposed militarized police training facility being referred to as “Cop City” in the Atlanta Forest has many components. Militarized policing At this time of endless instances of militarized policing the last thing we need is a facility to train police to use these tactics. To train police from … Continue reading Epic battle

No Cop City Anywhere

Simultaneously, as the climate warms, as storms and disasters worsen, as infrastructure crumbles, and as more and more people are left jobless and houseless, the true reason the political class pumps ever more resources into militarization is being revealed: It’s not to protect against some so-called ​“crime wave” the corporate media constantly fear mongers about, but … Continue reading No Cop City Anywhere

College students against Cop City

Students at the Atlanta University Center and Morehouse College denounce the building of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center (Cop City) DEMANDS OF MOREHOUSE COLLEGE STUDENTS Streamed live on Feb 2, 2023.MOREHOUSE COLLEGE CROWN FORUM: Chris Smalls | Amazon Labor Union | TALKING RACE AND WORKER RIGHTS!  We got to build the community that we … Continue reading College students against Cop City

Police vs Atlanta and the rest of us

The proposed construction of “Cop City”, an 85-acre, $90 million dollar project to build a police training facility in the South River Forest in Atlanta, is a prime example of so many injustices. And these concerns are not limited to Atlanta, or Georgia. The plan is to train police there from all over the country. … Continue reading Police vs Atlanta and the rest of us

‘Cop City’ Opposition Spreads

Concerns and demands for investigation of the fatal police shooting of Tortuguita are growing.(See: The Atlanta public safety training center’s land disturbance permit (LDP) is being challenged by a member of the project’s own review committee, and another member has resigned in outrage over the police killing of a protester at the site. Community Stakeholder Advisory … Continue reading ‘Cop City’ Opposition Spreads

Family of Manuel Teran demands GBI release info 

There continues to be no public police response to the killing of Manuel Esteban Paez Teran. A private autopsy found they had been shot at least thirteen times. Their body was so badly mangled the exact count could not be made. (See other posts about this: ) DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (WUPA) – The family … Continue reading Family of Manuel Teran demands GBI release info 

A dangerous trend toward authoritarianism

The killing of Tortuguita scares me. As an environmental activist, I often participate with my friends in public actions to try to bring attention to our evolving environmental crisis. I’ve realized for years that white privilege meant I didn’t feel particularly threatened by police during such actions in the past. I don’t think my Black, … Continue reading A dangerous trend toward authoritarianism

No Cop Academy-Chicago

It’s clear what it means when the establishment proposes dramatically expanding the militarization of police as their response to police brutality and killings. There is a web of interconnections between the killing of Manuel Esteban Paez Terán (Tortuguita), who was resisting the plan to build “Cop City” in Atlanta, resistance to a police academy in … Continue reading No Cop Academy-Chicago